Barb Gonzalez

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Barb Gonzalez  |  Apr 08, 2014  |  1 comments

Performance
Features
Ergonomics
Value
PRICE $99

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Effective voice search function
Powerful quad-core processor
ASAP feature loads movies for instant playback
HDMI CEC functionality
Minus
Voice search and watchlists not functional for all services
Limited on-demand video apps

THE VERDICT
Fire TV is a solid performer, but it needs more content and services, and a global search option, to make it a hit.

Amazon surprised the world last week by announcing the details of its new standalone media player, the Amazon Fire TV, on the very same day it was released for sale. Priced at $99, Fire TV is positioned to compete with the top-selling Apple TV and Roku 3 box.

Barb Gonzalez  |  May 07, 2014  |  0 comments
Many Amazon streaming movies and TV shows include the X-ray feature that dynamically lists actors and other information on the Amazon's Kindle Fire. It's a must for any IMDB addict.
Barb Gonzalez  |  May 02, 2014  |  0 comments
Many HBO shows will be available for unlimited streaming on Amazon Prime Instant Video, but not all shows will be included in the May 21st launch. While this breakthrough licensing agreement grants exclusivity to Amazon for free streaming, shows will still be available on other streaming services.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Oct 31, 2014  |  0 comments
Amazon to release Fire TV Stick. Here is what we know about the new dongle and whether you'll be able to get one soon.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Mar 06, 2014  |  0 comments
Roku will release the Roku Streaming Stick that will work with any TV. Is a streaming stick right for you?
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jun 17, 2015  |  Published: Jun 04, 2015  |  0 comments
Announcements of new apps and the release of two new Android TV stand-alone boxes fuel hopes that more people will be enticed to try an Android TV.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jun 07, 2017  |  3 comments
Apple throws its hat in the smart speaker ring with the HomePod. Here's what was announced.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jun 11, 2013  |  2 comments
Apple announced their new streaming music service, iTunes Radio. Here's a look at its features compared to Google Play Music and Spotify.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Nov 18, 2015  |  2 comments
The fourth generation Apple TV finally brings true apps to your TV but doesn't offer 4K. Still, new features may make it your top choice among the new media streamers.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jun 27, 2013  |  0 comments
The newest update to Apple TV adds HBO Go for series and movies, and WatchESPN for live sports and recorded highlights. Find out what else is new and how you can view these new channels on Apple TV.

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