Amazon Fire TV 2015 Review
This is the WaysToWatch.com review of the 2015 Amazon Fire TV. Does it live up to the hype? How does it rank amongst the new streaming devices from Google and Apple?
Amazon Fire TV Design
It features the same design from the previous model. There is not much more than a square box. But who cares about the exterior? It is about how it feels and performs.
Amazon Fire TV Remote
The remote is well made, but there are issues with the back of the remote. It is hard to remove it. After working through the back of the remote, the remote actually feels really good in my hand. It works well and is really responsive. The iOS Fire TV App is helpful and easy to use.
Streaming On The Amazon Fire TV
It performs well for streaming, but is limited when it comes to gaming. Amazon’s ASAP feature aims to eliminate buffering time by assuming what you will watch. Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime work on Fire TV. If you have a Plex Media Server, good news, the Fire TV can stream movies from the server.
Alexa on Amazon
Amazon’s Alexa voice service can play music, do searches, check sports scores, and provides weather forecast.
X-Ray, FreeTime On The Amazon Fire TV
Another feature from Amazon for the Fire TV is X-Ray. X-ray gives you information about a movie or TV show, like which actors are in a particular scene. Parent can use FreeTime as their parental control tool. All of the main streaming services are available on the Fire TV. The user interface on the Fire TV can be confusing, overall it is a decent streaming box.