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Amazon Fire TV (2017)

Amazon Fire TV (2017)
alaScore 99

13 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Amazon Fire TV (2017). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Amazon Fire TV (2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 13 reviews)

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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.

Dec, 2017

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Expert review by: Verity Burns (trustedreviews.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick

 

Amazon Fire TV Stick 2017 review: Amazon second-generation streaming stick adds Alexa voice smarts, a faster processor and improved Wi-Fi. Is this Amazon's best streamer yet?

Faster and more stable ; Alexa voice commands work well ; Much-improved interface ; Well priced

Aimed heavily at Prime users ; Some Alexa results could be better

They might be subtle improvements, but the new Fire TV Stick is all the better for having them.

Feb, 2018

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

Amazon Fire TV 4K (2017) review

 

The latest Fire TV 4K will be pointless for some but a bargain for others...

Alexa integration ; Good 4K and HDR library ; Dolby Atmos hardware support ; Seamless operation

No access to Atmos content ; No Dolby Vision ; Amazon-heavy interface won’t have universal appeal

Alexa and affordability make a strong case for Amazon’s flagship streamer

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Amazon Fire TV (2017) review

 

Amazon teams Alexa integration with 4K HDR to rival your smart TV

Great, easy-to-accomodate design ; Well-designed interface ; Fast performance ; Sharp, bright 4K HDR images

Overlaps with smart TV functionality ; Heavy Amazon focus ; Ethernet connection costs extra

Better than its predecessor in every way, Amazon's new Fire TV is a great way to enjoy 4K HDR content with the added sparkle of Alexa integration

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Pete Pachal (mashable.com)

Amazon Fire TV 4K (2017) review: Serious HDR streaming power for $70

 

It's everything you want in a streaming box.

4K and HDR support ; Tiny form factor ; Outstanding value

Requires separate adapter for Ethernet connections ; No single sign-on for cable accounts

With 4K and HDR support at a $70 price, the all-new Amazon Fire TV makes a lot of competitors — especially the Apple TV 4K — look overpriced.

Oct, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Amazon Fire TV (2017)

 

The Amazon Fire TV is smaller and more affordable than last year's version, and adds HDR10 to its already compelling 4K video support and Alexa voice assistant.

Supports 4K and HDR10. Works with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant. Fast performance with solid Wi-Fi streaming. Ethernet connectivity is an option.

No support for Dolby Vision. Missing a few notable streaming services.

Bottom Line: The Amazon Fire TV is smaller and more affordable than last year's version, and adds HDR10 to its already compelling 4K video support and Alexa voice assistant.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Amazon Fire TV (2017) review

 

Amazon is all-in with Alexa voice control , and that goes for its Fire TV streaming devices, too. The $40 Fire TV Stick can now work with an Echo in your home to control TV, reacting to your voice commands without having to use the remote, and it works...

The Amazon Fire TV serves up 4K and HDR video in a compact package for an affordable price. Its voice features are best-in-class, and Echo and Dot owners can control it hands-free with "Alexa" commands. App and game selection is superb, responses are...

The user interface pushes Amazon content too aggressively and doesn't allow customization. Fewer 4K HDR apps than Roku, and finding 4K content is more difficult.

Although Roku's 4K stick is slightly better overall, the Fire TV wins with Alexa devotees who own 4K HDR TVs.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Nilay Patel (theverge.com)

Amazon Fire TV (2017) review: everything but the content

 

Technically none of the lights

Polished, beautiful interface ; Alexa integration is solid ; Inexpensive

Small catalog of 4K HDR movies ; Support for Atmos audio but no Atmos content ; Remote lacks volume buttons ; No Dolby Vision support

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Amazon Fire TV (2017) Review: 4K HDR, Alexa, and a problem

 

Welcome to the age of 4K HDR and a brand new Amazon Fire TV (2017), complete with Alexa to hold your hand as you wade into High Dynamic Range content. Aggressively priced at $69.99, and thoroughly undercutting the latest Apple TV in the process, Amazon...

Easy to install and discreet ; Alexa support is legitimately useful ; Half the price of the new Apple TV

HDR10 not Dolby Vision ; Limited 4K HDR content available ; Remote lacks basic TV controls

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Jared Newman (techhive.com)

Amazon Fire TV (2017) review: This is a step backward, even with 4K HDR

 

The new Fire TV has cheap 4K HDR video and a lot of problems.

4K HDR streaming at a low price ; More powerful than the Fire TV Stick ; Hands-free voice controls via Alexa devices are a nice perk

No TV controls on the remote ; The interface is a bloated, ad-ridden mess ; Alexa is less helpful than other TV voice assistants

Voice search is supposed to be the Fire TV’s saving grace. Thanks to Amazon’s Alexa assistant, you can look for movies and TV shows, stream music, control smart home devices, and ask for general information such as the weather forecast. You don’t even...

Oct, 2017
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