Many of you might think that with firestick, you can only stream and watch media content. But firestick hasn’t said so. In fact, it has answered loud enough for the world to hear that it is not just for entertainment but it is going to stay in business by supporting businesses as well. Confusing much? Most of the business meetings these days are hosted through the Zoom Cloud Meetings app. This article is a guide on how to download and install the Zoom app on firestick.
What is Zoom?
Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing app that allows you to virtually meet with others through video or audio-only. It comes in handy when you really would want to interact with your co-workers and meeting in-person is nearly impossible. In addition to video conferencing, Zoom also allows live chats, both private and public ones, and screen sharing.
There are free and paid versions available which we will discuss later in this article. When the free version itself offers a good amount of features such as meeting up to 100 participants and unlimited time for one-on-one meetings, it refuses to let you record the meetings for later reference.
When there is a conversation about Zoom, the two things you are very sure to hear about is Zoom meetings and Zoom Rooms. While the Zoom meeting is a video conferencing hosted by zoom and connected via a webcam or even a smartphone, Zoom Room is a physical hardware setup that lets a company schedule its meetings and launch then from their conference rooms.
The Zoom app is available for download on Windows and Mac devices while its mobile app is available on all Android and iOS devices. Lately, you must have heard about privacy and security issues on Zoom which the provider has clearly dealt with and started releasing updates at regular intervals to fix those issues. As a result, you can only use the zoom account on one device at a time. When you try connecting it on two devices, the meeting on the first device will be disconnected automatically.
Let us look at the different subscription plans zoom offers.
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Subscription Plans by Zoom
Zoom offers various subscription plans for you to choose from. It has four pricing tiers which are as follows.
With this plan, Zoom lets you conduct unlimited meetings, both one-on-one, and group meetings. While the one-on-one meetings can be conducted for an unlimited time, Zoom restricts the group video conferences to 40 minutes. You can’t record the meeting sessions with Zoom free but the other options such as Live chat, screen sharing, etc can be done.
The Zoom Pro, in addition to the features of Zoom Free, lets you record the meeting session to view later for a charge of $14.99 a month. The host can invite up to 100 participants to join the meeting and up to 49 on-screen videos can be shared.
This plan costs $19.99 a month, can have up to 10 hosts, and lets you mark the meetings with company branding and vanity URLs. The meeting sessions can be recorded in the cloud.
This plan is meant for businesses with more than 1000 employees. For a charge of $19.99 a month, this plan lets you have up to 100 hosts. In addition to offering unlimited cloud storage for session recordings, it gives you discounts on Webinars and Zoom Rooms.
With a 30-day free trial, you can have access to Zoom Rooms. After the trial period, $49 a month, in addition to that of another Zoom subscription, you can have continued access to Zoom Rooms.
How to Download and Install the Zoom App on Firestick
In recent months, Firestick is the one device that we rely on for all our jobs – say movies, TV shows, Live TV, music, radio, and much more. When all the entertaining activities can be carried on Firestick, why can’t work things be done here as well, right? We all know that Zoom is used for office and business interactions.
As discussed earlier, Zoom is supported on all Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices. So having the Zoom app downloaded and installed on firestick shouldn’t be a problem.
Let us look at the steps to install Zoom on Firestick or Fire TV.
# Step 1. From the home screen of the Firestick, click on the Search icon.
# Step 2. In the on-screen keypad that appears, type Zoom meeting and press the OK button on your remote.
# Step 3. Locate the Zoom Cloud Meetings app and click on it.
# Step 4. On the next screen, click the Get icon under the Zoom app.
# Step 5. The app will now begin its download.
# Step 6. Once the download and installation are complete, click on the Open button.
The Zoom app is now launched on your firestick.
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Zoom App installation through Amazon Website
There is an alternative method of installing the Zoom app on to your firestick. For this method of installation, you can use your PC, Laptop, or smartphone.
# Step 1. Open any of the web browsers you use on your PC or Laptop and go to the Amazon website (https://www.amazon.com/)
# Step 2. If you have multiple Amazon accounts, log in with the account you use on your firestick device.
# Step 3. Navigate to the search bar, type Zoom Cloud Meetings, and hit Enter.
# Step 4. Select the Zoom Cloud Meetings app and you will be directed to the next screen.
# Step 5. Click the Get Application button.
# Step 6. If you have more than one firestick device, choose the one you would like to have the Zoom app installed in and click on it.
# Step 7. In a few minutes, the Zoom app will be installed on to your Firestick device.
How to use the Zoom app on Firestick?
The reason you chose to install the Zoom app on to your Firestick device is to attend video calls on bigger screens and have a good look at the screens being shared during the meeting sessions.
Let us begin with how to use the app on your firestick device.
# Step 1. Launch the Zoom Cloud Meetings app from your firestick device.
# Step 2. You’ll find four options at the top – New Meeting, Join, Calendar, and Share Screen.
# Step 3. If you wish to host a meeting, click on New meeting. Once you are online, you can invite people to join the meeting by clicking on Participants.
# Step 4. If you would want to join a meeting, click on the Join option and enter the meeting ID to proceed with it.
If you are already a user of Zoom Cloud meetings, using it on your firestick device shouldn’t be any difficult. Even if you are a new user, you wouldn’t face any difficulties as Zoom has a very clear see-through interface.
The methods specified above to have the Zoom Cloud Meetings installed on your firestick device are the most simple, easy, and reliable methods. With the Zoom app installed on your firestick, hosting and joining meetings can be done at ease.
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