Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on November 26, 2018
First off, the hardware is awesome. The tuners used pick up channels you didn’t even know existed. Hard drives are rock solid. Everything about the hardware is top notch.
The software and integration is horrible. You cannot use this with TVs that don’t have an Amazon Fire TV device. There isn’t any app to add for other devices such as Roku or Chromecast. I understand what they are trying to do but it’s not practical.
They way Amazon embedded the OTA channois frustrating. I tried to setup reoccurring show to record. The search feature is tied in with everything Fire TV has. On other devices such as Tablo or WMC, you type 2 letters and you see the show listed. When you search on Amazon, you will need to type the entire name out because it is searching the entire amazon catalog as well. In my opinion, Amazon should have a search function that can be accessed while watch OTA and is dedicated to OTA.
Lastly is the mobile device support. You cannot record anything if using a mobile device.
Overall amazon knocked it out with hardware. The decisions that were made to make recast so restrictive is horrible and not worth purchasing.
I’m gonna use mine for another 3-4 weeks to see if they change anything but most likely going back.
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