Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick is the second generation, cheapest video streaming device by Amazon. It allows you to stream Amazon videos and also the Netflix on your UHD TV. It gives you access to the UK’s catch-up services too and Amazon’s increasing games library. It is backed by plenty of application including Spotify and Prime Music. The interface has been revamped it give it a premier look. The new benefit of the Amazon Fire TV is its faster-processing speed, improvised Wi-Fi Connectivity.
It can go up to Full HD of 1080p resolution and works optimally compared to Chromecast.com/setup or other counterparts. If you need to 4K Ultra HD and HDR videos, then look no further and opt for the full-size Amazon Fire TV.
The Design and Build Amazon Fire TV:
The Amazon Fire TV resembles more like a memory stick on steroids and it is designed to be plugged in directly into the HDMI port of your TV. It has a neat and clean all-in-one design covered with the plastic body. It comes with 9cm long and 3cm deep cable which gives the users with more room on the back panel of the TV. It uses Micro USB cable power supply. It accompanies a remote control like its predecessor and offers D-Pad for navigation and plenty of playback controls and other important voice input keys.
The Features of Amazon Fire TV:
Besides its new and updated interface, the Amazon Fire TV comes with some other hardware upgrades including a new quad-core processor for faster loading and improved Wi-Fi connectivity. It has been designed with a new chipset that guarantees to deliver content at 30% faster, while its 802.11ac Wi-Fi makes sure more stability while downloading, streaming and faster buffering. Users will also notice the improvement on the Amazon Fire TV even if it is a little far away from the router, all thanks to its better performance range. It comes with 8GB of onboard storage for applications and games and 1GB of RAM like its predecessor which is enough.
The Performance of Amazon Fire TV:
Scrolling the menus of the device would give you the clear picture of its processor. It uses the quad-core processor for more power of processing and loading. It gives you the slicker feeling when you browse as it loads faster and in a flick, you can search for any content. The device also accepts voice command. So instead of using the Alexa Wake command, you can use the Amazon Echo. Any specific movies or TV shows can be searched more easily and it offers up similar titles and direct matches. The talent of the Alexa doesn’t stop here indeed, you can ask for sports scores, weather and also check the news or get the time of your location.
When it comes to controlling the home devices, you are not required to have TV turned on either. You simply need to grab the remote and hold the microphone down and make your request so as to turn the lights. It handles everything with the help of Alexa. This is the handy way to control the device if you don’t happen to have the Echo speaker of Amazon in the room where the Amazon Fire TV is installed.
The new Amazon Fire TV doe no wonders, but it makes a good streaming device which is the cheaper alternatives for Chromecast. The Alexa Voice Command is the best way to navigate and you get extra speed form new processor and it improvises the Wi-Fi connectivity for faster speed and better connections. It supports Alexa too and any Prime subscriber can make use of it to stream videos.