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Amazon Fire TV Stick (1st gen. 2014)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5787 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 are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the software. There are some less positive views about the apps.

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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 95/100 = 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 are impressed by the software and price, but opinions are divided on the remote control.

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

Nov, 2020

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 : 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.

Oct, 2020

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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

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

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 (techhive.com)

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 (letsgodigital.org)

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

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by : Barb Gonzalez (soundandvision.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick Review

 

A great streaming choice for Amazon Prime members, particularly those who travel.

Easy installation in any HDMI port; Straightforward, simple menus; ASAP technology loads full resolution videos instantly; Plenty of free content for Amazon Prime members

Missing some major apps including Vudu and M-Go; Global search favors Amazon results; Remote app is inconsistent and voice search may not work

May, 2015

Expert review by : S21 (s21.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick review

 

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is probably the cheapest way to add Smart TV functionality to your TV. The compact stick brings access to Netflix and Amazon Instant Video, plus dozens of other video and music streaming services, plus games. It's easy to...

Smart TV has moved from being a gimmick or a bonus to being a core part of the TV experience. If your TV doesn't support the latest Smart TV features, then the Fire TV Stick is the cheapest way to bring it up to date. Asked by Roger from UK on 12th Nov...

Apr, 2015

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