Amazon - Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote - Black

Enjoy smart access to videos, games and apps with this Amazon Fire TV stick. Its Alexa voice remote lets you deliver hands-free commands when you want to watch television or engage with other applications. With a quad-core processor, 1GB internal memory and 8GB of storage, this portable Amazon Fire TV stick works fast for buffer-free streaming.

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    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (45905 out of 46861)

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    Features


    Wirelessly stream movies, TV shows, sports, news and more

    Enjoy over 7,000 apps, games, and Alexa skills including Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW and more. You can watch just about anything you want.

    Find content quickly and easily with Alexa Voice Remote

    Use your voice to easily find, launch and control content. Alexa can also answer questions, play music, read the news, check sports scores, search local restaurants and more. Also works with Arlo.

    Quad-core processor for powerful performance

    Delivers a responsive interface, rapid search results, smooth gaming and ultrafast streaming.

    Great for gaming

    Choose from hundreds of games, including many that are free or Amazon exclusives.

    High-speed wireless connectivity

    Dual-band MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi connects to the Internet through your wireless home network (wireless router required and sold separately).

    Compatible with your existing HDTV

    Easily connects to high-definition televisions with HDMI-HDCP connectivity.

    Web-based services and content require high-speed Internet service. Some services may require a subscription.


    Customer rating

    4.7
    98%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    4.4

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Liked it, But Didn't Love It

      Posted
      BongoBoy
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I had never tried a streaming stick before installing this Amazon FireTVstick. You plug the stick into the back of your TV through an HDMI port, plug the dongle into that, plug the power cable into that, then plug the power cable into an outlet. Once you update the software using your wi-fi network, the rest is handled through on-screen instructions which are pretty easy to follow. You have to click through a few menus to get to the apps you like, as there are no shortcut buttons on the remote. There is no volume control either, so keep your TV remote handy. Set up takes only a little while, but you'll need all your usernames and passwords to log into your favorite apps. That does take a while using those hunt and peck letter/number menus. But you only do that once. Downloads are about as fast as most android apps and function pretty much the same once installed. From there you can log in to your favorite apps (Netflix, Amazon Video, YouTube, TED, Fandango Now, Movies Anywhere, etc.) and easily download any others you want. There's also access to music apps (Pandora, iHeart Radio, Amazon Music). Many require you to log into the app online using your computer, tablet, or android phone for confirmation codes, so keep those handy, too. Downloads were fairly quick and everything can be installed over your wi-fi router. Clicking through the menu was quick and responsive with large icons which can be customized for position. The remote is quick and responsive too, however the interface was a bit convoluted. You have to start at the Main Page and be exposed to a suggested movie to get to the category you want, then the app you want, then the video you want. It's not point-and-click. The apps work fine, but don't be fooled by the large number of video icons packed onto the stick from major broadcasters. These apps do not include free TV broadcasts by themselves. In many cases you can open the app, and maybe even watch a couple sample shows, but if you try to watch anything like a network show (ABC, CBS, NBC, CW, TCM, SYFY, etc.), most of them will require you to sign in with your (paid) TV service provider to actually watch anything. Sure, you can watch some old shows on apps like Pluto, Popcorn and TubiTV, but you'll need a paid TV app like Playstation Vue, YouTube TV, Sling, Hulu, Dish Network or Direct TV Now to watch live TV. Many of these are offered in the form of free 7-day trials, so they do make it easy. The stick also comes with Amazon Prime Photos that downloads all the photos saved to Google so you can access them on your TV. It also has an All Screen Receiver so you can cast straight from your cell to your TV screen. Some say the FireTVstick favors Amazon apps, but only the prominent image on the main page. Everywhere else, the Amazon apps are there, but no more prominent than all the others. I liked the minimalist look of the remote. Even with a couple of AA batteries it's rather small and light compared to most TV remotes but it fits the hand nicely and clicking it felt solid, perhaps a bit too firm but it seems like will last a long time. The ring style clicker is easy to use, but it’s also easy to drift your thumb off the four point directional position, clicking up when you meant left, which can be annoying at times. Picture quality is another matter. It seemed like most every app looked a bit grainy, like the pixels weren't registering quite right. Starting each app requires several seconds to load, and although there's no real video lag or stutter, videos buffer for several seconds before they rise to full clarity. Yet even then, 1080p images just didn't look as crisp as broadcast TV. Even using Direct TV Now, TV shows took 10-20 seconds to load each channel. So I began to wonder whether some other streaming stick might be a better alternative, A week after buying the FireTVstick, I got a Roku Streaming Stick free for signing up with Direct TV Now, with a 2-month commitment. With the Roku, you do get a rather ordinary-looking remote, but you get access to the same apps. They load faster, menu navigation is simpler and smoother and video quality was beautiful, as clear as broadcast TV, even comparable to blu-ray at times. The dedicated buttons on the Roku also let you click directly to Netflix, Direct TV Now, Fandango Now or Pandora without having to cascade through the Home page. And with a volume control on the side, there's no need to keep your TV remote handy. I liked the Amazon FireTVstick overall, but if you can afford the Roku - nearly twice the price of the Amazon stick, it’s well worth the price jump to get the better picture quality and convenience of operation.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Perhaps the best streaming device out.

      Posted
      NaniNash
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I know why most of you are here. So before I get started, YES. The All-New Amazon Fire TV Stick DOES work with KODI. I repeat, you will STILL be able to sideload Kodi onto this device! Now that we have that incredibly important piece of information out of the way, I will start off by saying the All-New Amazon Fire TV Stick picks off where its ever so popular predecessor left off, offering you one of the most inexpensive ways to stream HOURS of content to your TV. The package itself includes: - The Fire TV Stick - The Remote control WITH Alexa voice control - A Power adapter - 2 AAA batteries (by Amazon basics) - an HDMI extender if the Fire TV Stick does not fit into your TV’s HDMI port. The device itself couldn’t be easier to use. Simply plug it into your TV, and you’re good to go! With this device, you’ll be able to use apps such as Netflix, Pandora, HBO, and even Amazon prime (provided you’re a prime member). You will of course need accounts for all of the previously mentioned apps, but if you do not, you can also use YouTube through this device, which has hours of content on it by itself! If you’re an Amazo Prime member, you will already have access to thousands of TV shows and Movies… just in case you didn’t know! The All New Amazon Fire TV Stick features some changes that are worth mentioning, but if you’re not too tech-savy, just know that this stick performs faster than the older model. This is due to a stronger processor, a 1.3ghz quad core processor vs a 1ghz dual core processor from older models. I WAS a bit disappointed to see that the All-New Fire TV Stick did not upgrade to 2gb of Ram. While 1gb is plenty for streaming in most cases, users may find occasional lag on the home screen, especially when first booting the device up. I’ve found that if I turn on my firestick, and go do something else for a few minutes, or just allow the device some time to boot up, I do not run into this issue. While there has not been an update in ram, I have noticed that navigating the fire stick is MUCH quicker than previous models, which will make anybody happy. Perhaps the biggest change from the previous Fire TV Stick is the remote control. While all of the buttons are the same, you now have a “Voice Control” button on top of the remote control. By pressing this button, you are allowed access to wide range of commands that take all of the grunt work out of browsing your streaming device. For instance, you can ask Alexa to “Find horror movies”, “play music from pandora”, “fast forward 5 minutes”, etc. This feature is ESPECIALLY useful given the difficulties surrounding the use of streaming devices with a remote control that doesn’t have a keyboard or mouse. It is also worth mentioning that the buttons are now made of a soft rubber material, and are easier to use. To conclude, If you’re looking for a portable, depdnable, and easy to use streaming device, this is it. At just under $40.00, It’s hard to say no to perhaps the least expensive streaming device on the market. While I do wish that this model featured 2gb of ram for quicker browsing, 1gb is plenty for what most people will be using this device for; streaming. All in all, I would very much recommend this device!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      New Fire TV Stick Is Better..Stronger..Faster..

      Posted
      Startacus
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Pre-ordered the new 2nd Generation Amazon Fire TV Stick a week ago so that I'd receive it on its introduction date 10/20/16. Received promptly and quickly noticed the new ergonomic packaging that looks like the Fire TV Stick with Voice packaging but the is actually completely different. The packaging now folds out like a swiss army knife and the contents are displayed to you like a TV dinner. A packaging scientist had to come up with the new design. Kudos!! The stick looks and feels the exact same as the original (why mess up a good thing) however it now includes the voice remote, which I like better anyways as its larger and easier to hold and manipulate than the original. Stick itself was easy to set up and manage. WiFi is MUCH better and it was pretty good in 1st Gen. Stick seems to be at least 100% faster than the 1st gen and it could be faster than that. Menu selections are extremely fast. Streaming selections pop up without hesitation. I've watched 2 movies and 3 television episodes and the stick does not heat up or glitch like the original. If you travel with your stick you will need to order a larger case to accommodate your now larger remote. I had absolutely NO problems with the stick whatsoever, and I would consider myself highly knowledgeable with all aspects of the stick (read between the lines programmers). The redesign definitely deserves 5 stars!!! I just hope they keep them stocked up this go around. If you're on the fence considering Chr0mec@st or R0ku, "forgetaboutit" and get the New Amazon Fire TV Stick.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      No....just.....no.

      Posted
      kltmom
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      First off, I will state that I am a longtime Amazon Prime member and enthusiastic Amazon customer. We have several Amazon products in our home that we use daily, love and enjoy, among them, the Echo Dot and five Fire Tablets, and other such things as Amazon Basics items, etc. So it was with much enthusiasm that I decided to delve into the world of the Fire TV streaming devices. We already have (or have had in the past) an Apple TV, Google Chromecasts, and Rokus. We gave away our Chromecasts in favor of the Roku platform because we liked having dedicated external remotes and simply liked the Roku experience better. And I personally love my Apple TV and have that as my main streaming device. That all said, Best Buy had a very tempting sale on the Fire TV Stick (only $24.99) so I decided to give it a try since one of our TV's needed a streaming device. I set it all up and proceeded to add all the apps we wanted. I realized that the Fire TV platform does NOT support the Spectrum TV app, which is how we access our cable channels (we ditched the traditional cable set up, opting out of the "renting" of set-top boxes and having 10,000 channels we never watched, in favor of the new "a la carte" option of picking the channels we want and only paying for those--love it). Well, since this particular TV I was attaching the Fire TV stick to was one that we weren't going to use much, just occasionally, that wasn't a dealbreaker. As long as I could get all the apps of the channels and programs we wanted, I was cool with it. But once I finished the initial set up and downloaded all the apps and began to use the TV in earnest, I ran into two big problems. First of all was the UI (user interface), how the navigation works when picking and choosing apps and movies and shows I wanted to watch. It was painfully slow and convoluted. Ugh! I was somewhat used to it, as it's sort of the same as when I use the Amazon Prime TV app on our Rokus and Apple TV, but this was ten times worse. I couldn't believe how much I had to click around just to get to one show/movie/program that I wanted to watch in particular. I know that Alexa is baked into the remote, but I don't want to have to use Alexa ever single darn time, to navigate everything and anything while watching TV. I shouldn't have to. But the even bigger problem was the slowness of the entire system. We have a very fast wireless Internet connection, hardly have any problems at all--and this is with a family of five all with our laptops, tablets, phones, TV's etc. all heavily using the Internet at any given time. So I know the problem is definitely not with our Internet/wireless speeds or connectivity. But this Fire TV stick was constantly buffering, restarting, and just generally working slow. I gave it a chance, but returned it.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Great product but with few flaws

      Posted
      ProtoApocalypse
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Pros: Price is no doubt one of the best reasons to buy this specific model of Amazon fire Tv. Amazing packaging and all the the you might need in the box included with what you pay. Many different choices of apps, games and the fact that is Mobile and you can take anywhere with you and connect to any tv as long you have an Amazon Prime account and connect to the internet. Option to connect a control and play games as well. If you are an Amazon subscriber this is an ideal product to do a lot great streaming. Once apps load the speed of the loading times for movies are amazingly fast. No lagging. Screen mirroring between your phone and the device is possible to 3rd party app choices. Cons: Not enough on board memory real state, after installing a few apps and games you will start to notice a slow down in between switching apps and loading some of them. Lagging will only happen in some games. Alexa isn't all that helpful. Not all apps will take advantage of the Alexa technology. After 7 to 9 days of straight use I find myself resetting the device to clear the memory to prevent from freezing up or slow downs. Hopefully an update can fix this that way when an app is closed stays closed to prevent slows downs from others. I believe the 3 stars are reasonable and honestly still a great buy for the price. If you just need to do streaming this is the device you must get. If you plan to get more out of this like gaming or ask Alexa to do additional things you can but don't expect fast responses at times. Also if you plan to download lots of apps and games I don't totally recommend it since it will at one point start to slow down the overall loading times in between apps. Games will have some lag as well if many apps are installed. Like I said, stick to the basics and you will get an amazing device even better than some $100 plus devices.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      I've become a "cord-cutter" with the Fire Stick

      Posted
      djminfll
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I got so tired of paying high prices for substandard service for Cable TV. My bills were ridiculously high, and when I had a problem, I reached offshore agents who read scripts and were powerless to fix problems. I explored numerous options and ended up choosing the Fire Stick. I cancelled my cable service and purchased a Fire Stick for each of the 3 TVs in my home. That was a one-time fee that totaled less than a month of cable service. Then I subscribed to Hulu Live, which gives me live TV broadcasts, allows up to 50 hours of DVD recordings, and has literally thousands of hours of On Demand that puts the cable companies to shame. The Fire Sticks install literally in minutes, they provide better TV reception on my older 1080p TVs, as well as my 4K UHD Samsung Smart TV. I would have given it 5-stars, except for one thing - my partner is blind, and cannot use on-screen prompts. Part of why I purchased the Fire Stick was because it has Alexa voice commands, and I thought he could press the microphone and say, "Tune to CBS", or "Start Hulu". Unfortunately, Alexa is about as useful as Siri - most of the time, she responds, "I am unable to do that for you." If you have a vision impaired family member, keep this in mind when making the decision to purchase one. Other than that, this was the best decision I have made in a long time, and I could not be happier with the Amazon Fire Stick!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Buck Well Spent

      Posted
      GameHead1023
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The device itself couldn’t be easier to use. Simply plug it into your TV, and you’re good to go! With this device, you’ll be able to use apps such as Netflix, Pandora, HBO, and even Amazon prime (provided you’re a prime member). You will of course need accounts for all of the previously mentioned apps, but if you do not, you can also use YouTube through this device, which has hours of content on it by itself! If you’re an Amazo Prime member, you will already have access to thousands of TV shows and Movies… just in case you didn’t know! The All New Amazon Fire TV Stick features some changes that are worth mentioning, but if you’re not too tech-savy, just know that this stick performs faster than the older model. This is due to a stronger processor, a 1.3ghz quad core processor vs a 1ghz dual core processor from older models. I WAS a bit disappointed to see that the All-New Fire TV Stick did not upgrade to 2gb of Ram. While 1gb is plenty for streaming in most cases, users may find occasional lag on the home screen, especially when first booting the device up. I’ve found that if I turn on my firestick, and go do something else for a few minutes, or just allow the device some time to boot up, I do not run into this issue. While there has not been an update in ram, I have noticed that navigating the fire stick is MUCH quicker than previous models, which will make anybody happy. Perhaps the biggest change from the previous Fire TV Stick is the remote control. While all of the buttons are the same, you now have a “Voice Control” button on top of the remote control. By pressing this button, you are allowed access to wide range of commands that take all of the grunt work out of browsing your streaming device. For instance, you can ask Alexa to “Find horror movies”, “play music from pandora”, “fast forward 5 minutes”, etc. This feature is ESPECIALLY useful given the difficulties surrounding the use of streaming devices with a remote control that doesn’t have a keyboard or mouse. It is also worth mentioning that the buttons are now made of a soft rubber material, and are easier to use. To conclude, If you’re looking for a portable, depdnable, and easy to use streaming device, this is it. At just under $40.00, It’s hard to say no to perhaps the least expensive streaming device on the market. While I do wish that this model featured 2gb of ram for quicker browsing, 1gb is plenty for what most people will be using this device for; streaming. All in all, I would very much recommend this device!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A nice media stick with lots of apps

      Posted
      ThisIsNot
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I was actually going to give this a negative review until recently. I would try to stream content from Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Go but was constantly receiving errors that the video I was watching wasn't available at the time. I had to keep switching back to my Chromecast because of this. It was so bad that I was going to return the Fire TV stick, I was getting it all packed up but noticed that the TV stick was on. I turned my TV to that input, the software had been updated. Amazon rolled out a total software update. The interface is cleaner (though it looks a lot like an Apple TV), it's faster, and I'm no longer receiving that stupid error. Netflix, HBO Go, Amazon Prime, Comedy Central, and every other app I use are all smooth without interruptions. Using Alexa to search for content is nice as I no longer have to hunt around in the various apps that I use. I can simply do a vocal search for "Westworld" and Alexa will show results that are in multiple apps including HBO Go. I can cast video to the Fire TV Stick with the new update as well. I should have been able to before the update but it never worked. I would experience constant framerate drops and missing audio while casting from my Surface Pro 4. But it's smooth now. I do wish that Amazon would open up to more services like Google Music or Apple Music but those might be locked down by their respective owners. It's also a shame that more movie services aren't offered. Like Amazon's other products, the Fire TV Stick is a vessel for consuming more content through Amazon. It's one reason why I didn't buy an Echo and went with Google Home instead. At least the Fire TV Stick works with all the apps that I want it to. I definitely recommend this for anyone who needs a new media streaming device but doesn't want to break the bank. Amazon's new update fixed my Fire TV Stick so that it's actually usable. The interface is fast, apps are open almost instantly, and voice searching via Alexa is a smooth experience. I do wish that more service providers would come together and make their content accessible on other devices but that's OK. Now, the only negative I really have to say about the Fire TV Stick is that it does require the use of a power outlet. It's supposed to be able to run off of a standard USB port. My HDTV has two and both output power at 1A, 5V but that's not enough for the stick. So I had to buy a USB extension cable and use the provided AC adapter.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews

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