Check out Consumer Reports’ Amazon Fire TV review. This new streaming media player has 4K videos and the Alexa digital voice assistant. Should owners of the older model upgrade?
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.consumerreports.org
Consumer Reports’ Take: If you’re in the market for a streaming media player, the new Amazon Fire TV is worth considering. It’s a top-performing player and it’s less expensive than the new Apple TV or Roku 4. Compared to the previous model, it features some nice enhancements at no additional cost. It’s an especially smart choice if you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber and use the company’s streaming video and music services. But there’s no compelling reason to upgrade unless you buy a smart TV with no 4K streaming (This means the Fire TV won’t be able to support high dynamic range (HDR) content or 60-frames-per-second video. That’s a bit strange considering that Amazon Prime is one of the only services currently offering HDR programs. Still, since most available 4K content is either 24 or 30 frames per second, that lack of support might not be an issue for you.); you’re unhappy with the smart TV platform on your current set; and you’re hungry for Amazon Prime content unavailable on your TV.