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.