Amazon Fire Stick TV Review

The Amazon fire stick tv is a must get gadget for those who live around their tv and love a variety of content.

Amazon’s fire stick is, in essence, a portal to Amazon’s huge library of TV shows, movies and music

Fire Stick TV now supports 4K Ultra HD for true-to-life picture quality. Watch high-definition 1080p streams on Amazon Video, Netflix, Hulu and more, even without a 4K TV.

You get instant access to Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO NOW, Hulu, and more, kiss cable and satellite good bye if you want. Rent movies from just 99 cents. Watch live TV with Sling TV, which includes ESPN, AMC, HGTV, TNT, Food Network, ABC Family, and more. Amazon Prime membership offers access to Prime Video which includes thousands of movies and TV episodes, at no additional cost. Subscription fees may be required.

 Amazon Fire For Gaming

Amazon Fire TV is the easiest way to game on your HDTV. Enjoy best-selling titles from Mojang, EA, Disney, and Ubisoft. Many games are free, and paid games start from just 99 cents. With top games like Lego Star Wars, Pac-Man 256, and Minecraft, there is something for the entire family. Use your included Fire TV Voice Remote, or upgrade to the Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition.

Amazon Fire For Music

Millions of songs are available to stream on Amazon Fire TV through Spotify, Pandora, and iHeartRadio. You can also access your entire Amazon Music Library, so you can enjoy any albums and songs you’ve previously purchased. Amazon Prime membership offers access to Prime Music, which includes Prime Playlists, and ad-free listening to over a million songs.

View Photos On Your TV

Photos or videos you take on your phone or tablet can be automatically uploaded to Amazon Cloud Drive, so they appear on your HDTV. Amazon Prime membership includes free storage in Amazon Cloud Drive for your entire photo collection.

Amazon Fire TV Voice Remote

Amazon Fire TV Voice Remote has a built-in mic so you can instantly search TV shows, movies, actors, and genres using just your voice—no more typing with your remote to find what you want. Voice search is supported for the entirety of Amazon’s video, music, app, and game catalog, plus for Hulu, HBO GO, Crackle, Showtime, and Starz. Please note that voice search does not work directly inside individual applications, like Netflix.

Amazon Fire TV Is So Easy To Use. You Get It Pre Registered To Your Amazon Account And Setting It Up Is Less Demanding Than Eating A Burger.

Tech
Size 4.5″ x 4.5″ x 0.7″ (115 mm x 115 mm x 17.8 mm)
Weight 9.5 oz. (270 g)
Processor MediaTek Quad-core up to 2 Ghz
Dual-core @ 2.0 GHz + Dual-core @ 1.6 GHz
GPU Power VR GX6250
Storage 8 GB internal
Memory 2 GB
Wi-Fi Connectivity Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO) for faster streaming and fewer dropped connections than standard Wi-Fi. Supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi networks.
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1 + LE, with support for the following profiles: HID 1.0 , SPP 1.2, HOGP 1.0, GATT, A2DP 1.2, AVRCP 1.0
Voice Support Yes, with Fire TV Voice Remote (included) or free Fire TV Remote App (available for download on Fire, Android, and iOS)
Game Controller Support Yes, optimized for Amazon Fire TV Game Controller and most games are compatible with other Bluetooth controllers
Cloud Storage Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
Ports DC Jack, HDMI output, 10/100 Ethernet, microSD slot, USB 2.0
Audio Support Dolby Audio, 5.1 surround sound, 2ch stereo, and HDMI audio pass through up to 7.1
Content Formats Supported Video: H.265, H.264, Audio: AAC-LC, AC3, eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MP3, PCM/Wave, Vorbis, Dolby Atmos (EC3_JOC), Photo: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
Output Resolution Supported 2160p up to 30fps; 720p and 1080p up to 60fps
System Requirements Compatible high-definition or ultra high-definition television with available HDMI input, Internet connection, a power outlet
TV Compatibility TV must support minimum HDCP requirements for protected content playback. Learn more. Compatible with (1) 4K ultra high-definition TVs with HDMI capable of 2160p at 24/25/30/50/60 Hz and HDCP 2.2, including popular models from LG, Samsung, Sony, Sharp, Toshiba, Vizio, and others or (2) high-definition TVs with HDMI capable of 1080p or 720p at 50/60 Hz, including popular HDCP-compatible models from Hitachi, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, NEC, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, Vizio, Westinghouse, and others.
Warranty and Service 1-year Limited Warranty and service included. Optional 2-year and 3-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Fire TV is subject to the terms found here.
Regional Support Certain services may not be available outside the U.S.
Closed Captioning Watch videos and TV shows with closed captioning displayed. Captions are not available for all content.
Included in the Box Amazon Fire TV
Amazon Fire TV Voice Remote
Power adapter
2 AAA batteries
Quick Start Guide
Fire TV Voice Remote
Size 1.5″ x 5.9″ x 0.7″ (38.4 mm x 150.7 mm x 16.7 mm)
Weight 2.4 oz (68 g) with batteries / 1.6 oz (45 g) without batteries
Batteries 2 AAA (included)
Battery life Up to 12 months battery life with typical use

Pros:

  • Numerous amount of “content apps”
  • Large varietyof ultra high definition content
  • It’s fast
  • Less money than Apple
  • Small compact size is unobtrusive

Cons:

  • Amazon injects advertisements alot
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound (AC3) is NOT supported unless you have prime video.
  • The sound can be very low
  • Scrolling the interface is shaky and not smooth at times

That’s the end of the review. Hope it was helpful.

Amazon Fire TV

Published by

Amy Livians

Professional Reviewer of Home Theater Systems, components, and design.