Amazon Fire TV Stick - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives

Amazon Fire TV Stick

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Device Type Media streamers come in two types: TV sticks or TV boxes. Generally speaking, there are a few main differences between the two. The most obvious one is size. TV sticks are much more unobtrusive becaus ... Show more
TV Stick
Video Quality
Video Quality & Speed The quality of picture you’ll receive from a media streamer can be assessed by two measurements: highest video resolution and the frame rate (in frames per second, or fps). You’ve likely seen video re ... Show more
60fps
4K Capable 4K or Ultra-HD is the latest (and highest) screen resolution for TV sets. If you have a 4K TV, you must have a 4K capable TV box or stick in order to stream at the maximum resolution. For reference, 4 ... Show more
No
Total RAM Random Access Memory, or RAM, determines how much information a device can process simultaneously. You may have heard it in reference to computers or phones. But media streamers have RAM, too, and usu ... Show more
1 GB
Storage Space Measured in GB or TB, storage capacity on a media streamer limits the number of apps, movies, shows and games you can download on your device. More storage comes at a premium price, but may be worth i ... Show more
8 GB
Web Content
Total Apps/Channels
140
Major Apps Available Does the device have some of the most popular apps/channels?
  • Netflix
  • Hulu
  • YouTube
  • Amazon Prime or Instant Video
Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, YouTube, Amazon Video, NBC, WatchESPN, Disney
Downloadable Content Some media devices offer the opportunity to download content (rather than stream it) for a quicker experience uninterrupted by buffering. An example of this is Apple TV, which allows users to download ... Show more
Yes
Web Browser Some media streamers will come with a web browser that allows you to search the internet on your TV, in addition to the myriad of apps available for download. While an interesting feature, the experie ... Show more
Yes
Live TV
Live Broadcasts A TV box or stick that connect to broadcast is key for those who want to watch live TV. Oftentimes, you can pay for a subscription to a TV network’s app (HBO, Starz, CBS, etc.), but this can add up fi ... Show more
Yes
Record/Catch-Up TV If the TV box can connect to broadcast TV, you may be able to record live programs and replay past programs within a certain time period. This means no more missing your favorite shows! Set the box to ... Show more
Yes
Pause/Rewind Live TV While watching live TV, you may want to pause the program or rewind a part you missed. Some media streamers are limited in how far you can rewind, such as 30 minutes. Also, if you pause the program fo ... Show more
Yes
Controls
Remote Capabilities If the TV box or stick comes with a remote, it may also double as a microphone or contain a headphone jack for private listening. Microphones are useful in remotes because they allow you to use your v ... Show more
  • Microphone
  • Bluetooth Connection
Voice Control A microphone—whether in the remote or on the box/stick—allows the user to control the TV using their voice. You can search for programs, change channels and apps, turn volume up or down, turn power on ... Show more
Yes
Smartphone/Tablet Control Some media streamers allow you to control your TV with your smartphone or tablet by downloading an app on your device. The Google Chromcast is one example of a media streamer that does not use a remot ... Show more
Yes
Gaming Controller Options If you plan to use your media streamer for gaming, you’ll need a controller. Some TV boxes and sticks use the remote as a controller, which is sufficient for basic games and kids play. You may also re ... Show more
Remote
Connections
Network Connection Type The different network connections available for media streamers includes Ethernet, wireless/Wi-FI, Bluetooth, satellite, aerial/cable, and AirPlay. Most all media streamers will have Wi-Fi. If you hav ... Show more
  • Wired/Ethernet
  • Bluetooth
  • Wireless/Wi-Fi
Device Connection Type The different outputs or device connections include HDMI, digital optical audio output, USB, SD or microSD. TV sticks will connect to your TV through HDMI, but won’t contain any outputs (except for po ... Show more
  • HDMI
  • USB
Other Features
  • Includes Alexa Voice Remote
  • Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
Popularity 0-100 scale indicating how frequently people buy the product online. Recalculated daily.
99 / 100
Rank: #5 out of 263.
#1 is Roku Express
Details
  • Pair the included Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot (2nd Gen) and get hands-free voice control of your Fire TV with Alexa.
  • Use your voice to control playback of content (play, pause, resume) in many of your favorite apps. Additionally, many apps including Netflix, Hulu, CBS All Access, SHOWTIME, NBC, and others have integrated even further with Alexa, which will allow you to browse, search, and change channels within supported apps.
  • Fire TV Stick delivers streaming access to over tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills and more than 500,000 movies and TV episodes.
  • Echo Dot has 7 far-field microphones that hear you from across the room for hands-free voice control, even while watching a movie or listening to music.
  • Ask Alexa to play music, order a pizza, or provide information. With compatible smart home devices, you can turn on the lights, set thermostats, and more.
  • Amazon Prime membership unlocks thousands of movies and TV episodes, including Thursday Night Football, Amazon Original Series, Prime Video Channels, and ad-free listening to millions of songs with Prime Music.
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Other Info
Brand
Amazon
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Warranty
1-Year Limited Warranty
Release Date
18 Nov 2014
Physical Features
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Black
Weight

1.1 oz
 
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Key features
  • Connects to HDMI port
  • Over 3,000 channels, apps, and games

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