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So you got your hands on a new Amazon Fire TV or a Fire TV stick this holiday season. You’ve spent the last few days watching Netflix or Amazon Prime Instant, and now you’re wondering: What else can I do with this?

I’m glad you asked. Here are five tips worth trying if you want to get the most out of your Fire TV:

1. Install apps directly from Amazon’s website

One of the more frustrating things about the Fire TV is the integrated app store: Amazon chose to highlight some apps through lists and recommendations, but it’s impossible to find others. Luckily, there is another way: You can always just go to Amazon’s website and either browse all Fire TV apps, or search for what you are looking for, and then remotely install the app directly onto your Fire TV or Fire TV stick.

2. Play personal media

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