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Amazon Fire TV (1st gen. 2014)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6487 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 products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The price and usability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Fire TV (1st gen. 2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and design are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

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

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Oct, 2018

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 : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Alexa turns on your TV, and it feels like magic

 

With the ability to infuse your own TV, sound bar, AV receiver and cable with voice commands, Amazon's Fire TV Cube can take you one step closer to living room bliss.

The Amazon Fire TV Cube lets you control power, input switching and volume on your TV, sound bar or AV receiver hands-free from across the room, using only voice commands. You can also use your voice to change channels on a cable box. The microphones...

If you want to use a source device beyond Fire TV -- like your cable DVR, game console, smart TV, Roku or Apple TV -- you'll have to keep its remote on-hand. The included Fire TV remote can't control other devices and even lacks volume and mute keys....

The Amazon Fire TV Cube's well-designed voice controls make it a superb alternative to a standard universal remote, especially for simpler systems.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Amazon Fire TV: Affordable Alexa-infused 4K streaming

 

If you like asking Alexa for TV shows and getting results, and you happen to have a TV with 4K and high dynamic range, the new Fire TV has your name on it.

The Amazon Fire TV serves up 4K and HDR video in a compact package for an affordable price. Its voice features are best-in-class, and Echo and Dot owners can control it hands-free with "Alexa" commands. App and game selection is superb, responses are...

The user interface pushes Amazon content too aggressively and doesn't allow customization. Fewer 4K HDR apps than Roku, and finding 4K content is more difficult.

Although Roku's 4K stick is slightly better overall, the Fire TV wins with Alexa devotees who own 4K HDR TVs.

Oct, 2017

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

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

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Amazon Fire TV (2014)

 

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.

The content menus are focused heavily around Amazon's own media libraries. The Movies and TV sections are populated entirely by videos available through Amazon Instant Video, and the Music section simply accesses Amazon Prime Music. You can still...

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.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Amazon Fire TV Cube Review: Alexa, hide the remote

 

Alexa is coming for your living room and, just like the Borg cube that the Amazon Fire TV Cube might remind you of, resistance is futile. Amazon's virtual assistant may not be an entirely new addition to the TV experience, thanks to integrations into...

Alexa makes a capable media navigator ; Setup is straightforward ; Still get many of Alexa's other Skills ; Competitively priced

Not a fully-fledged Echo ; IR can still be awkward ; Built-in speaker is weedy ; Full Alexa support is app-dependent

Jun, 2018

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 (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

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Black

Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: No

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:N

Memory

Flash memory:2048
Internal memory:2048 / 8192
Internal memory type:LPDDR2

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, 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
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

Full HD: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Performance

Frame rate:60

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
HDCP: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Processor

Built-in processor: Yes
Processor:Krait 300
Processor frequency:1.7
Processor Manufacturer:Qualcomm
Processor model:Krait 300

Software

Audio formats supported:HE-A, AAC, AC3, EAC3, MP3, PCM
Image formats supported:JPG, PNG
Video compression format:MPEG4-SP, H.263, H.264, VC-1
Video formats supported:MPEG4-SP,H.263,H.264,VC-1

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Maximum memory card size:128
Storage media type: No

Technical Details

Color of product:Black
Handheld remote control: Yes

Video

Full HD: Yes
Personal Video Recorder (PVR) included: No
Supported video modes:1080p
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.53
Height:0.689
Weight:9.91
Width:4.53