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Amazon Fire TV Stick (1st gen. 2014)

Amazon Fire TV Stick (1st gen. 2014)
alaScore 96

5799 reviews

Jun, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5799 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. People really like the reliability and design. The size and price also get good views, whereas many are negative about the apps and video.

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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( 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 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 People really like the software. The price is also appreciated. Views are divided on the remote control.

usability, price, software

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

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Simon Cohen (

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

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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 : Will Greenwald (

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.

Oct, 2020

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Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

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 (

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 : Mark Peters (

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote


Amazon launches Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote : The New Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote- Most Powerful Streaming Stick, Now with Voice retails for just $49.99. Amazon proudly introduced another new member of the Fire TV family, adding a voice remote...

The new Fire TV Stick from Amazon has 4x the storage and 2x the memory of Chromecast, a dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, Dolby Audio, and better Wi-Fi performance than any other streaming media stick. Plus, unlike other streaming media sticks, Fire TV...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Jared Newman (

Amazon Fire TV Stick review: A cheap, quick, and dirty path to Prime Instant Video


Amazon's TV dongle delivers easy access to Amazon Prime Video. On the downside, it's saddled with a bloated interface and a number of version 1.0 bugs.

As I mentioned earlier, I hope Amazon goes on a bug hunt between now and January 15 when it resumes shipping the Fire TV Stick. I’ve mentioned a few issues already; here are some others:

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Peters (

Amazon Fire TV Stick


Amazon Fire TV Stick starts shipping : Amazon announced that Fire TV Stick, the fastest-selling Amazon device ever, started shipping today. Customers can order via the Amazon website; new orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Fire...

Fire TV Stick delivers instant access to a vast selection of content, including the most popular video and music services such as Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, NBA Game Time, Twitch, ShowTime AnyTime, Prime Music, Spotify,...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Kelly Woo (

Amazon Fire TV Stick 2020 review


The new upgraded Amazon Fire TV Stick (2020) is faster and more powerful than the previous version, but still streams only to 1080p.

Fast navigation and loading ; Supports most if not all services and apps ; Alexa-enabled remote

Only supports up to 1080p ; Excessive promotion of Prime Video content

The Fire TV Stick is the better option, though, if you are fully enmeshed in an Amazon ecosystem that includes other Alexa-enabled devices. As long as you don’t mind a ton of Amazon content promotion.

Feb, 2021

Expert review by : Steven Cohen (

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K


With so many streaming services, video formats, and audio codecs flooding the home theater market, it can be tricky to track down a digital media player capable of supporting all your favorite content and tech. Sure, most new 4K HDR displays already...

Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HDR10+ support Dolby Atmos capabilities Smooth and responsive performance Affordable price Compact design

Dolby Atmos support currently limited to one show… and it's not working with my setup Sporadic audio issues with Onkyo receiver Missing a few key apps like VUDU HDR content currently limited to Prime Video & Netflix Navigation is a little cluttered

Nov, 2018

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