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Amazon Fire TV (1st gen. 2014)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5337 reviews of Amazon Fire TV (1st gen. 2014). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the remote control and size. The design and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts 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 94/100 = 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. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some negative reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

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

Jun, 2020

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

Jul, 2019

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

Mar, 2016

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....

Dec, 2014

hcc best buy

Expert review by : Steve May (homecinemachoice.com)

Amazon Fire TV review

 

Faster than an Apple TV and thinner than a Roku, Amazon's Fire TV streaming player is a little box with big appeal. It's so good in fact, that it might make Prime Instant Video subscribers out of all of us.

Fast, attractive user interface; excellent voice search; high-quality video streaming (broadband permitting); deep integration with other Amazon music and photo services

Limited catch-up; media streaming functionality dependent upon apps

Jan, 2015

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

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

Powerful, flexible and user-friendly, Amazon’s box has staked a spot among the streaming elite

Nov, 2014

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

Amazon Fire TV review

 

When we first encountered the Amazon Fire TV and wrote our original review, it was a US product only. Since then though it has made it onto the UK market too and, with hindsight and time on its side, the UK version has implemented some of the things...

Beautifully designed, impressive voice search, fast and powerful, open to third-party services, original in-house games available

No HDMI cable included in the box, voice search only works with a few services, needs more of the main broadcaster apps

We rather liked Amazon Fire TV both sides of the pond. However, it has a lot of very capable competition too. And that will only increase when Google releases its similarly Android-based Nexus Player.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Nick Pino (techradar.com)

Amazon Fire TV Cube (2nd Generation) review

 

With Dolby Vision and a new Hexacore processor, Amazon's new Fire TV Cube is faster and more flexible than ever before.

4K HDR playback TV/AV control center Includes a Voice Remote Native YouTube app

HDMI cable not included Home screen is mostly Amazon content Language recognition isn't perfect

The all-new Fire TV Cube is, by far, our favorite Amazon streaming device – better in so many ways than the Amazon Fire TV Cube that was released in 2017. The processor upgrade and inclusion of Dolby Vision are great new additions and, in spite of a...

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Matt Hanson (techradar.com)

Amazon Fire TV (2017) review

 

A tiny 4K and HDR streaming box

Great design ; HDR support ; Future proof with Dolby Atmos ; Good price

Lack of Dolby Atmos content ; Volume control missing from remote ; Not as much 4K content as Apple TV

The Amazon Fire TV (2017) is the latest version of Amazon’s streaming box, and comes with a fantastic new redesign, plus support for 4K HDR content and Dolby Atmos soundtracks.

Oct, 2018

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Expert review by : Richard Easton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Amazon Fire TV 2016 with 4K Ultra HD review

 

The Amazon Fire TV is a good media streamer with great app and gaming support, but Amazon Prime subscribers will benefit from it most

A year of Amazon Prime, which brings with it access to Prime Instant Video, is currently £79 but also has the added benefit of expedited shipping and the Kindle Lending Library for eBooks. As well as Instant Video, and the ability to rent and buy newer...

Aug, 2017

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

Amazon Fire TV video review: get internet video and play games on your TV

 

The Fire TV is a set-top box that lets you watch videos from its Prime Instant Video service and plenty of other online video besides. It comes with various apps installed so you can watch catch-up TV from the BBC, Channel 5, as well as accessing...

Dec, 2014

Price comparison for Amazon Fire TV (1st gen. 2014)

  Store     Price
Fire TV Cube | Hands free with Alexa, 4K Ultra HD...
Fire TV Cube is the fastest, most powerful Fire TV ever, delivering a fast, fluid experience for your...
£109.00 TO SHOP
All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet, 8" HD display, 32 GB...
8" HD display, twice the storage (32 or 64 GB of internal storage and up to 1 TB with microSD card) + 2 GB...
£89.00 TO SHOP
Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa, 8" HD Display, 32 GB...
POWERFUL TABLET — Up to 10 hours of battery life, a vibrant 8" HD display, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 1...
£99.00 TO SHOP
Fire HD 10 Tablet | 10.1" 1080p Full HD display, 32...
10.1" 1080p full HD display and 32 GB of internal storage (add up to 512 GB with microSD).
£149.00 TO SHOP
Certified Refurbished Fire 7 Tablet | 7" display, 32...
7" IPS display, 16 or 32 GB of internal storage (up to 512 GB of expandable storage with microSD).
£53.00 TO SHOP
Echo Link Amp | Stream and amplify hi-fi music to...
Upgrade your speakers with a built-in 60W x 2-channel amplifier, high-fidelity streaming music and Alexa.
£289.00 TO SHOP
Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet, 7" Display, 16 GB, Blue...
Fire Kids Edition comes with a 2-year worry-free guarantee, 1 year of Fire For Kids Unlimited and a Kid...
£74.00 TO SHOP
Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet | 7" Display, 16 GB, Blue...
A full-featured 7" tablet, including a blue kid-proof case with kick-stand, parental controls, 2-year worry...
£99.00 TO SHOP
Fire 7 Tablet | 7" display, 32 GB, Black with...
7" IPS display, 16 or 32 GB of internal storage (up to 512 GB of expandable storage with microSD).
£59.00 TO SHOP

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