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Amazon Fire TV Stick Review India

Amazon Fire Stick TV and Fire Stick TV 4K Features

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Amazon Fire Stick TV

Design and Remote:

First things first. Nothing has changed in terms of design.
The stick itself appears to be physically identical to the previous model, with a tiny black rectangular body that plugs directly into the back of your TV. A micro USB port sits on one side for power, through the included USB cable and wall adapter.

The package includes the micro-USB cable, an HDMI extender. power adapter, and Alexa Voice Remote. Amazon generously throws in a pair of AAA batteries for the remote as well.

  • First things first. Nothing has changed in terms of design.
    The stick itself appears to be physically identical to the previous model, with a tiny black rectangular body that plugs directly into the back of your TV. A micro USB port sits on one side for power, through the included USB cable and wall adapter.
  • The package includes the micro-USB cable, an HDMI extender. power adapter, and Alexa Voice Remote. Amazon generously throws in a pair of AAA batteries for the remote as well.
  • The remote is the updated version of the one that was included with the older Fire TV Stick, It’s a simple, 5.6-inch-long black wand featuring Infrared Emitter on the top dominated by a circular navigation pad with a microphone button and pinhole above, and playback and menu buttons below.

Setup:

Setup is a breeze as well. Just plug the stick into an HDMI port, power it up and the device will guide you through the process, letting you connect it to your home Wi-Fi and prompting you to sign in to your Amazon account.

Features:

the Fire TV Stick 2020 is now powered by a faster MediaTek quad-core processor which is clocked at 1.7GHz. compared to the older one which utilized a 1.3GHz processor.

While the RAM is the same at 1GHz and native storage is still 8GB, graphics are now handled by the PowerVR GE8300 GPU. The dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi support should enable a faster, more stable connection too.

The Fire TV Stick outputs video at 1080p rather than 4K. It also supports high dynamic range (HDR) content in HDR10 and HLG, as well as Dolby Atmos audio.

You can connect it to your 4K TV, but you’ll be relying on the TV’s upconversion process, which isn’t as good as the native resolution, This stick is best for 1080p TVs, while the Fire TV Stick 4K is a better option for 4K panels.

Fire TV:

Amazon’s Fire TV platform has a powerful media streaming ecosystem and an accessible interface. The interface itself is largely the same.

People might be surprised, but the Fire TV platform actually offers pretty much the entire bouquet of popular streaming apps, games, and more.

This includes:

  • Netflix
  • Distney+ Hotstar
  • Sony Liv
  • Voot, Discovery+
  • ZEE5
  • Hungama
  • Jio Cinema
  • YouTube
  • YouTube Kids
  • Eros now

In fact, if you have access to an Apple TV+ subscription, the Fire TV Stick is the most affordable and easiest way for watching it on a large screen.

This is because while the Apple TV+ app is available for download on the Fire TV Stick, it’s not available on Android TV, You also have an option to mirror your Android smartphone’s screen with the device.

The new addition now is the new Live tab, which lists pieces of content from apps that have live functionality, which includes the likes of Voot, Sony Liv, Discovery+, etc.

Fire TV also features Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, which can answer general questions, search for content, open apps, toggle media playback, and even control your smart home devices.

It’s a powerful voice assistant, but its syntax is a bit limited compared with Google Assistant on the Chromecast With Google TV.

Price and Availability:

The Fire TV Stick 2020 is priced at Rs 3,999. and will be available in Amazon.

Pros
  • Smooth usage
  • Support for HDR and Dolby Atmos
  • Rich app ecosystem
  • Useful Alexa voice remote
Cons
  • 1080p only

Fire Stick TV 4k

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is the third version of Amazon’s popular streaming device. The biggest difference between this stick and the ones that came before it is that this one has been updated to support 4k viewing.

Design and Remote:

The device is plain, black, and somewhat chunky, with an Amazon logo at the top, the HDMI port at the front, and a Micro-USB port for power on the side.

It’s slightly too large to fit comfortably in a port on your TV, a short, flexible HDMI extender lets you reposition it at a different angle.

Amazon has updated its Alexa Voice Remote with some new tricks, The second-generation remote is still a slim rectangular wand with a prominent circular navigation pad and a pinhole microphone near the top for using Alexa. It still has menu and playback controls, and now power and volume buttons join them.

Setup:

Setting up the Fire TV Stick 4K is absolutely seamless, thanks to the simple user interface and responsive remote control. During setup, the Fire TV Stick needs to be plugged into the mains as well as the HDMI port on your TV all the cables and adaptors you’ll need come in the box. 

Once you’ve plugged the Fire TV Stick into your TV, you’re then prompted to set up the remote People be walked through the entire process by your TV so you don’t need to worry about leafing through manuals.

Fire TV OS:

As is usually the case, the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K has a tiled interface that shows various TV shows and movies as posters, allowing you to hover over each tile for more details, Horizontal lists sort the tiles by category, and these include not only content but also apps and services.

You’ll see recommendations and existing apps, as well as other apps that you might not have installed. However, the Fire TV Stick 4K does promote Amazon content over everything else.

For users who are looking beyond Amazon Prime Video and Prime Music content, there are lots of options, There are dedicated apps for streaming services such as

  • Netflix,
  • Hotstar,
  • Zee5,
  • Jio Cinema,
  • Hungama Play,
  • Sony Liv,
  • Gaana,
  • Voot,

to name a few.

Additionally apps such as Firefox, Silk browser, NDTV, BBC, and The Washington Post also give you extra functionality for browsing Web pages, fetching short topic-based videos, or in some cases, streaming live feeds of regular TV channels.

4K content is only available through Amazon Prime Video and Netflix (assuming your Netflix plan supports 4K) for now.

  • The Alexa-powered voice search functionality is quick and accurate when you’re using apps like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video. However, voice search doesn’t work with every app on the service.
  • Furthermore, you won’t be able to use your voice to skip to the next episode on many apps that otherwise support voice control, which is slightly annoying.
  • Another issue with the voice search is that when you make a request that the Fire TV Stick 4K is unable to support, whatever content you are playing disappears, and you have to then select it again from within the app or Fire TV homepage to start it up.

Price and Availability:

In India Amazon Fire TV stick 4k is priced at ₹5,999. You can buy it from Amazon.in

Pros
  • Supports 4K with HDR10 and Dolby Vision
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Quick Wi-Fi streaming and menu navigation
Cons
  • No Google Play apps
  • Ethernet adapter not included

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