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Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Review

Overall, we’re impressed with the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K. The interface is super responsive, quick to load, and it’s set out in an intuitive way.

Amazon firetv stick 4k review please take three seconds to click the subscribe button on our channel for more upcoming videos the amazon firetv stick ads ultra hd the amazon firetv stick 4k is the third version of amazon’s popular streaming dongle which has been updated to support 4k viewing it’s pretty similar to the 2nd gen fire tv stick which boasts an 802.11

Wi-fi chip and a 1.7 gigahertz quad-core processor but buying one of these 4k labelled streamers still won’t break the bank at under $50 the amazon fire tv stick 4k also has a built-in voice assistant courtesy of amazon alexa there’s also a huge range of content to choose from the many apps on offer including netflix amazon prime video and more which begs the

Question who needs a smart tv amazon has rectified some of the issues we had with the previous fire tv stick model but a few small niggling problems remain that made our experience with the device less than perfect but importantly not far off since the fire tv stick 4k was released amazon has made a push into televisions with the unveiling of a number of new fire

Tv edition sets as well as a new amazon fire tv cube which is an updated version of it selector enabled hands-free streaming media player adding dolby vision and a few other new features to the mix what’s more you can now even hook up your amazon echo speakers with fire tv devices to create an immersive home cinema system totally wireless and all controllable

With voice assistant alexa the amazon fire tv interface is doubling down on free tv streaming with a new dedicated tab for all the content on fire tv you don’t have to pay for titled simply freed the new tab sits on the fire tvs navigation bar collating together the freely available programming in one handy place in a blog post senior product marketing manager

Michael pollan wrote that the new free tab offers customers a single destination – a curated selection from thousands of free movies tv shows news and more the fire tv stick 4k is available to buy for $49.99 compared to the non 4k version of the fire tv stick you’re looking at a price increase of around ten dollars which we think is very reasonable considering the

Increased quality of content you’ll be getting with support for 4k dolby vision hdr hdr 10 plus and dolby atmos similar products including google’s chrome ii cast ultra retail for around $69 so the fire tv stick 4k is a good option if you’re looking to spend under $50 still it’s worth bearing in mind that you will need to buy subscriptions to use many of the apps

Like netflix and prime video which can soon add up if you’ve used the previous amazon fire tv stick before you’ll notice that the new version hasn’t changed very much in terms of design measuring 99 millimeters by 30 millimeters by 14 millimeters the fire tv stick 4k is as unobtrusive and compact as ever designed to plug directly into the hdmi 2.2 port on your tv

The stick itself is a little bit wider than a standard hdmi cable so amazon has included a male-to-female hdmi extender cable in case you have trouble fitting it in amazon says the extender cable can also be used to improve the wi-fi connection and remote control performance the outside of the fire tv stick 4k is largely the same as the previous model only now it

Features the amazon arrow logo without any text on the inside you have an 802.11 wi-fi chip and a 1.7 gigahertz quad-core processor like before but now of course the fire tv stick has support for 4k as well as dolby vision and goldy atmos on the side of the fire tv stick 4k you’ll find a microusb port to connect the power adapter now on to the remote the biggest

Change here is that it now includes volume buttons and a power button the inability to change the volume using that the previous models remote was a particular sticking point for many users who found it annoying to constantly switch between it in the tv’s remote or asking a lexer to change the volume the remote therefore can now be used to change the volume on

Your tv av receiver or sound bar which is far more convenient like its predecessor you’ll still find a microphone button at the top of the remote which can be used to summon alexa without having to say alexa before every command you make setting up the fire tv stick 4k was absolutely seamless thanks to the simple user interface and responsive boat control during

Setup the fire tv stick needs to be plugged into the mains as well as the hdmi port on your tv all the cables and adapters you’ll need come in the box once you’ve plugged the fire tv stick into your tv you’re then prompted to set up the remote you’ll be walked through the entire process by your tv so you don’t need to worry about leafing through manuals like its

Predecessor the fire tv stick 4k user interface is extremely easy to navigate even for those who haven’t even used a streaming device before recently accessed shows and apps can be found on the home screen or you can scroll up in a cross to find different content and apps us fire tv customers will also find a recently added tab on their devices interface called

Live tv it collects all your live channels into one place as well as being easy to use the ui is very responsive and quick to load and there’s a fantastic selection of streaming apps to choose from to test how easy it is to sign up to a new service we tried setting up an account with disney life through the fire tv stick 4k the whole process was extremely simple

With the option to link your new account to an existing social media account like facebook although the experience will vary between different apps it’s encouraging that we didn’t run into any issues while setting up accounts with the platforms we don’t already subscribe to using the remote to control the fire tv stick 4k is similarly effortless and the alexa

Power advice search functionality is quick and accurate when you’re using apps like netflix or amazon prime video however voice search doesn’t work with every app on the service uk viewers will notice that you can’t use it with bbc iplayer which means you have to manually type search terms within the app furthermore you won’t be able to use your voice to skip to

The next episode on many apps that otherwise support voice control which is slightly annoying another issue we found with voice search is that when you make a request that the fire tv stick 4k is unable to support whatever content you are playing disappears and you have to then select it again from within the app or fire tv homepage to start it up that being said

The voice search is generally very good and you can even use voice commands to turn your tv on control your smart devices and view live camera feeds from compatible smart security cameras on your tv which is really useful in general the search functionality is better than the previous model as you can now search for shows by actor and specifically for 4k content as

Well as searching for show titles directly amazon’s own content is predictably prioritized above other results from platforms which could be irritating if you’re primarily a netflix user for example overall the selection of apps available is extremely good and you should be able to find most streaming platforms you can think of although uk viewers won’t be able

To find now tv and us viewers won’t be able to stream on wal-mart’s vudu which is currently a large source of dolby vision content still there’s such a huge variety of content so you probably won’t miss the odd nisha unless you are a die-hard fan if you want to take your fire tv stick 4k abroad and its portability makes it a great traveling companion you may want

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