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Testseek.co.uk have collected 122 expert reviews of the Amazon Fire TV and the average rating is 77%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Amazon Fire TV.
Award: Most Awarded June 2014
June 2014
 
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The editors liked

  • Easy to set up
  • Simple slick interface
  • Can do basic 4K
  • This is an easy to use streamer with great voice-controlled search. The hardware has plenty of features and it's fast. A reasonable number of UK services are supported
  • Including iPlayer. If you have an Amazon Prime subscription
  • It's the best way to watc
  • Beautiful design
  • Powerful hardware
  • Amazing voice search
  • 4K UHD playback
  • Responsive
  • Huge selection of paid
  • For content
  • Beautifully designed
  • Impressive voice search
  • Fast and powerful
  • Open to third-party services
  • Original in-house games available
  • Simple setup and UI
  • Good AV performance
  • Compact
  • Tidy design
  • Fast
  • Attractive user interface
  • Excellent voice search
  • Highquality video streaming (broadband permitting)
  • Deep integration with other Amazon music and photo services
  • Superfast menu system thanks to quad-core processor
  • 4K Ultra HD video playback
  • Dual-band dual-antenna Wi-Fi
  • MicroSD card slot for storage expansion
  • Thousands of shows and movies available
  • Lightning-fast
  • Easy to use
  • Improved voice recognition
  • MicroSD
  • Slick hardware look and feel
  • Voice recognition works well
  • Snappy
  • Easily navigable user interface
  • Great remote
  • Gaming is better than expected
  • Incredibly easy to set up
  • A cinch to use
  • Superb Prime Video Integration
  • Slick Netflix and iPlayer Apps
  • Sideloading
  • Great for casual gaming
  • Very responsive
  • Elegant design and interface
  • Lots of content and apps available
  • Voice search is functional
  • Puts video
  • Apps and game content at the fore
  • Slim and sleek design
  • Simple UI
  • Faster CPU and enhanced graphics

The editors didn't like

  • Really needs Prime
  • Non-universal search
  • Some codec limitations
  • A cheaper model currently on sale in the US will probably arrive in the UK soon. There's no ITV
  • Channel 4 or Now TV support
  • And the voice search only works with Amazon material. It's expensive too
  • That voice search that is so amazing? It only searches content available on Amazon. Gaming is cool
  • But nothing to write home about. Home screen favours Amazon content while relegating other channels to out-of-the-way submenus
  • Amazon Prime is effectively a must
  • Non
  • Universal search
  • No HDMI cable included in the box
  • Voice search only works with a few services
  • Needs more of the main broadcaster apps
  • Voice search limited to Amazon content
  • Occasional remote lag
  • Limited catchup
  • Media streaming functionality dependent upon apps
  • Not that much 4K content is on the platform yet
  • Ultra HD movies are very expensive
  • If you haven't got an Amazon Prime or Prime Instant Video membership you won't get the most from it
  • Amazon hard-sell still present
  • Still no bundled HDMI cable
  • Voice search is not universal
  • Apps not pre-installed
  • App load times are no faster than competition
  • Game controller feels cheap
  • Drawn out setup process
  • Lacking on video apps
  • No expandable storage option
  • No 1080p24 Support
  • Highly curated Amazon interface
  • Game performance isn't spectacular
  • Software buggy and glitchy
  • Amazon content takes priority
  • No universal search

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  Published: 2016-09-27, Author: Dave , review by: techradar.com

  • 4K UHD playback, Responsive, Huge selection of paid, for content
  • Amazon Prime is effectively a must, Some codec limitations, Non, universal search
  • The new Amazon Fire TV is the perfect Ultra HD box for Amazon Prime faithful without the smarts in their 4K TV; however for anyone else it's merely an okay streamer. It's slick and responsive, but the Amazon bias means you won't get the most from the box...

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  Published: 2016-03-08, Author: Sasha , review by: alphr.com

  • All in all, the Amazon Fire TV provides a refined, slick media-streaming experience. The presence of half-decent parental controls makes it a good choice for families, too, since you can restrict children from accessing apps, games, photos and music you f...

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  Published: 2016-03-08, review by: expertreviews.co.uk

  • The Amazon Fire TV, like many of Amazon's other Fire products, feels as if it's a shop window for Amazon's products and services. While you can access your own content through apps such as Plex, you'll benefit most from the Fire TV if you're an Amazon Pri...

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  Published: 2015-10-16, Author: Dave , review by: T3.com

  • Easy to set up, Simple slick interface, Can do basic 4K
  • Really needs Prime, Non-universal search, Some codec limitations

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  Published: 2015-10-11, Author: Adam , review by: gizmodo.co.uk

  • At £80, the new Amazon Fire TV is the same price as a Roku 3, a more versatile set-top box that lacks voice control and 4K support. So if you want those features, it might be worth it. The Fire TV is slightly cheaper than the $130 (UK price TBA) Roku 4 wh...

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  Published: 2015-10-09, review by: whathifi.com

  • Lightning-fast, Easy to use, Improved voice recognition, MicroSD
  • Amazon hard-sell still present, Still no bundled HDMI cable
  • The first Amazon Fire TV was good, but it failed to stand out from the crowd. The Fire TV of 2015 is a different proposition, however.The same money gets you a faster, smarter, and altogether more capable box. And did we mention it does 4K?See all our Ama...

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  Published: 2015-10-05, review by: gadgetshow.channel5.com

  • Abstract:  Last year's Amazon's Fire TV streaming puck was a solid streaming effort from the etailer, giving you solid hardware, decent voice control tricks and a comfortable remote, but it didn't quite stand out from the pack. This year's version pack in 4K video s...

 
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  Published: 2015-09-17, Author: Rik , review by: pocket-lint.com

  • Superfast menu system thanks to quad-core processor, 4K Ultra HD video playback, dual-band dual-antenna Wi-Fi, microSD card slot for storage expansion, thousands of shows and movies available
  • Not that much 4K content is on the platform yet, Ultra HD movies are very expensive, if you haven't got an Amazon Prime or Prime Instant Video membership you won't get the most from it
  • Amazon's second-generation Fire TV box is a real step forward in the media streaming sector and considering the popularity of the first one is bound to be the device chosen by many families up and down the UK as their main living room device. By ad...

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  Published: 2015-07-08, review by: knowyourmobile.com

  • Abstract:  By 2014 the landscape has changed completely, with the introduction of SmartTVs, internet-connected consoles like the Xbox and PlayStation, and VOD services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. No longer are you forced to pay Sky a premium rate subscription fo...

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  Published: 2015-03-20, Author: admin , review by: digitalmediaandit.com

  • Not everything possible is offered and neither is this technically possible, but you do get a good chunk of most things at a very decent price. Everyone must ultimately decide for himself or herself what added value is offered to them by the simultaneous...

 
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