Amazon's popular streaming device was released back in 2014 and since then there have been a number of Amazon Fire Stick updates. Different models have been released which means the entertainment available to stream has also changed a number of times.


So, what exactly can the little Amazon Fire Stick dongle access? The answer is, thankfully, quite a lot - see below for a full breakdown of just how much you can binge with Amazon's nifty little gadget.

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What channels do you get with a Fire Stick?


Being an Amazon device, the Fire Stick fittingly comes with access to Prime Video, but also lets you buy and rent films and TV from Amazon whether you are a Prime member or not.

Along with Prime, the other major streaming services available on the stick are Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV, and Hayu. In terms of catch-up services, BBC iPlayer, ITVX, All 4, My 5, and UKTV Play are all supported by the device, as well as internet giant YouTube.

Music lovers can also stream songs through Amazon Music, Apple Music, and Spotify, watch music videos on Vevo and listen to radio from all over the world with TuneIn Radio.

There are also plenty more obscure video channels - TV Player lets you watch Freeview, whereas Pluto TV streams 40 'live' channels for those who miss channel-hopping in the Netflix age. Twitch lets you watch gaming live streams, Plex lets you watch your own video files and Vimeo is YouTube's video-sharing competitor. You can get inspired by a talk from TED TV, or get more physical with the boxing channel BoxNation.

There's also plenty of apps and utilities, from Facebook to Audible to Just Eat to Silk Web Browser.

If you're specifically after sport, read our explainer on how to watch live football on the Amazon Fire TV Stick too. And of course, the streaming stick is fitted with Alexa so that you can navigate the device hands-free.

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Which channels are free on the Fire Stick?

Here's the catch - while it is free to download most of the apps, some of them will still require a subscription to use. Have no fear - you'll still be able to access all the catch-up services for free or watch live telly on TV Player without charge. It's mainly the streaming services that require a paid subscription to use - see a list of the main ones below.

Popular channels that require a subscription:

  • Prime Video
  • Netflix
  • Apple TV
  • Disney+
  • Now
  • Hayu
  • Boxnation

You'll also need to pay for the music streaming services - namely Amazon Music, Apple Music, and Spotify.

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How much is an Amazon Fire TV stick?

Amazon Fire Stick

The price of the Fire Stick varies depending on whether you'd like the Lite, the regular, the 4K model or the 4K Max. The Fire Stick Lite (which does everything the normal Fire Stick does but with a slightly less advanced remote) starts at £34.99 and the 4K Max (which has the best quality, most intuitive remote and plenty of extra features, goes for £69.99.

Here's a full list of prices for the different models of Amazon Fire TV Stick:

To see how the Amazon Fire compares to other streaming sticks, read our Chromecast vs Fire TV Stick guide.


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