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If you have an older TV or just don’t like the video-streaming settings that came with your set, maybe it's time to do something about it. And maybe we know exactly what that thing should be: heading over to Amazon and scoring the Fire TV Stick Lite for just $25, or $5 off — that's a nearly 20 percent savings and the lowest price on the internet right now!
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Normally priced at $30, the Fire TV Stick Lite couldn’t be easier to use. Simply plug it into one of your TV’s HDMI ports and it’ll search for your home’s Wi-Fi network automatically and wait for you to log in.
Once synced, you’ll have access to hundreds of streaming apps and channels, including Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Disney+, Prime Video, Peacock, HBO Max, Starz and Showtime. Between that smorgasbord of viewing options and the Fire TV Stick's interactive settings — like pop-up results for actor and director names via IMDb — you might be tempted to ditch cable for good.
"...I'm very pleased with the Fire TV Stick Lite," raved a delighted five-star reviewer. "Alexa is installed and using voice commands to change the TV is so wonderful! I can also turn the lights off from my remote control when it's time to movie watch. I love it! Let's see the cable companies let me do that! I figure I'll be saving about $230 per month now and all for an investment that was less than paying for 1 month of paying a cable bill."
The Fire TV Stick Lite is exactly the same as the standard Fire TV Stick, with a different remote. It still comes with Alexa voice assistant for voice search, hands-free navigation and instant access to news, weather and sports scores.
"...The Lite is pure delight," raved a delighted five-star Amazon reviewer. "The same pieces as the other sticks: The stick, the extender, the adapter connector to the outlet, and the Alexa-enabled remote. This remote won't control the TV but it does everything I need. I prefer individual remotes anyway..."
At $25 (was $30), the Fire TV Stick Lite is one of the best video-streaming devices out there with a wide range of popular channels, breezy ease of use and super-low price.
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