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Amazon Fire TV Stick (1st gen. 2014)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15736 reviews of Amazon Fire TV Stick (1st gen. 2014). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and reliability. The size and price also get good reviews.

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 (1st gen. 2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Amazon Fire TV Stick (1st gen. 2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Amazon Fire TV Stick (1st gen. 2014) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Media Centers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price and usability.

usability, price

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Amazon New - Fire TV Stick with Voice RemoteAmazon New - Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote

May, 2018

Expert review by : Jared Newman (techhive.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick review: Getting what you paid for

 

As streaming apps get more advanced, Amazon's low-cost TV dongle doesn't feel future-proof.

Convenient access to Amazon Prime video ; Voice-controlled remote on the cheap ; Alexa integration for home control and other applications

Performance hangups abound ; Voice search doesn’t play well with third-party apps ; Sports fans will notice the absence of 60-frames-per-second playback

Should anyone buy the Fire TV Stick? Maybe, if you’re looking to spend as little as possible for the best experience with Amazon Prime Video. Just keep in mind that the Fire TV set-top box is a much faster and more capable device. It’ll cost more...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick review:

 

Along with Roku, Apple and Google, Amazon is a major player in streaming TV devices , and the Fire TV Stick is the most popular Amazon streamer. It's small, cheap and capable, and people seem to like it. In fact it's the most-reviewed product in Amazon...

The Amazon Fire TV Stick can access thousands of the most popular streaming apps. It's dirt cheap and unlike Chromecast, it actually includes a physical remote. Amazon content launches quickly. The voice remote option allows more convenient search and...

Slower than most other streaming devices. Popular apps like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and others take a back seat to Amazon's own TV shows and movies. There's no way to customize the interface.

The inexpensive Fire TV Stick remains a great value for heavy users of Amazon TV shows and movies, but most other new devices work better for Netflix and the rest.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote

 

Amazon launches Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote : The New Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote- Most Powerful Streaming Stick, Now with Voice retails for just $49.99. Amazon proudly introduced another new member of the Fire TV family, adding a voice remote...

The new Fire TV Stick from Amazon has 4x the storage and 2x the memory of Chromecast, a dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, Dolby Audio, and better Wi-Fi performance than any other streaming media stick. Plus, unlike other streaming media sticks, Fire TV...

Sep, 2015

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Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick

 

Amazon's stick-sized version of the Fire TV media hub is less than half the price and offers all of the same appealing features, save for sheer speed.

Inexpensive. Feature-rich. Lots of content and services available, especially for Amazon Prime members

Not as quick as the Fire TV. Interface is curated primarily around Amazon content

Amazon has joined Google and Roku as a purveyor of tiny, stick-shaped media hubs with the Fire TV Stick. Like the Google Chromecast and the Roku Streaming Stick, the Fire TV Stick is a tiny bar that you stick into your HDTV's HDMI port and use just...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Fire TV Stick review: a more affordable streamer from Amazon

 

The Fire TV Stick addresses a number of issues we had with the Fire TV and comes with a much smaller price tag. It's not dramatically better than its competitors, but it's certainly not any worse. For $39, it's a perfectly viable streaming-media...

Unobtrusive design ; Vastly improved onscreen keyboard ; Dedicated Prime Video section ; List of apps keeps getting longer

Still no HBO Go ; Included remote lacks voice search button ; Still some rough edges and inconsistencies in Fire OS

With the Fire TV Stick, Amazon seems to have a winner on its hands. It does everything you expect a media streamer to do with little fuss and a reasonable price tag. Whereas the Fire TV toyed a little too much with the idea of being a game console and...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Jared Newman (techhive.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick review: A cheap, quick, and dirty path to Prime Instant Video

 

Amazon's TV dongle delivers easy access to Amazon Prime Video. On the downside, it's saddled with a bloated interface and a number of version 1.0 bugs.

As I mentioned earlier, I hope Amazon goes on a bug hunt between now and January 15 when it resumes shipping the Fire TV Stick. I’ve mentioned a few issues already; here are some others:

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick Review – A Prime no-brainer

 

Amazon may have been late to the streaming box game with the Fire TV , but the retail behemoth isn't letting that initial tardiness hold it back, following up with an even more affordable way to bring on-demand content to your living room. The Amazon...

For a Prime subscriber on the fence about a $99 Fire TV, the Fire TV Stick is a no-brainer. The ease and convenience of getting Amazon’s growing catalog of free content on your TV is certainly worth $39, while day-to-day niceties like a physical remote...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Amazon Fire TV Stick

 

Amazon Fire TV Stick starts shipping : Amazon announced that Fire TV Stick, the fastest-selling Amazon device ever, started shipping today. Customers can order via the Amazon website; new orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Fire...

Fire TV Stick delivers instant access to a vast selection of content, including the most popular video and music services such as Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, NBA Game Time, Twitch, ShowTime AnyTime, Prime Music, Spotify,...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Gene DellaSala (audioholics.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Review

 

Media streaming is a must have feature for a modern home theater. We look at the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Fire TV to see if they are a better alternative to streaming from your source device or HDTV.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Brad Linder (liliputing.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick goes global (with higher price, fewer features)

 

Amazon is … sort of.

Of course, that $10 premium comes with a perk: you can actually buy the device in regions where it wasn’t available before. The list of available apps will probably vary from country to country, but Amazons Prime Video is available in every region...

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications

Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: No

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, EAC3, FLAC, MP3, PCM, WAV
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Video compression format:H.264
Video formats supported:H.264

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:N

Memory

Flash memory:1024
Internal memory:8192

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:HDMI, USB

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Processor

Built-in processor: Yes
Processor:BCM28155
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor frequency:1000
Processor Manufacturer:Broadcom
Processor model:BCM28155

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Technical Details

Audio output channels:7.1
Color of product:Black
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Google applications:Youtube
Handheld remote control: Yes
HDCP: Yes

Video

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Frame rate:60
Full HD: Yes
Personal Video Recorder (PVR) included: No
Signal source:IPTV
Supported video modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p
Tuner Type:Digital
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.984
Height:0.453
Weight:0.885
Width:3.34