Amazon Fire TV
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- 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.
- Voice search that actually works - Simply say the name of what you want to watch and start enjoying in seconds (voice remote included)
- Massive selection - Tens of thousands of TV episodes and movies, plus millions of songs and hundreds of games.
- Great for gaming - Quad-core processor and dedicated Adreno 320 graphics engine for beautiful, smooth gameplay.
- No buffering with ASAP - ASAP learns what Amazon movies and TV episodes you'll want to watch and buffers them for playback before you hit play.
- Effortless to set up and use - Simply plug in and start streaming in minutes.
- Free 30-day Prime trial - Unlimited access to thousands of popular movies and TV episodes including Vikings, Ripper Street and original shows like Transparent, plus Prime Music.
Amazon Fire TV is a tiny box that connects your HDTV to a world of online entertainment. With a huge selection of TV episodes and movies, voice search that actually works and ASAP - our exclusive instant streaming feature - it’s an easy way to enjoy Netflix, Amazon Video, low-cost movie rentals, live and on-demand sports, music, photos, games and more.
There's never been a better way to enjoy Prime Video.
Less searching, more watching. Speak into your remote to find TV shows, movies, games and more in just seconds.
Introducing an easy and affordable way to game on your HDTV.
|Amazon Fire TV||Fire TV Stick||Google Chromecast|
|Voice Search||Optional, via free remote app or voice remote sold separately|
|Memory||2 GB||1 GB||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||Certified Dolby Digital Plus||Dolby Digital pass through up to 7.1|
|Optical Audio Out|
|Wi-Fi||Dual-band/Dual-antenna (MIMO)||Dual-band/Dual-antenna (MIMO)||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)|
|Casual gaming (with included remote)|
|High performance gaming (with optional Game Controller)|
Top Customer Reviews
*** 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).Read more ›
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I've bought (and since eBay sold) two versions of the Apple TV, and neither came close to this.
As I work with technology, I'm aware at just how confusing it can be, so I'll steer clear of the Gigabytes and Megahertz and in common with Apple, focus on the actual experience rather than the technology.
The tiny matt black box looks like a CD box set, but at 4.5 inches square and half an inch thin - it's quite a bit smaller. Plug it into the TV via an HDMI cable (sadly not supplied), and it immediately connects to your router, and up popped a message on the screen....
"Hello John - do you want to log into your Amazon account?"
Hey! That's a tiny feature, but I was immediately pleased - the kind of attention to detail that's lovely to see. Clearly when you order the Fire, the actual device is registered to you, and "knows" who you are. You can of course connect to Amazon on another account (for example if you send it as a gift), but it's a lovely to find it quite literally works "right out of the box". Good to see also, when you fire it up, it has any Amazon video or music purchases available along with photos and videos.
After an initial re-boot to install the latest software it was ready to go, and boy did it go.
It's blisteringly fast.
What's it like?
Scrolling around the menus is smooth and incredibly fast, and press "Play" and there's absolutely no delay, no "downloading" message, in fact no waiting at all.Read more ›
To be honest, I wasn't wrong. Upon arrival I could see this TV box is a nice well made piece of kit, it feels very solid to hold, design has obviously been inspired by thoughts of "it should be heard but not seen", that's exactly what its accomplished for me, I see a single white LED, and nothing else. The remote is barely there as well, its little, light and only has 12 buttons, yet works brilliantly, its uncomplicated, easy to work out and within minutes I had used all of the buttons at least once, there is no fat on this device at all.Voice search is great to find the odd Amazon title but that's all it can search and as such as become redundant (will tell you why soon).
Here is what matters, watching TV and making use of the thing. Upon setting this up the first things I downloaded were Netflix, BBC iPlayer and BBC news. All of which work brilliantly and I find myself now obsessed with Netflix, after almost a month I have still yet to run out of things to watch, I just keep finding more, this is something that used to bug me about sky, hundreds of channels and nothing on.. However the use of this box to me runs out there. Amazon offers its own streaming service but here's what you have to do; subscribe to Amazon prime for £80 a year (still cheaper than sky) and everything you get for that is recognisable by the prime logo, and its ALL in standard definition. If you want HD, you have to pay extra per movie or per EPISODE for any series! This is ridiculous!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We use this all the time. It is so easy to use and gives access to Prime TV and movies, Netflix, Youtube and many other things,
Very good quality picture with very rare... Read more
I got this item over a year ago. We hardly ever use it because you have to pull mains cable out to get it to start.
Remote drains batteries fast. Read more
This device is a must have is you have prime. I've not tried the fire stick, so cannot really comment about that. It boots up very fast and works well.Published 18 days ago by Nora
This product has an inherent fault that continues to 'UPDATE' and as a consequence causes long waits and excessive battery use. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Amazon Customer