Nothing beats the cozy comfort of a crackling fire. However, not everyone has a fireplace in their home – or wants to deal with lugging firewood indoors. Here’s how to turn your TV into a fireplace instead.
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For this guide, we’ll focus on fireplaces. There are many different ways to turn your TV into a virtual fireplace. It really depends on what devices and services you have connected to your TV. We cover some of the most popular options.
The easiest method to turn your TV into a fireplace is to simply play a video of a fireplace from the streaming service of your choice. Fireplace videos have become extremely popular over the years, so you can find them on almost any streaming platform.
Netflix has a surprisingly large library of fireplace videos. The “Fireplace for Home” series (also available on DVD) includes a variety of choices for background music and different woods. There is something for everyone.
Playing these videos works exactly like any other Netflix TV show or movie. Just search for “Fireplace” to find them.
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon’s Prime Video service doesn’t have as many choices as Netflix, but it does have a few fireplace videos. Prime has the “Fireplace 4K: Classic Edition”, but it is not available in all locations. Other options include meditation sounds and a campfire on the beach.
YouTube has hundreds of fireplace videos to choose from. There really is something for every situation you can imagine. Star Wars fan? To check. Dog lover? To check. Scientist? To check.
If you’re looking for something a little more traditional, YouTube has plenty of options. The “Fireplace in front of your house” channel has shorter versions of the videos you can find on Netflix.
Search for “Fireplace” to explore the many videos. Here are a few to get you started:
Smart TV apps
Streaming services are great, but you may not be subscribed to a subscription, or you may prefer something more direct. Many smart TV platforms have apps that are specially made to display a fireplace on your TV.
We’ve put together some of the most popular fireplace apps for different smart TV platforms. You can also open the app store on your specific device and search for ‘Fireplace’.
Apple TV fireplace apps
Android TV / Google TV Fireplace apps
Roku fireplace apps
Amazon Fire TV fireplace apps
Chromecast fireplace apps
Chromecast devices don’t really have ‘apps’ in the same way that other smart TV platforms do. Instead, the apps are on your mobile device, from which you ‘cast’ the content to the Chromecast. You can cast all the videos from the fireplace of the above streaming services to your TV with Chromecast.
As you can see, there are many possibilities to bring the warm fireplace experience into your home. Hopefully, with all these great options at your fingertips, you can make your living room feel like a cozy cabin on a cold winter’s day.