Amazon Fire TV
What we think
Amazon's set-top box is elegant and powerful but not as open as it would like you to think.
Reasons to buy
- + Powerful hardware
- + Gorgeous design
- + Voice search
Reasons to avoid
- - UI favors Amazon's offerings
- - Lacks native local streaming
- - Unrefined game controller
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With access to Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, YouTube, Amazon Video, and more—there are over 300,000 TV episodes and movies ready to stream. Watch live TV (including sports and news) as it happens. Subscription fees may apply.
Being a Prime Member unlocks thousands of movies and TV episodes, including Amazon Original Series, plus ad-free listening to over two million songs with Prime Music. From award-winning series Transparent and Mozart in the Jungle to great shows for kids like Tumble Leaf and Creative Galaxy, something is always on.
With Amazon Channels, Prime members can also choose from over 100 premium and specialty channels like HBO and SHOWTIME to add and stream–no cable or satellite subscription necessary. Only pay for the channels you want to watch, and prices start as low as $2.99 a month–and you can cancel anytime. Even better, each channel starts with a free trial, so it's easy to discover new favorites.
Experience true-to-life picture quality when used with compatible 4K Ultra HD TVs. Enjoy rich cinematic surround sound via HDMI with Dolby Audio in supported apps including Amazon Video, HBO GO, Starz, Netflix, and Plex.
From universal search to ultra-smooth streaming, everything about Fire TV is fast and fluid thanks to a quad-core processor with 75% more processing power than the previous generation Fire TV, better Wi-Fi support with dual-band 802.11ac, a dedicated graphics engine, 2 GB of memory, and expandable storage of up to 200 GB (microSD card sold separately).
Set the mood for any party with millions of songs ready to stream through Pandora, Amazon Music, and iHeartRadio. Plus, watch videos from YouTube, Vevo, and Vimeo or play hundreds of games from Mojang, EA, Disney, and more. Just press the microphone button on the Alexa Voice Remote and say what you’d like to hear, see, or play next.