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Amazon Fire TV Stick (2nd gen. with Alexa, 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1009 reviews of Amazon Fire TV Stick (2nd gen. With Alexa, 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews. Reviews about the design and reliability are overall positive. The size and price also get good comments.

usability, price, size, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Amazon Fire TV Stick (2nd gen. With Alexa, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote

 

Amazon's Fire TV Stick is faster and less expensive than ever, and comes with an Alexa-enabled voice remote out of the box, making it the best budget-friendly media streamer you can buy.

Inexpensive. Comes with a voice remote. Voice search and Amazon Alexa are very useful. Fast performance.

Missing some notable streaming services.

Bottom Line: Amazon's Fire TV Stick is faster and less expensive than ever, and comes with an Alexa-enabled voice remote out of the box, making it the best budget-friendly media streamer you can buy.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote review

 

Amazon's Alexa rules the home voice-tech world while rivals Google, Apple and Microsoft race to keep up . The giant retailer doesn't make phones ( anymore ), but it's building the talking digital assistant into devices beyond its blockbuster Echo and...

The $40 Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote is one of the least expensive devices to stream video from Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO, Sling TV and other online services. It's just as responsive as other devices, meaning it's lightning-fast, and...

The current user interface pushes Amazon content too aggressively. Alexa is less useful than with always-on devices. Unlike Roku there's no dedicated app for any other a la carte video service, like Vudu or Fandango Now, beyond Amazon's.

The fast, affordable new Fire TV stick is great for fans of Amazon who'll use its voice capabilities, and an excellent value, but it's still not as good as Roku.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Jared Newman (techhive.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote review: A peppier processor makes this streamer worthwhile

 

Picking the best low-cost media streamer just got a lot more complicated.

Home screen helps solve the "what to watch" dilemma ; The old hardware's more egregious performance woes are gone ; Alexa voice remote is included

Long load times and other performance hitches can occasionally annoy ; Search results still aren't informative enough ; Lack of Echo integration is a missed opportunity

Amazon’s first Fire TV Stick got a the last time we checked in on it, as rival devices had raised the bar for cheap media streamers.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by (zdnet.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote review: Smarten up your old TV

 

Amazon's streaming stick is fast, and the Alexa-equipped remote adds voice control to your TV.

Expert review by : Mike Prospero (tomsguide.com)

What It's Like to Live with Amazon Fire TV Edition and Alexa

 

Schapiro has been pleased with Amazon's TV and the integration with Alexa, but the discounted price of the Amazon TV — $399 on Prime Day, versus its regular price of $649 — was the main attraction for him.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (t3.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick review: super streamer now with added Alexa

 

It may be small in size but this streamer is kind of a big deal

Lots of content ; Alexa works pretty well ; Skills are useful in front of the TV

You really need to have Prime ; Needs a charger ; No 4K

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa (2017) review

 

Voice control comes Amazon's latest streaming stick...

Alexa voice control ; Responsive UI ; Multiple streaming services ; Price

Nothing of note

A sophisticated way to get smart functionality to your TV, with easy-to-use voice control

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Amazon Fire TV (2017) review: Alexa serves at the 4K HDR party

 

What the Fire TV offers is a way to plug a potential hole in your living room setup and it does so in a fun way that's easier to understand than

Compact ; Easy to use ; Great user interface ; Alexa aids searching and connectivity

Ethernet connection costs extra ; No Dolby Vision support (if that matters) ; Adds little to existing smart TVs ; No Dolby Atmos content

We can't fault Fire TV's redesign. Moving to be a more compact package is always good news, although the need to buy that Ethernet accessory sets it at a minor disadvantage to Chromecast Ultra. However, the addition of the Alexa remote, a stable and...

Oct, 2017

Pocket-lint Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote review: The best media player under £40?

 

For a penny shy of £40, you really can't go wrong with the 2017 Amazon Fire TV Stick. Alexa looks like she's on cue to rule the world... even without

Alexa support on a TV device ; Quick at accessing content ; Great contextual text and voice search ; Good picture quality ; Excellent app integration and availability ; Doesn't require Echo

No 4K or HDR ; Few TV USBs will power it so you need to use the adapter

There's no doubt that there are better, more powerful media streamers in set-top-box form out there – Amazon's own

May, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Amazon Fire TV Stick (2017) review

 

A brilliant, cheap streamer with added Alexa

Loads to watch ; Easy to set up ; Alexa works a treat

Cheaper alternatives are available ; Integrated search could be better

An ace streaming stick with a decent voice assistant. What’s not to like?

Apr, 2017

Product Specifications

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC,AC3,EAC3,FLAC,LC-AAC,MP3,PCM,Vorbis
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG
Video formats supported:H.264,H.265

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:N

Memory

Internal memory:10000

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2 BLE
Wi-Fi:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included:Y
Cables included:USB

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1

Processor

Built-in processor:Y
Processor frequency:1500
Processor Manufacturer:Amlogic
Processor model:S905z

Technical Details

Audio decoders:Dolby Atmos,Dolby Digital,Dolby Digital Plus
Color of product:Black
Graphics adapter:Mali450 MP3
Handheld remote control:Y
HDCP:Y
Interactive TV:Y
On Screen Display (OSD):Y
Smartphone remote support:Y

Video

Full HD:Y
Signal source:WLAN
Supported video modes:720p,1080p,2160p

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.591
Height:2.56
Weight:3.07
Width:2.56