Amazon is a dedicated e-commerce company that is a real success. On this platform, there are products dedicated to the requirements of each client. Also, prices range from the lowest to the highest. In 2014, Amazon launched a product that was a real success. This product is called Fire Stick and has appeared in several generations. The appearance of this product brought from the beginning a positive review from customers and its evolution was premeditated.

Should I Unplug My Firestick At Night?

1. Description of the Fire Stick

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a streaming video player sold as I mentioned by Amazon. His direct competitor is Roku Streaming Stick. Amazon offers you the possibility to extend the functionality of your TV through a Fire TV stick. It connects to the TV via an HDMI port and then to a power source via the included cable. 

The next step is to connect to the internet and register with your Amazon account. In a few minutes, you will be able to enjoy diversified content. Whether it's movies, series, music or games, with Fire TV you will have unlimited options to enjoy your favorite content.

With a high-performance quad-core processor of 1 GB RAM, Wi-fi 802.11 ac and Amazon video playback technology, you can rely on fast delivery without delays. In addition, the included remote control has the famous Alexa voice control system, which helps you control the video content broadcast in a much more intuitive way. 

You can choose a series, scroll, pause, everything through voice commands. You can use the Amazon stick with any HDTV that has an HDMI port, so you can take it with you when you visit your friends to enjoy your favourite series together.

The Fire TV Stick is available in a USB format that connects directly to the TV via HDMI. The benefit of this Fire Stick is that it can change any HDMI TV into a Smart TV. This was seen as a strong point especially at the first appearance, offering a multitude of new opportunities to users.

The Fire Stick can be purchased both in its simple version and in the version that can be used for 4k resolutions. The first version of Fire Stick is a simple one that only helps you connect to the TV and access the Amazon Cloud Drive account. 

The second version came with some improvements such as WIFI and Bluetooth functions. The latest version, Fire TV Stick brings as a novelty only the function of watching movies in 4k. However, this feature has become essential for buyers. Most people want to create a space for Home Cinema.  

2. Using the Alexa voice remote

Each Amazon Fire Stick comes with a remote control that can be controlled via Bluetooth. This means that you will always be able to control the TV even if you are not nearby. The remote control can also be controlled by voice command. 

You can only broadcast content on TV by saying "Play Harry Potter" or "Play Titanic". Alexa is meant to come to the aid of people by fulfilling orders only by voice. This way, you don't have to be near the TV to be able to change the playlist or even the movie.

3. Differences between Fire Stick and Roku Streaming Stick

There are lots of options for consuming media these days; Amazon, Roku, Netflix, Hulu, Chromecast, Apple TV and others. Both Fire Sticks and Roku Streaming Sticks perform the same functions. Both are available as USB and can be connected to the TV via HDMI. Another similarity between the two streaming systems is that they can be controlled via a remote control. 

Also, both have a vocal function. One difference between these would be the price. Roku Streaming Sticks products have a higher price than Fire Sticks. On the other hand, Fire Sticks products are created and marketed by Amazon. Through them, you can view media products from your Amazon Cloud account.

4. Unplug your fire stick at night 

If you do not want to watch movies or any other type of video content through the Fire Stick, it is not necessary to remove it from the TV. It is good to know that if you do this repeatedly it is possible to damage the HDMI port through which it is connected. One beneficial thing would be to just turn off the Fire Stick.It is very easy to do this and you have multiple choices. 

A first option to turn off the Fire Stick is via the remote control. It has a turn off button. If it still doesn't work, there are other methods. The Fire Stick comes with a special command, if it is not used within 20 minutes, it closes automatically. The last method is to turn off the Fire Stick in the settings. Specifically, in the settings, there are My Fire Stick Options and later Sleep. The Sleep button must be pressed. 


Fire Sticks are a gadget released in 2014 meant to bring an improvement for users. Although each model comes with clear specifications, there have been questions over time. One of these would be if you need to disconnect in the evening. No, the Fire Stick should not be removed from the TV but should only be closed like any other device. 

Also, another important aspect to mention is that if you own several TVs and want to use them in the same time, you can use a Fire Stick for each one. Amazon welcomes customers and answers their every question. Fire Sticks have improved over time and today are able to play movies in 4k format, an essential requirement for 2021. 

Fire Sticks have become an essential device for people who use Amazon Cloud and have received positive feedback from the very beginning. Positive opinions have been maintained even though two more new generations have emerged.