If you’re considering purchasing an Amazon Firestick device, then you probably have tons of questions about what you can and can’t watch and what is free, as well as what you would need to pay for. This brings us to the question is Netflix free with the Firestick?
Netflix does not come free with Amazon Fire Stick; you will need a subscription to use Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus, and other premium video streaming platforms with the firestick. However, the Firestick does come with a selection of free channels allowing you to view certain shows without any additional costs or subscriptions.
Let’s now take a look at Amazon Firestick’s massive channel list & what exactly is free & what you will need to pay for. Let’s dive in!
Is Netflix Free With Firestick?
To use Netflix with your Firestick, you will need a Netflix subscription plan that costs $8.99 for a basic membership or $17.99 for premium, which offers HD viewing and allows you to view Netflix on more than one screen at once. However, if you are an Amazon Prime member, you get access to Amazon Prime Video, which is Amazon’s own streaming platform and offers a large selection of popular movies & TV Shows.
Additionally, the Firestick does offer a selection of free channels that offer a wide range of movies & TV shows. Below we list some of the more popular free channels on Firestick, as well as premium channels that require a subscription—Starting with channels that require a subscription.
Paid Channels & Services on Firestick:
- HBO GO
- HBO Max
- Comedy Central
- Hallmark Movies Now
- Disney Plus
What comes free with Amazon Fire Stick?
Popular Free Channels & Services on Firestick: (No Subscription Required)
- BeeTV Sony Crackle
- Nova TV
- IMDb TV
- BBC iPlayer
- OLA TV Morph TV
- FreeFlix HQ
- Live NetTV
- Pluto TV
- Rakuten Viki
- Hoopla and Kanopy
- TED TV
- PBS Kids
- AOS TV
Here’s an extensive list of the top free & Paid channels which are available on the Firestick.
Is there a monthly charge for FireStick?
The Firestick itself is a one-time purchase and does not require a monthly fee to be used. However, to use premium apps and streaming services such as Netflix or Hulu, & Disney Plus, you will need a subscription to those platforms to view those channels. The Firesticks free channels, however, can be enough for most users.
Do you need Amazon Prime for firestick?
No, an Amazon Prime Account isn’t required to use the firestick, but becoming an Amazon Prime member does provide several perks & benefits that can be used with your Firestick. Such as Amazon Prime Video, which offers a massive selection of TV shows & movies, as well as Amazon Prime music which offers a selection of 2 million songs that can be listened to ad-free & when offline. Check out other perks & benefits of becoming an Amazon Prime Member here.
Can I watch normal TV on Amazon Fire Stick?
Yes, several mainstream channels offer apps that can be accessed on the firestick, some of which are paid & some can be viewed for free. All you would need to do is type the name of the channel you’re interested in on the search bar and download the app; if the channel you’re interested in is free, you will be able to watch right away; most premium channels do require a subscription.
Do I need a Firestick If I have a Smart TV?
Not necessarily, the Amazon Firestick allows access to apps & streaming services which is similar to. Smart TV. However, there are some instances where it would be beneficial to use a Firestick with your Smart TV. The first being if your smart TV doesn’t offer the app or streaming service you would like to watch. The second is user interface and accessibility; the firestick offers simplicity and an easy approach to control your device through the app if you don’t like using remote. The user interface alone can be enough for most users.
So there you have it, premium streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, & Disney Plus will require a subscription on the Firestick. However, there are several free channels in the Firestick that offer many popular movies & Tv shows. Additionally, if you already have an Amazon Prime membership, then you will have access to Amazon Prime Video, which is Amazon’s own video streaming platform that features popular shows & Movies as well as Amazon Original content.