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Is there a monthly fee for a Fire Stick?

How much money will a Fire Stick burn?

Amazon Fire Stick
Published: Thursday, 20th August 2020 at 5:22 pm

More than just an online retail giant, Amazon now offers all sorts of services and subscriptions, from Prime Video to music streaming to cloud storage.


The only problem with all this swanky new tech is knowing just how much each will add to your monthly outgoings - including for Amazon's snazzy streaming device the Fire Stick.

Have no fear - we've outlined any monthly fees out nice and clearly below. If you're looking at purchasing a Fire TV Stick you can see our best Fire TV Stick deals, or for more information see our Amazon Fire Stick guide and Amazon Fire Stick review.

You can also see our detailed Amazon Echo Dot review, Fire TV Cube review and Echo Show 8 review for more in-depth, independent advice on other smart devices you may be considering. And if you're in the market for a new TV, don't miss our best smart TV guide.

If you need help choosing a subscription service in 2022, don’t miss our breakdown of the best streaming service UK, comparing the pricing and features of each major platform, including Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video, BritBox and Apple TV+.

Is there a monthly fee for a Fire Stick?

Essentially - no. There is no monthly cost to use an Amazon Fire Stick. So once you've paid the initial purchase fee, there's no additional cost just to use your fancy new streaming stick.

However, several of the apps and channels available on the Fire Stick will require subscriptions in order to access them. This includes major streaming services such as NetflixPrime Video, Disney PlusBritBox, Apple TV+, and Hayu.

You may also be interesting in read more about Star on Disney Plus, the new, less family-centred channel that's soon to become available on Disney+. Take a look at our lists of Disney Plus Star shows and Disney Plus Star movies too.

However, there are plenty of free channels available on the streaming device, including catch-up services such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5, and UKTV Play. You can also buy and rent films and TV from Amazon without paying for a subscription.

It’s also worth bearing in mind that some channels may require a small payment to download, though that won’t be the case for the major streaming services.

For more information on the many, many services available see our Fire Stick channels guide, as well as our explainer on how to watch live football on Fire Stick UK.

How much is a Fire Stick?

While there is no monthly cost for a Fire Stick, you will, of course, have to purchase the physical stick itself first. The price will depend on whether you would like to shell out for the 4K edition or not - or if undecided you can see our guide to the best streaming stick available. All Fire TV Stick models come with voice control via Alexa.

Amazon Fire Stick

Amazon Fire Stick

The standard Fire Stick comes with HD streaming, an Alexa Voice Remote, and a generous 8GB memory.

Amazon Fire Stick 4K

The Amazon Fire Stick 4K does exactly what it says on the tin - the exact same as a regular Fire Stick but with 4K Ultra HD streaming, with support for HDR and Dolby Atmos.

For the most up to date offers, we've found the best Amazon Fire Stick deals available right now.


For more tech deals, guides and news check out our Technology section. Or, read our Chromecast vs Fire TV Stick explainer for advice on which streaming device to buy.


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