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Amazon Fire TV (1st Gen) 2014

We have collected and analyzed 54 expert reviews and 11444 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 79/100 and users rate it 86/100. The average review date is Aug 7, 2015. We have compared these reviews to 207416 reviews from other Media Centers. The alaScore™ for this product is 96/100 = Excellent. Last update: May 27, 2017.

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Amazon.com review summary for Amazon Fire TV (1st Gen) 2014

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5219 user reviews of Amazon Fire TV (1st Gen) 2014 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Views about the size and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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

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May, 2017

Expert review by: (ubergizmo.com)

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

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Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

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 (slashgear.com)

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 (engadget.com)

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 (slashgear.com)

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 (theverge.com)

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

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Amazon Fire TV review

 

Like the Kindle and the Kindle Fire , the newly announced Amazon Fire TV ($99) streaming media box is primarily designed to get you consuming Amazon's digital media.

The Amazon Fire TV is best way to watch Amazon Instant movies and TV yet, and Prime subscribers can stream thousands of titles for no additional charge. Voice-search feature is cool and works well. The interface is zippy, and Amazon content streams...

The user interface strongly favors Amazon Instant content over other services, and the voice-search feature doesn't comb through Netflix or most other non-Amazon apps. Some major apps are missing, including HBO Go and Spotify. The $99 price feels...

The Fire TV streaming-media box is an impressive living room debut for Amazon, with standout features like voice search, gaming, and superfast video streaming, but it falls short of being an elite streamer -- at least for now.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

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. (phonearena.com)

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: Joe Wilcox (betanews.com)

Amazon Fire TV is hot [first-impressions review]

 

Streaming set-top boxes are no longer about media consumption. The newest entrants—from

Oct, 2015