Can i use my amazon firestick on my laptop hdmi port?

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Posted 10th Feb 2016
I'm trying to use my amazon firestick on my laptop but it's not recognising it.

Do they not work via a laptop?
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No, and it's nothing to do with the fact it is a laptop.
dcx_badass

No, and it's nothing to do with the fact it is a laptop.



Why is it then?
smithyp1

Why is it then?


Most laptops only have a HDMI output. So it wont accept any inputs unless you have one which does.
Why would you want to? Anything you can access on the fire stick you can access on the internet anyway?
you can install kodi directly to a laptop without a firestick
Laptop's HDMI ports are for outputs only, so they can send a signal to a TV/monitor/projector. The Fire Stick goes into an input on a TV or similar. I can't really see why you'd want to use a Fire Stick on you laptop as it can access all the content online anyway. It's like putting some batteries in your plug socket to charge your phone when you can just use your plug socket to do it.
Agaeti

Laptop's HDMI ports are for outputs only, so they can send a signal to a … Laptop's HDMI ports are for outputs only, so they can send a signal to a TV/monitor/projector. The Fire Stick goes into an input on a TV or similar. I can't really see why you'd want to use a Fire Stick on you laptop as it can access all the content online anyway. It's like putting some batteries in your plug socket to charge your phone when you can just use your plug socket to do it.



Batteries in a plug socket
People and technology eh! Gotta laugh...
I can understand why someone might want to do that. My old laptop is too slow for the internet and I was wondering if I could plug my firestick in and use the laptop's screen to watch the firestick shows. I know I can use my new laptop to watch the shows but I don't have an extra monitor to stream the shows too while I am using the laptop screen for other things.
Looks like I'll need to buy a new monitor or tv if I want to stream shows & browse the internet at the same time
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