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Amazon Fire TV Stick (1st gen. 2014)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15736 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 Media Centers for all reviews. People really like the design and reliability. The size and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, size, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Amazon Fire TV Stick (1st gen. 2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = 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 Media Centers on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the price. The usability is also mentioned favorably.

usability, price

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

This summary is based on the products: Amazon New - Fire TV Stick with Voice RemoteAmazon New - Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote

2018-05

Expert review by : Leslie Horn , Gawker Media (gizmodo.in)

Amazon Fire TV Stick Review: A Lot Less Money for a Little Less Speed

 

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is the bargain version of Amazon's super-fast voice search-enabled Fire TV. The HDMI version certainly sacrifices a lot of things

2014-11

Expert review by : Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick review: Stick it to 'em

 

While it has been available in the US since the end of last year, the Amazon Fire TV Stick finally makes its way across the pond for release in the UK and, thanks to a combination of attractive price point and rich feature set, could end up being a...

Speedy and smooth operation, great library of casual games, beefy processor and RAM, good sized storage for such a device

Requires the included power adapter for use, some UK catch-up services missing, only get the most with Prime membership

Amazon has made its intentions clear with the Fire TV Stick. It has priced it aggressively (a touch more expensive than the Chromecast, quite a bit cheaper than the Roku) but offers a lot more for the money – certainly in terms of internal tech.

2015-04

Expert review by : Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick hands-on: UK pre-orders now open, get it for just £19 - Pocket-lint

 

Amazon released its media streaming dongle, the Fire TV Stick, in the US at the tail end of last year, expanding its connected television line-up and offering

2015-03

Expert review by (t3.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick review: is this small streamer ready for the big league?

 

It may be small in size but this streamer is kind of a big deal

Tiny ; unobtrusive device ; Cheap ; Lots of content ; lots of apps

You really need to have Prime ; Needs a charger

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Verity Burns (trustedreviews.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick

 

The new Amazon Fire TV Stick is the service's second generation of its cheapest video streaming device. It aims itself squarely at rivals such as Google Chromecast Ultra and Roku Streaming Stick, squeezing all of its streaming know-how into a...

They might be subtle improvements, but the new Fire TV Stick is all the better for having them.

2017-07

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...

2016-07

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick review:

 

Along with Roku, Apple and Google, Amazon is a major player in streaming TV devices , and the Fire TV Stick is the most popular Amazon streamer. It's small, cheap and capable, and people seem to like it. In fact it's the most-reviewed product in Amazon...

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.

2016-05

Expert review by : Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Amazon Fire TV Stick review

 

The Fire TV Stick joins a growing number of media streamers which are small enough to hide away behind your TV, and cheap enough to buy alongside a Chromecast or Roku. But is Amazon's any good? Find out in our Fire TV Stick review.

Thanks to its powerful internals and nice interface, the Fire TV Stick is a great gadget for watching Prime Instant Video, Netflix, iPlayer and Demand 5. The remote may lack a mic, but you can still use voice search in Prime Instant Video using the...

2016-03

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...

2015-09

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick review

 

If you're an Amazon customer the Fire TV stick is a no-brainer, but does it have broad appeal?

Easy to use ; Speedy operation ; Low price

Missing Now TV and 4oD services ; Remote has no voice control ; Amazon hard-sell is a little strong

A lovely little streaming device and a no-brainer for Amazon customers

2015-05

Product Specifications

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, EAC3, FLAC, MP3, PCM, WAV
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Video formats supported:H.264

Hard drive

Built-In Hard Drive: No

Memory

Flash memory:1024
Internal Memory:8192

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0
Ethernet LAN: No
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:HDMI, USB

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Processor

Built-in processor: Yes
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor frequency:1000
Processor Manufacturer:Broadcom
Processor Model:BCM28155

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Technical Details

Audio output channels:7.1
Colour of product:Black
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Google applications:YouTube
Handheld remote control: Yes
HDCP: Yes

Video

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Frame rate:60
Full HD: Yes
Personal Video Recorder (PVR) included: No
Signal source:IPTV
Supported video modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p
Tuner type:Digital
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.5
Height :1.15
Weight:25.1
Width:8.49