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Amazon Fire TV Stick

83
Engadget
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Review

The Fire TV Stick addresses a number of issues we had with the Fire TV and comes with a much smaller price tag. It's not dramatically better than its competitors, but it's certainly not any worse. For $39, it's a perfectly viable streaming-media option, and the best one if you've already bought into Amazon's ecosystem.

Pros
  • Unobtrusive design
  • Vastly improved onscreen keyboard
  • Dedicated Prime Video section
  • List of apps keeps getting longer
Cons
  • Still no HBO Go
  • Included remote lacks voice search button
  • Still some rough edges and inconsistencies in Fire OS
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Scores

Engadget

83
 

User Reviews

80
arnehess
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
80
elmitols
Nice handy device, much like Chromecast but a bit easier to use. With the ability...read more
100
js87
This was purchased as part of the special launch offer in the U.K. So as a...read more
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79
Average Critic Score

Media support

77
 

Video quality

100
 

Design and form factor

80
 

Ease of use

77
 

How It Stacks Up

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84
 

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76
 

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56
 

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56
 

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63
 
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84
 

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76
 

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56
 

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63
 
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