I have been using FireTV for more than 1 year now. Several articles have been written to use Fire TV. Can't agree more that all are fit as per the usage however, when we talk about India, many things turn up side down. For India, we have certain limitation that forces us to miss and to use in order to be parallel with the rest of Globe. After dip study and post thorough & various hits & trials, I am writing this blog. Now, you can understand why it took me so long to write this basic and almost outdated post. Nonetheless, I hope the below may add some values. Especially the third point "Install Third Party Applications on FireTV". To start with, lets see at the basic Tips :
Turning your Phone into Fire Stick Remote
Did you break you FireTV Remote or somehow it’s not working. Sad isn’t it. No worries. It’s time to say thanks to your smartphone. Below tips can save some bucks and can turn you Smartphone into FireTV remote. Follow these simple steps and you are good to go:
- Go to Google Play Store on your smartphone and download the Fire TV app
- Login with the same account you used while login to Amazon FireTV
- The App on your smartphone should show the FireTV name. Click on it.
- Enter the 4-digit code which will appear on your FireTV screen
Bingo ! Your remote control is ready. Use it.
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Start Streaming Video Content from your Smartphone
Gone are the days when Chrome cast and Apple TV were the only way to beam the content from an Android phone to HDTV? Amazon Fire Stick support Miracast, which means it lets users to share the smartphone media content.
On Fire TV :
Go to Settings -> Connect or look for option which has Miracast -> Select FireTV
It’s done. Play your content on FireTV now.
Install Third Party Applications on FireTV
I have tried many ways to install third party app. Trust me, none is worth more powerful and useful than “CetusPlay”. You can see many articles on this topic but with experience so far the best is “CetusPlay”. I have used it and am using it as on today. Few Simple Steps and you are good to go. Follow below steps.
Go to Settings -> Developer -> Get both the options on.
Go to About -> Check IP -> Note down FireTV IP somewhere
On your Android Phone
Go to Play Store -> Type Cetus Play -> Download the app with white infinite looking icon filled with Cyan colour background. For ease download CetusPlay from here.
Open app - > Go to top and search Manage Connection
You will see a web and circles - > Tap the fireTV
Bingo ! You are connected.
Remember – Your Android and FireTV should be on same network in order to let CetusPlay identify your Fire Stick.
Within the App -> click on the three lines on top left corner - > Go to App Center (should be the third Option)
Install any app on FireTV just by clicking the Install Button.
Follow instructions on your TV and app is installed.
One more thing, many times the apps will not show in recent apps.
To locate app on FireTV –
Go to Settings -> Application -> Manage Application -> Locate application and launch.
Using this method, you can install “Kodi”, “Lodi”, Terrarium TV, Twitter, Facebook, Games and many more.
Congratulation! You have just converted your TV into a Smart TV using FireStick and Cetus Play.
Cetus Play is a remote control as well. So feel free to use it to control your fire TV. Explore features and let me know in case you find anything more interesting.
Use Fire Stick as a Thumb Drive/ USB Drive
You probably must have some unusable internal memory within Fire Stick. You can make your Fire Stick a thumb drive by installing HD movies. So when your friends have a hangout, bring your Fire Stick with you and enjoy all the fun with this Fire Stick hack. Don’t trouble yourself with any streaming device or hard drives. Just plug your Fire Stick to TV.
Quick Access to FireTV Apps and Settings
Here is a quick Tip. Long press the Home Button and your FireTV should give your options to open apps, settings, display right on the screen.
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