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Amazon Fire TV 4-Series TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.11
Review updated Feb 13, 2023 at 09:22 am
Latest change: Writing modified Apr 28, 2023 at 09:37 am
Amazon Fire TV 4-Series Picture
6.7
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6H
6.8
TV Shows
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6H
6.6
Sports
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6H
6.8
Video Games
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6H
6.6
HDR Movies
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6H
7.1
HDR Gaming
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6H
6.2
PC Monitor
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6H

The Amazon Fire TV 4-Series is a very basic, entry-level 4k TV released in 2021. Along with the Amazon Fire TV Omni, it was one of the first Amazon-branded TVs. It's a very basic, entry-level 4k TV, similar to other budget models, like the Toshiba C350 Fire TV 2021, Insignia F50 QLED, and the Hisense A6G. The Fire TV smart interface is easy to use, and it has a great selection of additional apps, so you're sure to find your favorite streaming service.

Our Verdict

6.7 Mixed Usage

The Amazon Fire TV is okay overall. It's best suited for a dark room, as it can't overcome a lot of glare. It's great for watching movies thanks to its high contrast ratio. It's just passable for watching TV shows, with a great selection of streaming apps so you can easily find your favorite shows. It's not very good for watching sports or playing video games, though, as it has a slow response time, and HDR adds very little, as it's not bright enough for small highlights to stand out, and it can't display a wide color gamut.

Pros
  • Great selection of streaming apps.
  • Decent reflection handling.
Cons
  • Image degrades at an angle.
  • Slow response time.
  • Not bright enough to overcome glare.
  • Terrible accuracy.
6.8 TV Shows

The Amazon Fire TV is an alright TV for watching shows in a bright room. It has decent upscaling of 480p content, and the smart interface has a great selection of streaming apps, so you're sure to find your favorite shows. Sadly, although it has decent reflection handling, it has just okay peak brightness, so visibility is an issue in brighter rooms. It also has a poor viewing angle, so it's not a good choice for a wide seating arrangement or if you like to move around with the TV on as the image degrades from the sides.

Pros
  • Great selection of streaming apps.
  • Decent reflection handling.
Cons
  • Image degrades at an angle.
  • Not bright enough to overcome glare.
  • Terrible accuracy.
6.6 Sports

The Amazon Fire TV isn't a very good TV for watching sports in a bright room. It has a relatively slow response time, resulting in significant blur around fast-moving objects. It has fair gray uniformity, but there's significant dirty screen effect, which is distracting when watching sports. Although it has okay peak brightness and decent reflection handling, visibility is an issue in brighter rooms. It's also not great for a wide seating arrangement, as the image degrades when viewed at an angle, so if you're watching the big game with a large group of people, you'll have to fight over the best spot.

Pros
  • Great selection of streaming apps.
  • Decent reflection handling.
Cons
  • Image degrades at an angle.
  • Slow response time.
  • Not bright enough to overcome glare.
  • Terrible accuracy.
6.8 Video Games

The Amazon Fire TV is a good TV for playing video games. It has fantastic low input lag, resulting in a responsive gaming experience with little delay behind fast-moving objects, but it doesn't support any advanced gaming features like FreeSync, and it's limited to HDMI 2.0 bandwidth. It also has a slow response time, so there's noticeable blur behind fast-moving objects. On the other hand, it has a high contrast ratio, and you don't have to sacrifice picture quality to get the best gaming experience.

Pros
  • Fantastic low input lag.
Cons
  • Slow response time.
  • No advanced gaming features.
  • Terrible accuracy.
  • No local dimming feature to improve contrast.
6.6 HDR Movies

The Amazon Fire TV is an okay TV for watching movies in HDR. It has a high native contrast ratio, so blacks in dark scenes are deep. There's no local dimming feature to improve dark scene performance, so blacks are raised when bright highlights are on the screen. On the other hand, this also means there's no blooming around bright objects. It can't get very bright in HDR, so small highlights don't stand out, and it can't display a wide color gamut. It can remove judder from all sources, though, and there's very little stutter.

Pros
  • Great selection of streaming apps.
  • Judder-free from any source.
Cons
  • No local dimming.
  • Can't display a wide color gamut.
  • Terrible accuracy.
  • No local dimming feature to improve contrast.
7.1 HDR Gaming

The Amazon Fire TV is good for gaming in HDR. It has fantastic low input lag, resulting in a responsive gaming experience, and it has excellent contrast, resulting in deep blacks in a dark room. Sadly, there's no local dimming feature to improve contrast, it can't get very bright in HDR, and it can't display a wide color gamut. It doesn't support any advanced gaming features like variable refresh rates, and it doesn't have any high-bandwidth HDMI 2.1 ports.

Pros
  • Fantastic low input lag.
Cons
  • No local dimming.
  • Slow response time.
  • No advanced gaming features.
  • Can't display a wide color gamut.
  • Terrible accuracy.
  • No local dimming feature to improve contrast.
6.2 PC Monitor

The Amazon Fire TV is a poor TV for use as a PC monitor. It has fantastic low input lag in 'Game' Mode but a narrow viewing angle, so the sides of the screen don't appear uniform if you're sitting too close to the screen. Sadly, it can't display chroma 4:4:4 properly with any resolution, so text doesn't look good, and it has a slow response time, so there's noticeable blur behind fast-moving objects.

Pros
  • Fantastic low input lag.
  • Decent reflection handling.
Cons
  • Can't display 4:4:4 chroma properly.
  • Image degrades at an angle.
  • Slow response time.
  • Terrible accuracy.
  • 6.7 Mixed Usage
  • 6.8 TV Shows
  • 6.6 Sports
  • 6.8 Video Games
  • 6.6 HDR Movies
  • 7.1 HDR Gaming
  • 6.2 PC Monitor
  1. Updated Apr 28, 2023: We've updated the text to match the latest changes to our test methodology.
  2. Updated Apr 28, 2023: Converted to Test Bench 1.11. With this update, we've added a new Upscaling: Sharpness Processing test and revamped our Blooming test so the scores and picture better match the real world experience. With this change, it was necessary to remove the Black Crush test. Finally, we've updated our usage scores to better align our scores with user expectations.
  3. Updated Apr 03, 2023: We uploaded the brightness measurements and uniformity photos after running the TV for four months in our Accelerated Longevity Test.
  4. Updated Mar 07, 2023: This TV now has a full color and white balance calibration system. We calibrated it and updated our post calibration results. The settings page has also been updated with our white balance and color settings.
  5. Updated Feb 22, 2023: We bought and tested the Insignia F30 Series 2022. We've added a few relevant comparisons to this review.
  6. Updated Feb 16, 2023: We've updated the text in the review to reflect our latest test methodology updates.
  7. Updated Feb 16, 2023: We uploaded the brightness measurements and uniformity photos after running the TV for two months in our Accelerated Longevity Test.
  8. Updated Feb 16, 2023: Converted to Test Bench 1.10. With this update we've revamped our Gradient testing, added a new test for Low Quality Content Smoothing, and expanded our Audio Passthrough testing.
  9. Updated Jan 11, 2023: Updated to Test Bench 1.9, modifying our Contrast testing and splitting our local dimming testing into multiple sections covering Blooming, Black Crush, and Lighting Zone Transitions. You can see our full changelog here.
  10. Updated Dec 16, 2022: Updated to Test Bench 1.8, adding a new box for PQ EOTF tracking and updating our Color Volume and Color Gamut tests to better reflect real world usage. You can see our full changelog here.
  11. Updated Dec 14, 2022: Updated to Test Bench 1.7 with an updated HDR Brightness test that better reflects real world usage. We've also split the console compatibility boxes into separate PS5 Compatibility and Xbox Series X|S Compatibility tests. You can see our full changelog here.
  12. Updated Nov 17, 2022: We uploaded the initial brightness measurements and uniformity photos for the Accelerated Longevity Test.
  13. Updated Apr 07, 2022: Updated to firmware 7.4.7.2 to retest the color accuracy with new calibration settings, and to retest the gradient handling.
  14. Updated Dec 20, 2021: We rechecked the audio passthrough and updated the console compatibility section.
  15. Updated Nov 15, 2021: Review published.
  16. Updated Nov 10, 2021: Early access published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 55-inch Amazon Fire TV, and these results are also valid for the 43-inch and 50-inch models.

Size SKU number (U.S.) SKU number (Canada)
43" 4K43N400A 4K43N400C
50" 4K50N400A 4K50N400C
55" 4K55N400A 4K55N400C

You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other TVs

The Amazon Fire TV is a very basic entry-level TV, and it's outperformed by the vast majority of TVs on the market. There are much better choices available in the same price range as other budget brands, including Hisense and TCL.

Also see our recommendations for the best budget TVs, the best smart TVs, and the best small TVs.

Insignia F30 Series 2022
65" 70"

The Amazon Fire TV 4-Series is much better than the Insignia F30 Series 2022. The Amazon TV is significantly better for watching movies in a dark room thanks to its higher contrast ratio, and it can remove judder from any source. The Amazon TV gets brighter, so it can handle more glare in a bright room.

TCL 4 Series/S446 2021
43" 50" 55" 65" 75" 85"

The Amazon Fire TV 4-Series and the TCL 4 Series/S446 2021 are basic entry-level TVs, and the models we tested have different panel types with strengths and weaknesses. The Amazon TV has a VA panel, which has a higher contrast, while the TCL we tested has an IPS-like panel with wider viewing angles, but there are variants of the TCL with a VA panel instead. The TCL has much better accuracy out-of-the-box. The TCL also upscales 480p content better because it doesn't crop the image, and it displays 4k content without issues. Both TVs remove 24p judder from native sources and apps, but the Amazon TV also removes it from 60p/i sources, which is great.

Amazon Fire TV Omni Series
43" 50" 55" 65" 75"

The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series is better than the Amazon Fire TV 4-Series. The Omni has better accuracy out of the box, and it's a bit brighter. The Omni also has a slightly faster response time, and the unit we bought has better black uniformity. Finally, the 65-inch and 75-inch models of the Omni have a more premium design, with hands-free voice control, and those sizes support Dolby Vision.

Hisense A6G
43" 50" 55" 58" 60" 65" 70" 75" 85"

The Hisense A6G and the Amazon Fire TV 4-Series use different panel types, each with strengths and weaknesses. The Amazon TV is better for a darker environment, as it has better contrast and better black uniformity. The Hisense has much better viewing angles and much better accuracy, but it's better suited for a room with a bit of lighting, as it has low contrast but can't get bright enough to overcome glare.

Toshiba C350 Fire TV 2021
43" 50" 55" 65" 75"

The Amazon Fire TV 4-Series and the Toshiba C350 Fire TV 2021 use different panel technologies, each with strengths and weaknesses. The Amazon TV has much better contrast, so it's a better choice for a dark room. The Toshiba TV has wide viewing angles, but it's not a good choice for a bright room, as it can't overcome glare.

Hisense R6090G
43" 50" 55" 65"

The Hisense R6090G is much better than the Amazon Fire TV 4-Series. The Hisense has much better accuracy, even out-of-the-box, and it has better black uniformity. The Amazon TV is a bit brighter, and it can remove judder from more sources. The Hisense is also better for use as a PC monitor, as it can display chroma 4:4:4 properly.

Insignia F50 QLED
50" 55" 65" 70"

The Insignia F50 QLED is better than the Amazon Fire TV 4-Series. The Insignia has much better accuracy out of the box, a faster response time, better uniformity, and it's a bit brighter. On the other hand, the Amazon TV can remove judder from all sources, and it's better at upscaling low-resolution content like DVDs.

Hisense U6G
50" 55" 65" 75"

The Hisense U6G is much better than the Amazon Fire TV 4-Series. The Hisense has a full array local dimming feature, better black uniformity, and it's much brighter. The Hisense also has much better accuracy, even after calibration. Finally, the Hisense has a faster response time, and the unit we bought has better gray uniformity.

Sony X90J
50" 55" 65" 75"

The Sony X90J is much better than the Amazon Fire TV 4-Series. The Sony has a great full array local dimming system, so it's a better choice for a dark room. The Sony also gets significantly brighter, has a faster response time, and has much better accuracy.

Sony X85J
43" 50" 55" 65" 75" 85"

The Sony X85J is significantly better than the Amazon Fire TV 4-Series in every way. The Sony has much better accuracy, it's significantly brighter, and it has better black uniformity. The Sony also has better contrast, a much faster response time, and better uniformity.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Curved No

The Amazon Fire TV has a basic design with a glossy black finish. It looks okay for a budget TV, but the overall design is a bit dated.

Design
Accelerated Longevity Test
Uniformity Pictures
Design
Stand

The stand is pretty basic, but it supports the TV well, with just a bit of wobble. The feet are wide-set, but leave enough room to place most soundbars in front of it.

Footprint of the 55-inch TV: 39.2" W x 11.8" D x 2.51" H

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 300x300

Unfortunately, there's no cable management on the back of the TV. The inputs are all housed in the center of the TV, so even though they face to the side, they're difficult to access when the TV is wall-mounted.

Design
Borders
Borders 0.55" (1.4 cm)
Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 3.54" (9.0 cm)
6.0
Design
Build Quality

Sadly, the Amazon Fire TV has mediocre build quality. It looks and feels cheap, and there's a bit of flex and a creaking noise coming from the back panel when you press on it. The feet and bezels of the TV are glossy black plastic, which looks cheap. Overall, it doesn't feel very solid.

Picture Quality
6.4
Picture Quality
Contrast
Contrast
6,075 : 1
Native Contrast
6,075 : 1

The Amazon Fire TV has a good native contrast ratio, resulting in deep blacks in dark scenes. There's no local dimming feature to improve contrast, though, so blacks are raised whenever there are bright highlights on the screen.

10
Picture Quality
Blooming

Since this TV lacks a local dimming feature, there's no blooming around bright objects in otherwise dark scenes. Since the entire backlight is always on at the same intensity, dark scenes show raised blacks when bright highlights are on the screen.

10
Picture Quality
Lighting Zone Transitions
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct
Dimming Zones Count Of Tested TV
N/A

This TV doesn't have a local dimming feature; the entire backlight is always on at the same intensity, so there's no distracting flicker or brightness changes as bright highlights move across the screen.

7.0
Picture Quality
Contrast And Dark Details In Game Mode

Switching to 'Game' mode doesn't result in any noticeable difference in dark scene performance.

4.8
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²)
170 cd/m²
Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²)
157 cd/m²
Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²)
139 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
230 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
231 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
231 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
232 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
231 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
230 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
230 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
230 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
230 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
230 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.000

Sadly, the Amazon Fire TV has poor peak brightness in HDR. Small highlights aren't bright enough to stand out, and HDR is flat and dull overall.

These measurements are in the 'Movie' Picture Mode with the Backlight at its max, Contrast at '50', and the Color Temperature set to 'Warm'.

4.7
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness In Game Mode
Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²)
166 cd/m²
Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²)
149 cd/m²
Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²)
135 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
229 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
228 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
229 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
229 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
228 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
227 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
227 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
228 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
228 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
228 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.000

There's no noticeable difference in peak brightness in 'Game' Mode.

8.3
Picture Quality
PQ EOTF Tracking
600 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0107
1000 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0106
4000 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0106

This TV has great accuracy, as it tracks the PQ EOTF well. There's a sharp roll-off near the TV's peak brightness, causing a loss of fine details in bright scenes, and blacks are raised a bit in near-dark scenes.

6.5
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene Peak Brightness
279 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
283 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
288 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
288 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
288 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
288 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
282 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
288 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
288 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
288 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
288 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.001

The Amazon Fire TV has just okay peak brightness in SDR. There's very little variation in brightness with different content, which is great. Very small scenes are dimmed a tiny bit, but this is far from noticeable.

These measurements are in the 'Movie' Picture Mode with the Backlight at its max, Contrast at '50', Gamma at '0', Color Saturation at '45' and the Color Temperature set to 'Warm'.

6.8
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
No
DCI P3 xy
75.23%
DCI P3 uv
81.02%
Rec 2020 xy
54.25%
Rec 2020 uv
59.99%

Unfortunately, the Amazon Fire TV has just an alright color gamut. It can't display a wide color gamut for the latest HDR content, and tone mapping is off in the DCI-P3 and the Rec. 2020 color spaces, causing a loss of fine details in brightly saturated scenes. The Insignia F50 QLED, with its quantum dot panel, delivers a much wider range of colors.

6.3
Picture Quality
Color Volume
1,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP
47.3%
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
20.9%
White Luminance
230 cd/m²
Red Luminance
49 cd/m²
Green Luminance
166 cd/m²
Blue Luminance
16 cd/m²
Cyan Luminance
183 cd/m²
Magenta Luminance
65 cd/m²
Yellow Luminance
216 cd/m²

Unfortunately, due to the narrow color gamut, the Amazon Fire TV has disappointing color volume.

1.5
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
10.85
Color dE
6.31
Gamma
2.15
Color Temperature
8,454 K
Picture Mode
Movie
Color Temp Setting
Warm
Gamma Setting
0

Unfortunately, the Amazon Fire TV has terrible accuracy before calibration, even with the most accurate settings. The color temperature is very cool, despite using the 'Warm' setting, and there are noticeable issues with every color and the white balance. Gamma is pretty close to our target of 2.2 for a moderately-lit room, though, but bright scenes are over-brightened a bit.

9.5
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
0.30
Color dE
1.24
Gamma
2.20
Color Temperature
6,501 K
White Balance Calibration
11 point
Color Calibration
Yes

The Amazon Fire TV has fantastic accuracy after calibration. Although it didn't initially support calibration, after firmware updates, it now supports 2 and 11-point white balance calibration, and it has a full color calibration feature. It's easy to calibrate overall, but the color calibration is a bit more difficult, and blues are still inaccurate after calibration.

You can see our full calibration settings here.

6.8
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
3.571%
50% DSE
0.206%
5% Std. Dev.
1.816%
5% DSE
0.123%

The Amazon Fire TV has fair gray uniformity. There's quite a bit of dirty screen effect in the center of the screen, which is distracting when watching sports, and the sides of the screen are significantly darker than the center. Near-black scenes have much better uniformity, but there are still some noticeable issues.

6.9
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Std. Dev.
N/A
Native Std. Dev.
1.377%

The Amazon Fire TV has okay black uniformity. The screen is a bit cloudy throughout, which is distracting in dark scenes. There's some backlight bleed, but it's not too noticeable. Unfortunately, there's no local dimming feature to improve black uniformity.

5.2
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Color Washout
30°
Color Shift
26°
Brightness Loss
36°
Black Level Raise
10°
Gamma Shift
13°

Unfortunately, the Amazon Fire TV has a poor viewing angle, so it's not well-suited for a wide seating arrangement. The image appears washed out if you're even slightly off-center. If you're looking for a similar cheap TV with a wider viewing angle, check out the Insignia F30 Series 2022 instead.

7.4
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Semi-gloss
Total Reflections
5.1%
Indirect Reflections
1.1%
Calculated Direct Reflections
4.0%

The Amazon Fire TV 4-Series has decent reflection handling. The semi-gloss finish reduces the intensity of direct reflections a bit without smearing them across the screen. Visibility is still an issue in brighter rooms, as the TV isn't bright enough to overcome direct sunlight.

8.5
Picture Quality
HDR Native Gradient
100% Black to 50% Gray
8.0
50% Gray to 100% White
10
100% Black to 50% Red
8.0
50% Red to 100% Red
10
100% Black to 50% Green
6.0
50% Green to 100% Green
10
100% Black to 50% Blue
6.0
50% Blue to 100% Blue
10

This TV has excellent gradient handling in HDR. There's very little banding in areas of similar color, and gradients are displayed properly.

8.4
Picture Quality
Low-Quality Content Smoothing
Smoothing
9.0
Detail Preservation
7.0

This TV can smooth out gradients well for the most part. There's very little macro blocking in low bitrate content, but the smoothing features result in some loss of fine details.

7.0
Picture Quality
Upscaling: Sharpness Processing

This TV has decent sharpness processing, so low-resolution or low-bitrate content looks satisfactory overall. Fine details are preserved well for the most part, but text is a bit blurry and hard to read.

The optimal settings for a sharp 480p image with no over-sharpening are as follows:

  • Sharpness: 21
  • Super Resolution: On

Picture Quality
Pixels
Subpixel Layout
BGR
Type LED
Sub-Type
VA

The Amazon Fire TV uses a BGR (Blue-Green-Red) subpixel layout instead of the traditional Red-Green-Blue layout. It doesn't cause any issues for video content, but if you plan to use this TV as a PC monitor, it might be an issue for text clarity. You can read more about this here.

Motion
6.3
Motion
Response Time
80% Response Time
7.6 ms
100% Response Time
17.8 ms

Unfortunately, the Amazon Fire TV has a mediocre response time, so there's considerable blur in fast scenes. Dark transitions are significantly slower, resulting in black smearing behind fast-moving dark objects.

6.3
Motion
Flicker-Free
Flicker-Free
No
PWM Dimming Frequency
300 Hz

Unfortunately, the Amazon Fire TV uses pulse-width modulation to dim the backlight. There's noticeable flicker at all backlight levels below the maximum. This flicker causes duplications in motion and can cause headaches if you're sensitive to flicker.

Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Optional BFI
No
Min Flicker For 60 fps
300 Hz
60Hz For 60 fps
No
120Hz For 120 fps
N/A
Min Flicker for 60 fps in Game Mode
300 Hz

This TV doesn't have an optional backlight strobing feature, commonly known as black frame insertion, but there's flicker at all backlight levels below the maximum.

Motion
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
Yes
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
No

The Amazon Fire TV has an optional motion interpolation feature, which can improve the appearance of low frame-rate content. The feature is okay, but it can't handle fast-moving content well, and there are noticeable artifacts and halos in some content. It's also a bit choppy when the camera is moving.

8.1
Motion
Stutter
Frame Hold Time @ 24 fps
23.9 ms
Frame Hold Time @ 60 fps
0.0 ms

Thanks to the fairly slow response time, this TV has very little stutter when watching movies or other low frame rate content like most TV shows.

10
Motion
24p Judder
Judder-Free 24p
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via 60p
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via 60i
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via Native Apps
Yes

The Amazon Fire TV can remove judder from all sources. It's especially important for a smooth movie-watching experience.

0
Motion
Variable Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
No
HDMI Forum VRR
No
FreeSync
No
G-SYNC Compatible
No
4k VRR Maximum
N/A
4k VRR Minimum
No VRR support
1080p VRR Maximum
N/A
1080p VRR Minimum
No VRR support
1440p VRR Maximum
N/A
1440p VRR Minimum
No VRR support
VRR + Local Dimming No Local Dimming

The Amazon Fire TV has a basic 60Hz panel and doesn't support any variable refresh rate features.

Inputs
9.5
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
10.8 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
118.3 ms
1080p @ 120Hz
N/A
1080p @ 144Hz
N/A
1440p @ 60Hz
N/A
1440p @ 120Hz
N/A
1440p @ 144Hz
N/A
4k @ 60Hz
10.7 ms
4k @ 60Hz + 10-Bit HDR
10.8 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
118.0 ms
4k @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
117.8 ms
4k @ 60Hz With Interpolation
131.7 ms
4k @ 120Hz
N/A
4k @ 144Hz
N/A
8k @ 60Hz
N/A

The Amazon Fire TV has fantastic low input lag, as long as you're in 'Game' Mode. Unfortunately, 'PC' Mode and any mode other than 'Game' has extremely high input lag.

2.9
Inputs
Supported Resolutions
Resolution 4k
480p @ 59.94Hz (Widescreen)
Yes
720p @ 59.94Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
No
1080p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 144Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 144Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
No
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 120Hz @ 4:4:4
No
4k @ 144Hz
No
8k @ 30Hz or 24Hz
No
8k @ 60Hz
No

Unfortunately, the Amazon Fire TV can't display chroma 4:4:4 properly with any supported resolution, so text isn't displayed properly.

Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 120Hz
No
HDR
Yes
VRR
No

Unfortunately, this TV can't take full advantage of the PS5. It's okay for gamers who prefer high-quality graphics over performance mode, but it doesn't support variable refresh rates, and it's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate.

Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 120Hz
No
HDR
Yes
VRR
No

Like with the PS5, this TV can't take full advantage of the Xbox Series S|X. It's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate and doesn't support a variable refresh rate to reduce tearing.

Inputs
Inputs Specifications
HDR10
Yes
HDR10+
No
Dolby Vision
No
HLG
Yes
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth
Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
HDMI 2.1 Class Bandwidth
No
CEC Yes
HDCP 2.2 Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
ATSC Tuner
1.0
USB 3.0
No
Variable Analog Audio Out Yes
Wi-Fi Support Yes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)

Although advertised to have one HDMI 2.1 port, the Amazon Fire TV only supports HDMI 2.0 bandwidth.

Inputs
Input Photos
Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI 4
USB 1
Digital Optical Audio Out 1
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 1
Analog Audio Out RCA 0
Component In 0
Composite In 0
Tuner (Cable/Ant) 1
Ethernet 1
DisplayPort 0
IR In 0
Inputs
Audio Passthrough
ARC/eARC Port
eARC
eARC: Dolby Atmos Over Dolby Digital Plus
Yes
eARC: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Yes
eARC: LPCM 7.1 Over Dolby MAT
Yes
eARC: Dolby TrueHD 7.1
Yes
eARC: DTS:X Over DTS-HD MA
No
eARC: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
No
eARC: LPCM Channels (Bitstream)
2.0
ARC: Dolby Digital 5.1
Yes
ARC: DTS 5.1
No
Optical: Dolby Digital 5.1
Yes
Optical: DTS 5.1
No

The Amazon Fire TV supports eARC, and it supports passthrough of some advanced audio formats when your TV is connected to a high-definition video source.

Sound Quality
5.8
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Low-Frequency Extension
160.00 Hz
Std. Dev. @ 70
3.65 dB
Std. Dev. @ 80
3.44 dB
Std. Dev. @ Max
5.46 dB
Max
86.3 dB SPL
Dynamic Range Compression
3.62 dB

Unfortunately, this TV has a disappointing frequency response. The low-frequency extension (LFE) is extremely high, resulting in a very weak bass with no thump or rumble. Above the LFE, the frequency response is fairly balanced, so dialogue sounds clear, as long you're not at max volume, as there's a bit more compression.

6.7
Sound Quality
Distortion
Weighted THD @ 80
0.077
Weighted THD @ Max
0.301
IMD @ 80
4.02%
IMD @ Max
23.75%

This TV has okay distortion handling. There's not much distortion at moderate listening levels, but it's a bit more noticeable at max volume. Not everyone will hear this, though, and it varies depending on the content.

Smart Features
7.5
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS Fire TV
Version 6331062.1
Ease of Use
Easy
Smoothness
Very Smooth
Time Taken to Select YouTube
4 s
Time Taken to Change Backlight
4 s
Advanced Options
Some

The Amazon Fire TV runs a slightly more recent Fire TV interface than the previous non-Amazon branded Fire TVs, like the Toshiba C350 Fire TV 2021. The interface is smooth and easy to use.

0
Smart Features
Ad-Free
Ads
Yes
Opt-out
No
Suggested Content in Home
Yes
Opt-out of Suggested Content
No

Unfortunately, like almost every TV on the market, there are ads throughout the home interface and content store, and you can't disable them.

8.0
Smart Features
Apps and Features
App Selection
Great
App Smoothness
Average
Cast Capable
Yes
USB Drive Playback
Yes
USB Drive HDR Playback
Yes
HDR in Netflix
Yes
HDR in YouTube
Yes

The app store has a great selection of additional apps to download, and you can also cast content from your mobile device.

8.0
Smart Features
Remote
Size
Small
Voice Control
Many Features
CEC Menu Control
Yes
Other Smart Features
No
Remote App Fire TV

The remote is nearly identical to the one included with the Toshiba C350 Fire TV 2021. It's a pretty basic remote, but it has built-in voice control, which you can use to change inputs, launch apps, or search for content, but it can't adjust the TV's settings. Through Amazon Alexa, you can use the voice controls to control other compatible smart products.

Smart Features
TV Controls

There's a single button located beneath the Fire TV logo along the bottom bezel. You can use it to turn the TV on/off or to change inputs.

Smart Features
In The Box

  • Remote
  • 2x AAA batteries
  • Power cable
  • User guide

Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 61 W
Power Consumption (Max) 120 W
Firmware Fire OS 7.2.5.4 (PS7254/2449)