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Amazon Fire TV (1st gen. 2014)

Amazon Fire TV (1st gen. 2014)
alaScore 94

5336 reviews

Mar, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5336 reviews of Amazon Fire TV (1st gen. 2014). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the video and size. The design and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the software. The remote control and reliability get negative opinions.

usability, price, design, size, video

reliability, remote control

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 94/100 = 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. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

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

Mar, 2023

Expert review by : Caleb Denison (digitaltrends.com)

Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED review: Amazon’s best screen yet

 

The Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED TV is Amazon's best screen yet, but it may cost a bit more than it should.

Excellent Fire TV experience Great smart home hub Adequate picture performance Fun features

Lacks HDR punch Price-to-picture performance ratio is off

“A solid mid-tier TV with the best Fire TV experience yet.”

Oct, 2022

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Amazon Fire TV review: the set-top that tries to do everything

 

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...

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 is a compelling proposition, so long as you're already locked into the Amazon ecosystem. It's fast, powerful and priced in line with its higher-end competition. The addition of a single game controller for $40 gives access to gaming that...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Amazon Fire TV Recast Review

 

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

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

Jun, 2022

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

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)

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

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

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