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Amazon Fire TV Stick 2020: features, review, price and deal, all you need to know

Are you interested in the Amazon Fire TV Stick 2020, but hesitating to make your choice because of the other HDMI sticks on the market? Then you are on the right page. In this buying guide, we have condensed all the important information you need to know about the Amazon product, such as its technical sheet, our test as well as the latest good deals found.

Price and last good plan

Amazon sells several versions of the Fire TV Stick on its own site. During the winter sales, the Fire TV Stick HD (2020) is displayed at € 29.99 against € 39.99 usually. The 4K version (2018) is also € 39.99 instead of € 59.99, but the Lite version (2020) is only € 24.99 instead of € 29.99. Likewise, the Fire TV Cube is only € 89.99 instead of € 119.99.

We do not recommend buying these last two models for the moment, because we have already found them respectively at 19.99 € and 79.99 € in the past.

Amazon’s new streaming dongle is a good product for a small price, but if you want to spend even less, the Fire TV Lite is also an option to consider.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 2020: the features

  • One HDMI port;
  • WiFi compatible;
  • Bluetooth compatible;
  • Dolby Atmos, HDR, HDR 10+ and HLG compatible;
  • 8 GB of internal storage space;
  • A remote control with integrated Amazon Alexa.

Fire TV Stick 2020 vs Fire TV Stick 2019: the datasheet match

The 2020 version of the Fire TV Stick is 50% faster and 50% more efficient than the previous version according to Amazon. It is a beautiful product that will allow you to give a facelift to one of your Full HD TVs.

But although the navigation is beautiful and very smooth on this 2020 model, there is not a big enough change that we advise you to replace your old one. dongle for this one.

Note that if you have a 4K TV, we would advise you instead to opt for the Fire TV Stick 4K which is not much more expensive on promotion and which will allow you to make the most of your TV’s capabilities.

Competition: who in front of the Fire TV Stick?

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 2020 is a dongle efficient and rather affordable on sale, but its interface and voice assistant may not be suitable for everyone. If you prefer Android TV, you can turn to the Xiaomi Mi TV Stick, the price of which also drops to € 29.99 during promotions. However, be aware that the navigation is not as smooth because of its lighter configuration.

Finally, we do not recommend that you go on the purchase of a Google Chromecast 3 today. This model, although still sold on the Google Store, was launched in 2018. It is however still displayed at 39.99 € everywhere, does not have an interface or remote control. You will therefore always have to use your smartphone or another device compatible with Google Assistant to use it. Amazon’s solution is in our opinion more practical (and cheaper).

Just like the Amazon Fire TV Stick, the Xiaomi Mi TV Stick is an HDMI dongle that allows you to access Play Store apps but also play Full HD video streams up to 60fps.

If you want more, then you will have to turn to the 4K HDMI keys which are a little more expensive (Fire TV 4K, Chromecast with Google TV, Nvidia Shield TV and Shield TV Pro).

Fire TV Stick 2020 review summary:

If you’re looking for a streaming dongle under $ 40, the Fire TV Stick is a great option. If you already own a Fire TV Stick dongle, however, you have no reason to buy the 2020 version. Dolby Atmos and HDR are little useful additions for 1080p TVs, and if Amazon wanted to offer something unique at that price it should have included 4K. Because if your television is 4K, then it is better to orient yourself towards a dongle compatible by opting for the Fire TV Stick 4K Ultra HD.

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 2020 allows you to control any compatible connected object such as a Philips Hue bulb or a TP-Link smart plug. It is a real plus if you are interested in home automation.

If the Fire TV Stick 2020 is not revolutionary, it is still good value for money.

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