Tricks for Using Firestick With and Without Wifi

Smart TVs have become very popular in the last few years since they allow the use of a common TV set as a computer. Although many people have no opportunity to buy a functional smart TV, there is a cheaper alternative. You may connect the firestick to your TV set.

This will allow you to use a normal TV to watch Youtube, listen to music, download films and even do such things as playing games or using automatic transcription software. That is why firesticks are in-demand now. So we decided to reveal some tricks to use this device.

Using Firestick with Wi-fi

Most people buy firesticks because such a purchase meant provides an opportunity to use the TV as a computer and get access to the Internet. In this case, you can watch films and video clips more comfortably.

The only thing you need to do is connect your TV to Wi-fi. Yet it is hard to find a house without Wi-fi in the USA in 2021. So here are the things you can easily do with firesticks.

Make Your Device an Entertainment Hub

Imagine yourself coming back home after a hard day. The first thing you wanna do is to take a shower. Then, you probably would like to eat something and have a rest before going to sleep. With a firestick your evening can be way better:

  1. Taking a shower, you can turn on the music on your TV.
  2. Eating your supper, you can listen to some audiobooks from TV.
  3. The best thing is that you can turn on any film on a big screen, rather than watching it on a laptop.

Moreover, with an Internet connection, you can even watch foreign-language films easily. The reason is that you can activate subtitles to catch difficult words.

Customize Your Lock Screen

As well as any computer, firestick turns to a waiting mode after several minutes of inactivity. And of course, it can show different pictures instead of a black screen. Thus, with a Wi-fi connection, you can customize your lock screen.

Go to Google and download several images, add them to the firestick library, and allow your device to show these pictures. The alternative is to go to the Playstore, download an application that shows different images, and configure it.

Use Transcription Services

There is no wonder that transcription services have become so popular nowadays. There are a lot of videos and music on the Web that should be promoted.

Professional human transcribers create subtitles for each media file to improve SEO. Moreover, video transcription allows deaf people to understand the message that somebody wants to communicate through the video.

Of course, it is not so easy to convert audio to text without a keyboard. However, with a firestick, you can easily download applications and use an automated transcription service. Thus, you don’t have to turn on your computer or laptop.

Hide Your IP Address

Since you may watch anything with a firestick device, you might want to hide some information about your watching history. Yet, you don’t have to set passwords or make difficult configurations.

The only thing you have to do is to download the VPN application to your firestick. It will hide your real IP address, so you will have several benefits:

  • your connection will be secured;
  • no one will have an opportunity to check what are you watching now;
  • if you use firestick to stream something live, no one can hack your stream and show forbidden content.

However, you should mind that a VPN connection harms load speed.

Things to Do With a Firestick Without Wifi

Unfortunately, nowadays not everyone has a wi-fi connection. Moreover, there are a lot of situations when something interrupts the connection. Yet it is not a problem for those who have a firestick TV.

Configure Your Device

Firstly, it is a good opportunity to learn all the features of the Firestick and configure it to the fullest. You may wonder after opening the settings menu since there are a lot of things you can do there.

  1. There is a default application that allows voice search. So the first thing you have to do is to configure this search.
  2. You can also connect your device with your mobile phone, whether it is an Android or iOS phone.
  3. Configure time zone and date.
  4. Turn on (or turn off) the clicking sound.
  5. Check your storage and delete something if the storage is full to prevent bugs.

These small configurations will make the further usage of firesticks more comfortable.

Get Your Connection Back

You definitely want to connect Firestick to Wi-fi as fast as possible since nowadays it is not so interesting to use any gadget without the Internet. Thus, you might do a list of things to reconnect the firestick to Wi-fi.

  1. Check router limitations. Every router has a limit for connected devices. Chances are that you have faced such a situation. Check the router and if it connects to a maximum of devices, turn off the Wi-fi connection on one of them.
  2. Make your router visible. Sometimes, the Wi-fi SSID is hidden so most of the devices can’t find the router and connect to it. So, to check it, you have to write down the router SSID in Firestick connection settings, enter login and password. Within several minutes your firestick will connect to the router

If nothing works, you can just reboot your router and firestick. This will reset the connection configurations to default. If this won’t help, the problem is on the provider’s side. In this case, you have to call him or just wait.

Play Some Games

Firestick devices have some installed games. So, when your device loses connection, you can open the storage and just play some games to have a rest. Firstly, it will reveal your stress about losing. Secondly, it will help you to kill time.

Conclusion

Firestick is a very functional device. Whether you have a Wi-fi connection or not, you may do a lot of things with it. So don’t doubt about getting it and making your life easier.

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