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Amazon Fire TV Stick (2nd gen. 2016)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6627 reviews of Amazon Fire TV Stick (2nd gen. 2016). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the design and reliability are on the whole positive. The price and size are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Fire TV Stick (2nd gen. 2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Verity Burns (trustedreviews.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick

 

The new Amazon Fire TV Stick is the service's second generation of its cheapest video streaming device. It aims itself squarely at rivals such as Google Chromecast Ultra and Roku Streaming Stick, squeezing all of its streaming know-how into a...

They might be subtle improvements, but the new Fire TV Stick is all the better for having them.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (t3.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick review: super streamer now with added Alexa

 

It may be small in size but this streamer is kind of a big deal

Lots of content ; Alexa works pretty well ; Skills are useful in front of the TV

You really need to have Prime ; Needs a charger ; No 4K

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa (2017) review

 

Voice control comes Amazon's latest streaming stick...

Alexa voice control ; Responsive UI ; Multiple streaming services ; Price

Nothing of note

A sophisticated way to get smart functionality to your TV, with easy-to-use voice control

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice remote: The $40 voice of Amazon TV

 

The inexpensive Amazon Fire TV Stick now includes a mic-equipped remote allowing access to voice search, playback commands and yes Alexa, Amazon's digital assistant. But can it beat Roku?

The $40 Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote is one of the least expensive devices to stream video from Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO, Sling TV and other online services. It's just as responsive as other devices, meaning it's lightning-fast, and...

The current user interface pushes Amazon content too aggressively. Alexa is less useful than with always-on devices. Unlike Roku there's no dedicated app for any other a la carte video service, like Vudu or Fandango Now, beyond Amazon's.

The fast, affordable new Fire TV stick is great for fans of Amazon who'll use its voice capabilities, and an excellent value, but it's still not as good as Roku.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick updated review: No longer the sharpest stick in the stream

 

A year and a half after launch, Amazon's Fire TV stick is starting to show some gray hairs. It's slower than competitors, so unless you're really into Amazon's content and on a very tight budget, you should go with a newer device.

The Amazon Fire TV Stick can access thousands of the most popular streaming apps. It's dirt cheap and unlike Chromecast, it actually includes a physical remote. Amazon content launches quickly. The voice remote option allows more convenient search and...

Slower than most other streaming devices. Popular apps like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and others take a back seat to Amazon's own TV shows and movies. There's no way to customize the interface.

The inexpensive Fire TV Stick remains a great value for heavy users of Amazon TV shows and movies, but most other new devices work better for Netflix and the rest.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Gene DellaSala (audioholics.com)

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Review

 

Media streaming is a must have feature for a modern home theater. We look at the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Fire TV to see if they are a better alternative to streaming from your source device or HDTV.

Aug, 2017

Pocket-lint Recommended 2017

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

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote review: The best media player under £40?

 

For a penny shy of £40, you really can't go wrong with the 2017 Amazon Fire TV Stick. Alexa looks like she's on cue to rule the world... even without

Alexa support on a TV device ; Quick at accessing content ; Great contextual text and voice search ; Good picture quality ; Excellent app integration and availability ; Doesn't require Echo

No 4K or HDR ; Few TV USBs will power it so you need to use the adapter

There's no doubt that there are better, more powerful media streamers in set-top-box form out there – Amazon's own

May, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Amazon Fire TV Stick (2017) review

 

A brilliant, cheap streamer with added Alexa

Loads to watch ; Easy to set up ; Alexa works a treat

Cheaper alternatives are available ; Integrated search could be better

An ace streaming stick with a decent voice assistant. What’s not to like?

Apr, 2017

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Amazon Fire TV Stick (2017) review: The best TV streaming stick now comes with YouTube

 

Amazon's new Fire TV Stick fixes all its predecessor's problems

Kodi-compatible ; Much faster than previous model ; Netflix, Prime Instant Video, BBC iPlayer and many more

Limited iPhone support ; Won't run from most TVs' USB power supplies

Alexa is a great addition too, though not quite on the same level of intelligence as the Apple TV’s voice-control remote. The killer feature? At £39.99 it represents incredible value. Buy this device now.

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

All-new Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote Review

 

Our review of the All-new Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote takes an in-depth look at Amazon's 2017 reboot of the original streaming stick.

Great price ; App selection growing ; Built-in Alexa ; App remote

Search could be better ; Basic performance

Amazon’s All-New Fire TV Stick with Alexa Remote isn’t an essential upgrade for existing Stick owners, as the performance is only marginally better and most of the new features are coming to the original Stick via updates.

Apr, 2017

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