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Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV

Streaming media player (up to 1080p) with voice search, access to Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, games and more
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (712 customer reviews)

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Amazon Fire TV is a tiny box you connect to your HDTV. It's an easy way to enjoy Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, low-cost movie rentals, music and much more
  • Massive selection—Thousands of TV episodes and movies, millions of songs and over a hundred games. Show me
  • Free 30-day Prime trial—Enjoy unlimited streaming of thousands of popular movies and TV shows from Britain's largest subscription streaming service. Learn more
  • Voice search that actually works—Simply say the name of what you want to watch and start enjoying in seconds
  • Tiny box, huge specs—Fast quad-core processor, 2 GB of memory, dedicated GPU, plus support for up to 1080p HD video and Dolby Digital Plus surround sound
  • Easy to set up and use—Pre-registered to your Amazon account so you can enjoy favourite titles and personalised recommendations
  • Instant streaming—Exclusive new feature ASAP predicts what movies and TV episodes you’ll want to watch and buffers them for playback before you hit play
  • Great for gaming, too—Play blockbuster titles like Minecraft-Pocket Edition, The Walking Dead and Monsters University, plus free games and Amazon exclusives. Paid games start from just £0.59.

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It's always Prime time

Amazon Fire TV is the best way to experience Prime Instant Video. Prime members enjoy unlimited streaming of thousands of popular movies and TV shows, such as Vikings, Extant, Ripper Street, Alpha House and many more.

30-day FREE trial

If you haven't tried Amazon Prime in the past we'll give you a free month's trial. Experience what millions of Prime members enjoy: reading a Kindle book a month for free and unlimited One-Day Delivery on millions of eligible items. We think it's one of the best bargains in the history of shopping, and we hope you do too.

Voice search that actually works

Know what you want to watch? Amazon Fire TV’s remote has a built-in mic so you can search for TV shows, movies, actors, directors and genres using just your voice - no more typing with your remote to find what you want. We’re confident you’ll be amazed - you have to try it to believe it.

Built for speed

From the responsive interface to search results in just seconds, everything about Amazon Fire TV is fast and fluid. It’s all thanks to a quad-core processor with 3x the processing power of Apple TV, a dedicated Adreno 320 graphics engine and 2 GB of memory - 4x that of Apple TV and Chromecast.

Stunning video and immersive sound

With Amazon Fire TV, you can stream movies and TV shows in up to 1080p HD. With Dolby Digital Plus up to 7.1, enjoy rich, cinematic surround sound via HDMI or optical out.

Immediate video start with ASAP

You shouldn’t have to wait for a video to buffer every time you press “Play”. ASAP (Advanced Streaming and Prediction) learns what movies and shows you like and gets them ready for you to watch. The more you use Fire TV, the more accurate ASAP becomes, dynamically adapting to your viewing habits.

Fast, fluid interface

Amazon Fire TV’s user-friendly interface makes it easy to find what you want. Browse popular movies, shows and recommendations personalised for you right on your home screen, and instantly add new discoveries to your Watchlist with a single click. Any content you’ve purchased from Amazon will be waiting for you in your Video Library.

A simple remote that does it all

The Amazon Fire TV Remote is beautifully simple, with all the controls you need to search, watch, navigate and even play. It uses Bluetooth to connect to Fire TV so no line of sight is required, meaning no more reaching and stretching.

Pay less, play more

Build new worlds in Minecraft-Pocket Edition, race at top speeds in Asphalt 8, take on the family in The Game of Life, or hold off alien invasions in Sev Zero - a brand-new exclusive from Amazon Game Studios. Amazon Fire TV is an easy way to enjoy best-selling titles from Mojang, Gameloft, Sega, Ubisoft and others. There are hundreds to explore right now, with more coming soon. Many are free and the average price of paid games is under £1.20.

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Amazon Fire Game Controller

Enjoy many games with the included remote or take your gaming to the next level with the new Amazon Fire Game Controller - a dedicated wireless game controller designed to take you deeper into the action. With all the controls a gamer would expect, including dual analogue sticks, media controls and illuminated player indicators, it’s the best way to enjoy gaming on Amazon Fire TV. Sold separately.

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Stream your favourite tunes

If you love music, you’ll love streaming to Amazon Fire TV through TuneIn and Vevo. You can also access your entire Amazon Music library, so you can enjoy any albums and songs you’ve previously purchased from Amazon. Exit to the home screen at any time and keep the music going while you share photos or play games.

Make your big-screen debut

Relive memories on the big screen with family and friends. Amazon Fire TV makes it easy to enjoy slide shows, photos and personal videos you've saved in the cloud. You can even set favourite albums as your screen saver.

Sync photos from all your devices

Photos or videos you take on your phone or tablet can be automatically uploaded to Amazon Cloud Drive, so they automatically appear on your Fire TV.

Mirror your tablet on your HDTV

Share movies, TV shows, music and even photos playing on your tablet with everyone in your living room. What you see on your Fire HDX display is exactly what you’ll see on your big screen. Control the display from your tablet - one simple command is all it takes to let Amazon Fire TV know when to start mirroring and when to stop.

Second Screen, enhanced with X-Ray

Click the “fling” icon on your Second Screen-enabled tablet to send video and audio to your big screen, leaving you free to use your tablet for other tasks. When you’re done watching, simply bring everything back to your tablet with a touch.

Use your Fire HDX tablet to learn more about TV shows and movies playing on Amazon Fire TV with X-Ray, powered by IMDb. Dive deep in-scene to explore characters, trivia, music and more.

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Voice Search
Processor Quad-core Single-core Single-core
Memory 2 GB 512 MB 512 MB
HDMI Audio/Video Out (up to 1080p)
Dolby Digital Support Certified Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Digital pass through up to 7.1 Dolby Digital pass through up to 7.1 Dolby Digital pass through up to 7.1
Optical Audio Out
Wi-Fi Dual-band/Dual-antenna (MIMO) Dual-band/Dual-antenna Single-band
Ethernet (wired connectivity)
Remote with no line of sight required
Fling content from your tablet to your TV
Game support (via included remote)
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Technical Details
Size115 mm x 115 mm x 17.5 mm
Weight281 grams
SOC PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 8064
ProcessorQualcomm Krait 300, quad-core to 1.7 GHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 320
Storage8 GB (actual formatted capacity will be less) available for apps and games
Memory2 GB LPDDR2 @ 533 MHz
Wi-Fi ConnectivityDual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO) for faster streaming and fewer dropped connections than standard Wi-Fi. Supports 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi networks.
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0 with support for the following profiles: HID, HFP 1.6, SPP
Cloud StorageFree cloud storage for all Amazon content
Ports5.5 mm DC Jack
Type A HDMI 1.4b output, w/HDCP
Optical Audio (TOSLINK)
10/100 Ethernet
USB 2.0 Type A
AudioSupport for Dolby Digital Plus, 5.1 surround sound, 2ch Stereo and HDMI audio pass through up to 7.1
Content Formats SupportedVideo: H.263, H.264, MPEG4-SP, VC1
Audio: AAC, AC-3, E-AC-3, HE-A, PCM, MP3
Photo: JPG, PNG
Output Resolution Supported720p and 1080p up to 60fps
System RequirementsHigh-definition television, HDMI cable
TV CompatibilityCompatible with high-definition TVs with HDMI capable of 1080p or 720p at 60/50Hz, including popular HDCP-compatible models from these manufacturers: Toshiba, Sharp, Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, LG, Philips, Digihome, iSymphony
Warranty and ServiceFire TV is sold with a worldwide limited warranty of one year provided by the manufacturer. If you are a consumer, the limited warranty is in addition to your consumer rights, and does not jeopardise these rights in any way. This means you may still have additional rights at law even after the limited warranty has expired (for further information on your consumer rights, click here). Use of Fire TV is subject to the terms found here.
Regional SupportCertain services may not be available outside the UK
Included in the BoxAmazon Fire TV
Amazon Fire TV remote
2 AAA batteries
Power adaptor
Quick Start Guide
Size38.3 mm x 139.9 mm x 16.1 mm
Weight68 grams with batteries (45.5 grams without batteries)
Batteries2 x AAA (included)
BluetoothBluetooth 2.1 + EDR with support for the following profiles: HID, HFP 1.6, SPP
Voice SearchDual digital microphones with noise suppression technology integrated
ButtonsVoice, 5-way Directional, Back, Home, Menu, Rewind, Play/Pause, Fast Forward
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good .. but not great. 22 Nov 2014
By DM C.
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In general the device is not bad for the money but after a month using the device there are issues with the device that could, in my opinion , be improved.

The box is quite easy to set up and after only a few minutes access to the device and playback is easy to a point!

I am not a huge gamer or app user so commenting in-depth on those aspects of the device is not something I feel expert in addressing, however loading apps such as the BBC iPlayer was easy and quite simple to use.

The Amazon Prime playback of programmes bought was exceptionally easy and the menu system easy to navigate. However the search facility is a little cumbersome, and if you use the voice activated option do not be surprised if asking for Mogwai or Amon Duul doesn't' get you very far.

It is with reference to the music playback that I have had the greatest issues with Fire TV. For anyone who like myself has a large music collection, it took over 24 hours for the collection to become available to playback and with over 500 artists in alphabetical order to search by picture is frankly irritating to say the least! Having an easier breakdown of searching using, the remote would be preferable, especially for those people with strong accents or speech issues.

The other issue I have with the remote is that whilst the it has a play pause button there is no stop, nor is there a standby or off button. (If there is I haven't found it).

When I first started using the device it had a screensaver device which after a while of showing some cool landscape pictures turned the device of if not used. This no longer happens and the device is now permanently on.

I feel that while as a casual user the device is pretty good it doesn't quite live up to the demands that a heavy duty user needs.

I hope that as upgrades and new versions appear some of these issues are met, and whilst I would recommend the device it is with some reservations.
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402 of 427 people found the following review helpful
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To give some context before I delve into the Amazon Fire TV, I have been using streaming devices ever since the original Xbox on which I installed XBMC. I have a large collection of media on a PC which I use to stream to our main TV. Since the original Xbox I have used a variety of devices to stream media including Apple TV, more recent consoles and the Google Chromecast.

*** SET UP ***

The Amazon Fire TV includes the unit itself, along with a power adaptor, 2 x AAA batteries and a remote control. Before you can use this though, you will also need to purchase a HDMI cable (Amazon has these for around £5). You may also need to buy an optical cable, depending on your setup (more on that later). Setup was a cinch, plug the unit into your power supply, connect your Ethernet cable (if you want a wired connection) and connect the HDMI cable to your television.

It was nice to see that each Fire TV comes pre-configured for your Amazon account, so there's no need to login. Simply plug it in, update the software and off you go.

When the Fire TV finishes downloading and installing a software update on first boot, you will eventually arrive at the Home screen. Here you will find all of your Amazon Prime content (although at the moment there is no easy way to sort between what you get free with your Prime subscription and the paid content).

You can also install third-party apps. The only one I have installed at the time of review was Plex. Do note, that this is a paid application. It will cost you either £2.98 or 298 Amazon Coins. I went for the latter option as Amazon offer 89 coins with the Plex 'purchase', which means the effective cost is 209 coins (or £2.09).
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64 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, Worth Every Penny and just works! 25 Oct 2014
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Love it, Love it, Love it! If I didn't have a 15 year history with Apple iTunes I would be throwing my Apple TV in the bin. It is the simplest device I have ever installed, comes preconfigured with your Amazon account, the picture quality is 2nd to none and the screen saver pictures I could sit and watch for hour after hour they are so beautiful. I don't play games so cannot comment on that, but to have all these choices of TV and movies as well as some very useful apps like Sky & BBC news just make it complete. I don't know why Amazon allow people to leave 1 star reviews because of missing features; if you want DLNA then buy a DLNA compatible device, don't complain that this hasn't got it when it did not claim to be anything but an online streaming platform.
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108 of 122 people found the following review helpful
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Sexy little box that was simple to install and setup. Performance is great and makes a huge difference to using the noisy Xbox 360 for streaming.

Only a few points I'd like to mention for consideration.

1. Support for 1080i would be nice for those of us with older TVs.

2. Would be nice if we could hide or delete Media types such as Apps and Games from the main list to make it less distracting and cluttered. I only need Amazon Prime and Netflix and it would be nice to just have those options I need mainly on screen.

3. Better separation of whats available for Prime Free Streaming and what has to be paid for/rented. Gets really annoying when you pay for the streaming and lots of stuff you select has to be paid for on top of that. Can we have that stuff pulled well to one side?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this if you have children!!
I had previsouly been using my Samsung smart TV for Amazon Instant Video, but it wasn't that responsive and there was also some issue with sound with my partciular setup so I... Read more
Published 1 hour ago by D. Feist
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to setup
Holy poop! Very impressed by it and I've only had it for eight hours so far! Easy to setup, easy to use it's a joy, even my two year old boy can use it via the voice command... Read more
Published 1 hour ago by Colin C.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
nice, fast ,easy to use but, need to allow root to be enjoy 100 percent
Published 2 hours ago by ade
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazon fire rocks
Great selection of entertainment from a small little box likes this is amazing great picture quality to
Published 2 hours ago by Christopher murray-watts
3.0 out of 5 stars More Apps Please
Excellent with my prime video. Really fast when used with the WiFi, much better than expected with no buffing experienced to date, which is not the case with my other media... Read more
Published 3 hours ago by Steve Teale
5.0 out of 5 stars mint
Love it just need more games. Xbox pad is mint with it.
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Published 5 hours ago by Peter Blackman
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Nicely made and works well.
Published 5 hours ago by Mr. S. Couzens
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great little device that makes watching T.V. easy.
Published 6 hours ago by Michael Groom
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
absolutely brilliant
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