I'm interested in knowing whether these media streaming sticks work with regular PC monitors (with HDMI ports), and not just HDTV. I couldn't find it in the product descriptions on their websites. Has anyone tested it out?
All it cares about is the receiving side can accept HDMI, be it a TV, monitor, or anything else. If it can display HDMI it will work.
The only issue you may run in to is if the monitor does not have any speakers you won't have a way to play the audio unless the monitor has some kind of audio out port.
The Fire Stick will not work on computer monitors or HDMI recorders. That's because the Fire Stick is looking for handshaking signals consistent with an HD television (e.g. HDCP copy protection). You can get around this by feeding the Fire Stick into an HDMI Splitter, and having a compliant TV receiver on one output, and your non-compliant monitor or recorder on the other output.
I just spent over an hour today on the phone with Amazon tech support and with Samsung. I have a Samsung monitor and can get video, but no audio despite every possible reconfiguration of sound options, restarts, etc. The monitor works fine with cable TV. I came to the conclusion that it requires a real TV, as suggested above, but refuted below. May send the stick back to Amazon.
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