Amazon Fire TV

Amazon  Fire TV
79

Engadget Review

The Fire TV should be impressive -- it's faster and better equipped than most of the other media streamers out there, and does it all at a decent price. Right now though, features like gaming, voice search and ASAP are barely helping it keep pace with the competition. Maybe with a few more apps (HBO Go, Vudu), some great games and an extra layer of polish it could push ahead.

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Pros

  • Fast performance
  • Impressive list of apps, even at launch
  • Voice search is convenient, fast and accurate

Cons

  • Voice search doesn't work within apps
  • Onscreen keyboard is offensively bad
  • Inconsistent gaming experience
  • Carousel UI doesn't work as well on Fire TV as it does on tablets
  • Many apps and games are buggy ports from other platforms
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Engadget

79

Critics

27 reviews

79

AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE

Users

6 reviews

85

AVERAGE USER SCORE
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Key Specs

TYPE
Audio / video player
VIDEO SERVICES
Netflix, Amazon, Youtube, Other
AUDIO SERVICES
Pandora, Other
VIDEO CODEC SUPPORT
H264, Mpeg4, Vc1
AUDIO CODEC SUPPORT
Aac, Mp3
VIDEO OUTPUTS
HDMI
AUDIO OUTPUTS
TOSLINK (optical)
WIFI
Yes

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