Our son is Hearing Impaired. Prior to viewing movies on Amazon Prime's Streaming Service our son used to see only the Movies with hardly any knowledge about the dialogues that were going on, with subtitles for the movies he has really started enjoying the movies as well. I appreciate this feature the most.
1.0 out of 5 starsRemote control isn’t working in just 2 months of my purchase
28 September 2018
Just want to keep this feedback simple. The remote control that comes with the bundle has stopped working in just 2 months of my purchase and isn’t functional inspite of changing the batteries. This is pretty frustrating. No idea what to do. Worst, Amazon sells it separately for Rs 1999.
Easy to install, and have options to control content quality with options. However, lacks in 3rd party app features. There are areas of improvement like, they could have added a feature to add favourites or watchlist from other apps too, just need few lines of code to improve.
Fire TV remote stops working after each firmware upgrade push. Have to rework to make it work, last time have to get a replacement.
Easyinstallation and look n feel. Many needed apps are available. Only biggest issue i see is prime video is not showing subtitles on fire stick. Tried enabling disabling through different options but no luck. PLease help.
I have been using the fire TV stick for last one week. My opinion is it is a good product with crappy remote control. The setup was not that smooth, remote got stuck couple of times and had to remove batteries and put it back. The product was pre-configured for my prime membership and worked flawlessly on setup. The device automatically downloaded required updates.
Once the setup was complete, it was a breeze, though I am unable to use the supplied remote control. Fortunately, my TV supports HDMI-CEC and I am able to use my Samsung TV remote to talk to Fire TV stick using HDMI-CEC feature (Samsung Anynet+). It turned out to be a much better option as TV remote can control volume also.
Picture and audio quality is quite good while viewing streaming media. Navigation is easy, though search can be improved. I'm connected to Internet using a high speed DSL connection with 802.11n Wifi. Have tried few applications including YouTube. No qualms. Device has enough storage to install your favorite apps. Hope more content will be available from amazon prime with time.
Tried all possible tricks mentioned on the internet (swapping batteries, repairing by pressing home button, changing wifi channel etc) to get remote working. But it never worked properly. Have also tried fireTV remote (including voice feature) for android. While it worked flawlessly, it was little difficult to use while watching TV.
Overall I like the product, but more work needs to be done to get the remote working reliably. With a reliable remote, I would have given 4 and half stars.
Update: It's been two months. Power supply has gone bad. The stick still works though. So it shows that accessories are of inferior quality.