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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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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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.

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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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User Reviews 3
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Audio / video player
Video services
Netflix, Amazon, Youtube, Other
Video codec support
H.264 / AVC
Audio codec support
Aac, Flac, Mp3, Ogg
Video outputs
HDMI
Audio outputs
Via HDMI
WiFi
Yes

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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.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

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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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