The most popular streaming device on the market today is The Fire TV Stick. It is well-liked because it can turn any TV into a smart TV, which means you can watch movies and TV shows on the internet. In addition, Amazon offers different models, making it possible for buyers to choose between costs and features. These options are plentiful, and there is at least one model suitable for most budgets. It is also nice to have simpler and more advanced models available since not everyone has the same needs when it comes to their home theater.
Once you have purchased your Amazon Fire TV Stick, you’ll have access to all the popular streaming services. These include Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, YouTube, and many more. In addition, you can use your Fire TV Stick instead of your cable subscription as they are more often than not overpriced and offer limited content. All you need is a reliable Wi-Fi connection and a TV with an HDMI port.
With your Fire TV Stick, you have the choice of over 500,000 movies and TV episodes from free and paid streaming platforms. In addition, live TV, Sports, and music listening apps like Spotify and Pandora are all available. When it comes to your resolution quality, you have a choice between 1080p high-definition resolution, or you can upgrade to a more expensive version to stream content in 4K Ultra-HD.
How does the Fire TV Stick work?
Once you plug your Fire Stick into your TV’s HDMI port, it will automatically connect to your Wi-Fi network. You will then go through the setup process and sign in to your Amazon account. Finally, you just need to download apps to watch your favorite shows and movies. After logging in, all your purchased digital music and videos will be available, including the photos you have stored on Amazon Cloud Drive. A fantastic feature of the Fire TV Stick is that it comes with a remote that allows you to control your TV with voice commands. For example, you’ll be able to ask Alexa to rewind, pause, or search for content. This is done through a built-in microphone in the remote, and it is an excellent demonstration of modern-day technology making our lives so much easier.
Does the Fire TV Stick work with a projector?
The Fire Stick is entirely compatible with projectors. In fact, setup is easy since there are no wires or cables to manage. In only a couple of steps, you will be able to enjoy your projector with the use of your Fire TV Stick.
How do I connect my Fire TV Stick to a projector?
Follow these steps carefully to ensure a smooth and easy connection between your Fire Stick and your projector:
- Plug the Fire TV Stick into your projector’s HDMI.
- Plug the Fire TV Stick into a power source
- Turn the system on. Then connect the Fire Stick to Bluetooth Speakers, a receiver, or another audio solution.
A possible issue for new owners is that the audio signal runs through the Fire TV Stick and not the projector. So, although home theater technology has solved one problem for us, it has created a new one.
The Fire TV Stick is very well designed, small and functional. Its small size means it is easily mounted with a projector. The great benefit of this is that there is no running of wires involved. The Fire TV Stick has remote control of its own. A regular remote works fine in case of a lost or damaged Fire TV Stick remote. All of this sounds very impressive, and it sure seems like the Fire TV Stick has only benefits. However, there is one downside to the Fire TV Stick, which is figuring out the audio.
How do I get sound from my Fire TV Stick to my projector?
Well, the Fire TV Stick itself isn’t causing the problem here. It’s caused by the fact that you’re using a projector. Projector audio comes in two varieties: the projector will either have onboard speakers that can serve as its audio solution or have no onboard speakers. If your projector has no onboard speakers, you need to create the audio solution yourself. If you want to use that Dolby Atmos sound that the Fire TV Stick uses, you’ll need surround sound speakers. However, the problem before you now is that those speakers need to get their sound from the projector. This process involves a little more work, but it can be done. Luckily there are a couple of options available to people who want to solve this problem.
Controlling Sound from Fire TV Stick to Your Speaker System
There are three choices here: Bluetooth, HDMI Audio Extractor, or a wireless HDMI Kit. Using Bluetooth is by far the easiest and most recommended. Let’s examine the three options in more detail.
Hooking up your wireless Bluetooth speakers is very straightforward.
Here are the steps to pairing your Bluetooth speakers to your Fire TV Stick:
- Find the Bluetooth pairing settings on your Fire TV Stick.
- Put your speaker in pairing mode.
- Test the system.
Your Bluetooth speakers are now connected and you can enjoy your video with audio. However, if you want to use a more advanced system like Dolby Atmos, you’ll need to check whether you have a receiver with a built-in Bluetooth function. If you do have a receiver with a built-in Bluetooth function, the instructions are the same as for wireless Bluetooth speakers. Since you can set up your Bluetooth speakers in 3 simple steps, it is clear that it is the easiest option for audio for your projector.
The HDMI Audio Extractor
The second option involves using a tool called an HDMI Audio Extractor. These units are quite simple to use. By following these steps, you can set up your HDMI Audio Extractor properly:
- Plug your Fire TV Stick into the HDMI in.
- Run an HDMI cord from the HDMI out to your projector.
These are the first two steps to setting up your HDMI Audio Extractor, but now it gets more complicated. People who want to run the Dolby Atmos sound to their surround sound system will also need an optical cable that should run to a receiver allowing the owner to split the audio channels between the speakers.
Users who don’t want to use Dolby Atmos just need to get the sound somewhere where it can be heard. It is possible to run a jack cable to wherever you need to. However, that requires some cable management. Once you have set your cables, you are ready to enjoy your audio.
A Wireless HDMI Kit
A wireless HDMI kit is always convenient to have if you own a projector. When it comes to the Fire TV Stick audio issue, it is no exception. A wireless HDMI kit makes it possible to take an HDMI signal and use it somewhere else without the need for wires. There are models available today that can handle massive signals as high as 4K.
How to set up a Wireless HDMI Kit with a Projector
If the HDMI receiver is mounted on the projector, you can put your Fire TV Stick wherever you want. It just needs to be plugged into the HDMI Transmitter. This is good news because it means you don’t need a lot of excess cables. After all, you decide where the cable starts.
Using a wireless HDMI Kit has a bonus feature. Once you have completed the setup and the HDMI is set to transmit to the projector; you have developed infrastructure to support any HDMI source you plug into it. This happens whenever you use an audio extractor off that HDMI line that feeds an audio receiver or any other audio solution nearby. Therefore, even though it takes extra effort to get this done, upgrading that component of your home theater and running an immense content box is worth considering.
Although the Fire TV Stick gives us the problem of connecting our speakers for audio, it is an incredible addition to your home theater. It brings added features like a massive library of streaming content and access to various apps that can deliver your video in 4k and some audio at Dolby Atmos levels. Solving the speaker problem might mean extra expense and time, but the payoff will be worth it once you are enjoying your favorite movies and TV series right there on your projector, with excellent audio to match.
Once this is all set up, you will have a home theater system that is reliable and vast with content. When deciding upon which speaker system you’d like to use, you can keep in mind what you’ll be using it for. Do you need the best in high-quality surround sound? This will be the determining factor when it comes to how much you’ll spend on your speaker system. It is always a good idea to plan and then act. Take the time to figure out what you need and let that drive you to your ultimate home theater.