Chapter 2

Getting to Know Fire TV

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Finding out about Fire TV

check Seeing what Fire TV does

check Choosing a Fire TV device

check Reviewing what you can do with Fire TV

“Well begun is half done” said some guy named Aristotle more than 2,000 years ago. He meant, I think, that any enterprise that gets off to a proper start stands a better chance of succeeding than an endeavor that has a rocky, uncertain, or downright erroneous beginning.

Far be it from me to argue with an ancient Greek philosopher, so my goal in this chapter is to get you “well begun” on your quest to not only learn the basics of Fire TV, but also get the best possible return on your Fire TV investment.

To that worthy end, in this chapter you explore the Fire TV landscape from hot-air-balloon height. From this perspective, you learn what Fire TV is, how you get it, and how to choose a Fire TV device if you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon as yet. You also take a tour of what Fire TV can do and learn how the Alexa voice assistant fits into everything.

Getting Acquainted with Fire TV

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