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Amazon Fire TV (1st gen. 2014)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6478 reviews of Amazon Fire TV (1st gen. 2014). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good opinions. There are some less positive views about the reliability.

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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 (1st gen. 2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Amazon Fire TV (1st gen. 2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5219 user reviews of Amazon Fire TV (1st gen. 2014) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and design are overall positive. The price and usability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Amazon Fire TVAmazon Fire TV

2018-08

Expert review by : Sam Kieldsen (stuff.tv_in)

Amazon Fire TV review

 

Watch out Apple TV – Amazon's box is a smarter variety of streamer

Simple setup and UI Good AV performance Compact, tidy design

Voice search limited to Amazon content Occasional remote lag

Amazon has come a long way from simply selling books

2015-05

Expert review by : Mithun Mohandas (digit.in)

Amazon Fire TV

 

Is this US only service worth the money here in India?

Better hardware than competition ; Tons of content ; Voice functionality on remote control

Expensive to achieve full potential ; Prime Music not yet available

The hardware on the Amazon Fire TV is quite powerful and the interface is quite polished. Pair that with Amazon Prime and the deal becomes a lot more sweeter...if you were living in the US. For us folks in India this device is a luxury and it is the...

2014-08

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

Amazon Fire TV Review: A Fast Ride That'll Cost You

 

Take your pick of streaming devices-there are already plenty from which to choose. But Amazon says its new Fire TV can best every Roku, Chromecast, and Apple

Let's make one thing perfectly clear: if you pay $100 for Amazon Fire TV , you are essentially paying for the speed, voice search, and games (especially the games). If that's what you want, then fine, sure, go for it. But be sure you know what you're...

2014-04

Expert review by (gadgets.ndtv.com)

Amazon Fire TV review

 

Fire TV, unveiled by Amazon on Wednesday, marks the online retailer's latest push into streaming video.

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Amazon Fire TV

 

Amazon Fire TV review: this upgraded flagship streamer with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice Remote is great, but you'll still need Prime to make the most of it.

Snappy operation ; Stable connection ; 4K and HDR ; Slim and sleek design ; Simple UI

Amazon content takes priority ; No Now TV ; Must use bundled AC adapter

Amazon’s little black box of wonder is back and better than ever.

2018-08

Expert review by : Terrence O'Brien (engadget.com)

Amazon Fire TV review: the set-top that tries to do everything

 

Here's the thing about Amazon: We can't figure the company out half the time. Few things embody that quite as well as the Fire TV. The company is adamant

Fast performance ; Impressive list of apps, even at launch ; Voice search is convenient, fast and accurate

Voice search doesn't work within apps ; Onscreen keyboard is offensively bad ; Inconsistent gaming experience ; Carousel UI doesn't work as well on Fire TV as it does on tablets ; Many apps and games are buggy ports from other platforms

The Fire TV should be impressive -- it's faster and better equipped than most of the other media streamers out there, and does it all at a decent price. Right now though, features like gaming, voice search and ASAP are barely helping it keep pace with...

2014-04

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (t3.com)

Amazon Fire TV review: simply unbeatable value for 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos support

 

Alongside the Chromecast Ultra, it's great value for 4K HDR support - but you'll probably need Amazon Prime

Plenty of content ; So well priced ; Alexa works very well

You really need to have Prime

2017-11

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Amazon Fire TV vs Apple TV review

 

Amazon and Apple's streaming boxes battle it out for a space under your TV...

Amazon wins on picture and sound ; Apple has better voice search ; Amazon has more apps and UHD video ; Amazon features USB and MicroSD

Apple TV more expensive ; Typing is a chore on Apple

For ease of use, higher speed, lower price and the wealth of content - not to mention UHD video - this is an easy win for the Amazon Fire TV

2016-03

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

Amazon Fire TV review

 

A great streaming media player, but Amazon is a little heavy-handed

Speedy operation Voice search Good performance and build quality

Voice search is not universal Amazon features strongly prioritised No bundled HDMI cable No USB playback

The Amazon Fire TV is mostly a success, but there’s still work to do. We love the speed and the voice search function, which genuinely makes operation a lot easier. What we don’t like is the price and app offering. For the money, we’d like more apps....

2014-12

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Amazon Fire TV review

 

My name is Dan Seifert and I'm addicted to cable TV. Last fall, I tried to break that addiction. I became one of the growing number of Americans to cancel their cable TV service. I went from a...

Speedy performance ; Voice search that works ; Fun games that aren't a gimmick

Voice search is limited ; Missing key apps like HBO Go ; No live TV options

The Fire TV is the best media streaming box you can get, but it's not much more than that

2014-04

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black

Hard drive

Built-In Hard Drive: No

Memory

Flash memory:2048
Internal Memory:2048 / 8192
Internal memory type:LPDDR2

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Full HD: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Performance

Frame rate:60

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
HDCP: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Processor

Built-in processor: Yes
Processor frequency:1.7
Processor Manufacturer:QUALCOMM
Processor Model:KRAIT 300

Software

Audio formats supported:HE-A, AAC, AC3, EAC3, MP3, PCM
Image formats supported:JPG, PNG
Video formats supported:MPEG4-SP, H.263, H.264, VC-1

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Maximum memory card size:128
Storage media type: No

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black
Handheld remote control: Yes

Video

Full HD: Yes
Personal Video Recorder (PVR) included: No
Supported video modes:1080p
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.5
Height :1.75
Weight:281
Width:11.5