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Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K (3rd gen, 2018)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews of Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K (3rd gen, 2018). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the video and software. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the size. Many are less positive about the reliability and remote control.

usability, price, software, video

remote control, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K (3rd gen, 2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Caleb Denison (digitaltrends.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick review

 

Amazon is giving Roku a run for its money with the Fire TV Stick, a $40 device about the size of a pack of gum that grants 1080p HD access to a wide array of content and games. If you're an Amazon Prime member already, this is a no-brainer.

Super-fast navigation ; Intuitive home-screen layout ; Instant access to Amazon content ; Wide selection of apps and games

No Ethernet connection ; Search limited to Amazon content ; Gaming accessories cost as much as the stick

We’re still big fans of Roku’s service-agnostic stance, and it has the best selection of apps and the best search feature on the market. But when it comes to games and access to Amazon’s universe of content, the Fire TV Stick is a far superior choice....

Jul, 2019

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Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

 

With 4K HDR, Amazon Alexa, and very peppy performance, the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is the best media streamer you can buy for under $50.

Affordable. Supports 4K with HDR10 and Dolby Vision. Amazon Alexa. Quick Wi-Fi streaming and menu navigation.

No Google Play apps. Ethernet adapter not included.

Bottom Line: With 4K HDR, Amazon Alexa, and very peppy performance, the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is the best media streamer you can buy for under $50.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote

 

If you haven't moved up to a 4K TV yet, it's only logical that you don't need a 4K media streamer. In the non-4K field, the $39.99 Amazon Fire TV Stick is easily one of the best. It's a powerful little device that features Amazon's robust Fire TV...

Inexpensive. Comes with improved voice remote that can control your TV. Voice search and Amazon Alexa are very useful. Fast performance.

Missing some notable streaming services.

Amazon's Fire TV Stick is faster and less expensive than ever, and comes with an Alexa-enabled voice remote out of the box, making it the best budget-friendly media streamer you can buy.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K review

 

With 4K HDR streaming, Dolby Vision and all the voice goodness of Alexa, does Amazon's new streamer poses a real threat to Roku?

Better streaming format support than anything in its price range. Voice features are best-in-class, and Echo and Dot owners can control it with Alexa. Its app and game selection is superb, responses are lightning fast and video quality is as good as...

The user interface pushes Amazon content too aggressively. The selection of 4K, HDR and Dolby Vision TV shows and movies is worse than on Apple TV 4K or Roku.

It flogs Amazon content too much to beat Roku, but for Alexa fans or 4K HDR TV owners who insist on Dolby Vision, the Fire TV 4K Stick is a great value.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Jared Newman (techhive.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K review: This is the media streamer to beat

 

Amazon's new Fire TV Stick sheds past mistakes and streams 4K HDR video at an unbeatable price

Impressive performance at a low price Broad HDR format support, plus HDR menus and SDR-to-HDR conversion Increasingly useful Alexa voice controls

The menu system is still too bloated Genre searches are Alexa's weak spot No support for YouTube TV, our favorite live TV streaming service

Now, the Fire TV Stick 4K’s upselling and advertising seem like an acceptable trade-off. They’re just the price you pay for an unbeatable value.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Marshall Honorof (tomsguide.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Review: A Welcome Upgrade

 

Some of my least-favorite things about the Fire TV Stick are still present in the Fire TV Stick 4K. It requires a separate power cable; its search could be better; and it pushes Amazon content way too hard.

Excellent 4K HDR quality ; Zippy navigation ; Lots of great apps ; Improved remote

Amazon-heavy interface ; Requires inconvenient power adapter

As 4K HDR streaming devices go, the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K does a great job balancing functionality, price and performance.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Kelly Woo (whathifi.com)

YouTube TV review: A reasonably priced cable TV alternative

 

YouTube TV is easy to use, available on every platform and offers a strong channel lineup.

If you want live TV at a reasonable price, YouTube TV may be your best bet.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (t3.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick review: super streamer now with added Alexa

 

It may be small in size but this streamer is kind of a big deal

Lots of content ; Alexa works pretty well ; Skills are useful in front of the TV

You really need to have Prime ; Needs a charger ; No 4K

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi (whathifi.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K review

 

Amazon's big stick is one of the most advanced and fully-featured video streamers out there

Supports all current HDR formats Dolby Atmos Impressive performance

Big and awkward for a stick Limited 4K HDR film selection

Simply the best video streamer after the Apple TV – and it's over £100 cheaper

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (pocket-lint.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K review: Superbly priced Prime streamer

 

The value of the Fire Stick 4K can't be questioned compared to its rivals. Even for non Amazon Prime subscribers it's a great 4K HDR hub too.

Ideal hub for 4K HDR content - including Amazon Prime / Netflix / more ; Simple plug-in design ; Supports Dolby Vision / HDR / HDR10+ / Dolby Atmos

Ocassional connection issues require a reset ; Fat design can clash with other HDMI ports

The value of Amazon's 4K device can’t be questioned compared to its rivals, making this a great access point to streaming services beyond just Amazon's own Prime portal, including Netflix and more. Many shows are now in 4K HDR, too, so a compatible TV...

May, 2020

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