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Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K (3rd gen, 2018)

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K (3rd gen, 2018)
alaScore 99

102 reviews

Jan, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews of Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K (3rd gen, 2018). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the video and software. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas the reliability and remote control get negative opinions. There are some mixed views about the size.

usability, price, software, video

remote control, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K (3rd gen, 2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Duncan Bell (t3.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K review

 

Future-proofed video streamer supports 4K and advanced HDR and has Alexa voice control

Excellent 4K and HD visuals. Wide range of apps and 'channels' means access to a huge range of free, subscription and pay-to-view stuff to watch. Support for Dolby Vision, HDR 10+ and Atmos means it seems pretty future-proofed. Voice control and the...

The sheer volume of stuff to watch makes it inevitably unwieldy. There's very little so far that actually plays back with Dolby Vision, HDR10+ or Atmos

With support for 4K, with Dolby Vision and HDR10+ and even Dolby Atmos audio, this inexpensive, voice controlled video streamer is one of the tech bargains of the year

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (t3.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick review: super streamer now with added Alexa

 

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

Lots of content ; Alexa works pretty well ; Skills are useful in front of the TV

You really need to have Prime ; Needs a charger ; No 4K

Jul, 2019

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

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K review

 

Amazon's big stick is one of the most advanced and fully-featured video streamers out there

Supports all current HDR formats Dolby Atmos Impressive performance

Big and awkward for a stick Limited 4K HDR film selection

Simply the best video streamer after the Apple TV – and it's over £100 cheaper

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (pocket-lint.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K review: Superbly priced Prime streamer

 

The value of the Fire Stick 4K can't be questioned compared to its rivals. Even for non Amazon Prime subscribers it's a great 4K HDR hub too.

Ideal hub for 4K HDR content - including Amazon Prime / Netflix / more ; Simple plug-in design ; Supports Dolby Vision / HDR / HDR10+ / Dolby Atmos

Ocassional connection issues require a reset ; Fat design can clash with other HDMI ports

The value of Amazon's 4K device can’t be questioned compared to its rivals, making this a great access point to streaming services beyond just Amazon's own Prime portal, including Netflix and more. Many shows are now in 4K HDR, too, so a compatible TV...

May, 2020

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

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote review: The best media player under £40?

 

An HDMI dongle that brings all the Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and BBC iPlayer wonder to your telly. Plus there's a new Alexa voice-control remote.">

Alexa support on a TV device Quick at accessing content Great contextual text and voice search Good picture quality Excellent app integration and availability Doesn't require Echo to work

Few TV USBs will power it so you need to use the adapter. Many smart TVs offer access to all these apps and services anyway (minus the Alexa voice control)

For a penny shy of £40, you really can't go wrong with the Amazon Fire TV Stick. Alexa looks like she's on cue to rule the world... And if you want 4K and HDR then there's an alternative, pricier Stick available for you.

Jan, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K review

 

Is it worth upgrading to the new 4K-flavoured Amazon streamer?

Great price for 4K HDR ; Solid app selection ; Speedy performance ; New power and volume buttons on remote

No Now TV app ; Not much 4K HDR content ; Limited Alexa abilities for non-Amazon apps ; Lame YouTube support

The best 4K streaming stick you can buy

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Olivia Tambini (techradar.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K review

 

Amazon's on fire

Supports 4K streaming ; Speedy user interface ; Fantastic variety of content ; Amazon Alexa voice assistance

UI biased towards Amazon ; Performance varies between apps

The inclusion of 4K support makes the new Fire TV Stick a brilliant option for all your streaming needs – although a lack of equity across different platforms means that Amazon hasn’t quite achieved perfection yet.

Jun, 2019

TechAdvisor Recommended

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

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

 

It's the Fire Stick on steroids: for your £50 or $50 you get 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos plus the Alexa remote.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Caleb Denison (digitaltrends.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick review

 

Amazon is giving Roku a run for its money with the Fire TV Stick, a $40 device about the size of a pack of gum that grants 1080p HD access to a wide array of content and games. If you're an Amazon Prime member already, this is a no-brainer.

Super-fast navigation ; Intuitive home-screen layout ; Instant access to Amazon content ; Wide selection of apps and games

No Ethernet connection ; Search limited to Amazon content ; Gaming accessories cost as much as the stick

We’re still big fans of Roku’s service-agnostic stance, and it has the best selection of apps and the best search feature on the market. But when it comes to games and access to Amazon’s universe of content, the Fire TV Stick is a far superior choice....

Jul, 2019

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

 

With 4K HDR, Amazon Alexa, and very peppy performance, the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is the best media streamer you can buy for under $50.

Affordable. Supports 4K with HDR10 and Dolby Vision. Amazon Alexa. Quick Wi-Fi streaming and menu navigation.

No Google Play apps. Ethernet adapter not included.

Bottom Line: With 4K HDR, Amazon Alexa, and very peppy performance, the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is the best media streamer you can buy for under $50.

Jul, 2019