You can use the Fire TV Stick on your TV (or a PC monitor with an HDMI port). It connects via Wi-Fi to your router so you can stream content over the internet. As well as video services and games, you can also use it to listen to music from Amazon, Spotify and from your locally stored collection. See also: Netflix vs Amazon Prime Instant Video

Unlike the Chromecast, the Fire TV Stick comes with a physical remote control but can also be controlled via an Android or iOS app. Also you can use an Amazon Fire tablet as a second screen to get information while playing many videos from Amazon Video.

If you're not a Prime member, you can still use the Fire TV Stick to access UK catch-up TV, Netflix, YouTube, Vimeo, BBC News, Daily Motion and any of the other available apps. You can even rent or buy videos and music from Amazon without subscribing to Prime.