If you’ve bought an Amazon Firestick, you were likely conned into thinking that it would provide some level of convenience that other set-top box systems could not. After all, despite the controversy associated with how the brand conducts business in its warehouses, Amazon is typically a trusted online retailer known for its convenience and providing services that other retailers cannot. Unfortunately, the reality is that the Firestick is more of a clumsy attempt to cash in on the convenience provided by set-top boxes in general and direct users to Amazon services than anything revolutionary or unique. This blog will tell you about Jailbreaking Your Firestick: Breaking Your Tech to Repair it.
While the Amazon Firestick is meant for the Amazon version of Disney adults, Amazon-first shoppers who watch a lot of content on Amazon’s Prime video service and are more likely to choose Amazon services over others to begin with, the Firestick doesn’t provide much that’s likely to endear it to the average consumer. While the Firestick comes with a voice-activated search feature, customers can only use it to search Amazon’s platform, and frequently used third-party applications, once downloaded, have to be manually searched.
Even if it wasn’t an Amazon product, the bias would be clear: Amazon wants you to use the Firestick primarily to utilize their services, providing features that make it more convenient to use their platform and less to use others. They even have manufacturer restrictions in place that limit access to hundreds of free TV and movie apps, making it more likely that you’ll purchase your evening entertainment from them instead of finding it somewhere for free.
True enough, business is business, and in most cases, conducting it is sometimes at the expense of the customer because it is a competition. But as the consumer, you don’t have to sit back and accept less than because of it… you can take back what’s rightfully yours.
When a piece of tech you’ve purchased is so obviously designed to work against your best interests, you have two options: you can junk it and label it a lost cause, or you can jailbreak it. If you aren’t ready to throw it out, keep reading, and you’ll learn everything you need to know about the benefits of jailbreaking your device.
Jailbreaking Your Device: What is it?
Jailbreaking is essentially recoding your device, removing unnecessary restrictions placed on what kinds of software can interact with your device that the manufacturer placed. The Amazon Firestick might be a useless product promoting brick while unbroken, but it’s the product of choice for jailbreakers as its software makes it ridiculously easy to break into. With the right instructions, you can jailbreak your Firestick in less than 30 seconds by changing a couple of security settings. Once this is done, you can install third-party applications that Amazon has kept you from using with the Firestick’s manufacturer settings for one reason or another.
Benefits of Jailbreaking Your Firestick
Unlimited Potential at Your Fingertips
Jailbreaking your tech is a daunting prospect for many, especially if you’re not as tech-savvy as some, but the good news is that to enjoy all the free TV shows and movies you enjoy, it doesn’t require you to be a tech genius, nor is it a long process to undergo; A few seconds of your time to change a few settings can ultimately take your entertainment experience to a new level.
In doing that, sometimes playing your hand against the companies that seem to have so much power in modern society, and winning, can be all the motivation you need to get what you so rightfully deserve as a consumer.
Wouldn’t you say it’s more important that you get the value you paid for, and not what some bigwig in Silicon Valley thinks you should get from your product? Jailbreaking your Firestick can turn it from a limited, soulless advertisement factory into a gateway to hours of free entertainment; all you have to do is take the first step.