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Amazon Fire TV (3rd gen, 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 175 reviews of Amazon Fire TV (3rd gen, 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the connectivity and reliability are overall positive. The design and price are also appreciated, but there are some less positive reviews about the size. There are some mixed comments about the software and remote control.

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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 (3rd gen, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon Fire TV review

 

Compact and portable ; Powerful ; Affordable ; Works with Alexa ; Supports HDR

Dongle may strain HDMI ports ; No Ethernet jack ; No Dolby Vision

Amazon’s new $70 Fire TV dongle is powerful, easy to install, and adds support for HDR content. With Alexa at the helm, Amazon’s Fire TV is a more compelling streaming option than ever before.

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Amazon Fire TV Recast

 

The Amazon Fire TV Recast adds live broadcast television viewing and recording to your Fire TV or mobile device, without a subscription.

Easy to set up. No subscription needed. Reliable recording.

Requires a Fire TV device, Echo Show, or Fire TV mobile app. No way to watch from a computer. Even HD broadcast television looks soft on recent 4K TVs.

Bottom Line: The Amazon Fire TV Recast adds live broadcast television viewing and recording to your Fire TV or mobile device, without a subscription.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Amazon Fire TV Recast review: One of the best cord-cutter companions yet

 

The Amazon Fire TV Recast is a user-friendly OTA streaming product especially suited to users and fans of the Fire TV.

The Amazon Fire TV Recast antenna DVR doesn't charge any monthly fees. Its sophisticated program guide fits live TV channels seamlessly into the Fire TV interface. Setup is easy and out of home streaming to your phone works well. Picture quality was...

It's more expensive initially than many antenna TV options. You need a Fire TV device attached to your TV, and can only watch on two devices at once. Alexa search isn't as dependable as manually using the channel guide, and the required Fire TV menu...

The Amazon Fire TV Recast DVR makes it easier than ever to watch free live and recorded over-the-air TV without monthly fees.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Welch (theverge.com)

Amazon Fire TV Recast review: the cord cutter’s DVR

 

This gadget is a big part of Amazon's streaming future.

Lets you record and watch OTA channels anywhere ; Seamless integration with Fire TV and Alexa voice commands ; Reliable streaming performance

Limited to two concurrent streams ; BYOA (bring your own antenna) ; Mobile app isn’t nearly as good as Fire TV experience

This gadget is a big part of Amazon’s streaming future

Nov, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Amazon Fire TV (2017)

 

The Amazon Fire TV adds HDR10 to its already compelling 4K video support and Alexa voice assistant, making it one of the best media streamers you can buy.

Supports 4K and HDR10. Works with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant. Fast performance with solid Wi-Fi streaming. Ethernet connectivity is an option.

No support for Dolby Vision. Missing a few notable streaming services.

Bottom Line: The Amazon Fire TV adds HDR10 to its already compelling 4K video support and Alexa voice assistant, making it one of the best media streamers you can buy.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Amazon Fire TV (2017) review

 

Amazon is all-in with Alexa voice control , and that goes for its Fire TV streaming devices, too. The $40 Fire TV Stick can now work with an Echo in your home to control TV, reacting to your voice commands without having to use the remote, and it works...

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 : Nilay Patel (theverge.com)

Amazon Fire TV (2017) review: everything but the content

 

Technically none of the lights

Polished, beautiful interface ; Alexa integration is solid ; Inexpensive

Small catalog of 4K HDR movies ; Support for Atmos audio but no Atmos content ; Remote lacks volume buttons ; No Dolby Vision support

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Amazon Fire TV Recast Review: Easy cord-cutting

 

Amazon's Fire TV Recast isn't just a DVR for cord-cutters, it actually cuts any physical connection between the set-top box and your TV itself. Instead, the newest addition to the Fire TV line offers up a wealth of free, over-the-air channels and the...

Easy and flexible setup ; Subscription-free DVR ; Up to four tuners and plenty of storage ; Alexa support makes control easy

Can only stream to two devices simultaneously ; Mobile experience lacks features like scheduling

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Amazon Fire TV (2017) Review: 4K HDR, Alexa, and a problem

 

Welcome to the age of 4K HDR and a brand new Amazon Fire TV (2017), complete with Alexa to hold your hand as you wade into High Dynamic Range content. Aggressively priced at $69.99, and thoroughly undercutting the latest Apple TV in the process, Amazon...

Easy to install and discreet ; Alexa support is legitimately useful ; Half the price of the new Apple TV

HDR10 not Dolby Vision ; Limited 4K HDR content available ; Remote lacks basic TV controls

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Jared Newman (techhive.com)

Amazon Fire TV (2017) review: This is a step backward, even with 4K HDR

 

The new Fire TV has cheap 4K HDR video and a lot of problems.

4K HDR streaming at a low price ; More powerful than the Fire TV Stick ; Hands-free voice controls via Alexa devices are a nice perk

No TV controls on the remote ; The interface is a bloated, ad-ridden mess ; Alexa is less helpful than other TV voice assistants

Voice search is supposed to be the Fire TV’s saving grace. Thanks to Amazon’s Alexa assistant, you can look for movies and TV shows, stream music, control smart home devices, and ask for general information such as the weather forecast. You don’t even...

Oct, 2017

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