- The Amazon Fire TV can also act as a console.
- We’ll show you what you need for it.
Are you waiting for the PS5 is available again and still want to gamble a bit in the meantime? Then you can yours Fire TV Stick Turn it into a console with little effort. There are several ways to do this:
Option 1: Install games directly on the Fire TV Stick
In the App Store of your Fire TV Stick you will find numerous games under the “Games” tab that you can install with the push of a button. For many of these titles you don’t even have to connect a controller to the Fire TV Stick, you can play them with the stick’s remote control.
The performance of the Fire TV Stick does not allow it to display graphics-hungry games. The games in the App Store are therefore mostly casual games or mobile versions of well-known blockbusters. If graphics are not that important to you and you like classic games from the 90s, a look at the App Store can still be worthwhile. Go ahead and try out a few games.
Tip: The storage space of the Fire TV Stick is very limited. This ensures that only a small number of games can be installed. If you are a external hard drive or USB stick to your Fire TV Stick afterwards, you can expand the memory and install as many games as you want.
Due to the limited performance of the Fire TV Stick, the games in the Fire TV App Store are graphically not up to date with the latest consoles, but you can also get these on the stick. The keyword here is cloud gaming.
Option 2: cloud gaming
The offer of Cloud-Gaming-Diensten rises steadily. There are now a large number of providers on the market. Recently, Amazon also has its own cloud gaming service Luna presented in the USA. This is currently in an early access phase. Unfortunately, the cloud service is not yet available in Germany.
But there are alternatives. The service “Blacknut“can be downloaded from the official App Store. This is also a cloud gaming provider. The range currently includes 400 games, which are continuously being expanded.
Popular cloud gaming services such as GeForce Now on the Fire TV Stick. These even allow you to play blockbusters like Cyberpunk 2077. The following tutorials will help you:
What do you need
- Game controllers or a keyboard with a mouse are required for these types of games. We’ll show you how to get one Game controller with the Fire TV Stick connects.
- The gaming experience stands and falls, especially with cloud gaming, with the internet speed available to your Fire TV Stick. Do you have problems with your WiFi speed? Then you will find a few tips in the linked article on how you can increase this. If this does not help, there is also the possibility Fire TV Stick via LAN with the Internet connect to.
The range of gaming on the Fire TV Stick is continuously being expanded. The stick will certainly not become a full-fledged console, but it is definitely sufficient for casual gaming.
By the way, did you know that with the Fire TV Stick can also receive linear television can?