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Amazon Fire TV by Review Summary ,  Sep 29, 2015

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Amazon Fire TV
Report Date: 01/04/2016
Based on 32754 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 3.5%

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Frequently Mentioned by Customers:


Individual Feature Rating
Flexible5.0   above average
Ram5.0   above average
Responsiveness5.0   above average
Usability5.0   above average
Versatile5.0   average
Compact4.9   average
Radio4.8   above average
Simplicity4.8   average
Travel4.8   average
Weight4.8   average
Voice4.5   average
Quality4.4   average
Speed4.4   average
Streaming4.3   average
Remote4.1   average
Amazon4.0   average
Content3.9   average
Video3.9   average
Roku3.8   average
Netflix3.7   average
Memory3.6   average
Sync3.6   average
Xbox3.6   average
Scroll3.5   average
Windows3.5   above average
Sport3.2   average
USB3.2   average
Dolby3.1   average
Flash3.1   below average
Volume3.0   average
Battery2.6   average
Comcast2.6   average
Reset2.6   above average
Charging2.4   below average
Plastic2.4   average
Freeze2.3   average
Warranty2.3   below average
Advertising2.2   average
Freezing2.0   average
Disconnect1.9   below average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Accent

Accent:
"The voice feature never worked right because it doesn't appear to do well with accents."
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"Also when English is not your first language and if you have an accent it is a bit frustrating."
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"The only negative I can come up with is that if you have an accent it sometimes does not recognize what you say and you have to repeat it a few times."
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"A huge plus is the option to hook it up wired via an ethernet cord or wirelessly as well as the voice search (hasn't pulled up anything incorrect yet as most voice recognition services do because of my accent!"
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"The voice activation must have a problem with a southern accent because it rarely comes close to what I've said."
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"The voice search is a huge plus, much better than trying to type with a little remote, though sometimes it struggles with my accent which can be frustrating, I'm from UK."
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"The voice search works, even with my non-American accent and that's one thing I love about it."
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"The remote is nice and the voice recognition is great (I have an accent and the system has yet to mess up my requests)! "
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"What about people who have strong accents, or don't speak English well, or have a speech related handicap?"
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"I love the voice search, which has no problem recognizing my Australian accent."
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"The voice search is really nice and it even understands a southern accent!"
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Advertisement

Advertisement:
"Kinda of disappointing that you offer some apps and then don't put in your advertisement that in order to receive these you have to pay a premium price."
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"What was not made clear in the Fire TV advertisement on Amazon, is that it is ALL PAY TV."
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"It says it isn't compatible, which is weird since in the advertisement it shows that it is apart of it and should work."
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"Hulu injected advertisement before the playback which I really dislike it."
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"Advertisement failed to properly warn user that unless reception system had adequate thru-put capacity, buffering and pauses when projected on common large TV screens in use today, would be excessive."
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"I do have a problem with Amazon's advertisement of 40,000+ free movies and TV for Prime member's, I really doubt there are that many choices that are free, most better movies have to be purchased which is all too easy seeing the fee is tied into your Prime account, some what disappointed about being mis-lead."
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"In addition I urge Amazon to remove the newly added banners and advertisement for prime members as we have enough advertisement and recommendation on their website and emails .Being an Amazon prime member for years now and appreciating it ,!"
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"I seriouslly don't know how they thought they could slap an advertisement in there and think it looked good."
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"However, I did not read the sales pitch advertisement carefully enough as I thought I would be able to cast internet content from my tablet to the TV screen."
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"As easy as they say in the advertisements."
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Advertising

Advertising:
"I'm disappointed, they should not be advertising compatibility with Showtime if it isn't."
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"I really dislike Amazon's advertising of shows and new apps on the home screen when I start it up, but that's always going to be what Amazon does I suppose."
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"The performance is less then acceptable and for the hype and advertising, it is very disappointing."
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"My only complaints are that advertising should indicate that an HDMI cable needs to be purchased before you can even install AND there should at lease be a small manual (at no extra cost) to provide explanations with visual aids for setting up the device."
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"If this has been an ongoing problem with the device then they should not include netflix in their advertising when selling the product."
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"Not very good advertising for a product that was supposed to be set up with ease."
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"(Charter, Comcast) It isn't the products fault, but Amazon should be careful in the advertising."
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"I've found the advertising to be true; It IS easy to set up."
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"Would have appreciated Amazon to be explicit in their advertising that no HBO."
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"Amazon customer reviews are a good source for helping one make up his her mind, but the best information on Fire TV is Amazon's own advertising on the product page, which is factual without exaggeration."
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"A little truth in advertising would be appreciated and I WILL be sure to spread the word."
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Amazon

Amazon:
"I cannot express how frustrating it is that Hulu doesn't work well on the Amazon Fire TV."
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"I love my amazon Fire TV but lately I have been having problems viewing NetFlix and cannot download a few applications such as TWC."
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"The fact that Hulu is basically unwatchable on the Fire TV really IS Amazon's problem, and until this is resolved, people like me will be dissatisfied with the Fire TV."
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"Very disappointed in this product, amazon made out to be amazing! "
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"After use for a few months I had so many headaches and frustrations from the finicky apple tv that I switched back to my amazon fire."
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"It seems like Amazon is their own worst enemy sometimes, hobbling hardware to try and maintain control of the ecosystem(see firephone) and thus hurting the consumer and devaluing an otherwise (potentially)great product."
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"I cannot express how frustrating it is that Hulu doesn't work well on the Amazon Fire TV."
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"I love my amazon Fire TV but lately I have been having problems viewing NetFlix and cannot download a few applications such as TWC."
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"Very disappointed in this product, amazon made out to be amazing! "
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"I recommend the amazon fire TV."
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"It's much easier (and cheaper) to stream Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, and any other video service through this box, and I don't have to worry about the annoying satellite outages that occurred each time it rained."
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Battery

Battery:
"The two Amazon Fire TVIncluded batteries were dead on delivery."
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"Only complaint is that the batteries for the remote die very quickly, and we're using good batteries."
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"When the other one needed to have new batteries a week after the first went dead I felt ripped off."
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"This product is so easy they don't even shrink wrap the batteries in those annoying hard to open packages."
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"So I'll keep filling the landfills with dead batteries until im ready to face the $100 loss of this product."
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"I like the small details like it telling me my batteries are low, change them before it goes dead."
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"We replaced the batteries and that did not solve our problem."
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"After spending 2 hours following ever troubleshooting recommendation and changing batteries in remote several times, gave up and returned it."
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"I recently replaced the batteries and that was no problem."
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"Amazon Fire TV is good but the remote eats batteries fast."
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"Only complaint is that the batteries for the remote die very quickly, and we're using good batteries."
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Buggy

Buggy:
"However, the other services are buggy, inconsistent, and need big time updating."
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"By comparison, my gen1 Apple TV is a buggy disappointment and the constant restarts it requires to communicate with my cable modem makes me love the Fire TV all the more."
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"I was worried this would be just as buggy."
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"- Carousel UI doesn't work well- Some apps are buggy"
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"very buggy... & slow... every game needs downloading and then more downloading and then sometimes fail to load.... poor Amazon experience..."
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"This unit is great as our living room tv is dumb and the samsung bluray player while wifi capable is buggy at best."
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"Device is nice but it is a little buggy sometimes."
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"Also, the Plex media center option available through the Fire is outdated and buggy."
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"Lots of apps and voice recognition is a little buggy but overall pretty decent."
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"Great quality, not buggy like cheaper units."
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Capacity

Capacity:
"I just received the Fire TV and my first impressions are of utter disappointed that there is no web browsing capacity."
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"I love what Fire TV (box device) CAN one day do - I hate what it is doing right now, and can't recommend it until the storage capacity issue is resolved."
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"Of all things, seriously, to lose out on - Amazon chooses to fail when it comes to storage capacity?"
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"Those who are like-minded are WAITING to embrace Amazon as their go to media content provider, so it's just plain stupid to not be able to do so for something as STUPID as storage capacity."
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"the most I hate about it, that you cannot extend the storage capacity."
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"For me, the only drawback so far is the limited storage capacity (8 GB) and a USB port sitting unused that could expand its storage (with my 80 GB USB hard-drive).I bought it for streaming and for inexpensive gaming."
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"The ability to use a blue tooth headset and the 2GB capacity make the Fire TV a winner."
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"Great Device, only which it had more hard drive capacity! "
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"You can add a USB memory device to expand storage capacity for applications and such, so it is flexible as well."
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"Please add this capacity"
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"It's great...except, I wish the storage capacity was larger."
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Charging

Charging:
"Instead there is a charge for TV shows that we missed when they first aired."
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"My husband & I were tired of paying the ridiculous prices that these cable companies are charging for watching just the basic channels."
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"The only problem that I had was to change my pandora Password and the realization that there was a charge for broadcast television."
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"I was disappointed that there's a charge for My little Pony cartoons!"
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"The first unit delivered failed the day after we fired it up so we had to return it, there was no charge and replacement arrived a few days later, typical excellent service from Amazon."
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"Like it, but did like being charged when I hit the wrong button, could not figure out how to dispute the charge."
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"Netflix has some advantages on fixed monthly charge for all streaming."
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"but we thought there were more movies FREE of charge as well as music."
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"I get charging for the new ones, and the prices for those are reasonable, occasionally better, in fact, than other sources like VUDU."
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"We have Amazon prime which gives many advantages for purchases, but with it the added at no extra charge shows and movies are amazing."
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"there's a lot of free ahows, etc included with my prime membership and the things do have a charge are reasonable."
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Color

Color:
"The picture is fuzzy, the deepness of color is missing, Besides the picture quality, the unit works fine, I will only buy the unit if Amazon improves the picture quality to true 1920 by 1080p."
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"Hulu plus freezes, Netflix has errors changing colors, no universal search like Roku."
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"The ESPN application colors were terrible, and the video was jerky, I know this is live stream but on my Apple TV's the color is great and the video is smooth."
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"But for now, color me disappointed."
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"I was viewing my Amazon prime video on my PC through the browser, and the video quality was horrible, bad color, somewhat grainy (even though I have broadband at 10 mbs)."
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"I tried a few boxes...the sony...roku..and g box..none compare to this..its fast..easy to set up..runs xbmc great...picture is great also..just one nice piece of electronics...just wish they made the remotes in bright colors since its small and gets misplaced alot and hard to find cause of size...i just put a couple of flouresent dots on it..lol....so it shows up...I just ordered another one for downstairs..this one has proven to work and very user friendly"
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"The Fire TV Box is the Best, Response faster and the picture is Stronger in the colors, plus the audio remote in hand."
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"The high def is wonderful, and the colors are so beautifully bright!"
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"The newer firmware does a better job of identifying non-included content, but it would be nice if the BUY button was a different color or something."
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"I watched the old Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and the color was brilliant, I mean I've seen this movie lots of times before but the color just popped when I watched on Amazon Fire."
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"The playback of the Prime video worked fine, color was good."
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Comcast

Comcast:
"Problem was the content provider (Comcast) and not Amazon."
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"Not sure since I dumped my Comcast Cable but I think they are throttling the streaming... That is annoying."
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"My cable company is terrible (cough, Comcast, cough) and On Demand will go months without working."
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"I don't know if it's Amazon's fault or Comcast's...probably Comcasts...that HBO Go doesn't work on Fire TV but whoever is to blame, I'm returning this item."
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"Amazon Fire TV seems to work great but it does not interact well with Comcast at all!"
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"Decent selection of apps (HBO Go counts as a negative for Comcast users, see below)Con'sHBO Go."
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"Anyway, will this work with through a Comcast box as well?"
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"most of the premium channel apps (showtime, starz,hbo) arent compatible if comcast xfinity is your cable provider."
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"I did have to plug the ethernet cable in because my internet connection is also iffy sometimes...Comcast, I'm looking at you...and I haven't had any problems(knock on wood!"
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"I don't regret cancelling my comcast cable at all! "
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"I'm sure that eventually Amazon and Comcast will come to some sort of agreement and all will be well."
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Communication

Communication:
"What I am most upset about is that my cable provider (Charter Communications) does not support HBOGo, History Channel, and a few other channels that are touted in the description."
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"By comparison, my gen1 Apple TV is a buggy disappointment and the constant restarts it requires to communicate with my cable modem makes me love the Fire TV all the more."
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"We have two at home and happy they communicate with each other."
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"Worked for awhile, actually quite well, then suddenly remote will not communicate with the box."
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"Not the devices fault, but caused by thearchaic communications hardware of my region."
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"By comparison, my gen1 Apple TV is a buggy disappointment and the constant restarts it requires to communicate with my cable modem makes me love the Fire TV all the more."
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"Looking forward to Echo which I hear might be able to communicate with Amazon TV."
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Compact

Compact:
"Small and compact, couldn't have been any easier to install."
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"Small and compact starts right up easy to use."
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"It's design small compact blends easily at the base of my black samsung tv."
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"We have a vacation home too and the compact size of the device will be easy to take from place to place."
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"Very simple to install and use, and LOVE the compact design."
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"The remote is compact and simple which I like and the voice-response is a great feature."
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Configuration

Configuration:
"So, while Amazon may be interested on a different level in how AFTV can be integrated into a pre-existing, real-life media-world set-up out there, do not expect technical support should you have problems trying to accomplish this type of niche configuration--neither from Amazon nor Bose nor Logitech-Harmony nor Roku."
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"If there were some more configuration options, I would be really happy."
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"I would have liked a configuration checkbox to limit your search to free Prime content only but they haven't implemented that."
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"The music player has some nice configurations available."
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"Easy Setup, configuration and operation."
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"It does work with the AppleTV and Roku.2 Months in: The original Fire TV has been good, but the Fire TV stick is always losing it's WL:AN config and needs to be rebooted."
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Content

Content:
"I bought FireTV to use following eye surgery, hoping to be able to use Alexa to easily navigate my content without being able to see."
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"So you think you have access to all your purchased digital content via Ultra Violet, Wrong!"
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"The two simply do not play well together, which sucks because a lot of good content is available through Hulu Plus and it would be nice if the app actually worked."
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"Problem was the content provider (Comcast) and not Amazon."
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"It's a good player for my master bedroom equipped with 1080p TV because current Amazon TV is unable to play 4k contents ( from Netflix ) on my Living room Samsung SUHD."
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"It has excellent content selection (not the best but most will be more than satisfied) with Amazons amazon customer service on the backend."
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"All Amazon content is excellent with Prime....but there enough 3rd party content to make it 5 stars."
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"Imagine my pleasant surprise at how easy it was to install, easy to use, and HOW MUCH Quality content was available to me!"
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"It is super quick, has all the great content and my kids can use it very easily."
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"Perhaps we could filter out some of the more adult content, but Netflix makes it so easy."
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Customization

Customization:
"My only complaint here is there's no way to customize it."
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"I dislike the interface and the limited customization so much I was prepared to send it back."
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"My only complaint is the lack of customization available within the UI but it's more of a personal thing than a functional issue."
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"Not being able to customize the apps that show up in the home screen!"
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"The interface while having the ability to customize it could be confusing for someI have tested many of these boxes and i prefer MInix as they always work and the company provides great support."
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"Many programmers prefer the Android operating system because of this, as every programmer has their own style and preferences, but this is a disadvantage to the general population falling into category 2 and 3 because customization is the enemy of intuition in the overall picture."
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"Secondly I would like to be able to customize the home screen to show the apps I chose to show."
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"Great for what it is, but not enough customization for my tastes."
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"I have not had a chance to use all of the features, but I love the fact of how much you can customize the parental features."
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"This device is fast, easy to control navigate through, easy to customize via downloadable apps, has a great remote control app for my phone...I could go on and on."
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"I love the customization as well."
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Cute

Cute:
"We use the optical audio out, ethernet cable, the remote feels really great in the hand, the apps are cute."
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"The Amazon Fire fits all of my TV needs and has some cute games as well."
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"the machine is techy and works well, very cute search mode but there doesn't appear to be as many free movies tv as they say."
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"It hooked up so easily and gave us that cute introduction video."
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"Sure it came well packaged and is cute."
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Directv

Directv:
"-No FX-No Fox Now--Activation unavailable for A&E;, History, and Lifetime with DirecTV account (that's a problem for me)-Search works only with Amazon Instant Video (you won't get inside Netflix)+HDMI-CEC the lack of it was the most surprising disadvantage of Roku++Sideloading of Android apps, most notably XBMC (two worlds collide in one device at last)+Most apps are slicker than on Roku+Considerably faster video initialization++Spotify Connect (missing on Roku)"
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"We were also disappointed that DirecTV hadn't seen the light and was not on the list of interfacing cable satellite companies (couldn't believe DISH was) which was a huge disappointment as I was hoping to be able to access my DTV paid-for NFL satellite offerings."
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"The only problem I have with this, Showtime Anytime doesn't work with DirecTV."
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"You can watch new episodes of your favorite t. v. shows that you missed for free on the Directv Genie."
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"Only disappointed in not being able to get Showtime with Directv."
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"Amazon Fire TV is currently not compatible with DIRECTV devices."
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"I am thrilled to have been able to drop DirecTV and go with antenna TV and streaming with Amazon Fire."
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"The fire TV stick is wonderful and has allowed me to cut cable (or in my case Directv) out of my life completely."
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"The best part is that there is enough content available between our Prime subscription and the available apps (some are unofficial and require side-loading), we were able to cancel our DirecTV subscription, which is a HUGE relief all on it's own."
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"Great Love Fire TV over Directv and Cable..Thanks, Amazon :-)"
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"Please add DIRECTV as one of your providers! "
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Disconnect

Disconnect:
"After getting tired of being gouged by cable companies that offer 'deals' to new customers or on the day you call to disconnect, tired of horrible customer service, it was time to kiss them buh bye."
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"When I finally got the chance to test it out at his place where I know his works, mine gave the same network error and continued to disconnect and reconnect."
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"We had to disconnect & have been unable to use it since."
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"Streaming would stop or fail and disconnect."
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"I was so excited to give this to my husband for Christmas, we have been watching Big Bang Theory reruns for months and I was really hoping that this would be a great source of entertainment, Unfortunately, within hours of installing, it began to disconnect itself from the wifi and within a day, was completely unusable, it would not do anything except display the Amazon logo."
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"The only way to remedy the problem, I found, is to disconnect the power cord from the stick for a few seconds, reconnect it and hope for the best."
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"Was able to disconnect one cable box in the house."
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"3: disconnect the cable and enjoy the savings."
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"Fantastic purchase - with this device and the apps I was able to disconnect cable and it's wonderful."
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"s all good its just not what i need i had to disconnect my DVD player in order to connect this device and then i was not able to play my DVDS."
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"WiFi works well and does not disconnect."
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Dolby

Dolby:
"Unfortunately it isn't capable of playing dolby digital with certain file formats such as the popular mkv."
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"I am disappointed that Amazon touts the fact that they are the only ones with the Dolby Digital sound and they blame my system that worked for 3 days with the Fire TV for being at fault."
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"Movies aren't any more clear, sound is still Dolby D but.. to rid myself of that confound ROKU."
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"I was especially frustrated with dolby digital support on the devices."
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"I never have liked Dolbys synthesized surround.. Everything sounds muddled."
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"Dolby surround sound does not function as well as streaming from my laptop & the video quality is also not as good."
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"It could do everything a decent Android tablet does along with outputting Dolby 5.1 and 1080p video, but Amazon's app store is quite limited in its offerings for the Fire TV."
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"Dolby digital+ delivers very good audio quality across multiple channels alongside the crisp video."
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"The Dolby surround works great on my family room surround system."
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"My receiver can process the dolby digital from any HDMI no problem, but of course, it doesn't have a digital audio pass thru out, i. e. I wouldn't be able to send the audio signal to my awesome soundbar."
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"I'm a bit of an audiophile so the fact that it supports 7.1 channel Dolby digital plus is a big advantage over the others."
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Flash

Flash:
"So in short whether it's the Flash Drive I chose or how it works there was zero negative results of doing that."
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"Liked it but for the $ I was disappointed that I couldn't run media from my flash drive through it with out having to go through jail-breaking this device and I'm just not skilled enough to do that."
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"I have the MX hate it but you can use a flash drive with it."
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"It looks like it will be somewhat challenging to get it to play content from a flash drive on it from what I've read."
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"Made poping sounds and flashes on the screen so badly I thought it would damage my TV, so I returned it on the first day."
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"I finally found from the web that amazon flash had a similar problem, and emailed firetv help to enquire whether firetv had the same problem."
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"Google compatible Flash Drives for this device for if you download as much as I did you will run out of space quickly."
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"Liked it but for the $ I was disappointed that I couldn't run media from my flash drive through it with out having to go through jail-breaking this device and I'm just not skilled enough to do that."
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"Butthe only thing i wish they would put into the OS is to be able to expand the memory of the fire tv with a usb flash drive."
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"Nice box but I wish you could use a flash drive to play movies on it."
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"You obviously put it there for a reason, and I for one would love to be able to plug a flash drive or external hard drive in to watch my movies."
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Flexible

Flexible:
"Great, flexible, responsive device."
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"This box has the potential of being thebest box on the market because it is a good marriage of strong hardware with a potentially flexible Android OS - however with the way they did the menu and closed up the system, you lose all of the flexibility and the potential and get the worst usable streamer on the market."
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"You can add a USB memory device to expand storage capacity for applications and such, so it is flexible as well."
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"It's more flexible (can run some android apps) and a nicer interface."
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"Easy set up great pic audio very flexible."
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Focus

Focus:
"When you are scanning through movies it makes it hard to focus on all the movies you are scrolling through when the highlighted movie is on the edge of the screen."
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"Two years down the road you realize that you should've bought the Corolla because the Focus s not holding very well."
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"I am posting this review without going in to all of the things we like and only focus on the one thing that we are not pleased with."
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"When you 'search' I haven't figured out how to focus on what I'm searching; it isn't really clear."
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"Because the Amazon Fire is an also ran in so many features already available on my existing devices I have to focus on what is missing for me."
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"Those who are looking for their first streamer should consider- Fire TV's ease of use (beats the Chromecast but it's probably on par with Roku and the Xbox Playstations)- Amazon's great user support- Roku's enormous channels selection- Playstation and Xbox being clearly superior gaming platforms (if you don't mind paying up to $60 for newly released games)- Amazon's attempt to keep their users confined to Amazon's own hardware platforms and content streams vs. Roku's and Chromecast relative openness- Fire TV's split gaming streaming personality (Jack of 2 trades) vs. Roku's and Chromecast focus on streaming- Price, of courseIt's not an easy decision to make."
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"As I work with technology, I'm aware at just how confusing it can be, so I'll steer clear of the Gigabytes and Megahertz and in common with Apple, focus on the actual experience rather than the technology."
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"(you don't need vudu, unless you are in love with their XHD streaming quality)My test focus not in how fast the device launch the app, but instead is the performance while streaming those apps as I mentioned up."
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"This is just my opinion, but I believe this will go the way of the fire phone if they do not change the focus and stop using this great gadget as a marketing tool to push their content."
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"That's sad, because the Fire TV *could* be the best thing going, if they would just put some focus and effort behind it."
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"If your world is on Amazon, and they are the main focus of your online interface, this is a pretty decent option."
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Freeze

Freeze:
"It always freezes, very slow to load, always have problems with movies that we pay money for (Amazon has been wonderful with giving our money back for these movies atleast thank you)."
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"when it worked it was great,but the problem I had was while streaming a movie it would freeze up and quit,would have to unplug it and reboot it then later it would do it again."
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"I was fed up with the glitches, freezes, etc."
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"Hulu plus freezes, Netflix has errors changing colors, no universal search like Roku."
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"Also, it will be great if you guys add an escape button to the remote because you can only use the back button which then freezes the screen while it figures out where to go or you press the wrong button and then you have to figure your way back to where you where ...an escape button will be ideal."
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"If I do not have a perfect connection the stream freezes the video while the audio continues."
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"It doesn't lag or freeze, everything is pretty quick."
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"Worked well for the first 5 months, now it's a pain in the **s. Constantly freezes up have to unplug it, then plug back in."
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"As with any digital product, it does freeze up sometimes, but over all, its a good prodict, better than chromecast (my daughter says differently)"
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"Amazon fire overall good don't buy Hulu won't down load picture stops sound doesn't or it just freezes sometimes good for hours then big bummer"
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"On Roku2 plex is the latest version and play without any problems on Fire TV it has the older version of plex, it freeze, half the time its transcoding the video, it will cause the server to crash."
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Freezing

Freezing:
"I had some freezing problems on my unit."
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"I have tried all of the remedies to attempt to resolve the constant freezing of video and nothing has worked."
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"It has some hiccups every now and then, like the screen freezing or the remote acting up."
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"The remote and sound search is great but I have to re-boot the system a lot and screen keep freezing but I don't know whose problem is that, netflix, Hulu or Fire TV"
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"The remote and sound search is great but I have to re-boot the system a lot and screen keep freezing but I don't know whose problem is that, netflix, Hulu or Fire TV"
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"Unfortunately playback keeps freezing."
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"I enjoy fire tv - it works without a problem or freezing."
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"The games keep freezing up as well as the part where you choose shows."
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"Sorry , nice box .keep freezing up !"
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"So, I decided to give APPLE TV, a try and I love it easy to maneuver and NO FREEZING!"
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"Just perfectTried the fire stick but it kept freezing over and overJust as good as the Roku but a little cheaperIt is also easier to set up than the rokuJust plug and play"
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Memory

Memory:
"However she is already complaining of memory issues."
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"I heard good things about the Fire TV since it has a larger memory, and the buffering problem is resolved."
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"Love this streaming box, you have Prime, Netflix, HBOGo, SHO, MLB and more, the only drawback, is non usable USB port and memory fills up too quickly."
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"My one major complaint is that there is not enough memory and you can't add an external harddrive to increase memory."
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"Why can't I clear memory like w phones."
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"My problem is that this thing doesn't have any memory!"
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"Nice hardware, I wont bore you with the specs, but this is a nice piece of hardware, ample memory.....It runs fast and flawlessly, almost no waiting except for app loads."
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"Because of the faster processor and greater memory things load so fast, play well without glitching and works well with all the Amazon devices too."
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"For now, the quad processor and 2 Gb of memory are very nice features, and readily apparent in use."
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"Device is very good...just wished it had more memory."
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"I heard good things about the Fire TV since it has a larger memory, and the buffering problem is resolved."
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Netflix

Netflix:
"I love my amazon Fire TV but lately I have been having problems viewing NetFlix and cannot download a few applications such as TWC."
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"The only thing that annoys me is that Netflix tends to have problems sometimes so you have to restart your fire TV."
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"Prime Video does not have nearly as nice an interface as Netflix."
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"Hulu Plus...video stutters (half second pauses), Netflix...same problem plus Title not available issues."
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"A little confusing when using it to get into Netflix."
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"The device is very responsive and Netflix has never been easier to navigate."
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"It's much easier (and cheaper) to stream Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, and any other video service through this box, and I don't have to worry about the annoying satellite outages that occurred each time it rained."
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"FireTV is a great compliment to Amazon's Prime streaming services for movies and music while still being able to load other apps like Netflix etc."
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"The Netflix and Youtube apps work reasonably well."
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"My television only has one HDMI port, so I have to switch between this and the DVD player, but I love being able to stream Netflix, Hulu, Amazon movies, etc."
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"Perhaps we could filter out some of the more adult content, but Netflix makes it so easy."
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Plastic

Plastic:
"I like the look of the console (VERY minimalistic - think Spinal Tap's Smell the Glove LP) and the remote has a nice grip and heft to it, unlike the flimsy peice of plastic crap Roku provides."
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"This is a physical click, not a digital sound of a click, its actually cheap plastic rubbing against each other to product this annoying click."
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"The design of the unit and remote (and packaging) are very appleesque feels good and works good, good to see another company presenting the product the way it should be done, happy there wasn't a gigantic plastic impossible to open clamshell packaging I hate those..."
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"My AFTv unboxing experience was smooth except for the horrible, thick plastic wrapping of the included 2 AAA batteries."
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"My impression of the remote was a cheap plastic, but I was proved wrong, the remote is actually made of superior quality materials."
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"Would be an A+ except I is shipped in typical Amazon amounts of excessive cardboard and plastic bubbles."
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"The small size is wonderful, not some boxy plastic thing like Roku."
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"I bought the plastic mounting bracket and think that was a good investment."
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"The sleek little black box and remote is a plus too, it doesn't look as tacky as the purple plastic Roku, very nice touch! "
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"The remote is bluetooth and much more comfortable to operate than the aluminum AppleTV and plastic Roku remotes."
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"The design of the unit and remote (and packaging) are very appleesque feels good and works good, good to see another company presenting the product the way it should be done, happy there wasn't a gigantic plastic impossible to open clamshell packaging I hate those..."
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Portable

Portable:
"Not portable, no processing power, displays were terrible, lag was horrible and it froze on us a few times."
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"Love it can't complain easy to use very portable and just all around awesome product beats any thing else out there apple tv ruko chromecast all of them"
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"Fire TV not as good as roku or apple TV..really like the power supply being built into apple TV..not as user friendly as the other products..don't like the idea that prime will not work on portables withoutFlash...an okay first attempt even though it didn't include the HDMI cable."
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"Yeah the firetv stick is great because its portable and cheap, but if you are regularly streaming, you probably want a hardwired connection."
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"Also works great as a portable, so when I take it to my dad's on weekend trips, the kids have something to watch."
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"Love this box...so easy to side load additional content, integrates easily with the rest of my entertainment setup and super portable!"
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"The remote is nice and portable."
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"Wasn't sure how or how much I'd use it after taking it home from a company event, but it's great to use as a portable device between the TV's throughout the house that don't stream or have DVR's."
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Quality

Quality:
"I'm very disappointed with the poor quality of this product."
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"It streams video with excellent quality even on wireless without perfect signal."
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"But the quality is terrible."
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"The quality of the HD was horrible on the Sony."
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"The picture is fuzzy, the deepness of color is missing, Besides the picture quality, the unit works fine, I will only buy the unit if Amazon improves the picture quality to true 1920 by 1080p."
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"I'm really disappointed in the quality of this product."
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"This product is very well put together and seems to be of high quality."
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"Bravo Amazon for a user friendly device with quality behind it."
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"I had a Appletv but the quality is just as good as Apple and it has Android allowing me to install my apps like Kodi in there and it works great."
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"Beware, its really a media player for Amazon Prime Video and it geared toward that but the set up is good and the video quality is good."
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"Imagine my pleasant surprise at how easy it was to install, easy to use, and HOW MUCH Quality content was available to me!"
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Radio

Radio:
"I use it for watching TV or streaming music (Pandora, iHeart, NPR and other radio stations).TV APPS: some good some eh Unfortunately the mainstream is not ready for internet TV in MHO."
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"Just got it yesterday and can stream music since my radio local stations are horrible in my area."
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"Nice that it operates on radio frequency instead of InfraRed so you do not have to point it at the control box to make it work."
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"Most music apps can be enjoyed thru a surround sound system without leaving the tv on(I think it's only 'Tune in radio' that needs the TV on to function).A great choice of movies & viewing not available from cable."
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"I also enjoy that I can listen to music via iHeart Radio, Amazon Music, etc."
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"& I love Iheart radio app."
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"I was very skeptical at first as I already have several devices that basically do what this device does, but it's so slick and smooth with the radio frequency style remote (vs. most infrared remotes)."
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Ram

Ram:
"You get two dual-band Wi-Fi antennas for a more reliable connection, and it features a quad-core CPU with 2GB of RAM to accommodate the latest apps and games."
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"The PS3 always needed updates, and I thought i'd use it as a streaming media player as it has more ram hard drive and a good processor, but the device uses a lot of electricity, so I tried out the Fire TV and will now buy more to pair with each TV in my home."
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"Pros:Processor & Ram are great for gaming."
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"My use is mostly pretty simple, but doubling the RAM and the ability to add memory for storage, the faster processor... they were pretty convincing."
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"The FireTV has much more RAM than its competitors, as well as a faster quad-core processor."
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Remote

Remote:
"One last caveat, Amazon really needs to give us an IR option for the remote as i use a universal remote and am unable to program the fire tv to it without some hackish bluetooth to ir dongle."
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"I was able to cancel my cable subscription and enjoy all the benefits of the Fire TV as follows:Prime MoviesGamesMusicNetflixYouTubeApps (My nephew loves the nursery rhymes and kept him happy)This had a few hiccups such the remote stopped working, but Amazon replaced it with no questions asked."
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"it is running perfect only problem was my remote was bad."
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"I love the voice recognition on the remote, but the only downside to that is that it only works with amazon prime, and not when you are using Hulu and Netflix, or other apps."
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"Unfortunately the remote has started cutting out and working only sporadically."
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"-Sleek R F remote with voice searchThe bad:-The voice function is useless unless you want to buy stuff from Amazon-The menu sometimes stutters-I often get double triple inputs on the remote(hit left once and it moves 2 or 3 spots)."
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"Well in order to do so you have to hit two buttons on your remote for like 10 seconds or what seems like forever and it will reset the fire tv, or you can get up and unplug the fire tv every time you go to watch something after fire tv went into standby mode."
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"Another tip: The Amazon remote w Voice Remote is a great idea."
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"The voice remote is great and has all the apps I need."
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Reset

Reset:
"The audio get out of sync after every night and is rather annoying and the way to fix it is to reset the fire tv."
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"On occasion, though, the sound stops working and I have to reset it to correct the problem."
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"Amazon play back does experience some issue where I get an error so I have to reset the Fire TV but otherwise no lag, freeze or slow down."
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"After several attempts to prevent freezing I reboots, reset and I was getting an error message."
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"After a number of attempts to reset things the problem never went away."
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"But like any modern electronic device, it gets confused from time to time and just needs to be reset."
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"Once I reset it, it is beautiful again."
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"Very reliable in terms of having to reset."
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"After a month or so Netflix quit working on the amazon fire...and no matter what we try it will not work...we've tried every trick, reset, clear cache whatever and it won't work, which makes this thing for the most part pointless...running it and typing with the remote provided sucks too....overpriced and poor performance....FYI can play Netflix on PlayStation, PC, smart phone, everything except the amazon fire."
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"When I have had issues with the Fire Tv, I've unplugged it for about 10 seconds to reset it and plugged it back in and then everything was good."
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"I Love Our Roku I have 3 of them... and I have never had to reset any of them..."
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Responsiveness

Responsiveness:
"We love the speed and responsiveness of the user interface and voice searching is pretty reliable."
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"I am not a gamer but sometime we play car racing games and the responsiveness of the games is also excellent."
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"The speed and responsiveness is the best of all the devices we have."
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"I love the responsiveness and high def picture."
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"So far I have only streamed content from Amazon and the Berlin Philharmonic, but have been very happy with the responsiveness of the FireTV compared to navigating through the software on the Sony TV."
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Roku

Roku:
"I wrote them back and told them I did not have time for that, that I would go to Best Buy and just get another Roku."
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"Having been unable to get the Roku 3 to play nice with our 5-year-old TV, we returned it and decided to give Fire a chance."
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"We have zero problems with our Roku! "
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"Not easy when compared to other streaming devices (see Roku2).The other odd thing is the resolution blur when selecting the Fire TV."
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"So disappointed, in fact, that we're going to back to Roku in our living room and will relegate the Amazon Fire TV to our bedroom."
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"Our Roku device broke after a few months and we've been using our Amazon Fire TV long before we had Roku."
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"Love it over the ROKU player."
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"I think I'll purchase a Roku then, and see if that's more reliable."
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"I don't regret the purchase, but I am wondering if I should have stuck with Roku."
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"great, MUCH FASTER THAN ROKU 3"
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"After owning AppleTV Roku, the Amazon Fire TV is by far the best TV Streaming box on the market."
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Scroll

Scroll:
"Works great except I wish the control had a small keyboard on the back as for its really hard to type with just the scroll button"
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"The large icons make it hard to scroll and find things."
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"I hate that you have to scroll through a list in order to find a game you may want to play and does allow you to search by typing the game in."
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"The UI on Fire TV is pretty and fancy looking, but it's difficult and counter-intuitive to navigation: there is a lot of scroll up down looking for apps."
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"Navigating to other apps is inefficient, and you can only scroll horizontally across a single line of apps."
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"LOVE IT-The only negative is that I have to scroll through Home list then settings to power off unit."
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"Easy to use, WiFi, great picture and sound quality - just wish there were more movies included with my prime membership to watch amazon stuff - mostly use it for Netflix - also wish the remote could automatically put the device to sleep -- I have to menu down to system and scroll through the options to sleep mode - that's the only way I've been able to figure out how to turn it off."
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"Interface is good, and features a nice click sound when you scroll through things (you can turn that sound off as well)."
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"For example, different seasons of Wild Kratts show up on different pages (you have to scroll a lot) instead of being able to select the season you want from on location like you can in a web browser."
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"Not only this, on my old Roku XS, I can click one by one, click one exact row at a time, or speed scroll smoothly."
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"I love how we can listen to our music while the pictures scroll through."
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Simplicity

Simplicity:
"Throw in the flimsy remote, which sacrifices functionality for simplicity with its strange button layout, and Apple has struck out on their streaming box."
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"Love the navigation simplicity."
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"Great product for me love the simplicity"
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"I love the layout, the simplicity of it, as well as its speed."
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"When it comes to simplicity, and hassle free install, Apple can sure compliment Amazon buy duplicating the Fire TV experience."
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"Love the simplicity of the remote."
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Speaker

Speaker:
"Everything will sound very tinny, like it's coming from a crappy speaker in a metal box."
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"Unfortunately does not support an external speaker system."
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"no good free movies without subscribing to Netflix or purchase through Amazoncannot load music with Fire TV device, have to use phone or tabletDolby digital not compatible with my AV system, so have to use TV speakers"
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"I tested to be sure that the issue wasn't the tv speakers, it's definitely a problem with the Fire TV."
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"I was disappointed that the speaker remote only searches in Amazon related streams and not from the other apps as well."
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"My Dad liked the features, easy to use, liked the speaker feature, unfortunately did not work that long...."
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"Love the speaker feature."
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"I do not have a huge house, so when someone wants to use the TV and not disturb other people, it is great to be able to attach a small Bluetooth speaker or a set of headphones (that do not have attach to the remote).4) Optical audio out."
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"Speaker seems to work well, but I don't use it too much."
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"The thing that really sold me on it was that I could connect bluetooth audio devices, like headphones and speakers - which was the first thing I did pretty much as soon as I got it."
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"Easy hook-up and I can watch using either the TV's speakers or my AV receiver's surround sound without any other cable other than the HDMI."
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Speed

Speed:
"Smart Samsung apps are not reliable and slow."
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"Cons: Pressing and holding on the directional pad doesn't scroll faster, it does a slow blurry slide between items, which is annoying."
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"Although we have the fastest internet service available, we still had problems after streaming more than two continuous movies or TV shows."
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"Relative to time-of-day, the Fire TV had slow download issues all the time, with streaming failure only during peak use times (late afternoon evening)."
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"Speed: It works amazing on my internet connection with only a few glitches.2."
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"I love the program & having access to it; however, I was disappointed that my Internet does not run fast enough to use the program properly."
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"good and fast --thank ugood and fast --thank u"
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"I just wish I had the internet speed to appreciate it more."
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"good device if you have high internet speeds."
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"Super fast and clear picture."
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Sport

Sport:
"The only thing I was missing was live sports, so I added Sling TV via an app on the Fire TV, and all is right with the world once again."
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"I cut the cable in January, but missed to sports and while not perfect, Sling TV brings me some ESPN coverage that was missing."
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"Excellent product for movie lovers but not so great for sports fans but easy to use"
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"I'll watch the Final Four at a sports bar this year until they iron out the problems."
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"I think it is great for catching my favorite sports teams and also catching up on shows I missed."
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"Downside: no NFL or live sports"
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"We felt we were being forced to pay to subsidize channels we never watched to keep the channels we liked; the package included many sports channels and reality shows that were never viewed."
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"after reading several reviews i decided to purchase......fast, easy setup, tons of movies, sports, classics and music."
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"Great option with sling TV for sports."
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"I got started on this to get Sling TV for ESPN sports and it is working very well."
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"good for movies but not sports"
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Streaming

Streaming:
"My only complaint is that I am unable to watch streaming movies that have been purchased with other apps, namely M-go, which I had used when I had a Roku."
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"This is a horrible excuse of a streaming media player."
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"Although we have the fastest internet service available, we still had problems after streaming more than two continuous movies or TV shows."
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"Amazon Fire TV has solved the problems and we have not had a streaming issue since installation."
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"We were having a major problem watching streaming shows with the current internet."
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"Relative to time-of-day, the Fire TV had slow download issues all the time, with streaming failure only during peak use times (late afternoon evening)."
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"FireTV is a great compliment to Amazon's Prime streaming services for movies and music while still being able to load other apps like Netflix etc."
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"Easy to use, no problems with streaming, and love the search capabilities."
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"Truly the best of Amazon and streaming programming."
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"Great streaming box, easily set up through wifi! "
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"Streaming quality is great when using Amazon services."
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Sync

Sync:
"The audio get out of sync after every night and is rather annoying and the way to fix it is to reset the fire tv."
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"Now, the reason it didn't get all five stars...Somehow in the research of reviews and blogs, I missed the part about the periodic glitches where the audio and video get out of sync with each other."
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"I have regular problems with the HDMI only stick unit losing sync."
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"The only hiccup I had and it was more of a cloud syncing problem was that I couldn't hear music from any device but their customer service was so helpfully and efficient."
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"It frequently has syncing problems with the video and audio."
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"I kept getting a REALLY annoying audio lag where the audio was out of sync with the video."
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"didn't like how the box was already sync with my amazon account however,its a great product will be back"
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"It doesn't sync update well.2."
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"I love the voice search and that I can sync my pictures from my kindle."
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"Sometimes the audio & video are out of synch otherwise it good."
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"Subtitles, audio, and video are always out of sync but it was not really designed for that so oh well."
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Travel

Travel:
"I travel frequently for work to Belize and it is upsetting that I get no TV when purchased for this reason."
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"The should create a application for the Fire TV that allow the customer who travels a lot to be able to use the device outside the US."
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"Also, I love that I can travel with it."
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"Another nice feature is that you can literally take it on the road with you when you travel."
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"And you can take it with you when you travel and enjoy Amazon prime and Netflix in your hotel room."
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"Easy to travel with as well."
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USB

USB:
"Only drawback is despite usb connection (on this model), Amazon Fire not capable of displaying media on external hard drives."
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"HOWEVER, lacks an audio out (you must use USB- not always the best option."
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"The usb interface is not very good, you can only use a limited type of devices."
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"The one downside is that is does not play media files from a usb drive."
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"This does not bode well for the unit if it can not read modern USB storage formats."
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"i give it 3 stars cause the last fw update broke usb port not working anymore....... 6-7 months it's working perfect before the last update.... wait and see how they're going to fix it.... i have 3-4 months on my warranty left..... it's the shame the best device in the market until they(dev) screw up."
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"Pairs great with a usb hub and usb peripherals and usb flash storage."
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"love the ability to add a usb device such as a keyboard and has an intuitive interface."
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"I give it 4 stars, I would give five if it had good enough usb support."
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Usability

Usability:
"This device is perfect and beats Apple TV in usability."
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"I subsequently purchased a Nexus Player as well, and the Firetv still wins for content and usability."
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"Better than Roku:- Voice Recognition (EXCEPT that voice will only search Amazon, not other apps like Netflix or Hulu)Other than that the platforms are pretty similar, but these issues greatly impact the usability of the product."
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"Satisfied on Content, Delivery, and Usability."
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"Usability of remote is also good."
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Versatile

Versatile:
"Fire TV is very Versatile and works great for all of your streaming needs."
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"Easy to use and very versatile and satisfying technology! "
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"We have a couple of Chrome Cast that I kept for the workout room so I can caste from my phone, but found the Amazon Stick and Fire TV to be easier and more versatile to use."
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"Very versatile and great quality, plus you can't beat the service of Amazon."
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"Tons of free prime programming, easy to use, versatile, RIDICULOUSLY FAST, easy to use interface, easy in-device movie purchasing, latest releases available, and so on."
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Video

Video:
"The skipping (a brief interruption in the audio video) happens every 5-30 seconds, and is VERY annoying."
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"No Amazon Tech Support, so I googled for support -- same complaints in 2011 -- rented movies not appearing in Library."
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"I am still a Prime member, but am not able to enjoy the prime video any longer, so it's been a disappointment to say the least."
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"IF YOU LIVE OVERSEAS DON'T BUY IT....YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE PRIME AND SEE MOVIES.....LOTS OF LIMITATIONS....I REGRET IT, ONLY BEING USED TO WATCH YOUTUBE ON THE TV......."
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"Beware, its really a media player for Amazon Prime Video and it geared toward that but the set up is good and the video quality is good."
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"Prime Video does not have nearly as nice an interface as Netflix."
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"It's much easier (and cheaper) to stream Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, and any other video service through this box, and I don't have to worry about the annoying satellite outages that occurred each time it rained."
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"FireTV is a great compliment to Amazon's Prime streaming services for movies and music while still being able to load other apps like Netflix etc."
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"Amazon Prime has some great movies and shows that we have been binge watching."
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"Good product but video selection is very poor compared to Netflix."
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"Wonderful product and well worth the price Can watch movies all day long if you wanted to."
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Voice

Voice:
"My only real complaint about the device is that you can only use the voice recognition for the Amazon products."
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"My only complaint: I want voice recognition for other things besides Amazon."
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"The voice search isn't as good as Google or Siri."
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"It's added some features over the last year, but I've been frustrated by the fact that voice search still isn't universal."
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"I love the voice recognition on the remote, but the only downside to that is that it only works with amazon prime, and not when you are using Hulu and Netflix, or other apps."
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"The voice remote is not very accurate."
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"-Sleek R F remote with voice searchThe bad:-The voice function is useless unless you want to buy stuff from Amazon-The menu sometimes stutters-I often get double triple inputs on the remote(hit left once and it moves 2 or 3 spots)."
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"We love the voice function."
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"It is so easy to use and the voice command is a great feature."
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"Another tip: The Amazon remote w Voice Remote is a great idea."
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Volume

Volume:
"About only negative is that the volume is horridly loud compared to other devices plugged into the TV."
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"Commercials are painfully loud, about twice the volume of streaming video."
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"We have had problems in the past during high volume times with our internet speed, so it's hard to say which is the culprit in this scenario."
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"Some replays were of weak volume."
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"-Remote will not control volume without other modifications-Should be able to add any app installed to the recent list without having to use Llama to trick it into doing so."
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"Only thing that i would say is missing is a way to be able to control the volume on your own tv as well and if that were the case it would be perfect! "
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"Add a few buttons to the remote to control other devices via IR (I'd be happy with just volume controls).It's a nice box, but I don't think it's quite worth the price paid."
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"Only thing I would suggest is that the remote be able to control volume"
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"Everything else is cool... if you could hear it at a reasonable volume."
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"That feature worked great - the first time I used it, then the volume button on the remote refused to budge from it's lowest setting, pretty much nullifying this wonderful but fleeting advantage."
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"It would be perfect with a volume control."
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Warranty

Warranty:
"Broke the day after the warranty expired!"
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"less than 1 star ---just after the one year warranty ended it starts having problems and I have to reboot the entire system each time I try to use it!"
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"it broke just after the year warranty was up"
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"My problems started a few months before the warranty was going to run out."
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"Of course by that time the warranty had run out and they would not accept the fact that the problems started within the warranty."
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"Very poor customer service - I expect a lot better from Amazon, and have always been treated well by them in the past, regardless of warranties."
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"This was great while it worked, but then a month after the year warranty went by, it just died."
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"Of course that would happen after the warranty period, that clever little remote!"
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"Well just after my warranty expired guess what?"
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"In the past Amazon's customer service has been great they have replaced my Kindle after the warranty period and refunded charges."
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Weight

Weight:
"So happy that this met my expectations, especially having the remote weigh so little and work with just slight pressing -- my hands are not able to hold remotes that weigh what an ordinary remote weighs."
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"easy as 123easy to install, easy to operate, light weight remote control."
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"It's small, lightweight, and really sleek."
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"ProsSmall unit, good aapearance, remote is good feel and weight, lots of capability."
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"It fits in my hand better, has a better weight and it's a tad bit easier to find when I misplace it."
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"Remote has a great weight and feel."
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Windows

Windows:
"This is a piece of junk , most of the apps crashes or doesn't work though the processor is pretty fast and the movies you rent doesn't play at all it gives errors like windows 98."
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"Kind of hard to get the apps to install & run from windows 8, but, that could be that software."
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"Also, I wanted it to connect to my windows media player and it not able to do that like Xbox."
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"In my mind it's comparable to a powerful computer coming out in 2014 and still running windows 98.Such problems don't exist only with Netflix app."
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"We installed a Microsoft Xbox 360 controller for Windows and have played Sev Zero and Walking Dead."
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"If you aren't comfortable with working with the command line, and are running windows, you can try this great GUI application to automatically side load applications."
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"I would rate higher if it would allow for my tuners to be available just as in Windows Media Center with the Recorded TV available to me as well as the TV Guide."
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"I like it, it has a wealth of apps and options, is easy to set up, and you can side-load Android Apps from any Mac or Windows box relatively easily."
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"I was also hoping to use the WiDi display mirroring (Miracast) to share my Windows 8 screen easily without cables."
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"Look here for more info:Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows- The device is VERY small (about 4-5 square) so its easy to take along."
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"Gaming with great graphics (many coming from Windows 8 apps like Gameloft), and Amazon did a phenominal job in the menu system, memory of where last left off, I can keep going on."
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Xbox

Xbox:
"Loads of apps like Netflix and HBO GO and about 100 games (you need the game controller add on for about half the games)Being able to cast my and my family's Kindle Fire tablets is really cool (check your model tablet, it doesn't work with everything)We have upped our family Game night with family friendly party games and of course, movie night on this is a lot less hassle than jumping through hoops to get the Xbox and Play Station to play streaming movies."
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"Every other piece of software I've used is mediocre at best and usually just plain bad (XBox Connect, I'm looking at you)."
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"Why would you want to use your tv for a mediocre game when you can buy a PS3 or Xbox for around a $100.Another issue I've recently run into is that there is terrible lag when using the remote and the home button does not work consistently."
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"It gets snow and sometimes doesn't work well with other machines (blueray, xbox, antennae, playstation, etc...) kinda buggy."
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"While this was disappointing, it was not a huge deal-breaker, because I was accustomed to Xbox Live's interface of purchasing and renting movies, and the prices on Amazon are comparable to these."
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"Ordered this as my new bedroom streaming device when my old Xbox 360 finally pulled the trigger and ended it's miserable life."
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"I have an Xbox 360 for great game play, the free games on Fire TV are slots and boring things like that."
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"I'll stick with my XBOX 360 (great gaming, plays DVDs and can stream Netflix) and Verizon FIOS."
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"I have not played games on it but as far as streaming HD video content it's just as good as the xbox one."
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"It's amazing that this quiet little box has taken over 90% of xbox use."
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"I love the voice search feature and the xbox like remote control for playing games."
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