This our first official product review with many, many more to come in the near future!
The Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote at its cheapest costs just $40. It didn’t always listen but it was always on! It used to require your TV to be on but you needed to talk into a microphone of sorts. Once you did that, the Stick should have behaved just like any other Alexa device on the market. She had a rather robotic female voice that replied to stupid questions like, ‘are you capable of loving anything’ or ‘how much is 0 minus 0’ and then on the screen came your answer. She was also able to turn on the lights in any room, set the heat up or down and also be able to interact with any other Alexa capable device you happened to have in your home.
However, most people didn’t buy one for those features. For most techno heads, Alexa on the Fire TV Stick will be something that they will notice in the didstant future after they bought the thing. The Stick’s main appeal really is the streaming video and this one also works with Alexa.
This Stick is faster and is still an excellent value product that contains a lot of valuable content. If you are a heavy Amazon video watcher, then really, this Stick does not need too much decision making brain cells t be wasted. People have always preferred to talk in to a device rather than trying to figure out complicate menus and type stuff in. However, there is a big but here! When you compare it to its rival Roku, the new Amazon stick at the moment does fall a bit on the short side.
The on-screen user interface is the main culprit for this. Our issue is that it still pushes you toward Amazon’s own TV shows and videos instead of providing equal time to other content from Netflix, Hulu, WatchESPN, You Tube, Sling TV and many many others. Roku is more unbiased in this humble reviewers opinion. Both Sticks are just as fast as each other, however the Amazons version does laps around Roku’s when it comes to voice recognition. Hopefully soon or at least with the next version it will be better but it works amazingly well if you get most of your video content from Amazon anyway.
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