Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Review 2019

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K


• The cost of Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is Rs. 5,999

• You need 4K HDR TV and faster internet to get the most out of it

• You will also get a new Alexa Voice Remote with Fire TV Stick 4K

It took time, but using 4K HDR TVs and with hardware, it's a lot of benefit now. Ultra-HD and HDR content now available is very, and the right TV owner is the first step towards a better home viewing experience. Once you have a TV, but there is a bit more to do this.

If you have a smart TV, then it is likely that you can already access the content you want. But what if you do not like smart in your smart TV, or your TV is not smart at all?

The easiest way to access high-resolution, high-quality content is via streaming device, such as Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K which we are reviewing here.
The price of Rs 5,999, Fire TV Stick 4K is the latest in Amazon'sFire TV products, and the more expensive of the two fire TV products you can currently purchase in India.

As the name suggests, this device brings 4K streaming to your TV, but there is more to it, which we will talk about in our review.


Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Design and Specifications:-

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is not big, and is plain to look at. This is the point of this tool; It is to be plugged behind your TV and will be out of sight for most of its working life. The device is plain, black and somewhat chunky with the Amazon logo on top, the micro-USB port for the front-facing HDMI port and the power in side.
Its size can be that it does not plug into an HDMI port on some TVs easily, but Amazon has included HDMI Extender in the sales package usefully to remove this issue.

Apart from this, Alexa Voice Remote is a USB Adapter for Micro-USB Cable, a Wall Adapter for Power and Fire TV Stick 4K.
 If your TV has a USB port which can provide enough power to Fire TV Stick 4K, then you do not need to use the wall adapter.
The device has 8GB of internal storage for apps, quad-core 1.7GHz CPU and Bluetooth 5.
In comparison, the regular fire TV stick does not support 4K resolution, HDR and Dolby Atomos, uses Bluetooth 4.1 and has a low-clock 1.3GHz CPU. However, the interface and apps on the more affordable device are the same, Fire TV Stick 4K only gives you the advantage of streaming 4K and HDR content.

Bluetooth is used to connect to remote (because there can not be a line-off-vision between the remote and (fire TV sticks 4K) and also to connect the wireless speaker to the streaming device.

The device supports video streaming up to 4K resolution (3840x2160 pixels), as well as popular HDR formats including Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HLG, and HDR + 10.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Remote:-


Alexa Voice Remote is sold on its own in RS. 1,999, but this box is included in the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K. Remote style matches Fire TV stick 4k with the same color and texture. It's compact, sleek, and well-made, with buttons that looks good to suppress. It is operated by two standard AAA batteries (included in the sale package).

The remote has a handful of buttons for playback, navigation, volume and power, as well as a microphone on the top for voice buttons and voice commands. If compatible, there is also an IR emitter to communicate with your TV in the remote. It has been easily added to the Philips 55PUT6103 TV, which we use for this review and can control power and volume on TV with navigation and playback on Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K.

It will also switch on the HDMI port used by Fire TV Stick 4K on TV to control power. This is a particularly useful feature because it removes fire TV stick 4K with the need to use two remote while using it as a content source for your TV.

Voice command fire works via Alexa on TV Stick. If you know what you are looking for, you can talk directly to the remote, make navigation and search of content a bit easier. If you are using it to access content from Amazon services such as Prime Video or Prime Music, a voice command can take you directly to the video or track.

If you are trying to watch a TV series, the device uses your viewing history to find out which episode you need to know. You can also search within specific areas such as 4K show me 4K movies or find specific comedy ', but the best results can be seen only with Amazon content.

What we liked most was the ability to run audio tracks directly through Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K using Amazon Prime Music.

If you are trying to use Alexa with most other apps, then the experience is not good enough. It was not possible to search within Netflix or other streaming services, and our voice commands often load only the app best.

At other times, this will prompt us to download the app, or show similar or recommended search results from Amazon Prime Video.

In general, we found it easy to navigate and get content using the directional buttons, but the sound command is a great way to search specific content or music, and if you are searching for something, then typing your search queries is better than. Can provide an Amazon streaming service.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Interface:-

As usually happens, Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K has a tiled interface that shows various TV shows and movies as posters, so you can cruise on each tile for more details. Horizontal lists sort the tiles according to the category, and they include not only the content, but also the apps and services. You'll see the recommendations and the current app, as well as other apps that you have not installed. However, Fire TV Stick 4K promotes Amazon content on everything else.

The interface looks great, and is divided into home, movies, TV shows, apps and settings, but it is easy to find specific content through search functionality. In addition, the content is marked with the UHD and CC badges for all those titles, which can be streamed in 4K or subtitles respectively.

It is worth noting that most 4K titles are original Amazon, but many popular movies are available on Amazon Prime Video at ultra-HD resolution. Other special features are available on Amazon's ability to quickly clean X-ray video and video via video.

Perhaps the only issue with the interface is the recommendations, which come in the form of 'random' and are not really comfortable or learning from your viewing habits. We are currently using Amazon Prime Video for a while and there is a lot to see in history to work with the system, but there are still many regional content in our recommendations which we do not even consider .

For users who are looking beyond Amazon Prime Video and Prime Music content, there are so many options. Streaming services such as Netflix, Hotstar, Zee5, Jio Cinema, Hungama Play, Sonny Live, Sing and Woot are some dedicated apps for name.

Additionally, apps such as Firefox, Silk Browser, NDTV, BBC and Washington Post provide you additional functionality for browsing web pages, bringing small subject-based videos, or in some cases, live feed streaming of regular TV channels. 4K content is available for now via Amazon Prime Video and Netflix (supports your Netflix plans 4K).

There is no appropriate YouTube app; What can be seen works as a web browser to watch YouTube videos that are optimized for watching TV. This is a functional solution, but what we got here and there is a definite difference in usability between an appropriate app found on Android TV or Samsung Smart TV platforms. It also limits full-HD resolution with standard dynamic range, so you can not see 4K and 4K HDR video on full resolution at Amazon Fire Stick4K.

The Settings menu gives you ample control over Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, which includes the installation of Wi-Fi networks and saved connections, data controls, streaming resolution, parental controls, privacy settings, and coupled Bluetooth devices. Includes doing.

It is best to leave the streaming resolution on 'Auto' because it allows Fire TV Stick 4K to set the resolution according to the speed of your internet connection, allowing smooth streaming instead of the possibility of continuous buffering interruption.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Display

The viewing experience and picture quality depend heavily on the TV you use, but for its part, Amazon Fire TV Sticks 4K draws its weight. Believing that you have a fast internet connection - more than 15Mpbs for 4K and 8Mbps for 1080p - you will get a clean feed from Fire TV Stick 4K, resulting in a fast, clean and enjoyable picture. We used the Amazon Fire TV stick with Philips 55PUT6103 TV, which has 4K screens and supports HDR content.

Amazon's original 4K content is excellent in terms of quality, and Fire TV Stick 4K has relayed it adequately on our TV. We saw The Grand Tour and The Marvelous Misses Mussel in 4K HDR, as well as many other shows and videos at Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar and HD or full-HD resolution. Regardless of what we used to do, the hardware performed well without any serious problem.

While viewing ultra-HD content, the device will stream only at the highest resolution if the internet connection is faster than 15Mbps. If your speed decreases, then the Fire TV will automatically switch to a lower resolution to ensure the stick 4K buffer-free stream, thanks to the lack of blockage caused by buffering, it has greatly increased the experience.

When we can tell the difference in the quality of the picture when it fell from 4K to 1080p or 720p, the picture remained quite consistent and good on low resolutions too.

However, at the time when we were facing the internet problem and stream was flowing under HD, the picture quality was unacceptable. At this time, we have to wait until the connection is lifted, because granular low-resolution streams are difficult to see. However, with a large screen TV and a fast internet connection, you will not be disappointed with Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K performance.

If available, the HDR will be triggered automatically and when Fire TV Stick 4K is being used with compatible TVs This is also the freely available work of 4K. So you can also see HDR content at 720p or 1080p resolution, but when we were watching ultra-HD resolution, the quality of the HDR picture was the most noticeable of us.

One big advantage of Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K on Google Chromecast is that it works independently between your smartphone and a TV rather than a bridge. Fire TV Stick 4K is easy to set up and handle due to its remote, and if you have one in the house then you can also work from the Amazon Echo Speaker.


Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, in our opinion, is the best streaming device available today, all things have been considered. While some might argue that Apple TV and Apple TV 4K are better than their Amazon counterparts, the cost of these devices is also very high. For asking price of Rs. 5,999, Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is absolutely worthwhile.

Certain features of Fire TV Stick 4K can come in the form of gimmicks and attention to Amazon Prime Video and its spotted recommendations is somewhat disturbing, but these things are easily handled. That said, the lack of a fair YouTube app makes this device inappropriate for anyone who relies on YouTube as the primary source of content.

However, what you get is an easy-to-use interface with a lot of designed apps, a good remote, decent display and hardware capabilities, which gives you access to 4K and HDR video content. If you do not have 4K TV, then it can also opt for the regular Amazon Fire TV stick or perhaps Google Chromecast 3.
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