How many times have you been in a hotel or dorm room recently and wished you had easy access to services like Netflix? It seems like getting your set top box or dongle online should be an easy task, but it can be tricky with many of these locations only providing Internet access that requires web authentication. Thankfully, Amazon understands our pain and is updating their Fire TV and Fire TV stick devices such that they can be used in these environments!
When you are used to lugging around a laptop to serve this function, this news will provide a sizable smile –of course, many of us already choose to travel with tablets (which are convenient to carry, but if we use them to watch our favourite movies or televisions shows they are monopolized by that function while also being difficult to share with an entire room).
It goes without saying that you will have access to any beloved Amazon content (like your Prime Music playlists), but it should be noted that if you plug in your full-fledged Fire TV console box you will also be able to access USB storage (for apps and games) and Bluetooth support (think headphones, handy if you share hotel rooms with lighter sleepers or children who shouldn’t be listening in).
The update will be available soon, which gives you time to order your Amazon Fire TV devices if you’ve been holding out thus far.
Jillian Koskie is an experienced software developer, content writer, project manager and usability design expert. With over 17 years in these roles, Jillian has enjoyed applying her skill-set to assist clients and users across a wide variety of sectors including: legal, health, and financial services. Combining these professional opportunities with a love of technology, Jillian is pleased to contribute articles, opinions, and advice to numerous news outlets, websites, and publications.