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Amazon - Fire TV Cube 2nd Gen Streaming Media Player with Voice Remote - Black
Description

Hands-free entertainment - Put down the remote and dive straight into your favorite movies and TV shows with your voice. The ultra-powerful hexa-core processor delivers a fast, fluid 4K streaming experience with support for Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR10+, and Dolby Atmos audio. Plus, Fire TV Cube has 8 microphones that hear you from any direction, making it easy to ask Alexa to adjust the volume or mute your compatible TV or soundbar. Switch inputs and go from watching your favorite TV show to the big game. You can also ask Alexa to check the weather, set timers and reminders, and more—even when the TV is off.

9 Features
  • The most powerful Fire TV streaming media player: the ultra-powerful hexa-core processor delivers a fast, fluid 4K streaming experience.
  • Hands-free entertainment: Put down the remote and dive right into your favorites with just your voice.
  • Control the TV with your voice: Control compatible soundbar and A/V receivers, and change live cable or satellite channels with your voice.
  • Just ask Alexa: With the built-in speaker, ask Alexa to check the weather, turn off the lights, and more – even when the TV is off.
  • Cinematic experience: Watch in vibrant 4K Ultra HD with support for Dolby Vision, HDR, HDR10+ and immersive Dolby Atmos audio.
  • Endless entertainment: Stream more than 1 million movies and TV episodes from Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Peacock, and more, plus listen to millions of songs. Subscription fees may apply.
  • Designed to protect your privacy: Built with privacy protections and controls, including a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphones.
  • Live and free TV: Watch live TV, news, and sports with subscriptions to SLING TV, YouTube TV, and others. Stream for free with Pluto TV, IMDb TV, YouTube and more.
  • Alexa Voice Remote: Search and launch content with your voice. Get to favorite apps quickly with preset buttons. Control power and volume with one remote.
  • 3 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Commando, 10 out of 10
    Firestick on steroids

    Excellent. I've used a myriad of firesticks this one is the best. I especially love the voice functions. The compact design takes up very little space. I'm still exploring all of the units capabilities. Can't wait to find more uses and apps.

    Nov 05, 2021 16:31
  • Review by Ari1979, 10 out of 10
    Great Media Device

    Ultra fast and reliable. Love the new 3rd generation remote. Alexa hands free voice works flawlessly. The Dolby Vision/Dolby Atmos provides incredible picture and sound. Highly recommend.

    Oct 21, 2021 09:20
  • Review by Dom64, 10 out of 10
    Pleanty of Storage And Very Fast Response!!

    One of the fastest devices i have used and with so much storage you cant beat the fire tv cube !! Easy Set-up for my soundbar and Remote…

    Oct 19, 2021 10:41
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    Amazon - Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen) with Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls) | HD streaming device | 2021 release - Black
    Description

    Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen) with Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls) | HD streaming device | 2021 release

    10 Features
  • Latest Generation: Latest generation of our best-selling Fire TV device - 50% more powerful than the 2nd generation for fast streaming in Full HD. Includes Alexa Voice Remote with power and volume buttons.
  • Less clutter, more control: Alexa Voice Remote lets you use your voice to search and launch shows across apps. All-new preset buttons get you to favorite apps quickly. Plus, control power and volume on your TV and soundbar with a single remote.
  • Home theater audio with Dolby Atmos: Feel scenes come to life with immersive Dolby Atmos audio on select titles with compatible home audio systems
  • Tens of thousands of channels, Alexa skills, and apps: Including Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV+, and HBO Max. Subscription fees may apply.
  • 500,000+ movies and TV episodes: With thousands included in your Prime membership.
  • Live TV: Watch your favorite live TV, news, and sports with subscriptions to SLING TV, YouTube TV, and others. Use the Guide button to see what's available and when.
  • Free TV: Access over 20,000 free movies and TV shows from apps like IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto TV, and more.
  • Simple and intuitive: Quickly access your favorite apps, live TV, and things you use most, all from the main menu.
  • Easy to set up, stays hidden: Plug in behind your TV, turn on the TV, and connect to the internet to get set up.
  • Compatibility: Compatible with Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen and later), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube (1st Gen and later), and Amazon Fire TV (3rd Gen, Pendant Design). Not compatible with Amazon Fire TV (1st and 2nd Gen), Fire TV Stick (1st Gen), or Fire TV Edition smart TVs.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Mytv, 10 out of 10
    Mytv

    New tv in the household and we do not pay for cable

    Sep 24, 2021 15:50
  • Review by Renata, 10 out of 10
    Right Buy

    It's pretty easy to install, and works perfectly. A good purchase.

    Nov 04, 2021 12:28
  • Review by screenprotection, 10 out of 10
    Fire stick with new controller.

    The latest fire stick worked like a charm. I love the new control. It has all my latest short cuts to my favorite apps.

    Oct 08, 2021 16:54
  • Review by CathyM, 10 out of 10
    I totally miss placed my original fire stick devic

    I totally miss placed my original fire stick device, and this replacement was identical to what I had to start with. It works perfect in every aspect. I use it on a regular basis every day, seven days a week. It’s very accurate and it recognizes my voice. Basically does everything I tell it to. I highly recommend it to all interested buyers.

    Aug 28, 2021 00:32
  • Review by RickyG, 10 out of 10
    Non-Smart TV Solution

    Made my inexpensive flat screen TV into a Smart TV. We used this Fire Stick in a remote area were no cable or internet is available. Our hotspot was our internet connection and the Fire Stick responded perfectly by enabling us to access Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+, etc. The Fire Stick enabled us to adjust the data consumption rate down to minimize our data use. Excellent, inexpensive solution that allows us to watch an endless variety of television where we couldn't before. Highly recommend.

    Oct 20, 2021 05:32
  • Review by Lala, 10 out of 10
    A very good buy!

    I love it works very well. All apps come in clear and crisp. No fading i. And out like cable glad i brought a new one because my old one that i had for about 7 years is in my kids room they took it over. Its a good deal, so go for it..

    Aug 14, 2021 09:26
  • Review by AmericanEagle, 10 out of 10
    Latest, Fast and great remote

    AMazon fire stick looks like following apple foot steps and keeping the software user interface same and familiar and just improving on hardware and adding functionality to it; and thats the way to go. Got the firestick on a deals and Best buy price match is always wonderful. Best buy is an authorized amazon device seller and it was an easy over all and smooth transaction

    Oct 25, 2021 10:57
  • Review by Disneygirl, 10 out of 10
    Amazon fire stick

    This was purchased for my son. he loves these little units. They are very affordable and easy to use. Unfortunately Amazon Fire, or their bigger unit just does not work in my house/location, but works great in his. Plus it works with Alexa which is great for those who have them.

    Nov 06, 2021 05:20
  • 9.6score
    3
    Amazon
    Amazon - Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote and controls - Black
    Description

    Fire TV Stick simplifies streaming with power, volume, and mute buttons in a single remote. And with 50% more power than the previous generation, Fire TV Stick delivers quick app starts and fast streaming in Full HD.Meet the Fire TV family.See all the ways to create a smarter TV-watching experience, and start enjoying endless content, Alexa skills and more.Learn more about Fire TV devices

    10 Features
  • Latest release of our best-selling streaming device: 50% more powerful than previous gen for fast streaming in Full HD. Includes Alexa Voice Remote with power and volume buttons.
  • Less clutter, more control: Alexa Voice Remote lets you use your voice to search and launch shows across apps. Plus, control power/volume on your TV and soundbar with a single remote.
  • Home theater audio with Dolby Atmos: Feel scenes come to life with immersive Dolby Atmos audio on select titles with compatible home audio systems.
  • Tens of thousands of channels, Alexa skills, and apps: Including Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV, and HBO Max. Subscription fees may apply.
  • 500,000+ movies and TV episodes: With thousands included in your Prime membership. Plus, access tens of thousands of HDR titles.
  • Live TV: Watch your favorite live TV, news, and sports with subscriptions to SLING TV, YouTube TV, and others.
  • Free TV: Access over 20,000 free movies and TV shows from apps like IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto TV and more.
  • Listen to music: Stream on Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, and others. Subscription fees may apply.
  • Easy to set up, stays hidden: Plug in behind your TV, turn on the TV, and connect to the internet to get set up.
  • Food Network Kitchen subscription: Live Q&A with culinary expert and more with a 1-year complimentary subscription.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Bert, 10 out of 10
    A blessing

    Help me get rid of my high cable bill. I got tired of paying $200 for cable.

    Oct 30, 2020 16:35
  • Review by Firestick2, 10 out of 10
    Firestick

    I thoroughly appreciate my firestick. I am enjoying a wide variety of entertainment and can enjoy my livestream church! I don't even have a smart TV or digital Antenna! I love it!

    Jan 01, 2021 19:22
  • Review by Sarah, 10 out of 10
    Amazon Fire Stick

    The fire stick is something my family uses everyday, and it’s amazing. It came perfectly packaged, with no issues. We have had our fire stick for a couple weeks now and haven’t had a single issue with it! We love it.

    Oct 30, 2020 16:14
  • Review by Variety, 10 out of 10
    Variety in veiwing!

    I am happy with this upgrade to my fire stick. It opens up so much more viewing pleasure than regular television.

    Feb 26, 2021 20:24
  • Review by Nika, 10 out of 10
    Fire stick

    I Love my fire stick. It’s easy to navigate and has everything I’m looking for on it, no need for cable.

    Feb 05, 2021 16:33
  • Review by Msjfir3stick, 10 out of 10
    My new Firestick

    I love my Amazon Firestick, this is the second one I purchased!

    Feb 04, 2021 22:26
  • Review by Rosa, 6 out of 10
    False Shipping, not next day shipping

    Best Buy app claimed it would come the next day. But it came 4 days later. The fire sticks came in good condition doesn’t seem like anything’s wrong with them.

    Feb 22, 2021 14:45
  • Review by Nikedidtoo, 6 out of 10
    4K won’t work with my Sony tv

    Dose t work with my tv . My tv keeps sitting off and they’re is no sound

    Dec 18, 2020 18:25
  • 9.6score
    Amazon - Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote, Streaming Media Player - Black
    Description

    With more power, a lightning-fast processor, support for 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, and a new antenna design, Fire TV Stick 4K allows you to enjoy a more complete 4K Ultra HD streaming experience. Launch and control all your favorite movies and TV shows with the next-gen Alexa Voice Remote. New power, volume, and mute buttons let you control your TV, sound bar, and receiver.Meet the Fire TV family.See all the ways to create a smarter TV-watching experience, and start enjoying endless content, Alexa skills and more.Learn more about Fire TV devices

    9 Features
  • Wirelessly stream movies, TV shows, sports, news and more: Choose from 500,000 movies and TV episodes. Watch favorites from Disney+, Apple TV+ ,Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, HBO Max, SHOWTIME and more. Stream for free with Tubi, IMDb TV, Pluto TV, and others.
  • Immersive entertainment: Enjoy stunning 4K Ultra HD streaming at up to 60 fps and HDR support enabling more vivid, lifelike colors and exceptional clarity.
  • Find content quickly and easily with Alexa Voice Remote: Now you can control your compatible TV, sound bar, and receiver with new power, volume, and mute buttons. Just press and ask to easily find, launch, and control movies and TV shows.
  • Quad-core processor for powerful performance: Delivers a responsive interface, rapid search results, smooth gaming, and ultrafast streaming.
  • Stream millions of songs: Use your Alexa voice remote to request a song, artist, playlist, or control playback through Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora and iHeartRadio. Subscription fees may apply.
  • Switch seamlessly between your headphones and sound system: Pair compatible Bluetooth headphones with Fire TV to listen to movies, TV shows, and music.
  • High-speed wireless connectivity: Dual-band MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi connects to the Internet through your wireless home network (the wireless router is required and sold separately).
  • Compatible with your existing HDTV: Easily connects to high-definition televisions with the HDMI-HDCP connectivity.
  • No cable or satellite? No problem: Watch live TV and sports with subscriptions to YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling, and others.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by nastybynature, 10 out of 10
    Amazon hits it out of the park again

    Love my Amazon echo products and how well they integrate with other Amazon products. Having been prime member for 10 years, I have seen the value of the membership increase with the new products and technology. Having a fat pipe from comcast of course is what makes it all possible.

    Aug 30, 2019 16:42
  • Review by JabraTalk25, 8 out of 10
    Fantastic Firestick

    This is going to take some getting used to....

    Coming from traditional tv to this is an adjustment but I'm getting the hang of it; beats the high cost of cable. It has soooo many apps to use.

    The color quality on a HD TV is superb. I like the voice command function.

    Apr 30, 2021 19:34
  • Review by Missanne1107, 10 out of 10
    Saving a bundle!

    I'm saving a hundred and fifty dollars a month & can watch pretty much everything as usual!

    May 03, 2019 23:04
  • Review by Latina12, 10 out of 10
    Great fire tv stick no more cable tv!!!!!

    Love my fire tv Stick!!! I can watch Netflix and watch movies and favorite good programs..

    Sep 13, 2019 18:07
  • Review by Acsjoe, 10 out of 10
    Was able to get internet

    Item is great not only do I get to see movies games and items of interstate but I also get internet.

    Apr 13, 2019 10:38
  • Review by TTech, 10 out of 10
    Great upgrade to the original Fire TV Stick w 4K

    Fire stick has no problem handling DD5.1. This makes my disney plus and netflix experience much more enjoyable. The remote is better than not having a remote (chromecast), great in their own way. The upscaling video to 4k is good too.

    Aug 27, 2021 19:52
  • Review by laundrylover, 10 out of 10
    MUCH better than my OLD fire stick

    years ago, i plugged in a fire stick. First generation. Recently, when i gave up Xfinity cable tv (don't let the door hit you on the way out!) I upgraded to this product. It's a DREAM to use. LOVE.

    Oct 22, 2021 20:58
  • Review by Alenglishjr7, 10 out of 10
    Great option to watch your favorite Movies & TV.

    Great product......a must have if you have a 4K TV.

    Aug 23, 2019 16:52
  • 9.6score
    Amazon - Fire TV Stick Lite with Alexa Voice Remote Lite - Black
    Description

    Fire TV Stick Lite comes with all the essentials you need to get set up and start watching with ease. And with 50% more power than Fire TV Stick (2019 release), Fire TV Stick Lite delivers quick app starts and fast streaming in Full HD.Meet the Fire TV family.See all the ways to create a smarter TV-watching experience, and start enjoying endless content, Alexa skills and more.Learn more about Fire TV devices

    9 Features
  • Amazon's most affordable Fire TV Stick: Enjoy fast streaming in Full HD. Comes with Alexa Voice Remote Lite.
  • Press and ask Alexa: Use your voice to easily search and launch shows across multiple apps.
  • Tens of thousands of channels, Alexa skills, and apps: Including Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV, and HBO Max. Subscription fees may apply.
  • 500,000+ movies and TV episodes: With thousands included in your Prime membership. Plus, access tens of thousands of HDR titles.
  • Live TV: Watch your favorite live TV, news, and sports with subscriptions to SLING TV, YouTube TV, and others.
  • Free TV: Access over 20,000 free movies and TV shows from apps like IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto TV and more.
  • Listen to music: Stream on Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, and others. Subscription fees may apply.
  • Easy to set up, stays hidden: Plug in behind your TV, turn on the TV, and connect to the internet to get set up.
  • Food Network Kitchen subscription: Live Q&A with culinary expert and more with a 1-year complimentary subscription.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Nimesh, 10 out of 10
    Good product

    Very good option for low spender, same facility of 4K but you have to keep TV remote with you for power on and Volume control. If you are ok with 2 Remotes then why should pay 20 more for 4K.

    Oct 30, 2020 16:02
  • Review by Firetvstick, 10 out of 10
    Fire stick

    It is exactly what I was needing so now I don't have a cable bill I love it and I'm thinking about getting another one for my other tv

    Dec 01, 2020 04:31
  • Review by Fire, 10 out of 10
    Works perfect

    Works great. Happy about the purchase. Only cons no volume control button.

    Nov 17, 2020 15:30
  • Review by FireStickLite, 10 out of 10
    Amazon Fire Stick Lite review

    I love it! Endless entertainment at my fingertips. It even works with my Alexa speaker. Voice control in the remote works great. I rented “The Magnificent Seven” through Amazon for less than the cost of a Redbox, and had it for three days. Best Buy sent me a $10 e-certificate, and I found this on sale for $18. So, I absolutely loved cutting the cable for only $8.

    Jan 15, 2021 18:46
  • Review by Mickey67, 10 out of 10
    Works great on 720 hd tv’s

    I have an old 720 hd LG tv and do not accept 4K Fire tv stick, i decide to try the 1080 hd lite Fire tv stick and to my surprise it’s works perfect and also the tv screen looks good . Was on sale too.

    Oct 16, 2021 05:36
  • Review by GAPeachy, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Amazon Stick!

    What was left before with this awesome little entertainment device. Why have a cable bill when you can get it basically for free. I should have purchased this along time ago to save money!

    Aug 06, 2021 15:50
  • Review by Roku, 10 out of 10
    Firestick

    I love my Fire stick it is amazing. Will refer this item to other.

    Oct 18, 2021 07:23
  • Review by Firetv, 10 out of 10
    Fire tv stick

    Works great, kids love it! Turns the front doom tv into a family space.

    Aug 14, 2021 07:35
  • 9.4score
    Amazon - Fire TV Stick 4K Max Streaming Media Player with Alexa Voice Remote - BLACK
    Description

    Our most powerful streaming stick with Wi-fi 6 support - Dive into 4K Ultra HD cinematic entertainment with a new quad-core 1.8 GHz processor that brings a 40% more powerful experience compared to Fire TV Stick 4K, plus faster app starts and more fluid navigation. Support for next-gen Wi-Fi 6 means you can enjoy smoother streaming across multiple Wi-Fi 6 connected devices. Enjoy vivid, lifelike colors with support for Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR10+, and the immersive audio of Dolby Atmos. Includes the Alexa Voice Remote with dedicated power and volume buttons to control your compatible TV, soundbar and receiver.

    8 Features
  • Our most powerful streaming stick: 40% more powerful than Fire TV Stick 4K, with faster app starts and more fluid navigation.
  • Support for next-gen Wi-Fi 6: Enjoy smoother 4K streaming across multiple Wi-Fi 6 devices.
  • Cinematic experience: Watch in vibrant 4K Ultra HD with support for Dolby Vision, HDR, HDR10+ and immersive Dolby Atmos audio.
  • Endless entertainment: Stream more than 1 million movies and TV episodes. Watch favorites from Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Peacock, and more, plus listen to millions of songs. Subscription fees may apply.
  • Live and free TV: Watch live TV, news, and sports with subscriptions to SLING TV, YouTube TV, and others. Stream for free with IMDb TV, Pluto TV, Tubi, and more.
  • Alexa Voice Remote: Search and launch content with your voice. Get to favorite apps quickly with preset buttons. Control power and volume with one remote.
  • Do more with your smart home: View the front door camera without stopping your show using Live View Picture-in-Picture. Ask Alexa to check the weather or dim the lights.
  • Game On: Fluid gameplay and fast-rendering graphics with a 750Mhz GPU. Access popular games with a Luna cloud gaming subscription.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Jaim, 10 out of 10
    Jaime

    This external device and now with wifi 6 for streeaming is fantastic I love it works very well, the manufacturing material is very good, the applications work very well, the remote control for me is the best, my negative point is that you should have a button On and off, I don't like having a device on all the time

    Oct 20, 2021 07:43
  • Review by Honestreview, 8 out of 10
    A league of its own.

    Compared to its predecessors, this device is truly a max. Its much faster, almost all streaming apps are supported. I noticed zero lag when starting up apps

    My only issue is the 8gb internal memory. It's just not enough when you consider all streaming services .

    Overall its affordable and i would recommend to everyone.

    Oct 13, 2021 09:13
  • Review by Bill, 10 out of 10
    Nice upgrade

    Bought this to use with my Roku TV. I like the fire stick interface more. Based on android and can side load apps. Upgrade in performance vs other fire stick is slightly noticeable. Smoother scrolling through menu. Remote is nice and small. Set up was quick and easy.

    Oct 20, 2021 02:56
  • Review by BrianL, 10 out of 10
    Great for Dish Network Customers

    This is my go to for streaming. Full disclosure, almost everything I own is Apple and/or Samsung. But the fire has the easiest operation and I personally love it because I can easily travel with it. Secondary, very close second I might add, is that I can download Dish Network on this and have my satellite on all TVs and while traveling.

    Oct 17, 2021 08:14
  • Review by Grimmace, 10 out of 10
    Another great Fire TC Stick.

    Works great as usual for a Fire stick. Easy to setup and link to your Amazon account. Worked with the Ethernet adapter with no issues. Picture (4K) and sound (up to Atmos) work great. It has more buttons to get to some apps directly. It can control multiple devices if you want it too. Price is comparable to the last Stick version when it was new.

    Nov 06, 2021 11:52
  • Review by Andy, 10 out of 10
    It about time

    This is one of the best Amazon fire sticks I have ever owned. It comes with enough memory to add as many apps as you want! The picture is crisp 4K

    Oct 22, 2021 17:58
  • Review by Cindy, 10 out of 10
    Great Replacement for Cable

    Much better than Roku which I returned. This has more apps and free streaming options.

    Oct 23, 2021 06:26
  • Review by Alex, 10 out of 10
    Amazing!!

    Fire Stick new 4K Max is amazing. Was easy to use, very fast speed, great picture, sound and apps. The price was worthwhile. Highly recommended!

    Nov 01, 2021 15:20
  • 9.4score
    NVIDIA - SHIELD Android TV - 8GB - 4K HDR Streaming Media Player with Google Assistant - Black
    Description

    Watch your favorite content with this NVIDIA SHIELD TV 4K streaming media player. The NVIDIA Tegra X1+ processor ensures fast performance, and Gigabit Ethernet and dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity help minimize buffering and maximize stream quality. This NVIDIA SHIELD TV 4K streaming media player includes an advanced remote that lets you search for and play content using voice commands.

    13 Features
  • Unlimited entertainment: Get the most 4K content of any streaming media player. Watch Netflix, Prime Video, Disney + and Vudu in crisp 4K HDR, and YouTube, Hulu Live, Google Play Movies & TV, and more in 4K.
  • Really fast: Powered by the NVIDIA Tegra X1+ processor, SHIELD TV is a powerful Android TV streaming media player.
  • Powerful entertainment center: The new SHIELD TV is compact, stealth, and designed to disappear behind your entertainment center, right along with your cables.
  • Google Assistant built-in: Use the built-in Google Assistant to share photos, display your calendar, check the traffic, and so much more with your voice. You can search for movies and shows, control media playback, and even automate and control your smart home devices.
  • Works with Alexa: Hands-free control with Amazon Echo and Alexa.
  • Cut the cord: Apps like YouTube TV, Hulu, Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue give you access to live TV and sports without the mess and stress of a cable box.
  • Smart Home Ready: Use your voice to dim lights, turn up the temperature, view your Nest cam on the TV, and more. Add SmartThings Link to turn your SHIELD into a smart home hub with support from additional SmartThings-compatible smart devices.
  • Home Theater Experience: Enjoy the ultimate visual experience with 4K HDR quality and the most immersive sound with Dolby Atmos pass-through.
  • 8GB flash memory: Enough memory for system files and a small amount of additional storage. This can be expanded with a microSD memory card.
  • High-speed wireless connectivity: Built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi connects to the Internet through your wireless home network (wireless router required and sold separately).
  • Bluetooth interface syncs with compatible devices: Wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the laptop and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories.
  • Supported audio formats: Include WAV, WMA, AAC, PCM, Ogg Vorbis, MP3, FLAC, AC-3, AAC-LC, AAC +, WMAPro and HE-AAC.
  • Compatible with most TVs: Easily connects to HDTVs.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by BJB11, 10 out of 10
    It doesn’t get better than this!

    Firstly, I have the Nvidia Shield TV 2017 version and absolutely love it. I’m not much of a gamer and use it primarily for daily streaming apps, Plex and Third Party apps. It was frustrating that Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos were unavailable on streaming apps.

    I now feel that Nvidia Shield has delivered the perfect all in one streaming device for me. AI upscaling works really well on non 4K content (especially on YouTube and Netflix content), Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, Tegra X1+ chip (definitely improves the speed of the device), SD slot for expandable storage.

    Just like any tech, there’s always room for a little improvement. This is what’s still lacking, but really is so insignificant to me right now...

    •Doesn’t do HDR for YouTube

    •No HDR10+

    •No Wi-Fi 6

    •No HDMI 2.1

    One more thing for those that buy this device for third party apps. You will notice that the app “Downloader” is no longer in the google play store. No worries...just download “Puffin Browser”. Search for www.google.com in the “Search or type URL”. Once that opens up, just search for Downloader and download from there. I saw another reviewer who said Puffin didn’t work, but he or she is wrong because it worked perfectly for me getting Downloader.

    Nov 16, 2019 09:00
  • Review by Tony, 8 out of 10
    Big improvement on the remote.

    I have the 2019 pro version as well. The Nvidia Shield TV devices are awesome. The new remote is a big improvement but there is still room to grow. My favorite remote is still the Samsung One remote. Sometimes less is more with the buttons Nvidia. A home icon guess a long way for guests in our house that are not well versed with Android's dot home button.

    This device is great for streaming and for our YouTube TV experience as we cut the cord years ago. The updated UI is great but I wish it had a My Library section for our Google Movies and TV shows like it does on Google TV.

    For gaming, the Nvidia Shield devices are stellar. Stadia is awesome, works with the Stadia controller and Xbox controllers. Nvidia GeForce Now is good, not great but good. Steam Link works flawlessly. For all three of these services you need a great, hard wired internet connection.

    I hope the updates and innovation keeps coming from Nvidia with their Shield devices.

    Sep 12, 2021 14:20
  • Review by HiloRain, 10 out of 10
    If it’s not a shield you’re wasting your money

    I also have the previous 2 versions of the Shield and have always been pleased with them. This one is by far the best and, to me, a great upgrade from the 2017 Shield. It is considerably faster than before, searching and responding almost instantly with a fast internet connection. Even using Wi-Fi, it tested at over 50 MBPS from a 400 MBPS wired Comcast connection. The 4K upgrading works great and on an LG OLED TV the picture quality is outstanding using the medium sharpness setting. The new remote is a huge improvement over the original and even a lot better than the after market one I had purchased to replace the goofy OEM remote on the previous version. The initial installation is the best I have ever seen. It pretty much set itself up by just entering the phone # on my Google account. I like the new form factor and just let it hang behind the Television completely out of sight. The voice command seems faster and more accurate than previously. I am not sure if there is a limit to the size micro SD car it supports, its not mentioned in the Microscopic little guide provided or on the Nvidia website. It does work with a 256 GB card, that was the largest I had available.

    Dec 16, 2020 17:27
  • Review by Roberto, 2 out of 10
    R

    Do not working with my cellphone iPhone apple Best Buy very bad help in the store

    Mar 12, 2021 18:08
  • Review by iHun, 10 out of 10
    Closest thing to a console

    Game streaming with this is as good as it’ll get. I played cyberpunk nonstop for a week when it came out and never had any issues. My friend with a gaming pc told me game runs smoother on my shield (I have 200mbit fiber connecter to the shield with an ethernet cable).

    Jan 08, 2021 17:23
  • Review by Shooby, 10 out of 10
    SmartTV

    I loved NVIDA Shield with IPTV Tivimate app for TV live. Very easy use and great feature. The cost is very expensive but worth. I got rid of TV cable because it crazily killed my money 150 monthly; it will be increased per monthly an annual without contract.

    Mar 06, 2021 07:52
  • Review by Rackmann, 10 out of 10
    Number one streaming device

    Number one streaming deviceI!!! I love this product it’s all and more as advertised Best Buy wit is an excellent retailer fast service and delivery of my product very satisfied

    May 22, 2020 16:37
  • Review by Oscar, 10 out of 10
    I love this!

    Very compact. I have this behind my tv cant even see it. Holds great streaming power!

    Jul 04, 2020 08:31
  • 9.2score
    Amazon - Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote, Streaming Media Player - Black
    Description

    Vibrant 4K cinematic experience - Unlock a complete 4K Ultra HD experience with support for leading HDR formats, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos Audio, access to the latest 4K content, and a lightning-fast processor, Fire TV Stick 4K enables you to experience the beauty of 4K Ultra HD movies and shows on your TV. Includes the Alexa Voice Remote with dedicated power and volume buttons to control your compatible TV, soundbar and receiver. Plus, convenient preset app buttons make it easy to go directly to your favorite apps.

    10 Features
  • Cinematic experience: Watch in vibrant 4K Ultra HD with support for Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10+.
  • Home theater audio with Dolby Atmos: Feel scenes come to life with support for immersive Dolby Atmos audio on select titles with compatible home audio systems
  • Endless entertainment: Stream more than 1 million movies and TV episodes from Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Peacock, and more, plus listen to millions of songs. Subscription fees may apply.
  • Live and free TV: Watch live TV, news, and sport with subscriptions to SLING TV, YouTube TV, and others. Stream for free with Pluto TV, IMDb TV, YouTube and more.
  • Alexa Voice Remote: Search and launch content with your voice. Get to favorite apps quickly with preset buttons. Control power and volume with one remote.
  • Control your smart home: Ask Alexa to check weather, dim the lights, view live camera feeds, stream music and more.
  • Simple and intuitive: Quickly access your favorite apps, live TV, and things you use most, all from the main menu.
  • Easy to set up, compact enough to stay hidden: Plug in behind your TV, turn on the TV, and connect to the internet to get set up
  • Internet Requirements: Web-based services and content require high-speed Internet service. Some services may require a subscription.
  • High-speed wireless connectivity: Built-in Dual band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi connects to the Internet through your wireless home network (wireless router required an
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  • Review by Jaim, 10 out of 10
    Jaime

    This external device for streeaming is fantastic, I love it, it works very well, the manufacturing material is very good, the applications work very well, the remote control for me is the best, my negative point is that you should have a button on and off , I don't like having a device on all the time

    Oct 20, 2021 07:40
  • Review by Bose123, 10 out of 10
    A must have

    I still have not figured the true differences between the fire sticks yet. This was a easy set up and go. I purchased two more. One for son in college.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:29
  • Review by tylersreview, 10 out of 10
    Great product! Amazons Firestick is amazing

    Amazing product great for non smart tvs. You can literally buy a cheap 100-200 tv and turn it into a smart tv with this.

    Oct 15, 2021 18:13
  • Review by Pinkking, 8 out of 10
    Love sticks that work

    I totally see the better performance of this fire stick I just picked up after the fire stick I had already began functioning badly. It was older a few years I think so it was time to update it and I am super happy with my decision to get this one.

    Nov 03, 2021 13:33
  • Review by Dave, 10 out of 10
    Buy It

    Awsome, so easy to use and setup. In fact, just bought another one and all of our current tvs are smart tvs. This device raised their collective IQ significantly!

    Nov 05, 2021 16:33
  • Review by Birdsong, 10 out of 10
    Price Was Right

    This is the third fire stick I purchased from Best Buy. Their price met or beat Amazon’s price and I didn’t have to wait for a delivery.

    Nov 05, 2021 16:52
  • Review by angladms42, 10 out of 10
    GREAT PRODUCT

    great upgrade does everything i need especially since its new release product 2021 and it has plenty of storage compared to the OLD ones, thanks best buy

    Nov 03, 2021 14:42
  • Review by NorthTexas78, 10 out of 10
    Firestick

    It was the more expensive Fire Stick, but was newer than the others. It worked excellent, and I liked the Netflix, Hulu, Prime Buttons.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:28
  • 9.0score
    Amazon - Alexa Voice Remote (3rd Gen) with TV controls | Requires compatible Fire TV device | 2021 release - Black
    Description

    Alexa Voice Remote (3rd Gen) with TV controls | Requires compatible Fire TV device | 2021 release

    6 Features
  • Voice Control: Just press and ask Alexa to easily find, launch, and control content.
  • TV Controls: Control your compatible TV, soundbar, and receiver with dedicated power, volume, and mute buttons.
  • App Buttons: Get to your favorite content quickly with preset app buttons for Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, and Hulu.
  • Guide Buttons: Use the guide button for channel and program listings to see all your live TV apps in one place.
  • Batteries included: Includes 2 AAA batteries.
  • Compatibility: Compatible with Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen and later), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube (1st Gen and later), and Amazon Fire TV (3rd Gen, Pendant Design). Not compatible with Amazon Fire TV (1st and 2nd Gen), Fire TV Stick (1st Gen), or Fire TV Edition smart TVs.
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  • Review by MsLloyd, 10 out of 10
    I love ❤️ it

    I love it. It takes some getting used to because the bottoms are different than the fire stick remote but I am fine with that. It was easy to program to my tv.

    May 21, 2021 15:40
  • Review by Lord, 10 out of 10
    It works!

    I bought this to replace the original one that was previously broken and I was unsure if it would work because it didn’t come with the fire stick. But it worked like no one’s business and all is well in the tv watching business.

    Oct 23, 2021 08:15
  • Review by Lou28546, 10 out of 10
    Great replacement

    Great replacement for my fire stick. Lost my original fire stick remote and bought this to replace. Enjoyed it a lot more than the original. Wasn’t hard to setup and overall a great purchase.

    Oct 30, 2021 20:43
  • Review by Jayjay, 10 out of 10
    Programmed in 5 mins or less

    Took 5 mins to program straight out of the box. Although this is the same price as a regular fire stick; I opted to get a new remote instead so that I wouldn’t have to go through the hassle of programming a brand new fire stick. Worked like a charm and couldn’t be more happy!

    Aug 27, 2021 16:08
  • Review by Meeks, 10 out of 10
    Replacement Firestick Remote

    This is an replacement remote. It works well just as the original remote. It came in handy. A lil on the pricey side for just a remote.

    Oct 29, 2021 15:47
  • Review by JohnS, 10 out of 10
    Replacement Amazon Fire Stick Remote

    The item works as Advertised but the price of a new fire stick is only $10 more but require me to enter all of my account info and passwords.

    I think the remotes are a bit pricey.

    Aug 14, 2021 06:09
  • Review by Rasta, 10 out of 10
    Firestick remote replacement

    At first i thought I'd have to purchase a whole new fire stick. But with reservations i looked at this remote to check an see if it'll work with my old stick. Got home an at first had a hard time but ith calm an ease it worked. No problems, I'd recommend this if you need a remote.

    Aug 16, 2021 21:48
  • Review by Esterod41, 10 out of 10
    Great remote upgrade

    Great remote for my fire stick the old remote was getting bad. The manager at best buy gave me a great deal on them I preached thanks again

    Oct 19, 2021 16:55
  • 9.0score
    TiVo - Stream 4K UHD Streaming Media Player with Google Assistance Voice Control Remote - Black
    Description

    Until now, streaming devices forced you to use each of your apps individually – creating browsing headaches and disconnected watch lists. TiVo Stream 4K is the first to help you find what you want to watch–across your favorite apps–without needing to switch between platforms and navigate different screens. Recommendations from your apps are combined, giving you all your options in one place. And with direct integration with Sling , your live entertainment has a home alongside your streaming shows and movies. From beginning to end, from binge to browse, TiVo Stream 4K delivers an amazing Android TV streaming media player experience. A voice control remote with the power of Google Assistant lets you find movies, check scores, dim the lights and so much more, all with your voice. With Chromecast built-in, you can easily cast movies, music, and more to your TV from your mobile devices. Google Play integration gives you access to a world of movies, shows, games, and over 5,000 apps. Plus, with 4K UHD, Dolby Vision HDR, and Dolby Atmos compatibility, you can enjoy cinematic-quality viewing from the comfort of your couch. The company that invented the DVR just simplified streaming. Less scrolling, more watching. Availability of streaming content from third-party sources is subject to change and certain third-party fees may apply. Streaming apps may not be available in all regions. Broadband internet connection is required to access and receive streaming and live TV content.

    6 Features
  • Stream from Apps like Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Sling, peacock,HBOmax, Starz. 4K UHD Dolby Vision HDR. Andorid TV. Google Assistance Voice remote.: No More App-Switching
  • Forget learning to navigate a new screen with every app. TiVo Stream 4K enables one centralized: Recommendations Across All of Your Apps
  • Get rid of the walls between what you watch. TiVo recommends your next favorite shows and movies based on what you love, not where they live.: Say it and watch it
  • The power of voice control makes it easy to find shows. Integrated Google Assistant allows you to launch apps, dim the lights and more.: One place for all your favorite streaming apps
  • TiVo Stream 4K includes Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Peacock plus many more, so you can get to your shows fast.: High-speed wireless connectivity
  • Built-in 802.11 b/g/n/ac 2.45/5G MIMO 2T2R Wi-Fi connects to the Internet through your wireless home network (wireless router required and sold separately).:
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  • Review by BenisJ, 8 out of 10
    Good device, odd design

    I have no complaints about the device itself. I do not care for how it physically connects to my TV, however. The HDMI port is part of the Tivo unit (does not disconnect) and is only about 3" long. As a "dongle" it sticks out pretty far on my Vizio smart TV. I would prefer to have it sit atop our credenza but to do so I would need a female-male extension. Oddly, they give you a nice long usb-micro power connector cable yet I only need about 6" to connect to my USB power source on the television itself.

    But...

    As for the device, it was fairly easy to set up. It did not come preloaded with YouTubeTV (my preferred service) but I was able to download and register that app to the Tivo with ease.

    I do find the Tivo interface a bit frustrating to navigate but that is likely because I am acclimated to my Vizio's default (and not that great either) "SmartCast" menu. Tivo wants to group things by Movies, Television, etc. whereas my Vizio showed my my preferred streaming apps by default. Nonetheless, if you use the super awesome voice command feature (Google Assistant) it doesn't matter. Simply say "Watch Shameless on YouTubeTV" or "Watch Letterkenny on Hulu" -- or even just the name of the show if you don't remember what service it was on ("Watch Only Murders in the Building"--it will ask "on Hulu?") -- and the streaming service and title will launch. So far, it has always taken us to where we last left off in a series.

    I do wish that the "Guide" option could be changed to a live guide of my preferred live TV service (i.e. YouTubeTV) instead of a Pluto guide. (Supposedly it will pull Sling's guide but I have no desire to switch to Sling.)

    There is a feature called "My Shows" but I haven't quite figured it out yet as it still says "nothing to show." Worst case, I hope that it autofills one day with my recently/frequently watched (via YouTubeTV, Netflix, and Hulu). Best case, I hope it helps me jump to new episodes of Bob's Burgers or lets me know when the newest season of Ozarks is released.

    As for the streaming quality, it is very good and the processing of commands is pretty quick. Still not as fast as moving through the old-fashioned cable box when switching channels on live tv, but quick enough.

    In reality, this is a "Roku"-like device...not your old school Tivo with pause and record. And at its heart is the Google/Android OS and Google AI magic. I chose this device because of the Google Assistant feature and consequently I am very happy with it as a streaming box. But because of the way it sticks out on my TV and the fact that I have to buy an HDMI extension cable, I knocked off a star.

    Oct 25, 2021 12:48
  • Review by gadgeTT, 10 out of 10
    Easy Way to Cross the Streams

    TLDR:

    (that’s Too Long, Didn’t Read)

    There are a TON of stick-style streaming devices available. This one is based on Google TV and has a voice-enabled remote, supports 4K resolutions and does a reasonable job of combining all of your free and subscribed services into a manageable way to find something to watch.

    Pros:

    * Fast.

    * Attractive UI.

    * Easy to use remote with built-in microphone.

    * Based on Google TV.

    Cons:

    * Can be a tad cumbersome to set up and manage a large number of streaming services.

    * Google TV does not yet support DirecTV Stream, which is itself based on Google TV.

    Summary:

    The main challenge with streaming services is that there are so many to choose from, and each service has its own app and way of “bookmarking” or revealing content to watch. If you have multiple services (subscription or free), it becomes cumbersome to check each service’s app to find something to watch.

    This is where the TiVo Stream has an advantage. The hardware is good but nothing too special… There is a “stick” that plugs into your TV’s HDMI port and a USB power adapter. The remote control is not too large and not too small, and has plenty of useful buttons and even a microphone for Google searches. Sure, the stick supports full 4k UHD streaming, but even that is relatively common.

    The TiVo “special sauce” is a way to homologate or combine the available shows across all of your streaming services into one “guide” or list. I use DirecTV Stream as my “live” TV service provider and unfortunately this is not yet supported by TiVo Stream, but if you do have a supported service, the “guide” will even show what’s on “live” as well as what’s available on-demand. It has a common way of searching for and playing content across all of your services. The video and audio quality is great, and the system is easy to navigate once set up.

    Like any other streaming stick that supports multiple services, it may be a bit overwhelming to get it all set up by signing in to your various services, but once set up, everything seems easy to use. The TiVo Stream is based on Google so you have the ability to speak to the remote and ask Google anything, including finding content to watch or controlling the playback of that content.

    Overall, the stick itself is easy to install, the audio and video quality is great, and the remote is comfortable to hold and use. The TiVo system is easy to use once set up and works across numerous services. With the one absence of DirecTV Stream (or any other service that is itself based on Google TV), the TiVo system makes it easy to find and control just about anything you want to stream including live TV if you subscribe to a supported service.

    Oct 20, 2021 09:50
  • Review by Maclemoor, 8 out of 10
    Great streaming hub

    This little guy has it all. From setup it’s a simple hdmi and power cord. The remote comes with batteries.

    I was having issues with my internet so setup took longer. At one point it would go grouch all the steps and then turn off and I would have to start over. Initially it should only take 5 mins to set up. After troubleshooting I just unplugged everything, tv included and started all over.

    After that setup was easy. This little guy is a perfect streaming hub. It comes with recommendations and then you can sign in to apps or sign up for trials to use new apps. Everything is in one place. The remote is similar to our cable company remote to it was easy to use. Voice feature is convenient but you definitely need to enunciate.

    Other than the size, a little too large for me, this device is perfect. Oh and the 4K feature is the best if your tv is capable. At some point we will stoping using cable and only use this TiVo.

    Nov 04, 2021 09:35
  • Review by Idoc, 10 out of 10
    Great 4KStreamer with Tivo content curation

    The Tivo Stream 4k is a new Android streaming stick from the folks at Tivo. The stick is a dongle design with a short cable with hdmi connector attached to an almost square streaming device with the Tivo logo on it. This arrangement allows a little better wifi and easier install in tight spaces. It comes with a great remote that includes Voice imput. There is no ongoing fee from Tivo.

    The streamer itself supports up to 4k at 60 FPS and HDR 10 or Dolby Vision HDR with Dolby Atmos if your TV and sound bar support these formats. The UI for Android TV and the Tivo Stream+ app are very quick with no delay on scrolling and quick loading of any app I tried. There is 8gb of eMMC onboard storage memory and 2 gb DDR4 ram. The Chipset is the Amlogic S905Y2. Wifi supports 802.11 b/g/n/ac using 2.45/5G MIMO with 2T2R (2 antennas capable of 2 data streams). Bluetooth 4.2. HDMI is version 2.0a. Power input is micro USB2.0. Intrestingly there is a USB-C port this can support an external storage device, mouse, keyboard or even a camera and various other USB-c devices.

    The Tivo Stream+ app presents your live TV and other content in a guide format. The various services that the content is available show above the guide allowing you to choose where you want to watch a particular content. This is very helpful when you are looking where certain content may be available. The Stream+ app also has it’s own live TV content from Tivo as well as PlutoTV. The guide will also show live TV from Sling if you have that service. Sadly it is lacking integration with live TV from other popular services, hopefully these will be added in the future. You can also use the Google assistant to search for any content or open any app by voice. The assistant voice feature works very well. All of your other apps are available right from the menu on the left side of the guide of the Stream+ app. There is no exit back to the Android home screen but if you press the assitant and say “home screen” it takes you to the android hme screen. You can also get to the settings the same way just say “settings”. I found this is the fastest way to get to the underlying android interface.

    The Tivo Stream 4k also has the standard GoogleTV launcher and homepage with tiles and suggested content. The google assistant and Chromcast are also included.

    The Tivo setup asks about the services you have and then presents you with content based on your choices in the Tivo Stream+ app. I found the suggestions good if you spend time on going through the full process, this can be time consuming but will give you better suggestions in the end.

    The only major app missing is DirectTV stream as it is from all android streaming sticks except FireTV. You can sideload an APK but this is somewhat advanced. I hope Tivo will add this and the live TV support for other apps like YouTubeTV and Hulu LiveTV. You can access the live content from the native apps it is just not presented in the guide.

    The Tivo Stream is a very capable and affordable streaming dongle. It performs better than most dongles and is on par with the Nvidia Sheild and Google Tv dongle. The Dolby Vision and Dolby Atomos is great if your equipment supports it. I did not experience any slowness to the UI mentioned in some other reviews. I did have to manually enable Dolby vision and Dolby Atmos. The device come with Android 9 (pie).

    Oct 30, 2021 08:21
  • Review by Trobadour, 10 out of 10
    TiVo Has Done It Again

    --- SETUP ---

    The setup for this TiVo Streaming stick is quick and simple. Plug into your TV, connect to WiFi, download your streaming apps, and enjoy.

    --- FEATURES ---

    Access to most major streaming app platforms in one device, quick user interface, great-feel remote, Chromecast capable, Google Assistant Voice

    --- PERFORMANCE ---

    The TiVo stream stick is light and hides easily behind the TV. It is boxy, and sticks out awkwardly, but it is not in public view behind my 55 inch screen. The remote successfully paired with my Hisense TV. It was a very easy pairing, as all I had to do was press and hold two buttons and the remote automatically looked for a code that matched my TV. Then I got a message that gave me my brand of TV and it worked.

    I tested this TiVo with various apps. My biggest wish was to be able to stream HBO Max alongside Netflix and Vudu. Not only did I get my wish, I was also able to download Apple TV and watch episodes of Ted Lazo on my TV!

    --- EXPECTATIONS ---

    This little TiVo streaming stick has it all! After I downloaded all my streaming apps and logged into each of them, the TiVo interface starts showing you shows you were currently watching from all of your apps and recommends what to watch next like a cable guide, except it is pulling data from your subscription services. For me, it pulled information from the following: Netflix, Vudu, HBO Max, Amazon Video, and even Xfinity. I started watching Cry Macho, which opened up from HBO Max, then followed that up with the Tobey Maguire Spiderman Trilogy, which it pulled from my Vudu account. I clicked on the live button and discovered that TiVo has some live channels for me to watch for free. My wife and I spent watching 1 hour of the pets channel, which is just pets being cute 24/7.

    There is a button called “skip,” which I understand is supposed to skip credits at the beginning of shows. It didn’t work for me properly with any app I tried it, but it’s not a deal breaker considering I now can use this one streaming stick to watch every single one of my streaming apps in one, in 4K (where available).

    --- APPROVAL ---

    For the price, I recommend this to everyone that has more than one streaming app. I would even strongly encourage this to be a white elephant gift that won’t disappoint.

    Oct 18, 2021 22:03
  • Review by Quincy0980, 10 out of 10
    TiVo 4K Streaming

    The TiVo - Stream 4K media streamer, is a great way to add smart TV services to a basic TV. I have an older LCD TV in a spare bedroom and I wanted to have guests be able to use it, so I picked up the TIVO streaming device. I have both Android and Roku streaming devices in my home already and both work fairly well. This TiVo 4K streamer is very responsive to the remote and extremely easy to set up. Once it is connected to one of your TV’s HDMI inputs and powered by either a USB port on the TV or the provide power block it is ready to set up.

    Upon powering it up you are prompted to connect to your Wi-Fi, then just follow the screen prompts. If you have a Google account you can sign in or create one to complete the setup. When you have complete the sign in process the unit then completes an update to the latest firmware.

    The unit itself is larger than the other media streamers and is shaped in at rectangle about 2”x3”. The unit provides you with android TV and all of the usual streaming services and even some live TV channel as well. Performance is very quick and the remote looks like a smaller version of the old TiVo DVR peanut shaped remote. It can be a little awkward to hold though. The remote will control the TV’s power, volume, channels and inputs, so it works as a basic universal remote. For 4K TV’s the picture is very sharp and clear.

    This is a very good streaming device and works extremely well and would be a great device for you home TV or when traveling to bring your TV services with you.

    Oct 21, 2021 06:55
  • Review by Wishkid, 10 out of 10
    Great streaming Alternative

    The TiVo 4K is a great streaming device that provides the latest Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos capabilities. At $39.99, this is really not that expensive. If you are on a budget, I would definitely recommend it. The device includes a remote that you can control your TV and sound system. It also has a good length cable. I say good length because it is longer than the cable that came with my Amazon Firestick.

    The device lets you personalize your video recommendations based on your preferences. You can download numerous applications and the latest apps such as Netflix, Disney+, AppleTV+, HBOMax and the list goes on. The live TV feature works with Sling TV, you will need an active Sling account for it to work. The software is very similar to Google TV. So if you are an Android user, you’ll feel comfortable with it.

    Overall, it is on par along with the other streaming devices. The remote is voice control and it works with Google Assistant. It does require a TiVo account to activate the device. In the box you get the TiVo dongle, TiVo remote, 2AA batteries, USB cable & power brick, and setup guide.

    Oct 18, 2021 19:09
  • Review by daytonadan, 8 out of 10
    Improved picture, interface; lengthy setup

    TiVo made a name for itself many years ago with one of the first DVRs...and it changed the world.

    Now its making much smaller waves with TIVO Stream 4K, a new and less ground-breaking entry in the crowded world of streaming devices. True to its name, it does stream in 4K and includes top-of-the line support for features like Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos and HDR. Other premium features are built-in Chromecast, for those who want to cast from phones, laptops or tablets, and built-in Google Assistant voice support.

    This streaming device is built around an Android TV interface, which will be familiar to some users, since it comes preloaded with some smart TVs, including Sony.

    But the one feature that sets the TiVo Stream 4K apart from all other such devices is a unique TIVo guide, a seperate standalone, customizable page that allows you to more easily launch favorite channels, shows and movies from one location, regardless of which streaming service that provides them. A dedicated button on the remote will get you there in a hurry.

    This can be a convenience for those who subscribe to multiple streaming services, like Amazon Prime, Netflix, Disney+, Sling and others . But Sling users will have the tightest integration since much of that content shows up on the grid

    I have pretty extensive experience using most of the competing streaming devices and find the TiVo stream 4K something of a mixed bag. It does a great job, for the most part, once you get it set up but that process is a long and cumbersome experience -- a big turnoff to those who prefer more of a plug and play approach.

    Here's what you are in for: Unpack and connect the square black plastic dongle to power via a supplied USB charger (a bit confusing since the device has both mico USB and USB C connectors. Power only works on the micro USB port). Plug the dongle into an available HDMI port on the TV that supports 4K. Pair the remote using some odd key combination on the remote (This took several attempts for some reason) . TiVo 4K Stream finally launches but of course needs a hefty 700+ gigabyte update first. That takes about 5 minutes (or more depending on your internet speed) and several reboots. Then Android TV must launch and it needs several reboots (and several more on top of that if you turn on Dolby Vision and HDR, which are off by default for some odd reason. This is something you probably would not be aware of unless you don't dig into the Android TV settings).

    Then it asks a bunch fo question about which shows and movies you like so it can provide worthy recommendations. I skipped most of this since I watch or prefer almost none of the shows or movies TiVo lists in this process.

    Then you can go through some tutorials on the Guide dealing with how to move your favorite channels to the top of the grid, which is bit better than the channel grid provided by Sling, my main streaming provider.

    Whew! Are we done yet? Not even close.

    You also have to set up a TiVo account of course and sign off on all the usual "you have no-privacy" provisions, standard fare on pretty much any app or device you buy these days.

    And then you have activate all your streaming services on this device with either a name and password or the standard "go to this web page and type in this activation code," which should be familiar to anyone has ever used any streaming device.

    Now, at long last, you are ready to sit back and take in the show, or movie. I found this entire process took 30-45 minutes, more than a lot of consumers would tolerate..

    Once up and running, TiVo Stream 4K displays works well. with smooth and snappy response times to all user inputs. But there were some surprising differences when compared with other streamers, at least on my Sony TV.

    Picture quality, for example, was somewhat better, because TiVo Stream 4K applies Dolby Vision to all content. Colors had less punch than I had before but seemed more realistic with better contrast (after Dobly Vision and HDR were turned on) . You may get different results depending on your TV and its capabilities.

    Another unexpected change was in sound quality. I have an HDMI ARC connected Polk Audio sound bar that only supports Dolby Digital Plus , not Atmos. I got a lot more bass and surround sound across the board with the TiVo Stream 4K than through other streaming devices. That could be good or bad, depending on content and provider. On some programs, bass-heavy music and sound effects overpowered narration or dialogue to the point where it was unwatchable. You could not hear what anyone was saying. Other content had a more normal balance and actually sounded better than before because of the improved bass and surround sound.

    If you dig into the audio settings, you can manually select which codec you want to use -- Dobly Atmos. Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital -- or select auto. None of those worked for me so finally had to turn off all surround sound to get acceptable voice and dialogue on most programs. The default "Auto," seemed to work OK on most Amazon Prime and Netflix content but not most cable channels or live TV via Sling. This is highly dependent on what soundbar or audio reciever you are using so your experience may be different. But if you do encounter this problem, there is a big downside to losing surround sound. Or manually switching back and forth, depending on what you are watching. a major pain.

    The bluetooth remote that comes with TiVo Stream 4K is more capable than the bare bones remotes packed with most other streamers. The most noticable difference is a complete number keypad, which I never use but some may find useful. There are also dedicated Netflix and Google buttons, which allow voice commands when activated. It works as you would expect. And a dedicated TiVo button that goes to the guide. There is no backlight, sadly, but at least the black buttons have white markings on them so are easy to see in mosrt conditions.

    Thankfully, the volume, mute, channel, power and input buttons on the TiVo remote work with your TV once the device is set up so you don't have shuffle back and forth between remotes.

    In the end, your decision on whether to buy the TiVo Stream 4K depends largely on your personal preferences regarding streaming navigaion and how advanced your TV is. Owners of TVs with Dolby Vision and HDR may see improvements but sound quality is something of a guessing game depending on the audio equipment you are using..

    Owners of older streaming devices will likely find the TiVo 4K Stream responds more smoothly during navigation or when using DVR controls, because it runs on faster processors.

    The only big downside is the lengthy setup process.

    Oct 19, 2021 07:59
  • 8.0score