Re: firestick?

David Moore

Thanks a lot, Michael!

That leads to my next question.

How easy is it to install apps with TV show content, and are there many apps that you can install onto the Fire Stick, sort of like all the apps I hear people put on Cody?

That is something I am very interested in. How many apps have you come across that you can put on the fire Stick, and how accessible are those apps?

Thanks a lot, Michael!

David Moore

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From: Michael Boyd
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2018 2:31 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firestick?





Depending on when you buy the Firestick, it could run you between $29.99 to $39.99, with $39.99 being the regular price at this time I believe. For an Amazon Prime membership you are going to pay $100 per year, and Netflix is now $10.99 per month for a 2 tTV plan I think it is.


Some of the apps on the Firestick are free, and some require a subscription, but your local channels should be some of the free ones now, as everyone is putting an app out now days. I live near New Orleans, and have noticed that all of the networks there have apps, but I only have installed my local Fox channel’s app so I can watch the news on a TV that I do not have my Dish Network satellite receiver connected to. I wake up early, and like to catch the news and weather at that time.


Since I shop on Amazon quite a bit, it makes paying for the Prime membership worthwhile. If I didn’t get my items with free 2 day shipping or I didn’t buy that much on the Amazon website, I would say it wasn’t worth it, but since I do, Prime Video is just another way of making the Prime membership more feasible.





From: <> On Behalf Of David Moore
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firestick?


Hi Michael!

Thanks a lot.

How much do you pay for Amazon Prime, and Net Flicks?

How do you get your local channels through the Fire Stick? Is there an app that allows you to do that?

I really appreciate your info.

David Moore

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From: Michael Boyd
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:30 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firestick?


Hi David,


All of these programs and channels are available. Some may require a subscription via a cable provider and some may require one to be paid directly to the network. There apps such as Directv Now or HBO Now that can be subscribed to via the provider, and it makes all of their content available. There some apps like Hulu that provide free content, mostly older movies and reruns of some popular TV series. I only have Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and some free content, like my local news on Fox, and I have plenty to watch. I also have a Dish Network plan on my main TV, and it only costs me $23.98  per month for around 80 channels. I hope you find this helpful.






From: <> On Behalf Of David Moore
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 10:57 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firestick?


Are there apps on the Amazon Fire Stick that would allow me to watch games that are on ESPN, News talk shows that are on the news networks, shows that are on Nick at Night, The Home and Garden Channel, and so on.

Traci and I are really thinking about this. I am blind, she is not, and she has to do everything with our AT&T Uverse cable box, because it is not accessible at all. These are the shows and programs I would want to watch most on the Fire Stick. Neither of us are really into movies, but shows on the channels I described.

How would the Fire Stick be for those shows, Like Everyone Loves Raymond, Friends, two and a half Men, for example, and Property brothers on the Home and Garden channel and news talk shows?

Looking forward to your answers.

Also, how much are Net Flicks, Amazon Prime, and others.

Are there any free apps on the fire stick that we could get sitcoms and News shows, and Home and garden shows and that?

Right me off list if you want,


I really appreciate any info you have about what you can watch.

David Moore

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From: Michael Boyd
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 10:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firestick?



Hello Fred,


The Firestick is used with a TV, it plugs into one of the HDMI ports on the back of the TV and has a small remote control to control it. It also has Alexa capabilities.






-----Original Message-----

From: <> On Behalf Of Fred Adams

Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 9:00 AM


Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firestick?


Michael, is the firestick used

with a computer or regular TV

set?  Sounds interesting.


-----Original Message-----



o] On Behalf Of Michael Boyd

Sent: Wednesday, March 28,

2018 9:13 AM


Subject: Re: [TechTalk]




Hello Ann,


The Amazon Firestick is very

accessible right out of the

box. Voice View, the screen

reader for the Firestick, is

easily turned on during the

set-up process, and all else

is a   breeze after this is

done. I might add that

Amazon's Fire TV technical

support can be very helpful

for any questions that you

might have or to walk you

through anything that you

cannot seem to make go your

way. Just call the

accessibility support number

on the Amazon web page to be

connected to them.


As for the apps within the

Firestick, many, though not

all, are accessible. Netflix

definitely is, and yes you can

browse through the different

categories and titles to

select anything that you may

want to watch. Both Amazon

Prime TV and Netflix have

great search capabilities that

is  easy to use to find a

particular title, genre,

producer etc that you might be

looking for.


I have been very happy with my

Firestick and I cannot see any

reason why anyone would not

be. Very accessible.






-----Original Message-----


<> On

Behalf Of Ann Parsons

Sent: Wednesday, March 28,

2018 7:28 AM


Subject: [TechTalk] firestick?


Morning all,


I'm getting ready to change a

bunch of stuff around here,

and am interested in people's

accessibility experience with

Amazon Firestick.

How accessible is it?  How do

you interact with it?  If you

get, say Netflicks, can you

browse a list of movies and

have the titles spoken aloud?

Can you access it from a

computer or do you have to use

a remote or both?  I'm very

new to this concept, so please

be basic in your explanations.


Ann P.



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