FireCable Plus: The better Amazon Fire Stick power cable

Let me get right to the point: If you have a Fire Stick, you need the fireCable Plus.

Before I tell you about it, let me tell you my I bought it.

I have a TV in my house that’s got a rat’s nest of wires hooked up to a $10 power strip. Between the TV, streaming devices, soundbar and one my my mesh routers, there are four plugs in the power strip – and it’s a complete mess.

I wanted to clean up the wires, but I didn’t want to spend a ton of money doing it. In the end, I found a great way to do it for less than $10.

USB as your Amazon Fire Stick power cable

Let me be clear about one thing: The fireCable Plus isn’t just another cable that you plug into an electrical socket.

Most newer televisions built in the past 8-10 years have a USB port where you can plug a flash drive in to view photos or videos. But you can also use that USB port to power your streaming stick. You can use the FireCable Plus as both the 3rd generation Amazon Fire TV and the Amazon Fire Stick power cable, since they both use a micro-USB port.

USB as your Amazon Fire Stick power cableFirst Impressions

The FireCable Plus is an 8-inch micro-USB cable, designed specifically to power streaming sticks. The cable itself is made of a high quality orange braided material.

The braided part is important. Braided cables are better than the cheap plastic cables for a coupe of reasons.

  • They don’t snag or twist into knots
  • They’re more durable and won’t fray as easily
  • They cut down on electromagnetic interference from other devices

Quick setup of the FireCable Plus

There’s not much to the actual setup of the fireCable Plus.

The fireCable Plus has a micro-USB port on one side of the cable which plugs right into the port on the side of the Amazon Fire Stick. The other end of the cable is a USB plug which goes right into a free USB port on the back of your TV.

If you have a Fire Stick, you need a FireCable Plus

Two simple plugs and just like that…you’re done.

The Verdict

I like simple things that just work really well. That’s what the FireCable Plus is.

It won’t give you a better picture or give you more channels to watch. But for less than $10, the fireCable Plus is an inexpensive way to clean up that rat’s nest of cables behind your TV.

4 Comments

  1. I was under the impression the USB port on flat screen TVs only have an output of 0.6 mA and the new firestick needs minimum 1 mA, would this still work or create problems?
    I have a 70″ Vizio 4K TV and cant find anywhere on the specs what the USB power output is

    1. That’s a great question Steve. I don’t know the answer, to be honest.

      The TV I’m using this on is a Samsung MU6300 that I picked up this year on Black Friday for around $400. I wasn’t able to find the power output of the USB port for my TV either.

      I can tell you the Fire Stick works perfectly, even under heavy load.

  2. You want this! It works, it is an excellent purchase. I bought 3 firecables for each TV in my house. Two of my TVs don’t have any power rating next to the USB port, firecable works perfect with both. The other TV has .05 ma output. On this TV the firestick displayed a message saying I should use the adapter that came with the Amazon Fire TV Stick, I pressed ignore and the stick works flawlessly. I can’t tell any difference between performance on any of my TVs and I consider myself a streaming power user.

    I needed to put the finishing touches on my living room tv setup. Before I found this cable I used a cable “wire hider” strip, but it just didn’t do the job. Firecable sealed the deal for me awesome. I hate clutter! Great value a must have.

    Thank you Tim, you hit the nail on the head with this!

    1. I know, right? It’s a really simple little product, but it’s amazing if you’re looking for a quick way to hide your wires. Thanks for the comment Donald.

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