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Amazon Fire TV Stick (1st gen. 2014)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15703 reviews of Amazon Fire TV Stick (1st gen. 2014). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and reliability. The size and price are also appreciated.

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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 Stick (1st gen. 2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = 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. People are impressed by the price. The usability also gets good feedback.

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

Aug, 2019

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

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 : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick review: New remote freshens this cheap streamer for 2019

 

Amazon's cheapest TV streamer can now control your TV with the remote. Is that enough to beat Roku?

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is one of the least expensive streamers you can buy. Voice features are best-in-class, and Echo and Dot owners can control it with Alexa. Its app selection is superb, responses are fast and video quality is as good as any...

The user interface promotes TV shows and movies from Amazon and its partners that you probably don't care about.

Amazon's cheap Alexa-powered stick is better than ever with a TV-control remote, but Roku's simple menus make it a better choice.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: Voice and streaming extras for less

 

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 : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice remote: The $40 voice of Amazon TV

 

The inexpensive Amazon Fire TV Stick now includes a mic-equipped remote allowing access to voice search, playback commands and yes Alexa, Amazon's digital assistant. But can it beat Roku?

The $40 Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote is one of the least expensive devices to stream video from Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO, Sling TV and other online services. It's just as responsive as other devices, meaning it's lightning-fast, and...

The current user interface pushes Amazon content too aggressively. Alexa is less useful than with always-on devices. Unlike Roku there's no dedicated app for any other a la carte video service, like Vudu or Fandango Now, beyond Amazon's.

The fast, affordable new Fire TV stick is great for fans of Amazon who'll use its voice capabilities, and an excellent value, but it's still not as good as Roku.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick updated review: No longer the sharpest stick in the stream

 

A year and a half after launch, Amazon's Fire TV stick is starting to show some gray hairs. It's slower than competitors, so unless you're really into Amazon's content and on a very tight budget, you should go with a newer device.

The Amazon Fire TV Stick can access thousands of the most popular streaming apps. It's dirt cheap and unlike Chromecast, it actually includes a physical remote. Amazon content launches quickly. The voice remote option allows more convenient search and...

Slower than most other streaming devices. Popular apps like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and others take a back seat to Amazon's own TV shows and movies. There's no way to customize the interface.

The inexpensive Fire TV Stick remains a great value for heavy users of Amazon TV shows and movies, but most other new devices work better for Netflix and the rest.

May, 2016

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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 : Gene DellaSala (audioholics.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Review

 

Media streaming is a must have feature for a modern home theater. We look at the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Fire TV to see if they are a better alternative to streaming from your source device or HDTV.

Aug, 2017

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

Expert review by : Jared Newman (techhive.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick review: Getting what you paid for

 

As streaming apps get more advanced, Amazon's low-cost TV dongle doesn't feel future-proof.

Convenient access to Amazon Prime video ; Voice-controlled remote on the cheap ; Alexa integration for home control and other applications

Performance hangups abound ; Voice search doesn’t play well with third-party apps ; Sports fans will notice the absence of 60-frames-per-second playback

Should anyone buy the Fire TV Stick? Maybe, if you’re looking to spend as little as possible for the best experience with Amazon Prime Video. Just keep in mind that the Fire TV set-top box is a much faster and more capable device. It’ll cost more...

Jul, 2016

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