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The Amazon Fire TV Is Kind Of A Mess

redletterdave (2493036) writes | about 6 months ago

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redletterdave (2493036) writes "At the Fire TV unveiling, Amazon officials sounded like they perfectly understood how frustrating TV streaming devices are for their owners. Amazon focused on three main problems: Search is hard, especially for anything not on a bestseller list; streaming devices often provide slow or laggy performance; and TV set-top boxes tend to be closed ecosystems. The Fire TV is Amazon’s attempt to solve these three problems—the key word here being “attempt.” Perhaps Amazon’s homegrown solution was a bit premature and its ambitions too lofty, because while Fire TV can do almost everything, little of it is done right."
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