This post was sponsored by Amazon as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Our home runs on Amazon. It’s no surprise that we look to Amazon to save time, money, and to help us run a happy house. With the holiday season here, there are a few things that we recently tried and LOVED from Amazon including the Fire TV Recast and the Fire TV Stick 4K. Together these items helped us [finally!] cut the cord, save money, and host guests without missing out on anything!
How to Save Money in the New Year
We have had cable on and off over the past decade, but lately, I’m all about easy options. The Fire Stick has already been a staple in our home since we have them in both our bedroom and our son’s room, but now we have opted to install the new Fire TV Stick 4K in our living room.
Paired with the Fire TV Recast, we have everything that we need without any monthly fees!
What is the Fire TV Recast?
The Fire TV Recast is a companion DVR that you can use to watch, record, and replay your favorite shows that air with over-the-air programming. With an Ultra Thin Indoor TV Antenna, you have access to your local channels effortlessly. The Fire TV Recast comes with two tuners, so you can record up to two shows at once AND store up to 75 hours of HD programs. WIN! I know that most people are scared to skip cable services and cite live sports as a reason why they need cable. No way, not anymore! You won’t miss a game if it airs on your local programming and you can record with the Fire TV Recast.
The Fire TV Recast delivers the most reliable video streaming over Wi-Fi than any other over-the-air DVR. Plus, if you have a compatible Alexa-enabled device, you can use your voice to search for shows, manage, and schedule recordings! Just say “Alexa, open Channel Guide.”
How to Save Money Entertaining at Home
Skip cable and opt for Amazon. With the Fire TV Recast, we simply don’t need it. While there are some shows I was worried I would miss if we cut the cord, being able to record them easily with the Fire TV Recast makes sure I don’t miss an episode. Plus, I can keep track of all the shows I watch and monitor just how much screen time I am indulging in. It is helpful for planning my week and my “me” time too!
Use disposable silverware and plates. When gathering guests at your home, no need for the fancy china! Make clean up easy on yourself with disposable dishes and flatware.
Consider brunch for parties and get togethers. Breakfast food is way more affordable, and everyone loves it!
Use Amazon Prime to get everything shipped to you on time. Skip last minute shopping trips and use Amazon Prime to help you order what you need for your next get together.
Have date nights “in.” Cozy up with a good drink and easy appetizers (think bruschetta or make your own tuna poke) and use the Fire TV Stick 4K for movies, TV, and more. This is the most powerful 4 streaming media stick, and we use this every day. It has totally revolutionized our “couch time” and made it to where we both look forward to unwinding after a long day together. The next-gen Alexa Voice Remote has a new power, volume, and mute buttons to control your TV, sound bar, and receiver effortlessly.
Choose from 500,000 movies, TV episodes, and more with access to Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, STARZ, SHOWTIME, CBS All Access, and more. You can also download additional apps and Alexa skills along with visiting websites like YouTube, Facebook, and Reddit. We never have to worry about finding a movie or show that we both want to watch. The Fire TV Stick 4K makes it seamless! P.S. You don’t need cable or satellite to use the Fire TV Stick 4K. You can watch live TV and sports with subscriptions to Hulu and PlayStation Vue.
Since installing our Amazon Devices, watching TV together as a family has become simpler. We can keep track of our shows and entertainment options easily, plus, we can invite our friends and family over for the big game or a family movie night without worrying about cable. We have enough options without paying a monthly cable bill, and I’m so grateful to use these items in the new year.