Amazon FireTV Review8
The FireTV pairs with a simple remote via Bluetooth 4.0. It has a 5 way d-pad and a handful of buttons for navigation and media control, the most notable being the voice input button. The curved bottom half nestles comfortably in your palm making the remote very natural and comfortable to use.
1. ryan5609 (Posts: 107; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
Waited awhile to see exactly what this thing would be capable of. Though I am impressed, the lack of Google Play services, HBO GO and the price (it is a fair price, but $65 more than a Chromecast) turned me off. I went with a Chromecast instead. The gaming feature is nice, but I have a new PS4 and have no need for a cheap secondary console.
2. bestmvno (Posts: 251; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)
In what way does it support DD+? The roku 3 allows passing of DD+ signals to a DD+ capable receiver so I'm not sure the Fire is the only box to support DD+.
3. UglyFrank (Posts: 1406; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
Would've expected an S800 since that is what they use in their tablets.
4. downphoenix (Posts: 3050; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
It is half the price of the tablets, so that probably has something to do with it.
I wish there was more Chromecast app support, because I am thinking that something like this or the Roku feels needed even though I already have a Chromecast, due to its lack of apps that support it.
5. alinuxer (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Apr 2014)
I had a chromecast and I did get the Amazon Fire TV, the Fire TV is way easier to use and setup to get American channels such as US Netflix , Hulu Plus and the likes ... see thevpn.guru/unblock-american-channels-amazon-fire-tv
6. confin222 (Posts: 2; Member since: 31 Oct 2015)
The fire tv is only 74.99 on amazon right now.