The Amazon Fire TV brings a refreshing taste to watching your favorite shows. But the question is, is it worth getting? While it does have a very reasonable price as compared to its higher-end competitors, can this be enough to beat the competition? To start, the TV is very easy to set up. It has a plug-and-play feature that allows users to start enjoying their favorite shows in a snap. The small black box that connects to a Television set has a design that is both sleek and unassuming. Its compact design makes it pretty easy to stow away. It is even easy to hide from personal view if you’re the type that do not want extra clutter on your entertainment space. It also has a microSD slot that makes it accommodating for all the extra hours of content and apps.
The Amazon Fire TV is a Good Successor to the Original Media Streaming Device
Those interested in purchasing the Amazon Fire TV should be forewarned that the device does not include an HDMI cable right off the bat. Therefore, a separate purchase for the cable is necessary should you want to make it work right away. Once users have successfully plugged in the device, they can start using it immediately. The onscreen walkthrough is quite simple and just about anyone can pick up what to do without resorting to complicated guides. What’s great about the new Fire TV is that the device is verified through an existing Amazon account. This means that any content, like Watchlists and other media, found in the older version of the media streaming box will automatically be available with this newer model.
The new Fire TV from Amazon has a quad-core processor, and a Wi-Fi dual-band 802.11ac capability. There is also an optional ethernet plug-in to make the TV have a wired connection instead of a wireless one. This feature is added to let users have more flexibility when it comes to their connection preferences. Perhaps the main drawback of this Fire TV successor is that it’s simple, and probably too simple. Just about everything about screams simplicity that it may not be enough to “Wow” customers. There are already some good content available for download and viewing for the FireTV, and there’s a promise that more will come over time.
Overall, the Amazon Fire TV is a pretty good media streaming device at a fairly decent price range, but it would seem that it does not have what it takes to win over a lot of customers. If you want simplicity and good functionality, and you’re in a bit of a tight budget, then maybe this device is for you.