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Everything you need to know about the new (and improved) Intel® Compute Stick

The Intel® Compute Stick is a dongle-sized gadget that you can use to start computing on any HDMI* TV. The latest model has an upgraded Intel® Atom™ processor and more RAM so you enjoy better performance. There’s also an additional USB port for your convenience.

Now if you’re still wondering how the device works, check out the answers to some common questions about this new Intel® Compute Stick and how to use it.

Set-up & Connectivity

How do I set up the Intel® Compute Stick on a TV screen?

It takes just two steps: plug the device into an HDMI TV, then connect the device’s AC adapter to a power source. It should boot up immediately and you’re good to go.

How do I connect it to a keyboard?

Easy! If you’re using a wired keyboard, just plug its USB cable into the Intel® Compute Stick’s USB port and you’re ready to start typing. For wireless keyboards, you’ll have to first plug in a USB mouse and manually pair the keyboard with the device.

How do I set up a WiFi connection on my Intel® Compute Stick?

The great news is you can set up a WiFi connection the same way you would on your PC – search for your WiFi network, enter your password and you’ll be surfing the net in no time.

Apps & Operating Systems

Does it run on the Windows® 10 operating system?

You have the choice of Windows® 10 pre-installed or no OS installed for greater flexibility. If you opt for Windows® 10, you should be able to install common apps, software and games.

How do I install new apps on the Intel® Compute Stick?

You can install games, apps and so much more on it via USB, or by downloading them directly to the device from the Internet.

Power & Storage

Is it possible to use a power bank to power it?

Yes you can! It’s powered by a standard micro-USB port, so if you’re in a place with no spare power sockets, you can use a really good power bank to get it up and running.1

Am I able to ramp up storage of the Intel® Compute Stick?

Thanks to its Micro SD card slot, you can expand its storage up to 128 GB and it lets you swap out SD cards so you don’t have to worry about running out of space. Say hello to a whole lot more games, apps and movies!

Get ready to revolutionize your TV

With so many awesome features packed into one tiny device, it’s easy to see why people are talking about the Intel® Compute Stick. Now that you’ve seen how simple it is to set up and use, it’s time to check out our great offers.

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