Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | Streaming Media Player
- The next generation of our bestselling Fire TV Stick. The most powerful streaming media stick under $50–now with the Alexa Voice Remote.
- Enjoy over 15,000 apps, games, and Alexa skills including Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, YouTube, Amazon Video, NBC, WatchESPN, Disney, and more. Subscription fees may apply.
- Launch and control content with the included Alexa Voice Remote. Simply say, “Play Game of Thrones” or “Launch Netflix” and Alexa will respond instantly. Plus, play music, find movie show times, order a pizza, and more—just ask.
- No cable or satellite? No problem. Watch the best of live TV and sports from AMC, HGTV, ESPN, FOX, and others with a subscription to DIRECTV NOW, or top-rated primetime shows with CBS All Access.
- Find the best way to watch with universal search results from over 140 channels and apps including Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video
- Prime members get unlimited access to Prime Video, featuring thousands of movies and TV episodes at no additional cost. Plus, members can add over 100 premium and specialty channels like HBO and SHOWTIME—no cable or satellite subscription necessary.
- Pick up where you left off. Bring hit shows and movies with you when you travel. Plug Fire TV Stick into any TV’s HDMI port, connect to Wi-Fi, and continue watching.
- Play current favorites or quickly discover what to watch next directly from the Home screen
Just plug Fire TV Stick into your HDTV and start streaming in minutes. Use the included Alexa Voice Remote to find the best way to watch across more than 140 channels and apps with universal search. With the fastest Wi-Fi and most accurate voice search of any streaming media stick, shows and movies start faster and stream smoother than ever.
With access to Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, YouTube, Amazon Video, and more—there are over 500,000 TV episodes and movies ready to stream. Watch live TV (including sports and news) as it happens. Subscription fees may apply.
Use the Alexa Voice Remote to quickly find what you want to watch. Just say, “Find romantic comedies,” and Alexa will show you results from apps like Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, and Amazon Video. Want to skip the opening credits?
Say, “Fast forward a minute,” within Amazon Video and Amazon Channels.
Alexa, the brain behind Amazon Echo, doesn't stop there. Just press the microphone button and ask to play music from Pandora, order a pizza from Domino's, shop for popcorn and snacks, and more.
Now you can pair Fire TV and Echo devices, allowing you to control your Fire TV with Alexa. Just ask Alexa to play and search for movies and TV shows, launch apps, and control playback from over 140 apps and channels on your Fire TV including Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, and more. Plus, Alexa on Fire TV will continue to get smarter. Follow the instructions below and find out everything you can do on Fire TV using Echo here.
Watch TV live with subscriptions to Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW, CBS All Access, and others. Learn how to stream your favorite shows without a cable subscription (internet service required), and find out which apps you need using our interactive guide.
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.
Never miss an episode when you're away from home. Fire TV Stick works with any HDTV so you can take it over to a friend's house or bring it along to hotels and dorm rooms. Just plug and play anywhere–all you need is a Wi-Fi connection. Some content not available in all countries.
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.
Compare Fire TV Streaming Media Players
|Memory||1 GB||2 GB|
|Internal Storage||8 GB||8 GB|
|Remote with Voice Support|
|Game Controller with Voice Support||Optional||Optional|
|Game Play||Casual games and more||High performance games|
|Supported Resolution||Up to 1080p||Up to 4K Ultra HD|
|Wi-Fi Connectivity||Dual-band/Dual-antenna (MIMO)||Dual-band/Dual-antenna (MIMO)|
Top customer reviews
The original software is still there so you can use it with your Amazon Account too. Simply follow the instructions normally to install it on your TV. I had kodi installed and can stream more content than I could ever watch. I can't compare this against the old stick but this is fast, no buffering for me. The layout on the screen is easy to use and navigate. The remote is very tactile and responsive. I love that you get the hdmi dongle as my tv has hard to access ports. I'm planning on buying another for my son's tv soon.
I found that the included power adapter isn't really necessary as long as you have a powered USB Port on your TV to plug it in to.I did notice that if you are using the 2.4GHZ wireless on your Wireless Network it does affect the speed especially if you have COMCAST/XFinity-, or other Cable provider as they are throttling the 2.4GHZ bandwidth to 25Gbps. They are doing that to pretty much force people to upgrade or update their devices to the 5GHZ bandwidth. If you don't know for sure run a SpeedTest and find out what your download speed is- upload is not at Full Duplex so it will be slower on both bands. Recommend if you have the 5GHZ band to use that band so you can use the Firestick at the optimal speed. Yes, the Firestick has 5GHZ band! Love the Firestick.
What do you need to make it work?
The Stick attaches to an HDMI port on your TV or projector. It comes pre-loaded with your Amazon account details, so the only setup you need is to plug it in and enter your WiFi password, using a simple on-screen prompt. There's no need to go hunting for obscure settings.
Power is supplied by a small USB wall adapter, but you can power it from any 1A USB socket. My TV has a USB port, but it doesn't supply enough power for the Stick.
You need a decent WiFi signal in the location you intend to use the TV. It’s essential to have a decent internet connection (I’d recommend at least 5 MB/sec), and preferably an unlimited data package (otherwise, video streaming will burn through your data allowance in no time).
A short HDMI extension cable is included, which is handy if your TV has awkwardly-positioned ports. As with the previous-gen Stick, the extension cable also seems to boost WiFi reception a bit.
The Alexa Voice Remote
Despite the new name, the Alexa Voice Remote is identical to the previous Fire TV Stick voice remote. It’s small, but fairly hefty, and is comfortable to hold. It has the usual 4-way navigation pad and media controls, but no volume buttons - you’ll need to keep your TV remote handy for that. It connects via WiFi, not infra-red, so you can safely tuck the Fire TV stick behind your wall-mounted TV and it will still work fine.
The remote’s major selling-point is the built-in mic, Unlike with the Amazon Echo.
You need a subscription to Amazon Video ($8.99/month) or Amazon Prime ($99/year) to stream movies and TV shows. Note that whilst there is lots of free-with-subscription content, some items still require a rental fee, especially recent movies (rentals are $3.99 in HD). Some new-release movies are purchase-only.
Now that we have that incredibly important piece of information out of the way, I will start off by saying the All-New Amazon Fire TV Stick picks off where its ever so popular predecessor left off, offering you one of the most inexpensive ways to stream HOURS of content to your TV.
The package itself includes:
- The Fire TV Stick
- The Remote control WITH Alexa voice control
- A Power adapter
- 2 AAA batteries (by Amazon basics)
- an HDMI extender if the Fire TV Stick does not fit into your TV’s HDMI port.
The device itself couldn’t be easier to use. Simply plug it into your TV, and you’re good to go! With this device, you’ll be able to use apps such as Netflix, Pandora, HBO, and even Amazon prime (provided you’re a prime member). You will of course need accounts for all of the previously mentioned apps, but if you do not, you can also use YouTube through this device, which has hours of content on it by itself! If you’re an Amazo Prime member, you will already have access to thousands of TV shows and Movies… just in case you didn’t know!
The All New Amazon Fire TV Stick features some changes that are worth mentioning, but if you’re not too tech-savy, just know that this stick performs faster than the older model. This is due to a stronger processor, a 1.3ghz quad core processor vs a 1ghz dual core processor from older models. I WAS a bit disappointed to see that the All-New Fire TV Stick did not upgrade to 2gb of Ram. While 1gb is plenty for streaming in most cases, users may find occasional lag on the home screen, especially when first booting the device up. I’ve found that if I turn on my firestick, and go do something else for a few minutes, or just allow the device some time to boot up, I do not run into this issue. While there has not been an update in ram, I have noticed that navigating the fire stick is MUCH quicker than previous models, which will make anybody happy.
Perhaps the biggest change from the previous Fire TV Stick is the remote control. While all of the buttons are the same, you now have a “Voice Control” button on top of the remote control. By pressing this button, you are allowed access to wide range of commands that take all of the grunt work out of browsing your streaming device. For instance, you can ask Alexa to “Find horror movies”, “play music from pandora”, “fast forward 5 minutes”, etc. This feature is ESPECIALLY useful given the difficulties surrounding the use of streaming devices with a remote control that doesn’t have a keyboard or mouse. It is also worth mentioning that the buttons are now made of a soft rubber material, and are easier to use.
To conclude, If you’re looking for a portable, depdnable, and easy to use streaming device, this is it. At just under $40.00, It’s hard to say no to perhaps the least expensive streaming device on the market. While I do wish that this model featured 2gb of ram for quicker browsing, 1gb is plenty for what most people will be using this device for; streaming. All in all, I would very much recommend this device!
IF you have any questions about this device, please feel free to comment. As somebody who uses Amazon almost daily, I’ll get back to you very shortly.