Top positive review
28 people found this helpful
Overall a great experience
on 24 August 2018
I bought the fire stick so I could stream on my TV. I was most interested in streaming from Amazon, Netflix, the BBC and Channel 4, and downloaded all of these apps. Setup was really straightforward. Unsurprisingly Amazon Video and TV work fantastically, with great picture quality. Netflix is a bit buggy, often stopping mid-programme, and the app requires more frequent updates than anything else. The terrestrial TV apps work just fine. One disappointment is that you can't get Rakuten TV on the fire stick, so I hope that might be added soon.
The Alexa voice-activated function works well, but again works best with the Amazon videos. For example, you can search, play, pause etc. with these videos. WIth Netflix however, you can search, but you can't use the voice commands within the app.
Overall though it's a great product and fantastic value for money.