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Amazon Fire TV (1st Gen) 2014

Amazon Fire TV (1st Gen) 2014
alaScore 96

6440 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6440 reviews of Amazon Fire TV (1st Gen) 2014. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Amazon Fire TV (1st Gen) 2014 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5219 user reviews of Amazon Fire TV (1st Gen) 2014 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Media Centers on

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Amazon Fire TV

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: (

Amazon Fire TV Review


Amazon has just released a highway to its video and music services with a TV box the Amazon Fire TV, a relatively powerful device that can stream...

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Apr, 2014

PCMAG.COM - Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (

Amazon Fire TV


Amazon's $100 media hub offers an excellent combination of power and flexibility with an accessible, impressively smooth menu system.

Very responsive. Elegant design and interface. Lots of content and apps available. Voice search is functional. Flexible port array

Highly curated Amazon interface limits out-of-the-box Android flexibility. Game performance isn't spectacular

In some ways, Amazon is a lot like Apple. It doesn't invent new ways to do things, but it takes already established ideas and polishes them to a shine. It did this with e-readers when it made the Kindle, it did this with Android tablets when it made...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Davies (

Living with Amazon Fire TV: Two Months On


Amazon's Fire TV set-top box arrived to shake up an increasingly crowded home entertainment segment, but does it have what it takes to set the living room alight? The squared-off streamer has been hooked up to my TV for two months now, piping Prime...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Terrence O'Brien (

Amazon Fire TV review: the set-top that tries to do everything


Here's the thing about Amazon: We can't figure the company out half the time. Few things embody that quite as well as the Fire TV. The company is adamant

Fast performance ; Impressive list of apps, even at launch ; Voice search is convenient, fast and accurate

Voice search doesn't work within apps ; Onscreen keyboard is offensively bad ; Inconsistent gaming experience ; Carousel UI doesn't work as well on Fire TV as it does on tablets ; Many apps and games are buggy ports from other platforms

The Fire TV should be impressive -- it's faster and better equipped than most of the other media streamers out there, and does it all at a decent price. Right now though, features like gaming, voice search and ASAP are barely helping it keep pace with...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Davies (

Amazon Fire TV Review


Does the world need another streaming box? Amazon Fire TV argues “yes” and says speed, voice search that actually works, and proper gaming set it apart from the Apple TV, Roku 3, and Google Chromecast. As we've seen with the Kindle Fire HDX tablet...

Fire TV is a first-gen product, and it feels it. For all the clear benefits - the fast processor, ease of setup, accurate Voice Search, and solid picture quality - there are still glitches. The UI can be confusing, and searching by voice ignores the...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Dan Seifert (

Amazon Fire TV review


My name is Dan Seifert and I'm addicted to cable TV. Last fall, I tried to break that addiction. I became one of the growing number of Americans to cancel their cable TV service. I went from a...

Speedy performance ; Voice search that works ; Fun games that aren't a gimmick

Voice search is limited ; Missing key apps like HBO Go ; No live TV options

The Fire TV is the best media streaming box you can get, but it's not much more than that

Apr, 2014

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Caleb Denison (

Amazon Fire TV Review


After all of Amazon's chest beating, The FireTV might feel disappointing in some regards, but it's still a great little streaming media box with a snappy, intuitive interface and plenty of promise.

Slick hardware look and feel ; Voice recognition works well ; Snappy, easily navigable user interface ; Great remote ; Gaming is better than expected

Voice search is not universal ; Apps not pre-installed ; App load times are no faster than competition ; Game controller feels cheap ; Drawn out setup process

Although we think the Fire TV was a little overhyped at its introduction, it’s still a really great set-top streamer with great performance. The one big low point is the lack of universal search, and the box isn’t the Formula 1 speed demon we had hoped...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Tom Andry (

Amazon Fire TV Preview


The Amazon Fire TV is very competitively priced streaming and gaming all-in-one box at $100 though it doesn't undercut anyone. Roku and Apple TV are the same price and the streaming sticks are less.

The Amazon Fire TV is very competitively priced at $100 though it doesn'tundercut anyone. Roku and Apple TV are the same price and the streaming sticksfrom Roku and Google are considerably less. If all you want is streaming, youcan pay less. If you...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Brian K. (

Amazon FireTV Review


Amazon has decided to jump into this increasingly crowded market with the newly launched FireTV. The FireTV uses industry leading hardware to deliver Prime streaming service coupled with digital downloads and rentals from Amazon, but also includes...

Impressive hardware specs lead to a lag-free experience ; Voice search works as advertised ; Gaming with the FireTV goes beyond what anyone else can offer

Limited internal storage ; Gaming controller is an extra $40 on a device is already at the top of the price range ; No killer feature to make it a must have

Amazon has put together an impressive package with FireTV, offering specs to rival last year’s hero phones and positively dwarfing the competition in the streaming market. The voice search is unique and works well and the FireTV’s gaming capabilities...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Timi Cantisano (

Amazon Fire TV Review


Several months ago, Amazon announced its contending streaming box, the Amazon Fire TV. The box is lightning quick and has a couple of nifty tricks, but is that enough to overtake Roku?

Sep, 2014

Product Specifications


1080p Upscaling: No
Display: No
DVD Writer: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: Yes
TV Card: No
USB Host: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No
WLAN 802.11a Port: Yes
WLAN 802.11ac Port: No
WLAN 802.11b Port: Yes
WLAN 802.11g Port: Yes
WLAN 802.11i Port: No
WLAN 802.11n Port: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: No
Firewire: No
Memory Card Slot: No
S-Video: No
TV Output: Yes


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Android 4.2 JellyBean
Product Type:Mini


Brand of Graphic Chip:QUALCOMM
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Adreno 320
GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic


Chipset Brand:Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Hyper Threading: No
Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:APQ8064