Southern Mom Loves: Give the Gift of Never Missing Another Game!

Give the Gift of Never Missing Another Game!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

This post was sponsored by Amazon as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Hey, guys! I'm back with a gifting recommendation for the sports fan in your life. You've probably seen the Fire TV Stick by now, but maybe you haven't heard of the Fire TV Recast yet? I'll tell you all about it and just what you'll need so your favorite superfan never has to miss another live TV game!

I just got my latest Amazon package in the mail and decided to open it up and give the hubs an early Christmas present. I don't think he'll object!

I am continually amazed at the crazy advancements happening in technology. You guys know how much we love our Amazon devices and with each new one we connect, we're that much closer to being able to ask Alexa to make us breakfast in bed. Seriously though, I just saw an Alexa-connected microwave on Amazon.

Now, how do we get Jeff Bezos to start developing an affordable robot to bring it to us in bed? Who am I kidding, that's probably being released next year.

The best part about Amazon's devices is that they're super-smart, but at affordable prices; They all connect to give you the smart home of your dreams for much less than you'd imagine.

I thought it was high time we brought our TV into the game (womp, womp), so Christmas came a little early here. Introducing the newest Fire TV Stick in brilliant 4k and the Fire TV Recast!

If you're not familiar with what the Fire TV Stick does, it's a super-simple, plug-and-play streaming device. Use it to watch your favorite streaming service, your cable channels, or even regular live TV channels...but not the way you would watch them on a plain TV; The channel apps on the Fire TV have way more options and extras!

This one is optimized for 4K Ultra HD streaming, with more storage for apps and games than any other 4K streaming media stick and if you're a Prime member, it gets even better: unlimited access to thousands of movies and TV episodes, plus ad-free listening to millions of songs with Prime Music. 

This is the most powerful 4K streaming media stick on the market! With access to 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, HDR, HDR10+, and Dolby Atmos, you can enjoy immersive sound and a brilliant high-def picture.

The package comes with everything you need to get started, down to the batteries for the next-gen Alexa Voice Remote. Just download the app and you can use the built-in Alexa on the Fire TV to make your smart home dreams come true -- view your live camera feeds, check the weather, dim the lights, and stream music, plus you can control your control your TV, sound bar, and receiver all with the same remote. :)

You plug the stick into your TV's HDMI port and use the app on your phone or Fire Tablet to set it up. Start browsing entertainment from 500,000 movies and TV episodes from Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, PlayStation Vue, STARZ, SHOWTIME, CBS All Access, and others, plus apps, Alexa skills, and millions of websites like YouTube, Facebook, and Reddit.

Sound complicated? It's not. Now, where do the sports fanatics come in? Here.

Meet the Fire TV Recast! This over-the-air DVR with 500 GB of storage allows you to record up to 75 hours of live TV so they can catch every game, no matter if they're working, visiting family for the holidays, or even watching another game, lol.

Recast is not a service, so there are no fees + it delivers the most reliable video streams over Wi-Fi of any over-the-air DVR.

You'll need the Fire Recast tuner, a Fire TV Stick or an Echo Show, the ability to access the app on your mobile device or a Fire Tablet, and an HD antenna, which you may already have for watching local TV.

If not, you can get an inexpensive HD antenna from the Amazon Basics brand.

With 2 tuners, you can record up to 2 shows at once and with your Alexa-enabled device (Fire TV Stick or Echo Show) you can use your voice to search for shows and manage and schedule recordings.

"Alexa, record The Good Place." Hey, since it's there, I should use it too, right? ;)

Right now you can get the Fire TV Stick 4K for $34.99 + Free Shipping. Told you it was affordable! I'll be sending one back to college with my son.

The Fire TV Recast is also on sale! It's usually $229.99, but right now it's $189.99, so grab it before they sell out!

This duo will make a great gift for the entertainment-lover in your life without breaking the bank. Whether it's sports, news, movies, TV shows, or the internet, this is all they need to have their favorite shows whenever they want.


Have you tried out any Amazon devices, yet? What do you think about the TV Stick and the Recast? I love to read your comments!

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