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Amazon & FireTV Guide


Membership and Device


Amazon Prime is $12.99 a month and for low-income subscribers and college students it's much less! Included in Prime service is Prime Video. With a compatiable smart phone you can stream most video services or you can use a laptop.


FireTV. FireTV Recast

The FireTV is the Amazon brand of streaming devices. Recast is a recording tool that can boosting the channels you pick up with your digital antenna. You won't be able to record on four screens at once, but if you do enjoy recording this device will record. You'll even be able to watch your shows away from home on compatiable smart phones.


Apple TV


The Apple TV , devices are sleek in design and allows you to sync content from your other Apple devices. The lastest model can be found at their website and older models are available at stores like Best Buy.



Several options to choose from in the Roku streaming device family. Roku's app library also contains software that other brands do not have available. For instance, the Lynda / LinkedIn Learning app is included in the Roku app store.

While there are adapter's on the market that will allow you to use a compatiable smart phone as a streaming device keep in mind, most apps use a large amount of data. You may have to place your phone in Airplane Mode and turn on Wifi to avoid overages, or incoming calls. Here are the adaptors we recommend:

iOS Adapter

Android Adapter



Best Apps for TV and Music

TTV and Music apps can be displayed on your home television. Yes, there is entertainment beyond YouTube. If you are considering an lower cost entertainment solution we've got a few solutions.

You may already have access to quality programs that you can stream to your TV. For instance, many Sprint customers have Hulu included in their membership.

In the Greater Boston region most major networks offer their apps with limited programming ABC, PBS, ISN, Day Star). There are also apps like Locast, Tubi, PlutoTV, IMDb TV, Crackle, Peacock TV, XUMO, PopcornFlix. You can also purchase subscriptions directly to networks like HBO, ESPN or CBS.

The Boston Public Library subscribes to Kanopy, and Hoopla Digital,you can checkout movies and stream them on your device.