Amazon Fire TV Stick and Stick Fire 4K TV: Full Review

Amazon Fire TV Stick and Stick Fire 4K TV: Full Review

In this review we will deal with Amazon Fire TV Stick.

Direct Competitor Google Chromecast, Fire TV stick offers the opportunity to make your TV a smart TV with an outlay more than accessible.

Video, film, TV series, games and much more: here is our review of the Fire TV Stick.

Amazon TV Stick Review: Rating

Amazon Fire TV stick is a good product, functional and value for money to scream. It offers a wide range of options and features to turn your TV into a smart TV.

Value for money

User rating: 3.03 (29 votes)

Amazon Fire Tv Stick And Stick Fire 4K Tv: Full Review

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Unboxing

What is it and what is Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon Fire TV Stick is a dongle that lets you turn any TV into a smart TV.

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Simply connect HDMI to the attack on the TV and connect it to your home WiFi to access a wide range of video content and more. You can also control various aspects of the TV with the universal remote control.

The dongles are becoming increasingly popular products. Due to their competitive price and features offered are spreading like wildfire. Just think for example to the dongle for conditioners, certainly among the more gadgets on trend this summer.

Content available: not only video

Once connected TV Amazon Fire Stick to the Internet, you can access a wide range of video content, music, games and more.

In addition of course to access to Prime Video, if you have Amazon Prime users. Read our guide on Prime Video to learn more.

Obviously, you will have access to all apps in the Amazon store (free or not).

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In addition, the Stick Amazon turns into a veritable small PC, with the ability to be able to surf the Internet using a standard browser such as Firefox.

We see the app and the most important content supported by this dongle for TV:

Video

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Access Prime Video

Music

Games

To play, you can use the supplied remote control as the controller.

Sport

Surfing the Web

You can use the Fire TV Stick as a tool for browsing the web through your TV.

You simply download from the app store the Mozilla Firefox browser or Silk and use the remote as a mouse.

What the app apk

The available content mentioned above are only part of the opportunity by Amazon Fire TV Stick offers.

In fact, enabling app download apk from the external source to the Amazon store, the settings of the Fire Stick, you can install other apps not present in the store.

Simply download the app downloader (in fact one of the most downloaded on the App Store Amazon).

From here, you can access a number of additional apps like SkyGo and beloved Kodi.

This last app, first became popular thanks to the Xbox, and then with the advent of Android TV, it works as a media center and allows playback of multimedia files such as video or music.

You can even access your digital terrestrial channel and extend functionality by downloading add-ons.

Design

Amazon Fire TV Stick looks like a small stick with HDMI connection.

To be clear, it is very similar to a normal USB key.

Black, has small size (85.9 mm x 30.0 mm x 12.6 mm) and is easily portable for use on different TVs.

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Hardware

The Amazon Fire TV Stick components are definitely the economic side, but perfectly able to do their job keeping the whole experience, albeit with some exceptions, very fluid.

The mounted Mediatek processor is a 1.3 Ghz Quad-core, with a 8GB physical memory.

Unfortunately, it is not expandable. The RAM is 1GB. From this point of view, it leaves a bit ‘of land in products like the NVIDIA Shield.

For optimal performance, it is advisable to work only a few apps (or just one if you are watching a movie) or risk delays or less smooth playback.

Obviously, it supports WiFi connectivity (with excellent performance and stability of the signal), but also presents the compatibility with the Bluetooth 4.1.

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video Resolution

The Amazon Fire Stick video output supports resolutions up to 1080p 60 Hz, “stopping” then the only Full HD.

With the classic version, of course you can not play video in 4K. You will need to arm yourself Model Fire TV Stick 4K only slightly more expensive.

Fire Stick e Alexa

Fire TV Stick is obviously part of the ecosystem of related products from Amazon and September 2019, the version of Fire TV Stick sold on Amazon.it is fully compatible with Alexa.

This version is equipped with a special remote control with voice command Alexa. If you purchased the product before it was compatible with Alexa, just buy the single remote control separately (an update should make the Basic Edition equal to the new version).

It will therefore be possible to control the content and Prime streaming video with voice.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick vs Chromecast

Although these are two products that can perform some similar functions, they are intended for different purposes.

In fact, Google Chromecast designed for the simple cast of videos and music from another device, such as smartphones or tablet.

It is not possible to download apps and content (not present any memory storage).

Possibility is that instead of one of the TV Stick Amazon strengths. In addition, it also offers the ability to surf the web, transforming the device into a real little computer.

The experience of general use, especially during video playback, seems to tend in favor of Amazon product than Google.

The hardware of the Amazon Stick fact guarantees a smoother and with fewer problems.

Asked whether it is advisable to buy Fire TV Stick or Chromecasts there is no real answer. They can be designed in fact complementary.

Fire TV Stick 4K

If you have a smart TV 4K Ultra HD and you want to access the content, Fire TV is also available in 4K version, about 20 € more.

Beside the opportunity to see content in 4K, it is interesting functionality Home Theater. In fact, in November 2019, you can create a sound system with Fire TV Stick 4K and Echo and, therefore, to see the contents of Fire devices with these audio speaker, with 1.0 and 2.0 and configurations, as well as 1.1 and 2.1 for those with a subwoofer Echo Sub.

The Fire TV Stick 4k can be associated to the following speaker, via the app Alexa (Devices> +> Configure Audio System> Home Theater):

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Configuration Amazon Fire TV Stick

The configuration and startup of the Amazon Fire Stick is very simple and will only take a few minutes to complete.

Fire TV Stick Review: yes or no?

Amazon Fire TV Stick is a product that offers excellent functionality at a very convenient price.

Due to its vast possibilities allows playback of multimedia files, such as videos and music, but not only. In fact, thanks to access the app store Amazon and the ability to download apps from external sources, is a product with vast potential.

It also allows web browsing, making it a real small computer. A great deal to turn your TV into a Smart TV.

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