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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 4347 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Gadget!

    Posted
    MoeD
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    I'm new to the world of "Amazon Fire". I've always used my apps off my smart TV, PS4, PS3 to stream anything. I've always run into limits though, to where a device wouldn't support a particular streaming service. The Fire TV has more of a variety of streaming apps. The setup was fairly easy. Gripe one of two: it took me 20 mins to figure out how to get the batteries into the remote. No illustrations were provided. Common sense would tell you to just push down on the divot and slide it off. Nope. I ended up pushing down on the divot and prying it off with an ice pick. Left a nice scratch on the back on my first attempt at doing this. Not sure why it was designed like this; child proofing the batteries? The setup was quick. I did have a have a problem with the device seeing my wifi, after I got it set up to connect to it, then turning SSID broadcast back off my wifi. So, I've had to leave my SSID broadcast on indefinitely (which means neighbors around me can see my wifi). Second gripe comes in the way of the home screen. I don't like how smart TV devices have started displaying this plethora of content candy, as if it's all right there at your access, when in fact most all require their own subscription. Just show me my apps on the home page, and maybe when I highlight the app, show me a top 6 content/new content list associated with that app. And maybe a slight gripe: I would like to be able to power off my unit by pressing the power button on the remote. Roku is similar, in that they just go into a deep sleep after so long of not being used. I'd like to be able to turn it off!! I do look forward to side-loading some Android .apk files, so that I can play some Android games on my big-screen TV. Wish there were a little more memory than <6GB to store more data on the device. Also like the fact that I can sync my PS4 controller with the Fire TV, and use it for gaming. Keeps me from having to buy an additional controller. For $50, this is a definite pick over the Coocoo Roku.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible picture quality; horrible sound !!=(

    Posted
    Jake
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    Horrible picture quality; horrible sound; very slow response; lots of buffering !!!! We just purchased this Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K ('AFT Stick 4K') and were excited to try it out. Well we couldn't have been more disappointed; ours produced a horrible, grainy, pix-elated, dull, dark and blurry picture. no matter which content we tried in the AFT Stick 4K menu; whether movies or documentaries or TV. The picture quality ('PQ') was much worse than our old CRT tv's from the 80's & 90's. The sound was equally as bad; horrible sound quality, as the AFT Stick 4K seemed to be only producing 2-channel stereo, with no surround channels, instead of the full 5.1 ch w/surround sound. When we'd exit out of the AFT Stick 4K....and go to our Amazon Prime Video app on our tv's 'Home' apps menu, and watch the the same movie or doc or tv show, the PQ & sound would go back to perfect, just like we've been used to on our Sony X900E & X930E tv's (w/Android OS, w/Prime Video app). But each time we'd try the AFT Stick 4K again.....the PQ & sound quality would revert to horrible & horrible!! We have no idea what could've been causing this terrible PQ & sound quality performance. So will be returning pronto. Additionally, we couldn't get our brand new (purchased at same time) 3rd gen Echo Dot to pair with the AFT Stick 4K. Tried several times to no avail. However the Alexa did work with the AFT Stick 4K remote & our Sony X900E & X930E tv's. But again, after several attempts— we weren't able to pair the AFT Stick 4K with the Echo Dot, causing further frustration, as while we were trying to speak to Alexa on the AFT Stick 4K....the Echo Dots' stronger mic's would pick-up our voice and answer/override the Alexa in the AFT Stick 4K & tv. So all in all, a complete bust for us. Although the experience has helped us to realize that— if you're already an Amazon Prime member.... there's really no need for having an AFT Stick 4K, unless you really want the Alexa voice control over your tv. Which we've decided we definitely do not need the hassle of, especially since we already have an Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet— who's Alexa was also answering us.... totaling three Alexa's all trying to answer us at the same time. No thanks. :~\ Our Harmony remote & Sony remote w/ Google Assistant voice are plenty good enough for us. Hope some of that made some sense. Good luck with your experiences.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Voice control limited

    Posted
    TomA
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    I was looking for a device for my elderly parents to use to watch Netflix on a non-Smart TV. I selected this from several competitors because it looked like the voice control feature would be very helpful (eliminate typing with TV remote, which is about as unfriendly a way to type as there is). The voice control feature for this device is superb in its understanding of spoken words (it never missed!). BUT... it will only speak to the top level Amazon interface, and will not execute commands within an ap. This is basically a deal breaker that makes the voice control almost useless. For example, if I launch Netflix (voice control works well to launch Netflix) and then ask it to search for content within Netflix, it will instead search for content within Amazon. Here's what that means: After launching Netflix, if I ask it to find "Hawaii Five-0" (which is readily available in Netflix), it ignores Netflix and shows me that the show is available from Amazon (for which I do not have a subscription, and I do have one for Netflix!). I find this to be a real head-scratcher, and I can only say "what are they thinking?" If the device is going to have voice control, it should work for finding content in aps, not just Amazon. So my reason for buying this particular device turned out to be wrong. You can use this device to watch Netflix, but Amazon will try to get in your way too much.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly fast!

    Posted
    Lucky21
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    I recently bought the 4k fire stick for the bedroom and a roku 4k plus stick for the living room. Both are great, but the fire stick wins out in two big ways. #1. Comparing the speed of the fire stick to the roku, the fire stick wins. It's not a huge difference, but noticable I feel. It's most prevalent when using DirecTV Now. The fire stick changes and loads the channels faster then the Roku. #2. The fire stick remote is able to control not only my TV power, but can also change the volume on my Bose solo soundbase. The Roku was unable to do so, and therefore I needed two separate remotes with the roku- one for channel surfing, and another for volume control. Roku was moved to living room where it was able to control my receiver's volume so I'm happy. There are two small negatives however with the firestick. With the roku remote and DirecTV Now, a simple click on the up arrow keypad brings up the channel guide, while a push down brings up the recently viewed channels. With the fire stick, both up and down arrows only bring up recently viewed channels, causing an extra step to get to the channel guide. Not a big deal, but one small negative. And 2nd, the firestick basically needs to be plugged into a wall outlet as opposed to the TV's USB port. It will work, but mine kept crashing and rebooting when I was using the TV USB port for power. Switched it over to the supplied wall charger that came with it, and no more reboots. Had to snake a cable behind the wall to do it, but well worth it. Overall very pleased with my 4k firestick!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly great product!

    Posted
    BJinPass
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    I purchased this device to facilitate streaming to my elderly plasma TV. While I bought the 4K model, my TV is still only 720p, but sooner or later, I will upgrade. Anyway, as an Amazon Prime member for quite a few years, I have never bothered with streaming anything from there, but I wanted to try it out. I found the installation incredibly simple and easy to understand. The only slightly difficult part is entering your wireless network key using the on screen method. It's straightforward but its not a keyboard. Thankfully, it only has to be done once. It got on my network and connected to Amazon the first time. So far, I have used the stick to stream many programs from Amazon and from CBS Online. To date, I have not experienced any buffering issues with any programs. The remote control is uncomplicated but does what you need it to do. The user interface is easy to navigate. Even Alexa works from the remote. I liked this stick so much, I bought another one (not the 4K variety) for another TV in the house. I highly recommend this to anyone who is a Prime member. It also supports many other streaming services, but check the online documentation to make sure your service is supported.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An awesome little device.

    Posted
    GeekEngineer
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    I own two Fire TVs (first generation) and thought they were the best thing since sliced bread. Because of this I never considered buying a newer generation unit, or a Fire TV Stick 4K. In additon to this, one item that concerned me about the Fire TV Stick 4K is that it does not have a wired internet connection (i. e. it's 100% Wi-Fi). The lack of that feature, in fact, kept me on the fence for a while. I must now say; however, that after testing a new Fire TV Stick 4K I realize that new device performs superbly! In fact, for $35 (now on sale) I'll upgrade my other older device as well. The feature that definitely sold me on the Fire TV Stick 4K is the addition of features on the remote control. The Fire TV Stick 4K now is smart enough to control not only my TV, but also my surround sound receiver. In my case, the ability to control my TV and receiver sound using a single remote is simply too good a deal to pass up at this price point. Finally, the Fire TV Stick 4K works great on my Wi-Fi, and it doesn't seem to show any lag even when viewing UHD shows (this, of course, could vary depending on the quality of your Wi-Fi network and your Internet speed).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very fast, greatly improved remote

    Posted
    danno
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    I have owned most of the Amazon streaming devices and this is the best by far, especially if you get in on sale. It boots up faster than any previous device, including the box , earlier generation sticks and now discontinued 4K dongle. It also is better at handling very demanding services like Playstation Vue. It requires a lot of horsepower and the stick has it. For those sick of juggling multiple remotes, this is also a godsend. The remote finally has buttons for TV power and volume and mute. You used to need to spend an extra $30 for a Sideclick to solve that problem. No more. Plus there is a super easy setup where it automatically determines the remote codes needed for the TV. No programming required. Very slick. If that were not enough, it also supports 4K, HDR and Dolby Vision so works with all modern TVs. And the latest wi-fi streaming standards for easy wireless streaming. Can't beat this for the price .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow! Better than any other Streaming Device

    Posted
    Tyler
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    The Amazon Fire Stick 4K does more than any other streaming device I’ve ever used. Two key factors: it supports the AT&T Watch TV app and it lets one stream all one’s Ring devices onto TV. Neither of these can be done on Roku. The Amazon Fire Stick 4K also integrates quite nicely with Alexa and Echo dots. In addition, it paired easily with a Bose soundbar – using the single included remote I can control Alexa, the streaming device, and the Bose Soundbar’s volume. Never thought I’d end up saying this, having a house full of Roku’s and Apple TV’s, but this Amazon Fire Stick 4K does so much more than all my other streaming devices combined that it’s time to rip and replace all these other streaming devices from my house and replace with nothing else but multiple Amazon Fire Stick 4K’s. Amazon now owns the streaming device market in my opinion. No other streaming device compares.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what it's advertised to

    Posted
    Terran
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    I purchased this because the integrated WiFi adapter on my TV broke down and would have cost much more to fix than an alternative like this. I am not happy about being unable to disable Alexa without intentionally damaging the remote and I wish Amazon would improve the home screen (apps move around at-will, not based solely on recent access, and quickly accessing an application without Alexa often comes down to holding the right directional button down for some time, making an otherwise sleek interface clunky). I also wish Amazon made it easier to directly turn the Fire TV Stick off, as instead it seems to try to synchronize with TV on/off, but this rarely works. This not only causes an unnecessary (albeit small) power drain, but can also cause apps to burn through multiple "extra" episodes via autoplay if someone isn't careful when finishing watching to press "Back" 500 times to ensure an app exits rather than just hitting "power" to turn the thing off. But on the positive side, setup has been easy, and 4K works exactly as expected. App availability is much better than what my LG WebOS TV provided (as you'd expect) and that has been nice too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Almost..... So close but not yet at the current pr

    Posted
    Qst3
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    If you already have Amazon Prime if all your components are compatible the Amazon Fire TV cube is amazing........ But if not you have a overhyped glorified firestick. The bad news is this Amazon is way more odd than any Echo I own. the main problem I have is it doesn't recognize TV shows inside subscriptions inside Amazon Prime which is super annoying. second when hooked up to a soundbar the volume of Alexa changes dramatically she'll be speaking softly in response to your question and then suddenly they will kick on to the Soundbar and she'll just be Extremely Loud. For anyone that got it on a Black Friday you've made a great score, for everyone else like myself who paid retail not necessarily worth it. I keep reading that updates are coming which is the reason why I'm keeping it. the problems and issues I have with the unit are purely software-related not hardware-related so I'm hoping they will be fixed by Future software updates. And I am recommending this simply because it is really Nifty and I'm having a lot of faith that my issues will be fixed with updates

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solved my streaming issues - ZAP!

    Posted
    scott
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    I have had lightning fast internet for a couple years via Charter; however, my streaming options were either Chromcastwer (sucks) or my Sony ($40) Blueray player with loaded software: YouTube, Netflix, etc. My wireless router went out recently so I bought the latest Netgear 2/5g router. I started having buffering issues. The router - through the Sony Bluray - would not find the 5G side of the router. So, my buddy suggested Apple TV because my house is 95 % Apple: iMac, iPad, iPhones. My pastor's son is an IT genius, he said forget Apple TV in spite of the fact that he's totally Apple. I finally read enough reviews that I determined that between a newer DVD/Blueray player with streaming, Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Firestick4K, I had to try the Firestix. For only $35 online with store pick up, what did I have to lose? Compared to all of the more expensive options with shaky reviews. I can tell you the Firestix was easy to set up (mere minutes), it's fast as lightning, it found my 5g side of the router first try, and is crystal clear with a 4k output. This is MORE than a good choice for streaming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cord Cutting King - New Remote is a Game Changer

    Posted
    Bryan
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    I recently cut the cord and went exclusively with Amazon Fire TV Stick and Amazon Fire Recast. For my needs, this is a perfect setup that slashed my cable bill from $150 a month to $50. With this combo I get close to 70 OTA channels, plus my Amazon Prime, Netflix, YouTube and a lot more, all conveniently in one place. I've had Apple TV, Chromecast, Chromebit, Computers hooked up to the TV, but the Amazon Fire TV is the most comprehensive solution I've found. The UX is slick with all of the media across all my platforms right up on the home page. I don't have a 4k TV, but I got the 4k Fire TV because it comes packaged with the new remote. The addition of the volume button and integration with all my devices means that this is the only remote I need. I can change volume, change inputs and then power everything up or down with a single button. If you're looking to cut the cord or find a simple solution for all your streaming needs, get the Fire TV and make sure you get the new remote with the volume control.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Too many issues

    Posted
    mschwartz
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    Apple TV 4K is far superior, in my opinion. The TV app alone makes Apple TV head and shoulders above the others. As to the Fire TV Stick 4K, it doesn’t have a YouTube app. You have to install FireFox or Amazon’s Silk Browser and view YouTube as a WWW page. I could not get it to show any of the content in 4K (or better). Apple TV doesn’t do 4K for YouTube either, but it does have a native app. I am quite good with the technical issues of modern electronics and entertainment devices. I spent quite a bit of time trying to get the Fire Stick to even show Amazon Prime 4K content in 4K, but it would not. I turned on Mrs. Maisel, 4K/UHD version, and press the down arrow while it’s playing. It shows HD 1080P HDR at the bottom, and never showed 4K HDR. I have a high end LG OLED TV and the stick was plugged in directly to one of the HDMI ports with HDCP 2.2. I could get the stick to render it’s user interface in 4K HDR (the TV said so), but not one bit of the content. If money is a consideration, you can watch a lot of great content on this stick. If you want the best, go Apple TV.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nvidia Shield watch out......

    Posted
    guy49
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    got this on sale price 2 for 60.00 and even not on sale worth every penny. I can do 80 of what my shield can do and at 5 times less the cost. run emulators,stream movies youtube in 4k at 60fps but you will have to use aptoid and downloader and a few tricks to do so but still not hard to do and save so much money! only 8gb internal but just enough for retroarch,kodi,etc also need to add a micro usb OTG with power adapter only 6.00 to get a usb thumb drive going for more space 64gb enough for me. only thing not happy about is have to sign up with amazon to get going ang download apps to get started and what you to give CC info in the signup account but i found dont have to but need address infc etc,, goto the amazon site in internet browser and download your apps you need to get started right from the Amazon page when signed in.also can pair a xbox one controller to the device and certian ps4 controllers work mine did not so not sure what ones do and other ones for cheaper also.. hope that helps get the next best thing to a Shield and be happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally made the switch from Roku.

    Posted
    BizSnype
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    We've been a Roku family since their first release and we've always been pleased with their devices and still think it's a great product. But as our home ecosystem kept adding Alexa's and Ring cameras it became evident that we would need to make the transition. Setup of the Fire TV Stick was simple and quick. I did two in about 15 minutes. The longest part of the process is entering all your account information for all the various streaming services. I like that the dashboard of the FIre is agnostic to streaming service so it will display shows from Prime, Netflix, Hulu, etc. So it's not just shoving Prime content down your throat and making you have to seek out other content. The primary reason we switched was because of the Bluetooth headphone capability. The Roku allowed you to plug headphones into the remote which was great but not so much while running on a treadmill.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great alternative to built-in apps

    Posted
    John
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    I have two of these for the 4K TVs in my house and they are so much better than using the built-in apps on the TVs. The apps on the Fire Stick run faster and generally produce better quality in terms of picture quality. For example, I have a 55" Sony 4K and when using the built-in PS Vue, Netflix, HBO Go and Amazon apps, there is noticeable lag both in the initial streaming quality and when you bring up any type of menu to search for content within the apps. The Fire Stick solves these issues. The Fire Stick also has way more streaming apps available compared to the options on the TVs themselves. I also have a 65" LG OLED 4K and while the apps on it don't have the lag problem of the Sony, the ios for the TV is missing several key apps (PS Vue, ATT WatchTV, HBO Go). This is definitely not a problem for the Fire Stick.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great alternative to other streaming sticks

    Posted
    ChromecastUser
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    As my nickname implies, I live in a Chromecast household. I bought two Gen 1 and one Gen 2 Chromecasts over the years and was very happy with them. I started shooting videos in 4K this year and bought a Chromecast Ultra in October, even though I did not have a UHD TV yet, because I needed a streaming stick capable of downscaling 2160P videos for display on 1080P TVs (Plex Media Server running on Raspberry Pi is way underpowered to perform downscaling and transcoding in real-time). It failed miserably for that use case: while it worked well with UHD TVs and monitors, it showed 4K/UHD videos in the wrong color space on all 1080P TVs and monitors I tried it on (videos of 1920x1080 or lower resolution came out just fine). Google Support was not helpful at all. With the Amazon Fire Stick 4K on sale, I decided to give it a try and have been very pleased with the outcome. I even bought a second one to replace a Roku Streaming Stick in my van.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best streaming device out

    Posted
    ccena
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    Amazon has outdone themselves again creating a streaming device that is affordable to all and equally built with the best components technology has to offer to date. Many people try to discredit Amazon time and time again but what they do not understand is that if there is a problem, you are dealing with Amazon. They are the customer service giant! I would never invest money into a Roku or other market competitors knowing that the FireTv is just made to be user-friendly. People already have a hard time understanding they can watch everything over the internet and they also do not want to invest in a smart TV. This fixes all those problems everyday consumers have. I strongly recommend this product and anyone looking to buy a streaming stick this is the sleekest most versatile thing you can use in today's market.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Constantly turns itself on

    Posted
    Patrick
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    I bought this specifically because it connected directly with bluetooth headphones. The problem is that anytime you use those bluetooth headphones, the unit will suddenly turn on and resume whatever you were watching last. Turn on your headphone, connect to your cell phone and go for a run? Your Fire Stick is playing Parks and Rec in the basement all by itself for hours. Unplugging the unit from the wall every time is the only way around this. I haven't found a solution on support or forums. It works this way with a couple of different BT headphones. Roku won't let you connect directly to the unit with headphones and develops an audio lag when using the phone app to connect to headphones. This would be a 4 or 5 star product if it weren't for that problem.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    Posted
    DigitalBrad
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    I was not a fan on the prior pendant version of the FireTV as noted in my review. Gotta say the wifi performance is much improved. Menus are snappy and video quality is excellent. My favorite feature is the inclusion of Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision support. This stick is much thicker than others, but it performance to me beats out my Roku Stick+ even with the obnoxious antenna cable, Fire TV wins here. Overall, I prefer the AppleTV 4K as my go to device, but can't beat adding one of these to your setup if you have a spare HDMI port. Also, Apple just announced that they are bringing the TV app to the FireTV in the near future. This should make this a very affordable way to watch Apple content for a lot less money and nearly invisible setup compared to the bulky AppleTV box.

    I would recommend this to a friend