Re: smart television
Norma A. Boge
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Many thanks for the link to the converter. I had all but given up on making this happen with my Fire stick. I can’t wait to get one of these bad boys and try it out.
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 2:50 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] smart television
Hello, I got my converter box off amazon. I also got 3.5 head phone jack to connect my speakers to the converter box. Here is the link if you are looking for the same thing:
So with the fire stick, plugg in the fire stick to the ac adaptor and than plugg it in to the converter box. So the 3.5 conector is for the set of speakers that go to the converter box. I thought 3.5 was better than relying on Bluetooth that can lose connection and you are left with out audio till someone resets up the Bluetooth off the fire stick; a sighted assistant and than you have to have a visual screen to work that out. my speakers are usb powered with a 3.5 connection. I plug my speakers in a usb hub to power them and use the 3.5 connector to connect to the converter box. So it works out great. Amazon accessibility cant seem to rap their brains over this one; they still cant believe a blind person can operate a firestick without a screen woe! Now if only they had a remote control with usb powered speakers. Some times the audio gets louder depending on the app like you tube or amazon prime or netflix. So it would have been nice to control the audio with a remote control for the speakers. But, if you do have a smart tv, the fire stick 4.k remote is supposed to work on the tv to control the volume level. But, not worth the money it would cost like over100 dollars vurses the 50 dollars I spent on my set up. I bought my firestick when it was on sale for 15 dollars and the converter box was 22 dollars and the 3.5 connecter was 5 dollars; less than 50 dollars woe! But if you want something more like the fire tv q, that has room for backing things up, you can use the same set up to do the same thing! Cheers Heather
Where did you get that converter box thing?
I want a fire stick, but I want to make mine audio only and portable if possible.
How small and how expensive is that device?
It sounds really cool.
Thanks and best regards.
La 4/13/2020 7:08 PM, heather albright a scris: