AMAZON Fire TV 4K Smart Box £64.99 at Currys
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AMAZON Fire TV 4K Smart Box £64.99 at Currys

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Found 2nd Dec 2015
Stream content in Ultra HD 4K or up to 1080p
Instant streaming - no waiting for content to buffer
Voice search via remote
Built-in WiFi

Technical specifications for AMAZON Fire TV 4K Smart Box

OVERVIEW
Type Smart TV box
Built-in hard drive 8 GB
Streaming quality - Ultra HD 4K 3840 x 2160
- Full HD 1080p
- HD 720p
FEATURES
Voice controls Yes - Voice Search
USB file playback - Video: H.263, H.264, MPEG4-SP, VC1
- Audio: AAC, AC-3, E-AC-3, HE-A, PCM, MP3
- Photo: JPG, PNG
SMART TV
Internet connection - Built-in AC WiFi (dual-band)
- Ethernet
Smart TV services - Includes access to Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, ITV Player and much more
- Music services including tunein, Spotify and Vevo
- Games including Minecraft, The Walking Dead and Carmageddon
Remote control Yes
CONNECTIVITY
Video connections HDMI x 1
Other connections USB 2.0 x 1
GENERAL
Box contents - Amazon Fire TV HD Smart TV Box
- Amazon Fire TV remote
- AC power cable
- Quick start guide
Colour Black
Dimensions 115 x 115 x 17.5 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 270 g

Also supports h.265
- FinderOfDeals
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(Reposting from a now expired thread, just so people see it - this is my long post )

For the real Tech spec check amazon.co.uk/All…6T2 and yes it does support h.265!


I've got a Fire TV 4K from launch. Yes, at first there were problems, but they've all been pretty much fixed now with the last update. The only problem I have is that the voice search doesn't always notice I'm talking even though I'm pressing the button. It's rare, but does happen. Another side note, is that the voice search only works with the Amazon menu, and doesn't include "Echo" functions, like the USA version does. It's like they're using the USA as a beta test for it, and should be coming to the UK in the future, so I'm told by an Amazon rep.

Netflix does do 5.1 audio now, and the audio is louder than it used to be.

Side loading is easy when you know how. Kodi works fine, at least for the stuff I use it for. The use of a fast microSD comes in handy as well. The only problem though is that not all apps will work from the SD card, so you have to be a bit picky. That's because of the way the programmers have done things, not the Fire TV's fault. (The same would happen on a phone/tablet)

The only real thing missing is "All 4", but that's rumoured to be heading to the Fire TV, since it can be used with a Chromecast now.

I of course have iPlayer, ITV Hub, Channel 5, UKTV Play, TVCatchup, Netflix, etc installed. (STV as well, if you live outside of Scotland, you can just find a postcode for Scotland and enter that to make it work).

I use on the Fire TV 4K, installed from Amazon:

Total Commander File Manager, is what it says it is, it's easy to use with the remote, unlike ES File Explorer. It'll also allow copying/deleting/etc with the microSD card. Unlike other file explorers.

Moonlight Game Streaming for use with a PC that has modern Nvidia gfx cards for remote game play. (You can also sideload this if you want the newest version, but the one that Amazon offers up works well enough)

Allcast, to make it a little easier to cast photos etc.

Sideloaded stuff,

Firestarter to allow me to double click the home button, to go directly into Netflix, but it can be used to bring up a menu for launching your installed and sideloaded apps. It can be used to autolaunch apps as well from booting. (Will also allow you to install Kodi with ease)

Kodi of course

Ftp Server by The Olive Tree Well for FTP stuff, this thing actually works with the remote and is free unlike the FTP servers that Amazon will show you. This comes in really handy, when you want to put your Emulator game files in the right place straight away instead of just to the Fire TV storage, then copying to the microSD card, you can do it directly!

Wukong Remote and Wukong input plugin. You guessed it, it's so you can use your phone/tablet as a remote / mouse / gamepad / etc.

And then of course you can stick on your favourite emulators.

For an Android phone/tablet to use with the Fire TV, (There might be iOS versions or apps like the following, but I've no clue since I don't own such a device)

The other half of Allcast

Apps2Fire to side load apps from your device to the Fire TV. It makes life a lot easier than messing about with a PC.

Wukong remote for what I explained above.

And of course Amazon's own Fire TV remote app.

I hope that helps someone? All of the above should work on the older version of the Fire TV as well, but some might not work so well on the "stick" because they just don't have the processing power needed.

Oh and while I remember, press and hold the HOME button, and you'll get the settings area a lot quicker for the device! It saves you having to scroll all the way down to the bottom on the Amazon front menu.

I hope all that makes some sense?

Edited by: "FinderOfDeals" 2nd Dec 2015
do you need amazon prime to have this?
Victoriaa

do you need amazon prime to have this?



No - you can just use Netflix if you so wish. You'll just miss out on a lot of the benefits of having one, if you don't have Prime. Don't forget Prime can be paid for monthly now as well.
Edited by: "FinderOfDeals" 2nd Dec 2015
Thats well informative mate, thanx. :-)

I forget, what App u can use on this to allow these Amazon Fire TV Boxes to be sideloaded with Kodi, what is it please?. :-)
How did you get itv player my fire stick doesn't have it
amour3k

Thats well informative mate, thanx. :-)I forget, what App u can use on … Thats well informative mate, thanx. :-)I forget, what App u can use on this to allow these Amazon Fire TV Boxes to be sideloaded with Kodi, what is it please?. :-)



As in my list, I use Fire2App on my phone. When you look up Fire2App, it'll tell you how to set up your Fire TV to allow for sideloading. You can also use Firestarter to install Kodi for you.

little_landy

How did you get itv player my fire stick doesn't have it


I'm not sure if the Fire TV Stick allows for it. The app came out the same day as the Fire TV 4K did. Try searching for it. If not, have a look at what I said about STV, it's basically the same thing but for Scotland. That might work instead?



Edited by: "FinderOfDeals" 2nd Dec 2015
Have searched for itv before on it I think maybe the app catalogue is different for the stick, will look at arc cheers
FinderOfDeals

(Reposting from a now expired thread, just so people see it - this is my … (Reposting from a now expired thread, just so people see it - this is my long post )I've got a Fire TV 4K from launch. Yes, at first there were problems, but they've all been pretty much fixed now with the last update. The only problem I have is that the voice search doesn't always notice I'm talking even though I'm pressing the button. It's rare, but does happen. Another side note, is that the voice search only works with the Amazon menu, and doesn't include "Echo" functions, like the USA version does. It's like they're using the USA as a beta test for it, and should be coming to the UK in the future, so I'm told by an Amazon rep.Netflix does do 5.1 audio now, and the audio is louder than it used to be.Side loading is easy when you know how. Kodi works fine, at least for the stuff I use it for. The use of a fast microSD comes in handy as well. The only problem though is that not all apps will work from the SD card, so you have to be a bit picky. That's because of the way the programmers have done things, not the Fire TV's fault. (The same would happen on a phone/tablet)The only real thing missing is "All 4", but that's rumoured to be heading to the Fire TV, since it can be used with a Chromecast now.I of course have iPlayer, ITV Hub, Channel 5, UKTV Play, TVCatchup, Netflix, etc installed. (STV as well, if you live outside of Scotland, you can just find a postcode for Scotland and enter that to make it work).I use on the Fire TV 4K, installed from Amazon:Total Commander File Manager, is what it says it is, it's easy to use with the remote, unlike ES File Explorer. It'll also allow copying/deleting/etc with the microSD card. Unlike other file explorers.Moonlight Game Streaming for use with a PC that has modern Nvidia gfx cards for remote game play. (You can also sideload this if you want the newest version, but the one that Amazon offers up works well enough)Allcast, to make it a little easier to cast photos etc.Sideloaded stuff,Firestarter to allow me to double click the home button, to go directly into Netflix, but it can be used to bring up a menu for launching your installed and sideloaded apps. It can be used to autolaunch apps as well from booting. (Will also allow you to install Kodi with ease)Kodi of courseFtp Server by The Olive Tree Well for FTP stuff, this thing actually works with the remote and is free unlike the FTP servers that Amazon will show you. This comes in really handy, when you want to put your Emulator game files in the right place straight away instead of just to the Fire TV storage, then copying to the microSD card, you can do it directly!Wukong Remote and Wukong input plugin. You guest it, it's so you can use your phone/tablet as a remote / mouse / gamepad / etc.And then of course you can stick on your favourite emulators.For an Android phone/tablet to use with the Fire TV, (There might be iOS versions or apps like the following, but I've no clue since I don't own such a device)The other half of AllcastApps2Fire to side load apps from your device to the Fire TV. It makes life a lot easier than messing about with a PC.Wukong remote for what I explained above.And of course Amazon's own Fire TV remote app.I hope that helps someone? All of the above should work on the older version of the Fire TV as well, but some might not work so well on the "stick" because they just don't have the processing power needed.I hope all that makes some sense?



I don't have a fire and do not think I'll be getting one, however people like you make life easier for a lot of us when we haven't got a clue... So bravo for the post!
starsi360

...So bravo for the post!

Thank you!
how much is the fully loaded one
Aaronnnn

how much is the fully loaded one


http://aussiememes.com.au/media/created/how-about-1.jpg
Thks OP for tips etc
FinderOfDeals



bit expensive? but on a serious note what does the fully loaded one offer?
Aaronnnn

bit expensive? but on a serious note what does the fully loaded one offer?



In what way do you mean? On what it can be used for? Everything I stated in my first post, I personally can't think of anything else to use it for. Sure you can use it to turn your TV into a big clock, but that's a bit of a waste.
Amazon have price matched it seems.
Can you explain to a novice, if my mum wants to ditch Virgin she can buy this and it will turn her tv into a smart one. She then subscribes to netflix and amazon prime? is that correct? any other charges?
Was choosing between this and the minix x8-h plus....bought the minix but this is a good price for a powerful box.....
Glad I stuck through the black Friday deals and didn't buy the USB stick version, this box will be way better and has dedicated Ethernet
Crucially it doesn't seem to have the HEVC- 265 codec unless I have missed something. That makes a huge difference.
fairytooth

Crucially it doesn't seem to have the HEVC- 265 codec unless I have … Crucially it doesn't seem to have the HEVC- 265 codec unless I have missed something. That makes a huge difference.


Yes it does according to Amazon, cancel my last. I'm in!
mdynes

Can you explain to a novice, if my mum wants to ditch Virgin she can buy … Can you explain to a novice, if my mum wants to ditch Virgin she can buy this and it will turn her tv into a smart one. She then subscribes to netflix and amazon prime? is that correct? any other charges?


I have the older Fire TV and ditched Sky for it and haven't looked back a minute. I think it is a great piece of kit. I'd go as far as to say that the only live TV I have watched in a year is the news. We do loads of iplayer through the Amazon Fire TV, Kodi and Netflix.

I subscribe to Amazon Prime and, more often than not, they mess up overnight delivery. A quick call to them and they extend Prime by 30 days.

The new Top Gear is going to be on Amazon Prime and they are investing in a lot of other shows. There are loads of good films on as well, and there is always Kodi, look it up, although it is a bit fiddly to use and it needs a bit of effort in setting up and maintaining.

I would recommend it 100%
Does anyone know if the plex app is 4k or is it amazon only?
Thinking of ditching my htpc that is not 4k with this.

no optical out, shame.
dauterive

Does anyone know if the plex app is 4k or is it amazon only?Thinking of … Does anyone know if the plex app is 4k or is it amazon only?Thinking of ditching my htpc that is not 4k with this.


https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/186635/no-4k-support-on-plex-for-fire-tv-4k

Seems they're working on it, but when is unknown.

Don't forget though, you'll only ever get 30fps out of the Fire TV 4K while playing 4K media. It's just the way it's been made.

caverncity

no optical out, shame.


Why? Just get a HDMI amp, problem solved!



Edited by: "FinderOfDeals" 2nd Dec 2015
Paid this price for the older fire tv box in tesco 3 weeks ago, so obviously gutted.

Hot deal.
WTF no support for HDR or HDMI 2 ??....this not good ....read this :

4k.com/new…36/
Can anyone recommend a Bluetooth mouse to work with Showbox or other apps that do not work with the official Amazon firestick remote?
badgerpelt

Paid this price for the older fire tv box in tesco 3 weeks ago, so … Paid this price for the older fire tv box in tesco 3 weeks ago, so obviously gutted.Hot deal.



Take it back and tell them it's "unfit for purpose". (Doesn't play some games fast enough for example - which is true - but you didn't install said game until after 14 days.)
which.co.uk/con…hts If they don't look like budging, tell them you'd be happy enough with store credit. (That way they still get your cash)

You should have up to 30 days, not just 14 days you're not happy like their offer.

You still need the box etc, and packed away nicely, factory reset and your receipt of course.

If you get a jobworths, you can always push for a manager if you're in the mood. They'll tend to sort it out, just to get rid of you.

At most you'll have wasted 15mins trying to get your money back!

Edited by: "FinderOfDeals" 2nd Dec 2015
Mecoconuts

WTF no support for HDR or HDMI 2 ??....this not good ....read this … WTF no support for HDR or HDMI 2 ??....this not good ....read this :http://4k.com/news/amazon-fire-4k-tv-box-doesnt-support-hdr-or-hdmi-2-9836/


It doesn't even support 60hz 4k so I wouldn't get wound up about HDR....
65 quid and it can't even pass Hdmi audio
jayjayuk1234

65 quid and it can't even pass Hdmi audio



Huh? It passes audio over HDMI just fine!

brookysm

It doesn't even support 60hz 4k so I wouldn't get wound up about HDR....



Am not ...it's the fact the 4K AFTV doesn't support new hdmi 2.0 version or the 2.0a standard necessary for 4K Ultra HD.
FinderOfDeals

Take it back and tell them it's "unfit for purpose". (Doesn't play some … Take it back and tell them it's "unfit for purpose". (Doesn't play some games fast enough for example - which is true - but you didn't install said game until after 14 days.)http://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/problem/i-want-to-return-my-goods-what-are-my-rights If they don't look like budging, tell them you'd be happy enough with store credit. (That way they still get your cash)You should have up to 30 days, not just 14 days you're not happy like their offer.You still need the box etc, and packed away nicely, factory reset and your receipt of course.If you get a jobworths, you can always push for a manager if you're in the mood. They'll tend to sort it out, just to get rid of you.At most you'll have wasted 15mins trying to get your money back!



Didn't buy it for me, and the person it's for will be none the wiser (I think) so it is probably not worth the bother.

Bit the bullet though and bought one for myself. Just hoping that a) Amazon don't put out a 'kodi killer' update, and b) this does not have the buffer issues of a pi or the older version.

Anyone else had trouble paying? My browser never made it to a confirmation screen, but I have had 2 confirmation emails.
Awesome box, purchased from Amazon instead as they gave me £5 credit due to a messed up overnight delivery.
dauterive

Does anyone know if the plex app is 4k or is it amazon only?Thinking of … Does anyone know if the plex app is 4k or is it amazon only?Thinking of ditching my htpc that is not 4k with this.

caverncity

no optical out, shame.



Oh, seems 4k is still in early adopter phase then! thanks mate
How does this compare to the older Amazon Fire TV box? Only had a few month for Kodak and enjoying using now n then.
Just at this price is there a big jump in specs and features?
Might get bout £40 for older one (though only had 2 months) so bout £25 for upgrade. Or no difference for Kodi.
Edited by: "Jawz" 2nd Dec 2015
dauterive

Oh, seems 4k is still in early adopter phase then! thanks mate


Not really, The NVidia Shield fully supports 4k 60hz, the Fire TV is obviously built to a price.
badgerpelt

Paid this price for the older fire tv box in tesco 3 weeks ago, so … Paid this price for the older fire tv box in tesco 3 weeks ago, so obviously gutted.Hot deal.


tesco sold the old models off for around £35 so was discontinued. can't see how you paid this price
Mecoconuts

Am not ...it's the fact the 4K AFTV doesn't support new hdmi 2.0 version … Am not ...it's the fact the 4K AFTV doesn't support new hdmi 2.0 version or the 2.0a standard necessary for 4K Ultra HD.


But it seems it does support HDCP 2.3 as it runs both Prime and Netflix in 4k and as both only stream at 30hz currently and HDR support is still a long time away the additional hardware isn't needed so probably wasn't put in so they could keep the pricing keen.
Is this like an Android TV box where you can load apps from Google Play Store ? Do you need additional subscriptions etc.
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