Now Streaming

The best in streaming entertainment, from the experts.

Fire TV review: Amazon's set-top box is cooking with gas

At a Glance

(1 items)

  • Amazon Fire TV Amazon Fire TV
    $99.00

    Fire TV is the best set-top box for watching Prime Instant Video and other Amazon content, and it's a solid option for Netflix and Hulu Plus too.

At a Glance

Fire TV is the best set-top box for watching Prime Instant Video and other Amazon content, and it's a solid option for Netflix and Hulu Plus too.

Price when rated: $99

Pros

  • Voice search is convenient.
  • Plays games, many of them free.
  • Easy setup, with optional Ethernet and optical audio for flexibility.
  • Super fast loading, especially videos in your Amazon Watchlist.

Cons

  • Voice search doesn't search all content sources.
  • Needs some more apps, and even some Amazon-provided features weren't live on Day 1.
Amazon Fire TV
 Compare

Subscribe to the Now Playing Newsletter

Comments

Close

The Gear S, really? Samsung is bingeing on smartwatches, and it’s not a healthy habit

Sep 4, 2014 5:52 AM

Between Samsung's seventh smartwatch in a year, a new Android Wear update, and the unveiling of LG's stunning G Watch R, the IFA gadget show in Berlin is shaping up to be a wearables extravaganza. Jon Phillips riffs on it all.

READ THE RELATED ARTICLE:<

The Gear S, really? Samsung is bingeing on smartwatches, and it’s not a healthy habit

Greenbot Top Android stories
from our new site, Greenbot

Subscribe to the Now Playing Newsletter

By submitting your email address you are consenting to receive email notifications from IDG. You may withdraw your consent at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for more information.
See All Newsletters »