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Amazon Fire TV 4K (2nd Gen) 2015

Amazon Fire TV 4K (2nd Gen) 2015
alaScore 99

689 reviews

Aug, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 689 reviews of Amazon Fire TV 4K (2nd Gen) 2015. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews. Reviews about the storage and price are on the whole positive. The screen and usability also get good feedback.

performance, usability, screen, price, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Amazon Fire TV 4K (2nd Gen) 2015 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Amazon Fire TV 4K review: Ultra HD frills for the masses

 

The Fire TV is Amazon's fastest selling product of all time, both in its original set-top-box and streaming stick forms. It has beaten Kindle and Fire tablets, oh, and the phone of course, although that one has since been swept under the carpet....

Superfast menu system thanks to quad-core processor, 4K Ultra HD video playback, dual-band dual-antenna Wi-Fi, microSD card slot for storage expansion, thousands of shows and movies available

Not that much 4K content is on the platform yet, Ultra HD movies are very expensive, if you haven’t got an Amazon Prime or Prime Instant Video membership you won’t get the most from it

Amazon's second-generation Fire TV box is a real step forward in the media streaming sector and considering the popularity of the first one is bound to be the device chosen by many families up and down the UK as their main living room device.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Amazon Fire TV review: the best-value 4K streaming box?

 

With a quicker processor and Ultra HD streaming capabilities, does Amazon's new box do enough to impress?

Easy to set up ; Simple slick interface ; Can do basic 4K

Really needs Prime ; Non-universal search ; Some codec limitations

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Amazon Fire TV

 

The latest Fire TV adds 4K video support and Amazon's Alexa voice assistant to make the already-excellent $100 media streamer even more powerful.

Very responsive. Supports 4K content. Improved voice search with Alexa voice assistant.

Occasionally stutters when jumping between apps. Content is heavily weighted toward Amazon sources.

Apple has yet to add 4K streaming to its Apple TV, but there other solid options for 4K streaming. The Roku Premiere+ is a very capable media streamer on Roku's platform and features a handy headphone jack built into the remote. The Nvidia Shield...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Jim Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Amazon Fire TV 4K with Ultra HD review

 

The Fire TV is a rival to the Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku's media streamers. This second-generation version now supports 4K video, and is one of the first to do so. Should you buy it? Find out in our Amazon Fire TV 4K review.

The Fire TV is an excellent set-top box which is powerful and well designed. The voice search works well too, but isn't available in all apps. There are other foibles, too, such as confusion over whether videos are included in your Prime Instant video...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Jared Newman (pcworld.com)

Amazon Fire TV review: The 4K box to beat (for Prime subscribers, at least)

 

Amazon's 2015 Fire TV isn't so much a brand-new product as it is a touch-up on the original.

4K and 802.11ac Wi-Fi for the same price as the old Fire TV ; Prime-centric home screen brings you video without much effort ; Fast navigation and accurate voice control

Third-party app integration pales in comparison to Prime ; 4K content is limited to Amazon and Netflix ; No Netflix content in search results

The latest Fire TV makes some welcome improvements, but owners of the original needn’t upgrade.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Luke Westaway (cnet.co.uk)

Amazon Fire TV (2015) review

 

The selection of set-top boxes available to Brits is growing fast and becoming more competitive, with a host of streaming tech from the likes of Sky, Apple and Roku vying for your cash. Amazon is a high-profile competitor, and its latest streaming...

The Amazon Fire TV offers a healthy -- if not quite complete -- selection of UK streaming apps, via a responsive interface. Parental controls and support are top-notch. Voice search from the remote works very well. It's the least expensive external...

Popular apps such as Netflix, iPlayer and others take a back seat to Amazon's own TV shows and movies. The Alexa digital assistant doesn't work in the UK. Search results prioritise Amazon, and often hide results from other providers even if you've...

The 2015 Fire TV is a potent streamer with 4K capability, voice search and a solid selection of UK apps, but it tries too hard to serve up Amazon's own TV shows and movies.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Amazon Fire TV 2 Review (2015)

 

The Amazon Fire TV is aimed at Amazon Prime members and prospective Prime members - if that's not you, be wary. If you're thinking of purchasing this device with the intent of making it your sole Smart TV controller, you're going to want to be aware of...

If you have a 4K TV and are an Amazon Prime subscriber, the 2015 edition of the Fire TV is worth the $100 you’ll spend. If, however, you’re looking for an OK video streaming device for as cheap as possible, you might want to hunt down last year’s...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Amazon Fire TV (2015) review

 

I'm no businessman, but I still think Amazon should just give its Fire TV devices away for free with a Prime membership. Maybe the retailer should throw in a Fire TV Stick for a one-year renewal, and the new Fire TV box, reviewed here, if you commit to...

The Amazon Fire TV can access thousands of the most popular streaming apps. Its interface is very quick to respond, and Amazon content launches almost immediately. Parental controls and support are top-notch. Voice search from the remote works very...

Popular apps like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and others take a back seat to Amazon's own TV shows and movies. Search results prioritize Amazon, and often hide results from other providers even if you've installed them. There's no way to customize the...

The Fire TV is a formidable streamer with 4K capability and oodles of features, but it tries too hard to serve up Amazon's own TV shows and movies.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Amazon Fire TV (2015) review

 

Streaming heats up with Amazon's revamped wünderbox

Easy to use ; Good AV performance ; 4K! ; Power and speed

Amazon platform could be more open

With 4K, greater speed and a lot more power, Amazon’s second box is very hot stuff.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Lauren Goode (theverge.com)

Amazon Fire TV 2 Review

 

There are a couple ways to look at the new Fire TV box, the second video-streaming box from Amazon. The first is to say that not much has changed from the first Amazon Fire TV box. In fact, you...

Super speedy ; 4K support (if you have a 4K display) ; Alexa

Favors Prime content ; Busy interface ; Loses audio output

Oct, 2015