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Has anyone here added a USB drive for extra memory? Fire sticks come with 8 Gigs but 5 of that is used for OS. Any problems or tricks?
 
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I thought that somebody like me might sideload a lot of apps and run out of memory. Well you can use a fast 3.0 USB drive and move alot of your apps to the USB. I used a Scandisk 3.0 64 gig USB drive.
 

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To make this thread interesting.......... Something to eat while watching Firestick streaming...;)

Chocolate Chili
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 quart water, or amount to cover
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 (1 ounce) square unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 5 whole allspice berries
  • 1 bay leaf

Steps
  1. Place the ground beef in a large pan, cover with about 1 quart of cold water, and bring to a boil, stirring and breaking up the beef with a fork to a fine texture. Slowly boil until the meat is thoroughly cooked, about 30 minutes, then remove from heat and refrigerate in the pan overnight.
  2. The next day, skim the solid fat from the top of the pan, and discard the fat. Place the beef mixture over medium heat, and stir in the onions, tomato sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, chocolate, chili powder, salt, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, cloves, allspice berries, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 hours. Add water if necessary to prevent the chili from burning.
 

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To make this thread interesting.......... Something to eat while watching Firestick streaming...;)

Chocolate Chili
Ingredients



    • 2 pounds lean ground beef
    • 1 quart water, or amount to cover
    • 2 onions, finely chopped
    • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
    • 2 tablespoons vinegar
    • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/2 (1 ounce) square unsweetened chocolate
    • 1/4 cup chili powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
    • 5 whole cloves
    • 5 whole allspice berries
    • 1 bay leaf
Steps



    • Place the ground beef in a large pan, cover with about 1 quart of cold water, and bring to a boil, stirring and breaking up the beef with a fork to a fine texture. Slowly boil until the meat is thoroughly cooked, about 30 minutes, then remove from heat and refrigerate in the pan overnight.
    • The next day, skim the solid fat from the top of the pan, and discard the fat. Place the beef mixture over medium heat, and stir in the onions, tomato sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, chocolate, chili powder, salt, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, cloves, allspice berries, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 hours. Add water if necessary to prevent the chili from burning.

Interesting. Boil the meat?
what does the chocolate do?
 

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Interesting. Boil the meat?
what does the chocolate do?
It is a flavor enhancer , tends to perk-up the peppers and spices. A little is good and too much gives chocolate soup...;)

Boiling the meat removes all of the fat, You won't see those little puddles of fat floating on top.
 

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Has anyone here added a USB drive for extra memory? Fire sticks come with 8 Gigs but 5 of that is used for OS. Any problems or tricks?
I’m using the memory on my smart tv for my apps.
I have 3 fire sticks and one 4k fire stick

The 4k fire stick continually gets the sound off during dialogue.
I go into the sound setting with that damned bouncing ball and try to synch it up, then clear the cache, then go back to whatever I was watching.

Then a week later, Same issue all over again.
Right now,the 4k stick is in HDMI 2

Ethernet into the TV

Im running the apps off my TV memory, which is at 75% capacity
 

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I’m using the memory on my smart tv for my apps.
I have 3 fire sticks and one 4k fire stick

The 4k fire stick continually gets the sound off during dialogue.
I go into the sound setting with that damned bouncing ball and try to synch it up, then clear the cache, then go back to whatever I was watching.

Then a week later, Same issue all over again.
Right now,the 4k stick is in HDMI 2

Ethernet into the TV

Im running the apps off my TV memory, which is at 75% capacity
Your apps are running on your smart TV? You could pull your Fire sticks and your apps would still run?

The Fire stick connects by wifi unless you use an Ethernet adapter cable plugged into your micro port. Is there a question here or are you complaining about a problem?

To add memory to the 8 g firestick memory you have to use a special cable called an OTG cable plus a fast USB Drive.

Edit: Is your smart TV a Fire TV?
 
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We use the fire stick to connect it to common apps however we rarely use it. Prefer our Samsung smart tv, Xbox or Apple TV instead.
 

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Your apps are running on your smart TV? You could pull your Fire sticks and your apps would still run?

The Fire stick connects by wifi unless you use an Ethernet adapter cable plugged into your micro port. Is there a question here or are you complaining about a problem?

To add memory to the 8 g firestick memory you have to use a special cable called an OTG cable plus a fast USB Drive.

Edit: Is your smart TV a Fire TV?
Yes, I use an Ethernet cable.
Not a fire TV but, I can run apps, add apps etc.

I run my apps straight from my tv
The fire stick is still there and can switch inputs to use it, but, it’s really useless.
As long as my TV can handle the apps, I’ll keep it this way.
I thought the 4K stick would give me some brilliant looking programming.

My other three TV’s are not smart TV’s so I use the fire sticks in those. No other way to stream on that type tv.

I also have a free box from my internet provider that’s pre loaded with the usual apps but, I don’t use that one either because It doesn’t give me the ability to add anything additional.

Sometimes I just toggle between the three inputs looking for a movie or something thing but, all three have basically the same apps.
 

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About adding memory…..
Where would I find the pieces I need to add?
I sure Miss Radio Shack….:D:D​
 

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Yes, I use an Ethernet cable.
Not a fire TV but, I can run apps, add apps etc.

I run my apps straight from my tv
The fire stick is still there and can switch inputs to use it, but, it’s really useless.
As long as my TV can handle the apps, I’ll keep it this way.
I thought the 4K stick would give me some brilliant looking programming.

My other three TV’s are not smart TV’s so I use the fire sticks in those. No other way to stream on that type tv.

I also have a free box from my internet provider that’s pre loaded with the usual apps but, I don’t use that one either because It doesn’t give me the ability to add anything additional.

Sometimes I just toggle between the three inputs looking for a movie or something thing but, all three have basically the same apps.
Thanks, that clears things up.

I stopped my Dish network subscription about 3+ years ago and can watch anything and everything by streaming it. I do get around 20 local channels on a OTA antenna. I binge watch mostly so that is on demand.
I have 3 Rokus and 3 Fire Sticks (2 second generation and 1 third generation).
 

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If you don't like the Amazon user interface with all of the Ads and forced views (who does) then try the Wolf Launcher.
How to Install & Set Up Wolf Launcher on FireStick (2022).
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Playing around with wallpapers....

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You can use widgets on you home page. screen-2022-03-24-111094.png
 

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We use the fire stick to connect it to common apps however we rarely use it. Prefer our Samsung smart tv, Xbox or Apple TV instead.
What's a common app? Amazon, Netflix, Hulu?
 

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