We live in an incredible time of instant access to the best televisions and movies in the world streaming seamlessly from sleek and practical gadgets to giant flat screen televisions. Why should we give that up and be forced to pay the absurdly high fees of a hotel for the same shows and movies when we travel?
Well, you do not have to. If you have a streamer like the Fire TV Stick from Amazon or the Fire TV Stick 4K, you already have everything you need to stream your favorite shows no matter where you hang up your head. It's fun, it's easy and we'll show you how it's done. Let's go!
What You Need:
- Amazon Fire TV Stick or Fire TV Stick 4K
- The Fire TV Remote Control
- The Power Cord, the HDMI Extension Cable and the Power Adapter The Box
- Optional: On extended USB cable
: Find the HDMI port of the hotel TV
This first step is critical. The TV in your hotel room must have an open HDMI port that you can access. Otherwise, the game is over. First check the sides of the TV. If you can access it, look at the back. They should be clearly marked as HDMI 1, HDMI 2, etc. While searching, make sure that an HDMI cable is already connected to the TV. In this case, you may need to remove the plug in one of the next steps. If a free port is found, connect your Fire TV Stick. If space is at a premium, use the HDMI extension cable supplied with your Fire TV Stick.
Step 2: Find some power
The USB cable that came with your Fire TV stick is designed to drain power from an available USB port on a TV. However, not all TVs have one of these connectors, so be sure to bring the USB wall adapter. If there is no USB port on the TV, look at the desk or console where the TV is mounted. More and more hotels are installing USB power connections near the TV to be in that situation. If this does not work, you should look for a nearby outlet. If there is no open cable within the reach of your USB cable, this is a difficult dilemma. You may have to pull something out, or if all else fails, an extra-long micro USB cable can save a lot of grief.
Step 3: Switch Inputs
Now it's time Turn on the TV and see if you can switch the source to the HDMI input on your Fire TV Stick. The TV remote may have an input button or a source button, but the hotel often replaces the manufacturer's remote with one of its own, which may make switching the input impossible. If so, check the TV itself. Most models have an input selector button next to the power and volume buttons. It could be on the sides of the TV or, more rarely, on the bottom.
If successful, the loading screen should be displayed with the Fire TV Stick logo. If you're having trouble switching inputs (possibly because the TV does not allow this), it's time to try Plan B: If you've already determined in step 1 that a cable is plugged into an HDMI port, it's time to move on Take the plug out and swap your Fire TV stick. Of course, this means that you will lose your hotel TV channels, but you can switch it back at any time after you Jack Ryan of [Clans] .
. Step 4: Join
If you've come this far, this is (hopefully) the last step. If your hotel uses standard Wi-Fi setup, a list of available Wi-Fi networks should be displayed. Using the Fire TV remote, select the remote control that corresponds to the instructions you received at check-in (look for imitators and lookalikes) and enter the password provided.
Some hotels use a so-called "captive portal" for Wi-Fi. This means that the connection to the Wi-Fi network is in two steps. First, connect to the appropriate network name, and after a few seconds, a browser window opens. You will see the hotel's instructions to log in: this may be a pre-installed password, a room number, or an option to accept the conditions for using the network. Use the remote to navigate between fields – an on-screen keyboard pops up when you need to enter text.
Congratulations, you can start streaming!