All-New Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice Remote | Streaming Media Player @ Amazon - £69.99
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All-New Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice Remote | Streaming Media Player @ Amazon - £69.99

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Found 27th Sep
  • All-new Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and HDR support in a compact and portable form factor.
  • Experience true-to-life picture quality and sound with access to vivid 4K Ultra HD up to 60 fps, HDR and Dolby Atmos audio.
  • 10,000+ channels, apps and Alexa skills with access to over 200,000 movies and TV episodes from BBC, Prime Video, Netflix, YouTube, ITV, Curzon, UKTV Play, and more. Additional charges may apply.
  • Launch apps and control content with the included Alexa Voice Remote. Simply say "Launch ITV Hub" or "Skip ahead 5 minutes" and Alexa responds.
  • Do more with Alexa by playing music, ordering a pizza and controlling compatible lights or other smart-home devices-just ask.
  • Prime membership unlocks thousands of movies and TV episodes, including Amazon Original Series, Amazon Channels and ad-free listening to millions of songs with Prime Music. Channels are available as individual subscriptions so you only pay for the TV channels you want.
  • Simply plug into an HDTV and start streaming in minutes. With an ultra-fast processor and 802.11ac Wi-Fi, you can rely on smooth and responsive performance.

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For anyone considering one of these, some points to consider based on personal experience of both previous Fire TV's and Fire TV Stick and various android based streaming boxes plus the Nvidia Shield and Xiaomi Mii box...

The Amazon products are the only products that offer all of the UK catchup services (BBC, ITV, More4 and My5). Other boxes generally only offer one or two of these.

The amazon voice control for media is gimmicky at best however it is currently much better than its rivals in my opinion and is officially supported by Plex with their own skill.

Only the fire tv products and the shield support Amazon video... If you use this service then it's something to consider... I missed this when I had my Mii box which is why I bought the shield!

The only product I've had working consistently with 4K content (and currently use) is the Nvidia Shield... But it costs £100 more and doesn't support some of the catchup services mentioned above... Plus some users don't like it's remote which doesn't have dedicated play, fast forward or rewind buttons.

The new Fire TV doesn't have a built in ethernet port or USB port for external storage... While it is technically capable of playing high end 4k HDR from my experience of using the shield and Mii box, the bottleneck is connectivity to the source... Even the shield struggles with 50GB+ files over a wired network (caveat here being that it could be my network) however it works much better over ethernet than it does over my 5ghz WiFi with no other devices connected to my WiFi and the router 2 foot away! Streaming amazon or Netflix 4k is fine on the Shield on wired but can be hit and miss over WiFi. For what it's worth, I have 80Mbps fibre broadband and all of my devices are connected via ethernet.

So this turned into a rather long post!... But hopefully it's answered the usual questions people post.

EDIT: There are well founded rumours that amazon will be launching another fire tv product that is going to have a higher spec than this that will be a combination of a fire tv and an Amazon echo... This will likely have an ethernet port and USB for expandable storage.

EDIT #2: A few people have mentioned that Roku products also offer all of the UK catch up service.
Edited by: "dotnetter" 2nd Nov

Sorry but how is this a deal? RRP...
Edited by: "hellblazer32" 28th Sep

Don't forget this is the new stick not box, some of you appear to be mixing them up.


The new box hasn't been officially announced yet but will have the same connectivity as the current Fire TV 4K, better hardware, proper built in Alexa with mic and speaker so you don't have to use the remote and a built in IR blaster to control your TV, AV equipment etc similar to logitech harmony products.

lol this is rubbish. No Ethernet, sd card slot 905 chip? Apparently a "high end" fire tv is to be announced later this year
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There's apparently a 4k box with Alexa voice control built in I was hoping would be announced today

In the USA Amazon is also bundling together the Fire TV and the Echo Dot for $79.99 for a limited time, as well as a similar offer for the Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot for $59.99.

Can't see such a deal here.

In the USA the Echo can be used to control the Fire TV by voice without touching the remote. According to Amazon this will be available too here in the UK soon.

lol this is rubbish. No Ethernet, sd card slot 905 chip? Apparently a "high end" fire tv is to be announced later this year

Yeah, fail to see what is so great here too. Aside from the alexa stuff, which is of zero interest to me personally, i dont see what it does the current fire tv doesn't do already?

In some ways it seems a step back e.g. no ethernet port, which is surely the best option for trouble free streaming especially at uhd, which is surely the main reason to own the fire tv box over the cheaper stick...

rollmesome11 m ago

lol this is rubbish. No Ethernet, sd card slot 905 chip? Apparently a …lol this is rubbish. No Ethernet, sd card slot 905 chip? Apparently a "high end" fire tv is to be announced later this year




No Ethernet but they do have a Ethernet adapter for £13.

Does this have More4 and Ch.5 apps, as it mentions BBC and ITV but not those?

doveman00727 m ago

Does this have More4 and Ch.5 apps, as it mentions BBC and ITV but not …Does this have More4 and Ch.5 apps, as it mentions BBC and ITV but not those?


It has both All 4 and My5 yes.
Edited by: "Jameseh" 28th Sep

For anyone considering one of these, some points to consider based on personal experience of both previous Fire TV's and Fire TV Stick and various android based streaming boxes plus the Nvidia Shield and Xiaomi Mii box...

The Amazon products are the only products that offer all of the UK catchup services (BBC, ITV, More4 and My5). Other boxes generally only offer one or two of these.

The amazon voice control for media is gimmicky at best however it is currently much better than its rivals in my opinion and is officially supported by Plex with their own skill.

Only the fire tv products and the shield support Amazon video... If you use this service then it's something to consider... I missed this when I had my Mii box which is why I bought the shield!

The only product I've had working consistently with 4K content (and currently use) is the Nvidia Shield... But it costs £100 more and doesn't support some of the catchup services mentioned above... Plus some users don't like it's remote which doesn't have dedicated play, fast forward or rewind buttons.

The new Fire TV doesn't have a built in ethernet port or USB port for external storage... While it is technically capable of playing high end 4k HDR from my experience of using the shield and Mii box, the bottleneck is connectivity to the source... Even the shield struggles with 50GB+ files over a wired network (caveat here being that it could be my network) however it works much better over ethernet than it does over my 5ghz WiFi with no other devices connected to my WiFi and the router 2 foot away! Streaming amazon or Netflix 4k is fine on the Shield on wired but can be hit and miss over WiFi. For what it's worth, I have 80Mbps fibre broadband and all of my devices are connected via ethernet.

So this turned into a rather long post!... But hopefully it's answered the usual questions people post.

EDIT: There are well founded rumours that amazon will be launching another fire tv product that is going to have a higher spec than this that will be a combination of a fire tv and an Amazon echo... This will likely have an ethernet port and USB for expandable storage.

EDIT #2: A few people have mentioned that Roku products also offer all of the UK catch up service.
Edited by: "dotnetter" 2nd Nov

I’ll wait til Black Friday

Don't forget this is the new stick not box, some of you appear to be mixing them up.


The new box hasn't been officially announced yet but will have the same connectivity as the current Fire TV 4K, better hardware, proper built in Alexa with mic and speaker so you don't have to use the remote and a built in IR blaster to control your TV, AV equipment etc similar to logitech harmony products.

Zooicidal20 m ago

Don't forget this is the new stick not box, some of you appear to be …Don't forget this is the new stick not box, some of you appear to be mixing them up.The new box hasn't been officially announced yet but will have the same connectivity as the current Fire TV 4K, better hardware, proper built in Alexa with mic and speaker so you don't have to use the remote and a built in IR blaster to control your TV, AV equipment etc similar to logitech harmony products.



Is this correct? Whilst I agree it looks like a hybrid of a stick / box it's been touted as the new Fire TV with no mention of stick in the title and the price point is along the lines of the former two generations of Fire TV with a prime pre order discount.

But it is missing the built in Alexa I keep seeing mentioned.

Miracast Supported on Fire TV (Gen 1, 2) and Fire TV Stick (Gen 1, 2).
Not supported on Fire TV Edition or Fire TV (Gen 3).


a big NO NO from me
Edited by: "noonecanhelp1" 28th Sep

Who is buying a modern UHD TV without all these smart features built in?

Can't see anything on offer here that my TV can't already do - in fact it has more apps such as Steam Link and so forth.

AndrewBickers2 h, 46 m ago

Is this correct? Whilst I agree it looks like a hybrid of a stick / box …Is this correct? Whilst I agree it looks like a hybrid of a stick / box it's been touted as the new Fire TV with no mention of stick in the title and the price point is along the lines of the former two generations of Fire TV with a prime pre order discount.But it is missing the built in Alexa I keep seeing mentioned.



I suppose it's technically a dangling box but to me it seems targeted as an upgrade for stick users, while the new box (more of a cube) that will be announced in the next few months an upgrade to the box.

AFTVnews laid out the 2 in a recent article
aftvnews.com/exc…17/

dotnetter3 h, 44 m ago

For anyone considering one of these, some points to consider based on …For anyone considering one of these, some points to consider based on personal experience of both previous Fire TV's and Fire TV Stick and various android based streaming boxes plus the Nvidia Shield and Xiaomi Mii box...The Amazon products are the only products that offer all of the UK catchup services (BBC, ITV, More4 and My5). Other boxes generally only offer one or two of these.The amazon voice control for media is gimmicky at best however it is currently much better than its rivals in my opinion and is officially supported by Plex with their own skill.Only the fire tv products and the shield support Amazon video... If you use this service then it's something to consider... I missed this when I had my Mii box which is why I bought the shield! The only product I've had working consistently with 4K content (and currently use) is the Nvidia Shield... But it's £100 and doesn't support some of the catchup services mentioned above... Plus some users don't like it's remote which doesn't have dedicated play, fast forward or rewind buttons.The new Fire TV doesn't have a built in ethernet port or USB port for external storage... While it is technically capable of playing high end 4k HDR from my experience of using the shield and Mii box, the bottleneck is connectivity to the source... Even the shield struggles with 50GB+ files over a wired network (caveat here being that it could be my network) however it works much better over ethernet than it does over my 5ghz WiFi with no other devices connected to my WiFi and the router 2 foot away! Streaming amazon or Netflix 4k is fine on the Shield on wired but can be hit and miss over WiFi. For what it's worth, I have 80Mbps fibre broadband and all of my devices are connected via ethernet. So this turned into a rather long post!... But hopefully it's answered the usual questions people post.EDIT: for what it's worth, there are well founded rumours that amazon will be launching another fire tv product that is going to have a higher spec than this that will be a combination of a fire tv and an Amazon echo... This will likely have an ethernet port and USB for expandable storage.



I think that depends on your definitions - Amazon Video is available in the Google Play Store nowadays, and my Freesat box has access to all the catchup services you mention (including STV Hub - as ITV Hub is region specific). The more interesting one in terms of catchup/alternative services is which box supports everything including NowTV.
Edited by: "alg" 28th Sep

alg13 m ago

I think that depends on your definitions - Amazon Video is available in …I think that depends on your definitions - Amazon Video is available in the Google Play Store nowadays, and my Freesat box has access to all the catchup services you mention (including STV Hub - as ITV Hub is region specific). The more interesting one in terms of catchup/alternative services is which box supports everything including NowTV.


That's why I bought a Roku Stick, it's not the fastest or 4K but you can access all the services I need from one device including NowTV, Netflix and Amazon Prime. Just wish Roku would update their lineup over here as the US market has had several new boxes and we're still stuck with the old models for some reason.

Jameseh7 h, 43 m ago

It has both All 4 and My5 yes.

Great, thanks for confirming. I thought it must but wanted to be sure.

dotnetter4 h, 24 m ago

For anyone considering one of these, some points to consider based on …For anyone considering one of these, some points to consider based on personal experience of both previous Fire TV's and Fire TV Stick and various android based streaming boxes plus the Nvidia Shield and Xiaomi Mii box...The Amazon products are the only products that offer all of the UK catchup services (BBC, ITV, More4 and My5). Other boxes generally only offer one or two of these.The amazon voice control for media is gimmicky at best however it is currently much better than its rivals in my opinion and is officially supported by Plex with their own skill.Only the fire tv products and the shield support Amazon video... If you use this service then it's something to consider... I missed this when I had my Mii box which is why I bought the shield! The only product I've had working consistently with 4K content (and currently use) is the Nvidia Shield... But it's £100 and doesn't support some of the catchup services mentioned above... Plus some users don't like it's remote which doesn't have dedicated play, fast forward or rewind buttons.The new Fire TV doesn't have a built in ethernet port or USB port for external storage... While it is technically capable of playing high end 4k HDR from my experience of using the shield and Mii box, the bottleneck is connectivity to the source... Even the shield struggles with 50GB+ files over a wired network (caveat here being that it could be my network) however it works much better over ethernet than it does over my 5ghz WiFi with no other devices connected to my WiFi and the router 2 foot away! Streaming amazon or Netflix 4k is fine on the Shield on wired but can be hit and miss over WiFi. For what it's worth, I have 80Mbps fibre broadband and all of my devices are connected via ethernet. So this turned into a rather long post!... But hopefully it's answered the usual questions people post.EDIT: for what it's worth, there are well founded rumours that amazon will be launching another fire tv product that is going to have a higher spec than this that will be a combination of a fire tv and an Amazon echo... This will likely have an ethernet port and USB for expandable storage.


I know it's not true that only Amazon products provide all the UK catch-up services. My free BT Youview box does and so did my cheap NowTV box, although the interface was very sluggish on that.

Amazon are launching a lot of new products are all of them going to be put onto this site???

I have had Amazon Video for several years and use it every few months - for fanboys face it, it is light-years behind Netflix even NowTV

Sorry but how is this a deal? RRP...
Edited by: "hellblazer32" 28th Sep

I already have the Firebox (Ethernet connected) and Firestick. I considered buying this but the lack of Ethernet port puts me off. I read you can buy an ethernet adaptor for around $15 which would take it to £80ish. I reckon you would need the Ethernet port as my Firestick struggles with some stuff and find it almost impossible to watch live streams.

If you're on twitter read 'Kodi tips' review of these. They are $69 (£59) in the US. Why are we being ripped off in the UK?
Edited by: "Argyll68" 28th Sep

what a poorly designed device..
the older versions (box) were much nicer..
no SD card and no USB port?!?
and what with that silly hanging loose form factor?
a real mess.
cold.

Argyll688 m ago

I already have the Firebox (Ethernet connected) and Firestick. I …I already have the Firebox (Ethernet connected) and Firestick. I considered buying this but the lack of Ethernet port puts me off. I read you can buy an ethernet adaptor for around $15 which would take it to £80ish. I reckon you would need the Ethernet port as my Firestick struggles with some stuff and find it almost impossible to watch live streams.If you're on twitter read 'Kodi tips' review of these. They are $69 (£59) in the US. Why are we being ripped off in the UK?


Because we pay 20% VAT which is included in the £69.99 price so here it costs £58.32 + VAT. USA pay sales tax which is normally around 6%, it is then added to the sale price so $69.99 + TAX = $74.19. We still pay more but not as much as it seems.

dotnetter5 h, 33 m ago

The Amazon products are the only products that offer all of the UK catchup …The Amazon products are the only products that offer all of the UK catchup services (BBC, ITV, More4 and My5). Other boxes generally only offer one or two of these.


Actually, the NOW TV box offers BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, Viceland and Demand 5.

I am probably going to hold out for the cube device. I am a big fan of Amazon Fire TV devices, so am going to hold out for a while. I am disappointed with the lack of ethernet cable & USB port.
32114429.jpgThe cube to the left in the image atop this post is supposed to be the premium Fire TV device, no technical specs have leaked yet, but AFTVnews has heard that “it essentially combines the functionality of a Fire TV, an Echo Dot, and an IR emitter […] into a single device.” The holes you see on top of the flagship Fire TV “accommodate its array of far-field microphones,” allowing you to speak directly to the device rather than having to use a voice remote. But a voice remote will still come included in the package, as the leaked image above suggests.
Edited by: "AshUK2000" 28th Sep

Will they still be blocking your own launcher?

FFS.

Was gonna buy the current FireTV. Telly's in a wifi deadspot so needed the wired ethernet link.

So now they've brought this out instead. Same thing but without the ethernet (now an extra £14 for an 'adaptor') and a load of gimmicy voice crap I don't want.

Looks like its a Roku for me then.


Oh... and something at RRP is not a hot deal. It's not even a deal.
Edited by: "philbean" 28th Sep

No Now TV so useless for me

Where's the male voice. So sexist

Oh hold on...

Just reading that the ethernet adapter can also be used with the £40 fireTV stick.
So actually that might be a good option.

AshUK200053 m ago

I am probably going to hold out for the cube device. I am a big fan of …I am probably going to hold out for the cube device. I am a big fan of Amazon Fire TV devices, so am going to hold out for a while. I am disappointed with the lack of ethernet cable & USB port.[Image] The cube to the left in the image atop this post is supposed to be the premium Fire TV device, no technical specs have leaked yet, but AFTVnews has heard that “it essentially combines the functionality of a Fire TV, an Echo Dot, and an IR emitter […] into a single device.” The holes you see on top of the flagship Fire TV “accommodate its array of far-field microphones,” allowing you to speak directly to the device rather than having to use a voice remote. But a voice remote will still come included in the package, as the leaked image above suggests.

Yes seems like they want to make more money by taking out the Ethernet port from their last 4k model and sell as separate device . 4k over wi-fi does not work for me , even with router upgrade etc . Always gives buffering , which is really stupid to remove Ethernet. It does have hdmi 2.0 and HDR which was not present in old model so that is welcome . But I have nvidia shield TV (which can play Amazon TV ) with same so I am going to wait .

dotnetter6 h, 41 m ago

For anyone considering one of these, some points to consider based on …For anyone considering one of these, some points to consider based on personal experience of both previous Fire TV's and Fire TV Stick and various android based streaming boxes plus the Nvidia Shield and Xiaomi Mii box...The Amazon products are the only products that offer all of the UK catchup services (BBC, ITV, More4 and My5). Other boxes generally only offer one or two of these.The amazon voice control for media is gimmicky at best however it is currently much better than its rivals in my opinion and is officially supported by Plex with their own skill.Only the fire tv products and the shield support Amazon video... If you use this service then it's something to consider... I missed this when I had my Mii box which is why I bought the shield! The only product I've had working consistently with 4K content (and currently use) is the Nvidia Shield... But it's £100 and doesn't support some of the catchup services mentioned above... Plus some users don't like it's remote which doesn't have dedicated play, fast forward or rewind buttons.The new Fire TV doesn't have a built in ethernet port or USB port for external storage... While it is technically capable of playing high end 4k HDR from my experience of using the shield and Mii box, the bottleneck is connectivity to the source... Even the shield struggles with 50GB+ files over a wired network (caveat here being that it could be my network) however it works much better over ethernet than it does over my 5ghz WiFi with no other devices connected to my WiFi and the router 2 foot away! Streaming amazon or Netflix 4k is fine on the Shield on wired but can be hit and miss over WiFi. For what it's worth, I have 80Mbps fibre broadband and all of my devices are connected via ethernet. So this turned into a rather long post!... But hopefully it's answered the usual questions people post.EDIT: for what it's worth, there are well founded rumours that amazon will be launching another fire tv product that is going to have a higher spec than this that will be a combination of a fire tv and an Amazon echo... This will likely have an ethernet port and USB for expandable storage.


Excellent post

I have a Shield as well as a Phillips Android TV, it's infuriating to find that they don't offer all the Android/Fire based UK streaming services, despite them all running on an almost identical OS

Sorry what is the deal here? Its the regular price of the item that is going to be for the next few months atleast. So no deal here et all.

And it costs $69 in the US and £69 in the UK. Pretty sure no one can understand how that worked out. And we are voting this to be a Hot deal.

Its so very chilly in here. COLD

Dabstar14 h, 54 m ago

There's apparently a 4k box with Alexa voice control built in I was hoping …There's apparently a 4k box with Alexa voice control built in I was hoping would be announced today

Maybe for USA only. Echo Show is now available to preorder in UK . Before it was only available in USA

sam_of_london5 m ago

Yes seems like they want to make more money by taking out the Ethernet …Yes seems like they want to make more money by taking out the Ethernet port from their last 4k model and sell as separate device . 4k over wi-fi does not work for me , even with router upgrade etc . Always gives buffering , which is really stupid to remove Ethernet. It does have hdmi 2.0 and HDR which was not present in old model so that is welcome . But I have nvidia shield TV (which can play Amazon TV ) with same so I am going to wait .


Do find it really strange that all these new 4k streaming devices being launched come without ethernet ports... even in America, wifi isnt reliable enough to support 4k streaming as standard! I was also hoping the new Fire TV device would support HDR & Dolby Vision so that we get bigger access to 4k digital library... sadly only supports HDR + Dolby Atmos.

AshUK20002 m ago

Do find it really strange that all these new 4k streaming devices being …Do find it really strange that all these new 4k streaming devices being launched come without ethernet ports... even in America, wifi isnt reliable enough to support 4k streaming as standard! I was also hoping the new Fire TV device would support HDR & Dolby Vision so that we get bigger access to 4k digital library... sadly only supports HDR + Dolby Atmos.

I have nvidia shield which lets me watch both Amazon and Netflix in 4k and HDR with HDMI 2.0

abhijitdash12312 m ago

Sorry what is the deal here? Its the regular price of the item that is …Sorry what is the deal here? Its the regular price of the item that is going to be for the next few months atleast. So no deal here et all.And it costs $69 in the US and £69 in the UK. Pretty sure no one can understand how that worked out. And we are voting this to be a Hot deal. Its so very chilly in here. COLD


USA prices do not include sales tax (i.e VAT), so in comparison: $69 = £51.41 + 20% = £61.69. The different in price could be shipping & distribution costs. It will be interesting to see if the £69 will be the standard price or a promotional price for pre-ordering.

Without doubt, the Fire TV is the best TV streaming gadget I have ever bought, and I have owned a few, but I will hold out for the new Fire TV box, which is yet to be announced.

More details here

slightly off topic... but is Amazon UK. Rakuten TV & Netflix the only streaming services that offer 4K streaming?

dotnetter7 h, 15 m ago

For anyone considering one of these, some points to consider based on …For anyone considering one of these, some points to consider based on personal experience of both previous Fire TV's and Fire TV Stick and various android based streaming boxes plus the Nvidia Shield and Xiaomi Mii box...The Amazon products are the only products that offer all of the UK catchup services (BBC, ITV, More4 and My5). Other boxes generally only offer one or two of these.The amazon voice control for media is gimmicky at best however it is currently much better than its rivals in my opinion and is officially supported by Plex with their own skill.Only the fire tv products and the shield support Amazon video... If you use this service then it's something to consider... I missed this when I had my Mii box which is why I bought the shield! The only product I've had working consistently with 4K content (and currently use) is the Nvidia Shield... But it's £100 and doesn't support some of the catchup services mentioned above... Plus some users don't like it's remote which doesn't have dedicated play, fast forward or rewind buttons.The new Fire TV doesn't have a built in ethernet port or USB port for external storage... While it is technically capable of playing high end 4k HDR from my experience of using the shield and Mii box, the bottleneck is connectivity to the source... Even the shield struggles with 50GB+ files over a wired network (caveat here being that it could be my network) however it works much better over ethernet than it does over my 5ghz WiFi with no other devices connected to my WiFi and the router 2 foot away! Streaming amazon or Netflix 4k is fine on the Shield on wired but can be hit and miss over WiFi. For what it's worth, I have 80Mbps fibre broadband and all of my devices are connected via ethernet. So this turned into a rather long post!... But hopefully it's answered the usual questions people post.EDIT: for what it's worth, there are well founded rumours that amazon will be launching another fire tv product that is going to have a higher spec than this that will be a combination of a fire tv and an Amazon echo... This will likely have an ethernet port and USB for expandable storage.


Sorta right except Roku boxes have all catchup services, amazon prime, now tv and netflix
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