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Amazon Fire TV Stick (1st gen. 2014)

Amazon Fire TV Stick (1st gen. 2014)
alaScore 99

5819 reviews

Nov, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5819 reviews of Amazon Fire TV Stick (1st gen. 2014). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and design are overall positive. The size and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas the apps and video get negative opinions.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

video, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Fire TV Stick (1st gen. 2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the software. The price also gets good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the remote control.

usability, price, software

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

Nov, 2021

Expert review by : Phil Nickinson (digitaltrends.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max review: The new standard for streaming sticks

 

Amazon just made one of the best and more affordable streaming sticks even better, making the Fire TV Stick 4K Max the one to get.

“It's an iterative update, sure, but one that makes the Fire TV Stick 4K Max the one to get.”

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Simon Cohen (digitaltrends.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick/Stick Lite review: The best budget streamers

 

You don't have to spend a lot to get a great streaming device. In fact, these Amazon Fire TV devices can do voice control, HDR, and Dolby Atmos for $40 or less.

Affordable ; Voice-based remote control ; HDR and Dolby Atmos ; Can be placed behind the TV

Quirky interface ; Dolby Atmos support inconsistent across apps

Nov, 2020

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 : Eli Blumenthal (cnet.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max review: Speedy app delivery isn't everything

 

The latest Fire TV Stick burns rubber, but Roku and Google TV still win where it counts.

Fast performance ; Supports all major streaming apps ; Smart home control through Alexa

Ads are prevalent on the home screen and screensaver ; No Chromecast or AirPlay support ; Search results are wonky ; Luna lacks compelling games

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max Review

 

Fast performance ; Lots of apps and services ; Amazon Alexa voice control ; Wi-Fi 6

4K HDR media streaming can't really take advantage of Wi-Fi 6 ; No Apple AirPlay or Google Cast

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max is an excellent media streamer that adds Wi-Fi 6 compatibility for just $5 more than the standard model, but you probably won't see a difference outside of very specific use cases.

Oct, 2021

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Amazon's $40 streamer is a fine device, but we recommend spending less for Fire TV Lite or getting the Roku Express 4K Plus instead.

 

Amazon's $40 streamer is a fine device, but we recommend spending less for Fire TV Lite or getting the Roku Express 4K Plus instead.

Jun, 2021

Expert review by (cnet.com)

The first ultrabudget streamer with a voice remote talks circles around Roku.

 

The first ultrabudget streamer with a voice remote talks circles around Roku.

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Review

 

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

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.

Jun, 2021

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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 : 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

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