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
I use the firestick but, I do
not have connected to a tv, I use a converter box and a
set of speakers. I was reading about apple tv, seems
they are at war with some tv content, I would check to
make sure it meets your needs! Cheers Heather
From a blind person's perspective this
may seem like a stupid question.
During this lock down I stream many of
the metropolitan opera house operas.
It is quite a pain with my fairly old tv
and laptop to stream and now I
examine all kinds of products because my
wife is sighted and she enjoys the
shows and we did not realize there are so
many things from youtube that one
can stream. I looked at specs for the
Amazon fire 4K stick and cube, the
Google Chromecast ultra and the Apple tv
but all of them have things that I
like and things that I would want in the
device. I have read the Take
Control of Apple TV book and the writer
asks what I want to ask year: is it
worth while to buy an apple tv if one can
buy a smart television with
Airplay2 and the apple tv app built-in.
Here in South Africa I can get such
a tv for not very much more than an Apple
tv. So, is there someone who uses
a smart television with airplay and if
so, is it a workable better option
for a blind person?