Amazon Fire Stick's New Wi-Fi Powers Let You Stream Almost Anywhere 

By Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan on at

It was only this morning that we found out the Fire Stick is coming to the UK, but if you've been digging through the latest software update for it and the Fire TV and you'll find an intriguing detail—one that shows us where streaming TV is heading. Mainly to your hotel room.

The update includes a number of new features, like Bluetooth headphone support and expandable USB storage, which is certainly useful. But what's really cool? If you get your hands on a Fire device you'll be able to connect to web-authenticated Wi-Fi networks, the sort you find at hotels, schools, and dorms. That means you'll be able to stream what you want to the screen in, say, whatever random Marriott you're staying in on a business trip, or connect directly to a TV when giving a presentation at school so long as there's Wi-Fi.

It's a fairly small upgrade, but one that illustrates how streaming devices are moving beyond the living room and out into the world. Next time you're stuck watching Dave on your hotel TV, you'll be able to just stream Netflix instead. [Amazon]