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Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote streaming media player Previous Generation

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.5
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997
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Review Summary - 982 recent, verified reviews

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Ease of Use
 152
easy, easy to install, easy to set, simple, set
+97%
-3%
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" ...  I I love it with the voice remote it is so easy to use even as old people can figure it out  ...  "
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" ...  It is super easy to setup and use.  ...  "
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" ...  easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use!  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome product and easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  And very simple to use  ...  "
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" ...  It's easy navigate and setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use once set up .  ...  "
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Software Platform
 141
fire stick, netflix, roku, alexa, hulu
+80%
-20%
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" ...  If you have a smart tv already you really don’t need fire stick.  ...  "
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" ...  It works well on Netflix and Prime, my two paid services. ... When you need one, friend or not, Google can usually find it.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it instead of all of my remotes to access amazon prime, Netflix, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Decided to do some research and we ended up purchasing both a fire stick and Roku. ... I find the processer faster and a nicer interface.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa show me .  ...  "
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" ...  I enjoy my Fire TV Stick everyday.  ...  "
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" ...  So far we are trying out Hulu with good results.  ...  "
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" ...  We enjoy using and having Alexa  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 87
alexa, smart, fire stick, devices, firestick
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Has turned my tv smart!  ...  "
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" ...  - Turns your regular TV into a Smart TV at a fraction of the price it would cost to buy a brand new Smart TV ... - Use of Alexa to easily navigate (i.e. ... I think you can also hook up Alexa devices with this, but I do not have any Alexa devices, so I am unsure of those features.  ...  "
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" ...  I have multiple gaming systems and streaming devices.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a 5 year old smart TV upstairs that's not so smart anymore.  ...  "
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" ...  Needed a way of streaming on my tv and this is perfect!  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa and I are just getting along fine.  ...  "
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" ...  It was super easy to install and super easy to get Echo Dot to sync and run with voice commands with Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the device! ... It is self contained into the tv!  ...  "
Remote
 69
voice, batteries, control, firestick, fire stick
+46%
-54%
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" ...  Remote never worked well- buttons either stuck and repeated, or did not respond at all.  ...  "
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" ...  The remote stopped working after 2 months!!  ...  "
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" ...  I am now in possession of two remotes, neither one works.  ...  "
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" ...  The remote control is defective, batteries only last about 5 days, unfortunately I waited too long to report.  ...  "
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" ...  Previous firestick stopped working AND my dog ate the remote.  ...  "
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" ...  This replacement remote (that I had to pay again for) is no longer working and was told I would get a replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  Unfortunately, one more remote to deal with.  ...  "
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" ...  Has taken no falls or banging on it AND THE REMOTE IS EITHER BROKEN AND/OR BATTERIES HAVE DIED.  ...  "
Setup
 65
easy, set, setup, install, easy to setup
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Easy to install and set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup and begin using.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use once set up .  ...  "
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" ...  It was very easy to hook up to my TV and start using immediately.  ...  "
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" ...  The Fire TV stick is very easy to setup and install. ... The initial setup steps you through all that needs to be done.  ...  "
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" ...  I just setup my Firestick and am learning how to use it so my review is brief.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Initial set-up was great.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 57
working, month, stopped working, stick, quit working
+37%
-63%
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" ...  It worked great for a little while (10 months) then failed.  ...  "
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" ...  It doesn’t work half the time!!!!  ...  "
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" ...  After just a few weeks our stick has started having issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Died after 3 months.  ...  "
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" ...  Sucks I had mine just at a year and it quit working.  ...  "
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" ...  I have bought 3, one lasted about 3 years, the 2nd one lasted 10 months and my third one is still going. ... The second one was frustrating because it didn't even last a year.  ...  "
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" ...  Mine stopped working in a little under 2 years.  ...  "
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" ...  Stick won't power on anymore after having it for less than a year.  ...  "
Apps
 47
app, netflix, youtube, fire stick, hulu
+74%
-26%
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" ...  For me it is all of my apps in one place and more.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the apps i can use. ... I wish there were more local news apps.  ...  "
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" ...  Hulu, Netflix, HBO, Live Sports.  ...  "
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" ...  There is also an App for iPhone. ... But the simple solution is to download the Firefox app, and that comes with a youtube sub-app, that easily allows you to access your youtube channel, Watch Later list, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  When you need one, friend or not, Google can usually find it.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Every other thing I have as an app on the fire stick.  ...  "
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" ...  Basically this turns your TV into a smart TV with all the apps on it.  ...  "
Cables
 44
tv, cut, fire stick, bill, firestick
+91%
-9%
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" ...  cutting cost on cable bill  ...  "
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" ...  I dropped my cable service to basic so I continue with the internet bundle .  ...  "
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" ...  There are so many more options with the fire stick then cable TV at much less the price of cable TV.  ...  "
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" ...  Cable tv better look out!  ...  "
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" ...  We cut the cord to cable and we love the firestick!  ...  "
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" ...  I just cut the cord” and using internet streaming.  ...  "
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" ...  With this I was able to cut the cable saving about $100 a month.  ...  "
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" ...  I recently purchased after I have looking at options to decrease the ever rising cable costs.  ...  "
Video Playback
 37
watching, watch, tv, videos, shows
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Works great to watch Hulu and Netflix on my big tv and kids love watching their Vine videos off YouTube  ...  "
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" ...  It's great and I use it daily for music, show, and movies.  ...  "
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" ...  It's great to turn on movies or music videos while I work on my computer (playing just music requires a paid subscription.)  ...  "
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" ...  It's great for movie watching  ...  "
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" ...  When installed, just getting used to learning the process of watching the movies.  ...  "
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" ...  You need to buy the Prime to watch any movies.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture was really clear and I could start watching prime movies immediately!  ...  "
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" ...  The set up was very simple and now I can work out using YouTube videos whenever I want.  ...  "
Price
 29
money, worth, waste, waste of money, value
+79%
-21%
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" ...  My satellite bill stopover 100.00 money well spent.  ...  "
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" ...  considering price difference, a great option  ...  "
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" ...  Great product and very good value.  ...  "
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" ...  It's worth every penny  ...  "
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" ...  Its great and has saved me so much money!  ...  "
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" ...  money well spent  ...  "
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" ...  I picked this up on prime day for cheap, but I think it's a steal at the retail price.  ...  "
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" ...  Best price on sale  ...  "
Marketplace
 28
works, great product, seller, product, described
+68%
-32%
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" ...  Great product and excellent seller.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product and super shipping.  ...  "
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" ...  Item exactly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Just as described .  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon sent a replacement without issue.  ...  "
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" ...  Well done Amazon!  ...  "
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" ...  Works exactly as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised  ...  "
Resolution
 23
4k, stick, fire tv stick, fire, channels
+87%
-13%
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" ...  Regular fire stick delivers great, better than my 4K stick. ... This is on about 30 mbps while 4K is on 5mghz channel at over 100mgps and it still delivers smoothly with no hiccups. ... Can’t say that for the 4K.  ...  "
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" ...  For those that prefer to explore the outer reaches of the internet, get a 4k firestick.  ...  "
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" ...  The fire TV stick opened up a new way for me to watch quality movies or just enjoy seeing old friends again.  ...  "
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" ...  Channels are very clear.  ...  "
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" ...  great Fire TV Stick  ...  "
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" ...  Use this with my HULU live streaming tv and amazon prime video.  ...  "
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" ...  I have so much more variety of tv shows, movies and channels.  ...  "
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" ...  We are enjoying our Fire TV stick.  ...  "
Capacity
 18
bedroom, one, tv, family, several
+100%
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" ...  Works great on an older Vizio tv in our room.  ...  "
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" ...  Working great for family room TV, so purchased this second for the TV in my husbands study.  ...  "
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" ...  We've encouraged several family members and friends to get one.  ...  "
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" ...  Probably going to get another one for the bedroom!  ...  "
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" ...  Have 5 in all rooms, a must have.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent programming for the whole family  ...  "
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" ...  We use it for the TV in the bedroom.  ...  "
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" ...  Placed in my bedroom and it works great  ...  "
Call quality
 17
voice control, love the voice, use, try, remote
+82%
-18%
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" ...  Super fast though and love the voice feature.  ...  "
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" ...  The voice control is the coolest!  ...  "
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" ...  voice control easy to set up and use  ...  "
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" ...  Love the voice control  ...  "
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" ...  I I love it with the voice remote it is so easy to use even as old people can figure it out  ...  "
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" ...  Love the voice control.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Liked the voice capability.  ...  "
Battery Life
 17
still, tried, new batteries, put, lasted
-100%
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" ...  It started that yesterday, Jan. 30 and I changed the batteries, have tried everything I can think of and it still will not work.  ...  "
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" ...  I tried three different brands of new batteries.  ...  "
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" ...  Garbage POS never works and sucks the life out of your batteries  ...  "
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" ...  It has battery issues  ...  "
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" ...  I replaced the batteries, but it still didn't work.  ...  "
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" ...  We've tried putting in new batteries and then it works.  ...  "
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" ...  Just had trouble putting the batteries in the first time.  ...  "
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" ...  Duracell lasted a little longer. ... The Amazon batteries are not lasting.  ...  "
Controls
 16
button, volume, voice control, buttons, love the voice
+63%
-38%
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" ...  Love the voice control.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the voice control  ...  "
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" ...  I love the parent control.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the voice control  ...  "
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" ...  I can either search with user friendly buttons, or with my voice!  ...  "
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" ...  Really like the voice control  ...  "
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" ...  the new version with a on/off switch and volume control is fantastic.  ...  "
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" ...  voice control easy to set up and use  ...  "
Ports
 14
hdmi, plug, cable, unplug, switching
+79%
-21%
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" ...  I was able to plug into hdmi port with ease AND since the tv had a usb port the TV powers the unit!  ...  "
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" ...  My favorite points : (1) no needs computer nor smartphone, just firestick works well (2) remote controller is useful (3) firestick LAN adapter is easy to keep stable network connection  ...  "
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" ...  After a couple days without using it, I have to unplug a plug it again to wake up.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the way the system operates, I love that this comes with an adapter for easier connecting for older TV models (like my own).  ...  "
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" ...  We finally were able to get this device working by switching HDMI outlets.  ...  "
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" ...  It's very easy to plug into your TV and use.  ...  "
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" ...  - An open HDMI slot somewhere on your TV ... - An outlet somewhere near your TV  ...  "
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" ...  Worked fine to hook a remote television up to the cable router.  ...  "
Network
 13
signal, internet, constantly, connection, issues
+54%
-46%
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" ...  Works great considering our slow internet connection.  ...  "
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" ...  Plus there are several other FREE basic networks as well.  ...  "
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" ...  has 5Ghtz wifi band for fast connections which is needed for streaming.  ...  "
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" ...  It easily connected to my hotspot (75mps) and we have no buffering issues.  ...  "
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" ...  We needed to open up our streaming options and boost the wifi signal we were getting and this managed to do both.  ...  "
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" ...  no signal issues, fast response times with no buffering issues.  ...  "
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" ...  I have antennas on all my TVs.  ...  "
For Kids
 12
kids love, love, easy, daughter, set
+100%
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" ...  It's been working awesome for a long time til my youngest son and oldest son were fighting over it I don't know why they were in bathroom but it landed in the toilet.  ...  "
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" ...  My son suggested I get this.  ...  "
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" ...  It was pretty easy for our son to set up for us.  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter loves it!  ...  "
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" ...  Yes I love this device and my son can enjoy the shows he likes. ... I love the parent control.  ...  "
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" ...  Kids love it .  ...  "
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" ...  I had to order a new one my daughter took mine so I can say we love it 😊  ...  "
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" ...  My kids love these firesticks!  ...  "
As Gift
 11
christmas, received, gifts, used, purchased
+100%
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" ...  I received as a gift and now I have purchased another one for my office .  ...  "
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" ...  I’m very pleased with my Fire Stick it was a Christmas gift  ...  "
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" ...  Bought as gift  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome Christmas gift that was well received & used frequently  ...  "
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" ...  This was purchased as a gift.  ...  "
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" ...  Our best Christmas present EVER.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm very pleased with this gift.  ...  "
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" ...  This is our go to gift for people.  ...  "
Lagging
 11
buffering, sometimes, rebooting, reboot, lags
+18%
-82%
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" ...  Lately it has been buffering like crazy!  ...  "
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" ...  Sometimes crashes on me .  ...  "
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" ...  Constantly have to reset.  ...  "
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" ...  This was so horrible it doesn’t stream nicely and it’s always lagging.  ...  "
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" ...  Doesn’t respond all the time have to unplug and replug it back in  ...  "
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" ...  To the point where I have to restart daily.  ...  "
Delivery
 11
received, box, time, product, fast
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Great value for the price and fast delivery  ...  "
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" ...  Product is as advertised and arrived on time.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time.  ...  "
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" ...  Just as stated on the box  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived quickly and as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Opened a Totally New World that we were not even aware of  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived when expected nicely packaged.  ...  "
Overall performance
 9
slow, faster, well, speed, much
+78%
-22%
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" ...  Works great loads slow sometimes but all in all well worth the money and time .  ...  "
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" ...  This was has been much faster.  ...  "
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" ...  I find the processer faster and a nicer interface.  ...  "
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" ...  Quality of image, speed of streaming, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Makes viewing much faster speed and plenty of apps to enjoy.  ...  "
Returns
 8
amazon, would, returned, one, getting
+13%
-88%
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" ...  I would return the device but it's been more than 30 days.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon won't give a refund.  ...  "
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" ...  Too bad I didn’t install it when I ordered it so I could return it  ...  "
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" ...  After that, it only worked on and (mostly) off for a week before we gave up and returned it.  ...  "
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" ...  May just return it and try something else.  ...  "
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" ...  IT WAS GETTING HOT TO THE TOUCH I RETURNED IT  ...  "
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" ...  I wish I had purchased thru Amazon so I could return it.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 8
viewing, nothing, love, black, tv
+63%
-38%
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" ...  Really awesome for the older flat screens  ...  "
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" ...  I love that when I'm not watching tv, the screen saver is my own photos.  ...  "
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" ...  many features and Options and viewing choices.  ...  "
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" ...  Great and being able to it’s been viewing traces  ...  "
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" ...  love the viewing selections available .  ...  "
Sound Quality
 7
music, want, use, picture, one
+86%
-14%
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" ...  It's great and I use it daily for music, show, and movies.  ...  "
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" ...  One of the most enjoyable benefits is having access to all types of music.  ...  "
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" ...  instant video and music.  ...  "
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" ...  Say what you want about Alexa always listening in.  ...  "
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" ...  The audio search is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Works good, the sound is not so excellent, but better as from Cell phone of sure.  ...  "
Product As Described
 6
described, exactly, advertised, pictures, picture
+100%
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" ...  Item exactly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Works exactly as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Just as described .  ...  "
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" ...  AND the picture is really good.  ...  "
Wifi
 6
wi fi, worked, use, stick, signal
+17%
-83%
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" ...  It will not stay connected to wi-fi.  ...  "
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" ...  we have strong Wifi at fast speeds but it just doesnt work properly .  ...  "
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" ...  stick worked great for 4 months, tried to use again and now the WiFi will not connect . ... can not get WiFi to turn on .  ...  "
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" ...  Very weak WiFi connection from the fire stick. ... I constantly have to disconnect and reconnect to WiFi through network settings.  ...  "
Gaming
 5
watch, free, devices
+100%
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" ...  I have multiple gaming systems and streaming devices.  ...  "
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" ...  The free games aren't that impressive but they are free so eh.  ...  "
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" ...  Once you figure this out, you can say things like "Game of Thrones" or "romantic comedies" or "action movies" and it will pop up with a variety of choices.  ...  "
Picture Quality
 5
tv, sound, movies, later, streaming
+60%
-40%
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" ...  I love that when I'm not watching tv, the screen saver is my own photos.  ...  "
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" ...  AND the picture is really good.  ...  "
Features
 5
love, viewing
+100%
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" ...  Still trying to figure out how all these features work.  ...  "
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" ...  many features and Options and viewing choices.  ...  "
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" ...  Many add on features.  ...  "
Hair
 5
cable, firestick, fire stick, bill
+60%
-40%
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" ...  We cut the cord to cable and we love the firestick!  ...  "
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" ...  Are you a chord cutter?  ...  "
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" ...  cutting cost on cable bill  ...  "
For Travel
 4
traveling, travel, room, one
+100%
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" ...  I like having the ability to co trip my tv with my Alex linked to this.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this for my mom and she absolutely loves it and she has the versatility of taking it with her when she travels.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent for traveling.  ...  "
Size
 4
little, traveling, room, right, one
+100%
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" ...  Great little add-in to what I travel with, slips right into my computer case.  ...  "
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" ...  Handy little tool!  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent for traveling.  ...  "
Fit
 4
fit, travel, remote, little
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Great little add-in to what I travel with, slips right into my computer case.  ...  "
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" ...  If it wasn't for it falling in the toilet it would still be working perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived very quickly in secure package.  ...  "
Build Quality
 4
change, batteries
-100%
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" ...  Broke after one month.  ...  "
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" ...  If you squeeze it hard it will pop the back off  ...  "
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" ...  I expected better build quality from an Amazon product, I don’t know why, but I did.  ...  "
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" ...  Since I can't change the batteries, it is a completely useless piece of plastic.  ...  "
Cable Length
 3
tv, cutting, cut, cord
+100%
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" ...  Get ready to cut your cable chord.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely helps for cutting the cable cord!  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for rooms with no cable!  ...  "
Comfort
 3
+33%
-67%

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