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Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote streaming media player

Last Updated: 6 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.4
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
998
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
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Review Summary - 978 recent, verified reviews

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Software Platform
 143
roku, fire stick, alexa, netflix, app
+73%
-27%
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" ...  Got this as an update from my old Firestick.  ...  "
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" ...  Enjoying the apps on it.  ...  "
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" ...  Super great works on any TV with the plug-in the Alexa super helpful for turning on any shows you’re going to any channels you want. ... I definitely recommend this product to anyone who’s looking for a way to have Netflix Hulu etc.  ...  "
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" ...  With Hulu, Netflix and a couple of the free apps the Firestick comes with, I save over $100 a month.  ...  "
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" ...  I love my Amazon firestick!  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter loves it, has all the apps she wanted and its a first for alexa to be in our house.  ...  "
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" ...  I own this and the chrome cast and the chrome cast had better quality streaming on the same tv than the fire stick. ... But the fire stick is an incredible product and I prefer this over the chrome cast because it is an independent device that can be used without the use of a smart device and has a remote that is useful and Alexa makes it really easy to watch and enjoy.  ...  "
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" ...  Calliou is not an easy spelling word for a 5 year old so the Alexa function means even the little ones can find what they are looking for.  ...  "
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Ease of Use
 125
easy, set, easy to set, simple, easy to install
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Fairly user-friendly  ...  "
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" ...  Product was fairly easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup and use  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install, easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use!  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up and use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install!  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 88
alexa, smart tv, device, fire stick, streaming device
+86%
-14%
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" ...  I dont have to cast to my TV with my phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Turned my non-smart TV into a smart TV.  ...  "
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" ...  I love this fire stick with Alexa, I just tell Alexa what I am looking for and she finds it.  ...  "
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" ...  OK, a lot faster than my old streaming device  ...  "
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" ...  I love this device, I have access to so many movies and shows.  ...  "
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" ...  Great I steaming device 💯  ...  "
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" ...  Connects pretty easy, so simple it scared me.  ...  "
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" ...  Wonderful little device to stream and watch a number of things.  ...  "
Remote
 65
control, batteries, voice, fire stick, stick
+40%
-60%
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" ...  My remote is not working properly, so I now have a piece of garbage! ... This remote was dodgy from day one, but now it won’t work at all.  ...  "
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" ...  Fire stick was hard to program, periodically it had to be unplugged and rebooted, plus the remote stopped working after a month.  ...  "
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" ...  Remote only works if you take batteries out every single time you use it.  ...  "
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" ...  The fire stick itself is great, HOWEVER, the remote NEVER works. ... would have given 5 stars if the remote worked, because you CANNOT watch the firestick without it!  ...  "
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" ...  Remote does not work well.  ...  "
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" ...  The remote freezes and drains batteries very quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  Remote never even came on, even after battery changed.  ...  "
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" ...  I mean WTF who designs a TV remote with NO VOLUME CONTROL  ...  "
Apps
 61
app, movies, hulu, netflix, remote
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Enjoying the apps on it.  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter loves being able to stream live tv with the sling tv app  ...  "
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" ...  So much easier to voice search rather than searching and scrolling through endless choices.  ...  "
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" ...  Love this product and its ease in navigation through apps.  ...  "
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" ...  Download apps and the voice remote works well.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect device and leads to using Hulu and other apps to SEE ALL SHOWS AND MOVIES tons of free programs included even has the link to Netflix and more!!!  ...  "
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" ...  It's cool, only that in my location some applications do not work, but anyway I like it.  ...  "
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" ...  What’s awesome is if I can’t find my remote, I just click the amazon tv remote app and work it with the app. ... Search, Home, Apps, Movies, Games, Settings etc.  ...  "
Setup
 59
set, easy to install, install, easy to setup, setup
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Easy to setup  ...  "
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" ...  After my guests left, I followed the easy instructions and hooked it up to my television myself and signed onto Amazon Prime, Netflick and Hulu all within 30 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Instructions to set up the Fire TV stick were easy to follow, and so far the performance of this stick is exceptional.  ...  "
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" ...  VERY easy install.  ...  "
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" ...  Setting this up & using it are quick @ easy!  ...  "
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" ...  Easy set-up and on-screen directions were simple.  ...  "
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" ...  Step by step instructions as well as a simple layout.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install and can be moved from one tv to the other.  ...  "
Cables
 51
cord, fire stick, cut, rid, provider
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Better than cable!  ...  "
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" ...  I'm a single guy with no job and I like cable television.  ...  "
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" ...  My mother-in-law is already in the process of cancelling her cable provider & ordering it herself!!!  ...  "
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" ...  We just gave up cable and/or satellite tv.  ...  "
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" ...  We use the firestick to give us more choices for entertainment when we cant find what we are looking for on cable.  ...  "
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" ...  I love my fire stick do not use cable anymore only use the internet to watch my shows  ...  "
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" ...  It’s a hell of a lot cheaper than cable for sure.  ...  "
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" ...  It has all the channels like cable tv  ...  "
Product Reliability
 48
stopped working, months, week, fire stick, failed
+33%
-67%
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" ...  3rd day of January it just died mid-show.  ...  "
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" ...  Died 1 month after warrantee was up.  ...  "
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" ...  I had this product for 3 months and it stopped working  ...  "
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" ...  I want to return this since it became defective. ... unit failed, in about November(you will have a record when).  ...  "
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" ...  We loved this at first but it's only been a few months and it stopped working.  ...  "
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" ...  After completing the troubleshooting, the device was still broken and I was then told it could not be replaced.  ...  "
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" ...  Stops working after a short period of time. ... I’ve bought several and two of them died completely and one of the unit needs to be power cycled every day or else there is no signal on the hdmi port.  ...  "
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" ...  Mine failed just after using only a week.  ...  "
Video Playback
 44
watch, watching, tv, shows, prime
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Happy with selection of movies/shows to watch  ...  "
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" ...  Lots of free apps for watching movies.  ...  "
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" ...  I just love all the access to shows and movies.  ...  "
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" ...  No delays when watching movies from wifi alone.  ...  "
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" ...  I like it and use it for movies  ...  "
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" ...  Have no problem streaming movies.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture was really clear and I could start watching prime movies immediately!  ...  "
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" ...  The fire stick is pretty good it plays movies well in hd is fairly responsive and am happy with the product in what it can do  ...  "
As Gift
 28
bought, christmas, christmas present, received, son
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Best gift at a great price.  ...  "
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" ...  She ordered my daughter and I both one for Christmas.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this as a gift for my mom and she loves it!  ...  "
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" ...  Great birthday gift  ...  "
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" ...  We are in our 60s and I bought this as a Christmas present for my husband.  ...  "
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" ...  A gift from my son, and he has taught me how to use it.  ...  "
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" ...  I just got this as a Christmas gift and I’m looking forward to actually taking advantage of all you can access if you do not own a smart TV like me!  ...  "
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" ...  Bought as a gift for my college student.  ...  "
Price
 26
money, worth, waste your money, waste, spent
+77%
-23%
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" ...  and for the price you can't beat it.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s a great price.  ...  "
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" ...  Saved a lot of money.  ...  "
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" ...  I love it worth the price  ...  "
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" ...  Makes your TV into a smart TV for a great price!  ...  "
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" ...  I have 3 of these things, in certainly glad I didn’t pay full price for them!  ...  "
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" ...  The price is attracting.  ...  "
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" ...  Love it and got it at a great price .  ...  "
Marketplace
 26
product, one, works as advertised, thank you amazon, prime
+81%
-19%
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" ...  thank you amazon for having a wonderful product as firestick.  ...  "
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" ...  Product was as advertised!!  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this after taking the Amazon Prime offer.  ...  "
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" ...  It works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  I love Amazon's products.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Came quick, is a good product and i already start using one of the two i got in special deals from amazon buy two for 40 bucks !  ...  "
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" ...  Just as Described  ...  "
Resolution
 23
stick, fire tv stick, fire, channels, prime
+91%
-9%
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" ...  I love the fire tv stick  ...  "
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" ...  LOVE THE CONTENT ,BUT HAD DIFFICULTY GETTING THE NET FLIX ON MY OLD LCD PANASONIC TV  ...  "
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" ...  The Fire TV Stick is GREAT!  ...  "
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" ...  I bought one of these and a hd fire stick at same time. ... Even works well on my old westinghouse 720p TV. ... Great product but wish it could control the tv power and volume like my fire hd stick does.  ...  "
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" ...  Is wonderfull for converter your tv in Smart TV  ...  "
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" ...  The Fire TV Stick works great!! ... I can access all of my satellite stations that I get at home as well as my DVR recordings, Netflix and Youtube.  ...  "
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" ...  This past Christmas I ordered this Fire TV stick for our third TV.  ...  "
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" ...  With WiFi It has access to so many TV channels and live TV, you can gladly say goodbye to traditional television.  ...  "
Controls
 20
control, buttons, volume, voice, talk
+50%
-50%
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" ...  There is no TV power or volume buttons so I had to buy 5 separate remotes!  ...  "
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" ...  Just kept pushing the center button and the home until 2 days later--there it was.  ...  "
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" ...  I CAN NOT CONTROL IT.  ...  "
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" ...  Stay away, get the new one 4k (better and has volume buttons).  ...  "
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" ...  I mean WTF who designs a TV remote with NO VOLUME CONTROL  ...  "
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" ...  I also wish there was a program to be able to know what shows are on at what time.  ...  "
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" ...  I wish there was a power button so it isn't constantly on.  ...  "
Capacity
 20
bedroom, room, house, one, family
+100%
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" ...  Now I have to buy 4 more, 1 for my bedroom & 1 for my daughters bedroom, & 2 for my husbands 2 sports TVs.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that this product takes up almost no room.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the ability to have tv in an area away from house  ...  "
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" ...  I have purchased several of them over the last couple years for everyone in my family.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for my bedroom tv. ... Because now I have her in my bedroom as well.  ...  "
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" ...  I would definitely recommend this item to friends and family.  ...  "
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" ...  i have 2 in my house  ...  "
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" ...  We are buying one for each tv in the house now.  ...  "
For Kids
 19
watch, kids love, got, daughter, tv
+100%
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" ...  My daughter loves it!  ...  "
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" ...  So well we got this second one for our daughter so my husband didnt have to share his haha def might buy a third for our livingroom when the time for a new tv comes  ...  "
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" ...  Kids love it .  ...  "
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" ...  I get to watch TV and movies with my kids that we all enjoy.  ...  "
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" ...  My kids use it now for everything!  ...  "
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" ...  Kids love it  ...  "
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" ...  Bought as a gift for my college student.  ...  "
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" ...  The kids love it and haven't missed one of their favorite shows.  ...  "
Ports
 18
cable, hdmi, stick, plugged, plug
+56%
-44%
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" ...  Worked fine to hook a remote television up to the cable router.  ...  "
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" ...  It's very easy to plug into your TV and use.  ...  "
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" ...  Plugged the unit into a HDMI port, plugged the unit into an electrical outlet, found the wifi, set up with my password, and that was about it.  ...  "
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" ...  Just pop it in your hdmi .  ...  "
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" ...  It has all the channels like cable tv  ...  "
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" ...  Turn the TV on, select the HDMI port VIA your TV remote, sign in to your account with Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  We just gave up cable and/or satellite tv.  ...  "
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" ...  We are now completely cable free and with our Internet line and Hulu, (which streams to two TVs at a time), we are saving approximately $70 a month.  ...  "
Call quality
 15
feature, control, want, try, though
+100%
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" ...  The processor is very fast and having Alexa voice is the best  ...  "
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" ...  Haven't try the voice but iverall is good product, got two for my parents and they like it  ...  "
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" ...  The voice remote is great too if you want to go straight to what you want to watch.  ...  "
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" ...  Especially the voice search.  ...  "
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" ...  Like the voice feature!  ...  "
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" ...  I especially like the voice activated look up.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the opportunity to use Alexa Voice Remote instead of looking for what I want.  ...  "
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" ...  The voice control makes life too easy.  ...  "
Returns
 14
refund, money, says, returned, replacement
+7%
-93%
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" ...  Not returning but definitely disappointed with the product.  ...  "
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" ...  I will have to return this and get my money back.  ...  "
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" ...  I have returned it and received my refund.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm returning  ...  "
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" ...  so sending back to get my money back.  ...  "
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" ...  Your policy says, it isn’t eligible for return, but I don’t understand why??!!  ...  "
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" ...  I WAITED TO LONG TO INSTALL IT AND MISSED MY RETURN DATE.  ...  "
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" ...  They even refused a refund for some credit toward new purchase.  ...  "
Product As Described
 11
described, works, stated, pictures, picture
+100%
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" ...  Just as Described  ...  "
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" ...  AND the picture is really good.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as stated  ...  "
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" ...  Works as stated.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Just as described  ...  "
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" ...  It works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
Battery Life
 11
new, even, battery, come, charge
+9%
-91%
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" ...  We've tried putting in new batteries and then it works.  ...  "
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" ...  We replaced the batteries but it's dead.  ...  "
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" ...  Replaced batteries and still nothing.  ...  "
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" ...  Remove would not work, even after replacing batteries with ones that unit come with.  ...  "
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" ...  I've went through 3 sets of AAA batteries in less than a week.  ...  "
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" ...  It is slow to turn on, not user-friendly and we are constantly having to replace the batteries.  ...  "
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" ...  We have to take the batteries out when we're not using it.  ...  "
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" ...  I even changed and put new batteries.  ...  "
Picture Quality
 9
quality, streaming, pictures, tv, movies
+100%
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" ...  AND the picture is really good.  ...  "
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" ...  No more dark scenes & a very clear picture.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to setup and is quick and responsive with a great picture.  ...  "
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" ...  If you put your photos on Amazon Prime Photo then you can generate very nice slideshows.  ...  "
Overall performance
 9
slow, super, speed, roku, processor
+67%
-33%
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" ...  The start up did not go smooth.  ...  "
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" ...  Soo happy I got it and it’s pretty fast love it thank you  ...  "
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" ...  Very pleased with its performance.  ...  "
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" ...  The speed increase alone is worth the buy.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 9
use, tv, set, home, simple
+56%
-44%
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" ...  Easy set-up and on-screen directions were simple.  ...  "
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" ...  One feature I like is that you can use your photos to have a slideshow on your screen.  ...  "
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" ...  it is fast and less frustrating than going through the screen of picks.  ...  "
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" ...  You can do you shopping from your bigger screen off the tv.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 8
audio, sounds, sound, movies, love
+75%
-25%
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" ...  He’s been having a blast with the audio feature.  ...  "
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" ...  The channel variety and the endless assortment of TV series, movies, music, news, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Had fun requesting somewhat obscure songs from my radio DJ days. ... But it did have "The 50 Foot Hose" which is an early SF sound from around 1970!  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter really likes voice search makes it easier for her to search for the music movies or any thing that she wants to see 👀 or look up.  ...  "
Delivery
 8
ordered, fast, arrived, super, product
+75%
-25%
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" ...  This is 2nd one i ordered.  ...  "
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" ...  arrived on time and no problem  ...  "
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" ...  Delivery was fast as was the set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time.  ...  "
Wifi
 8
connect, connection, network, roku, internet
+63%
-38%
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" ...  works great even with rabbit ears and wifi !  ...  "
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" ...  Not saying we have the best internet, but the roku, that sits farther away from WiFi, has no problems picking up a signal.  ...  "
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" ...  I like how easy to connect to the WiFi an how easy it was to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  We were able to use the WPS feature to make it connect.  ...  "
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" ...  Where's great if the Wi-Fi does LOL  ...  "
Lagging
 7
work, little, buffering, slow, reset
+14%
-86%
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" ...  It will work for 10 minutes and then it freezes.  ...  "
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" ...  I work good but then it freezes up.  ...  "
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" ...  Freezes too much, waste of time.  ...  "
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" ...  The system can be slow and buggy sometimes.  ...  "
Network
 7
wifi, signal, network, house, stick
+29%
-71%
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" ...  I woke up one day and it literally refuses to connect to and wifi network (after considerably reworking all of my networks properties to try to reestablish a connection.).  ...  "
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" ...  Tells me to shut off and restart my router when nothing else in my house is having connection issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Loses connection about every 30 to 40 minutes .  ...  "
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" ...  Now the cons, it is slower than 28k dial up just to get anything to load, half the time it loses network connection even after I boost my wifi signal.  ...  "
Cable Length
 5
cut, cord, cutting
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  Definitely helps for cutting the cable cord!  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for rooms with no cable!  ...  "
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" ...  Good way to cut the cord.  ...  "
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" ...  Yippee - finally cut the cord from cable.  ...  "
Gaming
 4
watch, play, movies, tv, stream
+75%
-25%
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" ...  I play games and watch tv shows or movies.  ...  "
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" ...  Actually surprised you can play games on it as well.  ...  "
For Travel
 4
vacation, trip, purchase, hotel, countries
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  Excellent for traveling.  ...  "
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" ...  We took ours on vacation and used in the hotel.  ...  "
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" ...  I recently used it while on a road trip at a motel and it was awesome!  ...  "
Hair
 4
cable, cord, cutting
+100%
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" ...  This helped me cut my cable off.  ...  "
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" ...  Used it to help cut out extra bills my husband and I didn't need.  ...  "
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" ...  I am thinking of cutting the cord so I decided to begin testing by first buying this product.  ...  "
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" ...  Yippee - finally cut the cord from cable.  ...  "
Size
 4
travel, size
+100%
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" ...  Excellent for traveling.  ...  "
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" ...  The product is small, elegant, but powerful.  ...  "
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" ...  I like it I travel with it  ...  "
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" ...  Size is great if you want to travel with it.  ...  "
Fit
 4
time, fire, second
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  The FIRE stick was easy to hook up, just using the directions in the box.  ...  "
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" ...  Tough time figuring out your “fire stick”!  ...  "
ISP
 3
works, speed, internet connection, fine, connection
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  It will never connect to my internet, even though my other devices are perfectly fine with the connection.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well and hooks up quickly to my internet.  ...  "
Charging
 3
new, another, would, work, sticks
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Are movies included in Prime or is there another charge?  ...  "
comment
" ...  We could have easily started charging things under her name if we hadn't noticed.  ...  "

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