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Amazon Fire TV Stick (1st gen. 2014)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15737 reviews of Amazon Fire TV Stick (1st gen. 2014). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the design and reliability are overall positive. The size and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, size, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Fire TV Stick (1st gen. 2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Amazon Fire TV Stick (1st gen. 2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Amazon Fire TV Stick (1st gen. 2014) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the price and usability.

usability, price

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Amazon New - Fire TV Stick with Voice RemoteAmazon New - Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote

Aug, 2018

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Expert review by : Verity Burns (trustedreviews.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick

 

The new Amazon Fire TV Stick is the service's second generation of its cheapest video streaming device. It aims itself squarely at rivals such as Google Chromecast Ultra and Roku Streaming Stick, squeezing all of its streaming know-how into a...

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

Jul, 2017

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

Amazon Fire TV Stick review

 

If you're an Amazon customer the Fire TV stick is a no-brainer, but does it have broad appeal?

Easy to use ; Speedy operation ; Low price

Missing Now TV and 4oD services ; Remote has no voice control ; Amazon hard-sell is a little strong

A lovely little streaming device and a no-brainer for Amazon customers

May, 2015

Expert review by (t3.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick review: is this small streamer ready for the big league?

 

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

Tiny ; unobtrusive device ; Cheap ; Lots of content ; lots of apps

You really need to have Prime ; Needs a charger

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

Amazon Fire TV Stick review: Stick it to 'em

 

While it has been available in the US since the end of last year, the Amazon Fire TV Stick finally makes its way across the pond for release in the UK and, thanks to a combination of attractive price point and rich feature set, could end up being a...

Speedy and smooth operation, great library of casual games, beefy processor and RAM, good sized storage for such a device

Requires the included power adapter for use, some UK catch-up services missing, only get the most with Prime membership

Amazon has made its intentions clear with the Fire TV Stick. It has priced it aggressively (a touch more expensive than the Chromecast, quite a bit cheaper than the Roku) but offers a lot more for the money – certainly in terms of internal tech.

Apr, 2015

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

Amazon Fire TV Stick hands-on: UK pre-orders now open, get it for just £19 - Pocket-lint

 

Amazon released its media streaming dongle, the Fire TV Stick, in the US at the tail end of last year, expanding its connected television line-up and offering

Mar, 2015

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Amazon Fire TV Stick review

 

Here boy! Amazon throws a streaming TV stick into the Christmas mix. Now fetch!

Cheap, well made and easy to use ; Good audio and video quality ; Fun one-button casual gaming ; Great deal for Prime members

Slower than its big brother ; No voice search ; Fewer apps than rivals

Compact and competent, but if you're spending all that money on Prime anyway, go for the full fat Fire TV

Nov, 2014

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

Amazon Fire TV Stick review

 

The Fire TV Stick joins a growing number of media streamers which are small enough to hide away behind your TV, and cheap enough to buy alongside a Chromecast or Roku. But is Amazon's any good? Find out in our Fire TV Stick review.

Thanks to its powerful internals and nice interface, the Fire TV Stick is a great gadget for watching Prime Instant Video, Netflix, iPlayer and Demand 5. The remote may lack a mic, but you can still use voice search in Prime Instant Video using the...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick review

 

We review Amazon's cigarette lighter-sized Fire TV Stick as it prepares to take a blowtorch to Chromecast. Like Google's wildly popular telly stick, the latest Fire TV device is an easy and inexpensive…

Excellent presentation ; Easy to set up ; Mobile apps and voice search work well ; Cheap!

Needs more UK streaming services ; No voice search on remote control

The Fire TV Stick can perhaps be best described as an inexpensive key to Amazon’s content kingdom. If you’ve invested heavily into Amazon’s world - you’re a Prime customer, you’ve got a big Amazon MP3 library - then this is an essential, nay,

Apr, 2015

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

Amazon Fire TV Stick vs Chromecast vs Roku Streaming Stick

 

Streaming sticks are more affordable than a more traditional media set-top box like the Apple TV, Google Nexus Player and Roku 3.

We're awaiting our review sample of the Amazon Fire TV Stick to make a proper judgement on it. It's a close match between the other two, but we think the Roku Streaming Stick is worth the extra for the remote control and additional services. That...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Amazon Fire TV Stick review

 

The Amazon Fire TV stick is a bargain-price streamer that excels if you're an Amazon Prime subscriber

However, ASAP doesn't tend to kick in as often when you flit between different films or shows as it does when watching consecutive episodes of the same TV series. It does at least pre-buffer content if you spend a few seconds reading a programme or...

Product Specifications

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, EAC3, FLAC, MP3, PCM, WAV
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Video formats supported:H.264

Hard drive

Built-In Hard Drive: No

Memory

Flash memory:1024
Internal Memory:8192

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0
Ethernet LAN: No
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:HDMI, USB

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Processor

Built-in processor: Yes
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor frequency:1000
Processor Manufacturer:Broadcom
Processor Model:BCM28155

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Technical Details

Audio output channels:7.1
Colour of product:Black
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Google applications:YouTube
Handheld remote control: Yes
HDCP: Yes

Video

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Frame rate:60
Full HD: Yes
Personal Video Recorder (PVR) included: No
Signal source:IPTV
Supported video modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p
Tuner type:Digital
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.5
Height :1.15
Weight:25.1
Width:8.49