Amazon Fire TV Review

We’ve researched and tested a Fire TV Stick, Cube, and TV, and this is what we really think

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4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
  • pro
    Highly-rated and most popular device on the market
  • pro
    4K Ultra HD + support for Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10+
  • con
    Search function is geared toward Amazon
Chantel Buchi
Jul 20, 2023
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What would it be like if we had to deal with fewer cords dangling everywhere?

The hands-free Fire TV Stick is a streaming device that you can plug into the side of your TV and easily take with you on vacation.

To make this streaming stick even more enticing, it's one of the most popular and highly-rated streaming devices on the market—as well as the Fire TV Cube, Amazon Fire TV 4-Series 4K TV, and the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series 4K TV.

You can’t go wrong with any Fire TV device. So let’s get into the details to determine which is best for you.

How much does an Amazon Fire device or smart TV cost?
Device or TV
Price
Type
Details
$49.99Streaming device
$139.99Streaming device
$229.99–$339.99Smart TV
$349.99–$839.99Smart TV

Amazon.com prices (as of 7/17/23 11:20 a.m. MST). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on relevant Amazon site(s), as applicable, at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K technical specs

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K has the most and highest-rated Amazon Fire TV reviews among all the Fire products.

It’s the price of a nice shirt, has 4K resolution for a sharper picture, a voice remote, and it’s easy to set up. You just plug the Stick into the back of your TV into one of the HDMI ports, and voilà!

Then you can download all of your favorite streaming apps, like Netflix, Disney+, fuboTV, and Max, and stream a movie after a long day at work.

Keep in mind that this Alexa device is not “hands-free.” Push the Alexa button on the Alexa remote to tell her a command like “Alexa, find comedies” or “Alexa, launch Sling TV.”

Amazon Fire Stick 4K technical details
Price$49.99*
Storage capacity8 GB
Screen technology4K Ultra HD with support for Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10+
Local audioSupport for Dolby Atmos
Built-in assistantAmazon Alexa
Details

Amazon.com prices (as of 7/17/23 11:20 a.m. MST). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on relevant Amazon site(s), as applicable, at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Amazon Fire TV Cube technical specs

The Fire TV Cube is $100 more than the Fire TV Stick because it has a hands-free Alexa and a quicker processor.

So if you're across the room, you can say, "Alexa, pause." The built-in microphone and speakers will pick up the audio and pause instantly.

With a quicker processor, clicking around to browse new content will be smooth, and your stream will be less likely to lag or pause to load. No one wants their NFL game to delay in the last five minutes of the fourth quarter.

Amazon Fire TV Cube technical details
Price$139.99*
Storage capacity16 GB
Screen technology4K Ultra HD with support for Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10+
Local audioSupport for Dolby Atmos
Built-in assistantAmazon Alexa
Details

Amazon.com prices (as of 7/17/23 11:20 a.m. MST). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on relevant Amazon site(s), as applicable, at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Amazon Fire TV 4-Series 4K UHD TV technical specs

This 4K TV is a consumer favorite because of all the features it includes at a price tag of $230–$340 that doesn’t tear into your wallet too much.

Households love the Amazon Fire TV 4-Series for its clear picture quality, bright imagery, and ease of use. You can find your content easily by clicking the Alexa button on your TV remote and saying, “Alexa, launch Amazon Prime Video” or “Alexa, find action movies.”

Amazon’s Fire TV 4K TVs come with a one-year limited warranty, and you can return it to Amazon within 30 days if you decide you’d like an even larger TV (like the Omni Series below).

Amazon Fire TV 4-Series 4K UHD TV technical details
Price$229.99–$339.99*
Screen size43, 50, and 55 in.
Screen technology4K Ultra HD
# of HDMI ports4
Refresh rate60 Hz
HDRHDR 10, HLG
Local audioDolby Digital Plus
Built-in assistantAmazon Alexa
Details

Amazon.com prices (as of 7/17/23 11:20 a.m. MST). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on relevant Amazon site(s), as applicable, at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Amazon Fire TV Omni Series 4K UHD TV technical specs

The more you spend, the more features you get to enjoy.

Now that we’re on our last and most expensive Amazon Alexa Fire TV option, with this Omni Series 4K TV, you’ll get Dolby Vision and Dolby Digital Plus in your 65- and 75-inch TVs.

Dolby Vision gives you more visual detail with excellent color accuracy. And Dolby Digital Plus gives you engrossing surround sound audio.

So when watching a National Geographic show, prepare to feel present in Sub-Saharan Africa.

With its extra features, hands-free ability, price tag, and consumer’s positive reviews, we named it one of the best 4K TVs.

Amazon Fire TV Omni Series 4K UHD TV technical details
Price$349.99–$719.99*
Screen size43, 50, 55, 65, and 75 in.
Screen technology4K UHD
# of HDMI ports3
Refresh rate60 Hz
HDRHDR 10, HLG, Dolby Vision (only for 65- and 75-inch.)
Local audioDolby Digital Plus
Built-in assistantAmazon Alexa
Details

Amazon.com prices (as of 7/17/23 11:20 a.m. MST). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on relevant Amazon site(s), as applicable, at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

How can Fire TV contribute to smart home integration?

What is smart home integration? It's when you can connect all your smart home devices in one app and control each through your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Fire TV is part of the Amazon Alexa smart home automation. You can open up your Alexa app on your smartphone while you’re at work and double-check that you turned off your smart light bulbs or TV, turn down the temperature on your smart thermostat, or control your home security system.

While you’re at home, you can do all of this with the sound of your voice.

With your Fire TV Cube or Smart TV, you can use it as a hub—meaning you can use it like your Alexa app on your phone. You can use your voice to "turn off bedroom light" or the remote control to adjust the house temperature.

And while your hands are full while cooking, you can tell your Fire TV, “Alexa, launch Hulu,” “Alexa, search for Black Mirror,” or “Alexa, find animated movies.”

If you’d like a fully connected smart home, below are some of our other favorite Amazon Alexa smart home devices.

What are the best Amazon Alexa smart home devices?
Service
Price
Type
Learn More
$49.99Smart home hub
$64.99Home security video doorbell
$92.00Smart light bulbs
$294.70Smart door lock

Amazon.com prices (as of 7/12/23 10:00 a.m. MST). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on relevant Amazon site(s), as applicable, at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

If you’d like more detailed information on Alexa devices, our home security experts have your back:

Is Fire TV worth it?

We agree with (most) of the hundreds of thousands of Fire TV reviewers: Fire TV is worth it.

Fire TV comes equipped with Amazon Alexa, so you can easily get to the content you want within seconds. Not only is the technology one of the best, but Fire TV products come with great specifications, like 4K resolution, hands-free voice control, and Dolby Vision.

And a Fire TV product is on the more affordable end compared to other streaming devices.

So what is the best Fire TV product?

  • Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: The Fire Stick is one of the most popular streaming devices. It’s $50, has great picture quality with 4K, and you simply plug it into an HDMI port behind your TV. Talk about easy installation.
  • Amazon Fire TV Cube: The Fire Cube is $140, hands-free to easily pull up your favorite TV series within seconds, and has a quick processor for zero lag during an intense action scene.
  • Amazon Fire TV 4-Series 4K UHD TV: This Amazon 4K TV is currently the highest-rated 4K TV with an average of 4.5 stars by 33,000+ reviewers. This TV has a crisp and bright picture and is priced at $230 for a 43-inch TV screen, $290 for the 50-inch TV, and $340 for the 55-inch.
  • Amazon Fire TV Omni Series 4K UHD TV: If you want a 65 or 75-inch big-screen TV and are willing to spend a little more money for your entertainment, the Omni Series is where it's at. This TV has Dolby Vision for even better visual details and Dolby Digital Plus for surround-sound audio. This is the Fire TV to get if you're a sports watcher.

Methodology

We at Reviews.org have been delivering honest and detailed tech reviews for eight years. We created this review by using years of expertise and hours of research on current Fire TV upgrades, consumer reviews, and comparisons to other devices.

We based our review of Fire TV on the following:

  1. Fair pricing for what it offers
  2. Technical specifications
  3. Consumer experiences

We read hundreds of Fire TV reviews and tested Fire TV products ourselves so we could give you the most accurate and honest review. That way, you don't have to do hours of mundane research to find out if Fire TV is good and which Fire TV device or TV is best for you.

FAQ

There are two ways to restart your Fire TV device:

  • Unplug your Fire TV, wait a minute or two, and then plug it back in.
  • Go to settings, select My Fire TV, and select Restart.

You can jailbreak a Fire TV device by downloading and using the Downloader app. 

Chantel Buchi
Written by
Chantel Buchi
Chantel is all about finding the best tv or streaming service to watch as many football games as possible to keep her Fantasy Football team in check. Prior to being a TV and Streaming Tech Reporter for Reviews.org, she worked for NFL Network and The Alliance of American Football. Before that, she received a B.A. of Communication at the University of Utah and an M.S. in Sports Journalism at USC. Go Utes and Fight On. Contact her at chantel@reviews.org

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