So you’ve recently been bought, or have purchased, a Fire TV Stick. This might sound like an odd question but: what Amazon FireStick games will you download first?
Surprised? Well, there’s actually tonnes that you can do with Amazon’s flagship media player, as it’s come a long way in the last five years since the first-generation launched in 2014.
One of the main things you’re now able to do is play games on your Fire Stick. This is great news for all of you who want a little more than just the latest movies and series. And best of all, there are absolutely loads available to choose from…
What Games Can You Play on Amazon Fire Stick?
Okay, you certainly won’t be firing up PUBG or Fortnite, with more casual options being open.
You’ll have to check the Amazon Fire Stick games library yourself for the full catalogue, but here are a few examples of genres:
- Classic arcade
- Plus much more!
Thanks to the Amazon ownership on both sides, you can even watch people streaming games on Twitch using your Fire Stick – just to add to this device’s possibilities.
How to Play Games on Amazon Fire Stick?
Firstly, you need to download the Amazon Fire Stick games you want to play. Just follow these simple steps:
- From the Main Menu
- Go to Apps & Games
- Search the library for what you want
- Hit download on your chosen titles
Once this is done, you may want to set up a compatible Bluetooth controller. This will allow you to play advanced hits with more complex mechanics. Some actually require you to have an additional gamepad – but you’ll be notified of this on the game’s page.
To add an Amazon FireStick controller, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings, and then Controllers and Bluetooth Devices
- Select Game Controllers
- Place your controller in ‘pairing mode’, where it should then appear on your TV. Select it to begin.
Top 3 Amazon Fire Stick Games You Should Try
Right: you’ve got everything all set up, so what should you play? Well, we’ve hand-picked a solid trio to get you going.
Streets of Rage
Streets of Rage was a classic SEGA beat ‘em up with a side-scrolling platform. Serving within gritty urban streets, you navigate your way through this rotten metropolis, battling enemies and bosses as you go.
This game is an absolute cult classic. There have been novellas written about this series, there were TV and movie adaptation rumours, while the music has been critically acclaimed for years (and is still to this day).
To play this game, you need to install the SEGA Classics app. So, not only will you have access to Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3, but also 22 other retro specials!
Ever wanted to host a quality casino themed party night? Now you can add some classic slot machine action!
Get all your gambling aficionados to suit up in their best casino dress – so fancy frocks and tuxedos – to start the party in style. Make sure the cocktails and canapes are on point, before setting up the poker and blackjack tables with your best decks.
While the cards are turning, anyone looking to take a break can do just that with Wonderland Slots. It hosts many different slots and is the perfect addition to your casino party night.
Of course, it’s not just reserved for multiplayer. If you’re going solo then you can easily have a few spins for some quick entertainment too.
For all of you who remember the launch of the PlayStation 2, Crazy Taxi will be a fond memory. The game came as part of the package when you purchased nearly all the original consoles, so it was one of the first PS2 games to be played regularly.
Now you can play this SEGA title on your FireStick. You race around the streets of different cities, collecting and dropping off passengers, all whilst driving like a lunatic.
And who could forget one of the best parts of this game? The fact that The Offspring provided the soundtrack!