Amazon Fire TV Stick Review

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In this Fire TV Stick review, you’ll see why this streaming device is the top option on the Best Streaming Device list, among other familiar names like the Roku Streaming Stick, Google Chromecast 3rd Gen, and TiVo Bolt OTA Streaming Device. Speed and ease-of-use make this one of the best streaming devices on the market today.

Why We Like It – Amazon Fire TV Stick Review

Amazon Fire TV Stick is a streaming device built for the modern age of content consumption. With fully stocked features, compatibility with all the major streaming apps, and 4K picture, you can’t beat the Fire TV Stick for the price.

Pros
  • 4K picture support
  • Fast processing speed and Wi Fi connectivity
  • Voice search
Cons
  • Need to use Alexa for voice search
  • Best for Amazon Prime members

Performance

Simply put, you’re not going to find as many high-performance features as the Amazon Fire TV Stick has in other smart streaming devices at this price range. Performance-wise, this iteration of Amazon Fire TV has everything a dedicated streamer can wish for: 4K compatibility, super fast processing speed, and fast speed Wi Fi connectivity.

The Alexa Voice remote allows you to quickly and effectively launch content without having to slowly type out the name of the show you want to watch letter by letter. Voice search and voice control seriously upgrades your streaming experience.

A quad core processor and dual band wi fi means that you won’t be waiting for streaming apps and TV shows to load on the Fire Stick. Less dropped connections, too.

Design

Amazon has clearly put more effort into the design of the Amazon Fire universe. Fire TV has gone from clunky beginnings to smooth streaming dedicated to the user’s experience.

The experience begins where every TV watcher’s experience does, with the remote control. The Fire TV Remote is simple but effective, especially with its voice search capability. Once you use a voice remote for streaming, you won’t remember how you ever lived without one.

The device’s user interface allows you to add a wide range of streaming apps, including the biggies like Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV, and many more. You won’t find yourself short on content. It’s intuitive to use and personalize to your liking. When you’re on the go, you can access your favorite content through your mobile device on the Fire TV app.

Installation is easy, as the TV stick plugs directly into your TV’s HDMI port (no need for an HDMI extender cable) and is powered via a USB cable.

Value

As one expects, this TV stick is best designed for Amazon Prime members and avid Prime Video watchers. For the price, the quality of this streaming device is undeniable. It’s priced less than more expensive streaming sticks with lesser features and hardware.

If you are already an Amazon Prime member and use Amazon devices like Amazon Echo, then it’s easy to seamlessly add this device to your lifestyle.

Amazon Fire TV Stick Review Wrap Up

If you’re looking for a top of the line streaming stick at a bottom line price, it’s hard to pass the Amazon Fire TV Stick up. You’ll get the best use out of it if you already buy into the Amazon universe, otherwise, you may want to consider other options (especially if you’re a devout Apple user). Overall, Amazon has come a long way from its clunky streaming beginnings, as evidenced by this powerful and feature-packed device. The TV stick Amazon Fire has come out with is truly a hot competitor in the market.

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