Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite with Alexa Voice Remote | 2020
Everything you need, right out of the box
Fire TV Stick Lite comes with all the essentials you need to get set up and start watching with ease. With 50% more power than the previous-generation Fire TV Stick (2019 release), Fire TV Stick Lite delivers quick app starts and fast streaming in Full HD.
- Our 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 programmes across multiple apps.
- Thousands of apps, Alexa skills and channels—including BBC iPlayer, Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Disney+, ITV, All 4, My5 and more. Subscription fees may apply.
- Amazon Prime members get unlimited access to hundreds of thousands of films and TV episodes.
- Live TV—watch your favourite live TV, news, and sport with subscriptions to Eurosport, ITV Hub, Sky News and more.
- Free TV—access films and TV programmes from apps such as ITV Hub, All 4, Pluto TV, YouTube and more.
- Listen to music—stream on Amazon Music, Spotify 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.
It was very simple and straightforward to set up and use. The stick is designed to plug into a spare HDMI port on the TV, but wouldn't fit due to a plug in the adjacent port. Fortunately they've allowed for this eventuality by including a short HDMI extension lead, and that did the trick.
After that, all I had to do was follow the on-screen instructions to link it to my wi-fi and then my streaming accounts. That was slightly time-consuming due to having to enter all the various passwords and authorization codes, but once it's done it's done and I can watch to my heart's content.
The picture quality's fine and I've had no problems. Watching Netflix and Amazon Prime shows via the Fire stick is an improvement from watching via Virgin, because there's no frame-rate incompatibility, so no motion judder.
If a programme is left in pause for too long the screen will revert to a photo slideshow, but pressing the "U-turn" button will take you back to the Resume option.
As for the remote, it's much smaller and lighter than those for my TV, Blu-ray, etc., but the controls are simple and intuitive.
Given its small size and cheapness this gadget punches way above its weight and I have no hesitation in recommending it.
Easy to install and as good as the bigger ones.
Installation took 5 minutes, plug in, sign in to your internet and all is good. Prime, Netflix, YouTube, iPlayer - all that in a tiny stick, plus Alexa in the remote is a great feature. Only downside is if you pause it for more than 3 minutes it signs you out - pretty frustrating when you get a call or something and no way to disable it as far as I can tell, plus it dosent always tell you if a movie is included with your prime until you click on it - still highly recommended.
New Fire TV Lite is a fantastic budget streaming device! Upgrade
I own the previous non-4k model, and this is a much better experience. First off, It's faster than previous fire sticks. No more menu lag. Things are smoother and faster overall. The user interface is snappier and more responsive all around, unlike the older Fire Stick, which does occasionally lag. It's crisp and clear, and intuitive to operate - and set-up is a piece of cake. If you are wondering whether an elderly or technophobic person can handle the setup process, the answer is yes. The onscreen prompts guide you through everything, and should be easy for anyone to follow, even if don't consider yourself tech savvy. And in terms of the physical hardware, there are only like 2 steps: 1) Connect the Stick to a power source 2) Plug the Stick into any open HDMI port, which you'll find on the back or side of your TV. Also, If you're wondering if the Fire TV Stick (with TV controls) suits you more. I would say it’s a question of personal preference. The Fire TV Stick Lite version does not support Dolby Atmos audio and the included Alexa Voice Remote Lite does not have power or volume buttons. Personally, the Lite version is fine for me as I have another remote which controls my TV’s volume and power button and I do not have a soundbar. However, I would recommend anyone with different devices connected to their TV such as soundbars to buy the Fire TV Stick (with TV controls) version as this would allow you to control everything all at once, however it is slightly higher in price compared to this one. Finally If you're wondering whether the Lite version is a gimmick or whether it's worth it, the answer is: it's worth it, because it's as if they ironed out all the little kinks and pain points to get the user to their chosen content as quickly as possible. All the little improvements in terms of the speed/function, and the upgraded Alexa remote with the new “guide” button which takes you straight to your videos makes the Lite version a pleasure to use. Amazon needs to keep up the good work. This Lite stick is a solid product and an excellent upgrade (for those on a budget) from the previous model. Hope this helps!