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Finally also in Italy obtainable Amazon Hearth TV Stick the Amazon various to Chromecast of Google.

First just a little info on Amazon Hearth TV Stick, then the sector check, and at the finish of the article the differences with the Chromecast

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Contents

Okay, however what is Amazon Hearth TV Stick?

A contraption that have to be hooked up to the TV by way of HDMI and vi will assist you to view photographs and movies from the preferred online streaming providers similar to:

and a mess of different apps including Firefox and Silk browsers for internet shopping

Briefly, tips on how to rework an previous TV in a modern era Sensible TV. Obviously in case you are an Amazon Prime consumer you need to use Amazon Prime Video, otherwise not

👍 Professional:

  • Remote control (which the ChromeCast does not have, the complete keyboard is missing however under vi linko one of the best I've tried)
  • Risk to use it from smartphone or pill with Amazon Hearth TV

  • HDMI enter suitable with CEC (in case your TV is suitable it turns on and off whenever you change the Hearth TV on or off from the distant management or from the app)
  • Quad core processor
  • eight GB space for storing
  • Suitable with Kobi right here information to put in it
  • Totally different prospects for Dolby Audio audio compatibility, 5.1 surround sound, 2 stereo channels and cross – HDMI audio by means of up to 7.1
  • Spotify works even when you don't have the premium model with subscription (let's point this out because in my home all the mega expensive units like Bose and Onkyo claim to work, whereas Chromecast and Hearth TV work additionally they work without. Great!)
  • Many apps out there. Here the entire listing
  • Permits web shopping from TV with Firefox for Hearth TV or Silk for instance

ro Cons:

  • There isn’t any risk to regulate the quantity each from the app and from the remote management unfortunately, so that you all the time need the TV distant management at hand
  • 1 GB of RAM is adequate, 2 GB would have been better to speed up the startup
  • Resolutions supported in 720p and 1080p output as much as 60 fps no 4K out there as an alternative in America, in Germany and in different states. (we are all the time the final ones I feel)
  • Excessive worth if we do not think about the pime supply, compared to the worth all the time on Amazon within the other states and the competitor ChromeCast which prices € 39
  • Even with the remote management the search having to make use of the text could be very sluggish having to click on the letters from a virtual on-screen keyboard. Fortunately there’s additionally the free Amazon Hearth TV Distant App, downloadable on your smartphone and manage all the things even with no remote control and with a useful keyboard
  • Remote management is great, but sadly it isn’t backlit
  • Us who in Italy we don't have Alexa we’ve to accept the version without voice assistant out there as an alternative in America, the truth is our distant management doesn’t have the microphone button
  • There’s not a search button among the many apps to install however only classes the place the varied apps are divided, and that is very inconvenient to search for them or to know if that determined App is or not within the Amazon Store!
  • It does not work if related to a Hub (it must necessarily be related directly to the TV or to an AV amplifier related to the TV) [19659015] Works only with WI-Fi connection (can be utilized with Lan connection because of this accent [amazon_textlink asin=’B01N1X28F1′ text=’UGREEN Adattatore Rete per TV Stick’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’diegocampy0e-21′ marketplace=’IT’ link_id=’dead92dc-dd66-11e8-a42c-4586f4304587′])
  • On some TVs it doesn’t work until it’s powered by the his power supply. There’s an alternate answer to ensure direct power supply by way of a TV USB port, because of this accent [amazon_textlink asin=’B07319K943′ text=’Mission Cables MC9E’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’diegocampy0e-21′ marketplace=’IT’ link_id=’3c0dfdc1-dd67-11e8-8e84-99cdda044a0a’])

Technical Knowledge Sheet:

Dimensions 85.9 mm x 30.zero mm x 12.6 mm
Weight 32 grams
Processor MediaTek quad core ARM 1.three GHz
GPU Mali450 MP4
Space for storing eight GB of inner storage (precise formatted capacity may be less) out there for apps and video games
Work reminiscence 1 GB
Wi-Fi connectivity Dual band Wi-Fi twin antenna that helps 2 × 2 MIMO 802.11a / b / g / n / ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1
Storage on the Cloud [19659039] Free storage on the Cloud for all Amazon content material
Ports HDMI output, Micro USB just for power
Supported audio formats Dolby Audio, 5.1 encompass sound, 2 stereo channels and audio pass-through HDMI as much as 7.1
Supported codecs for numerous contents Video: H.264 1080p30, H.265 1080p30; Audio: AAC-LC, HE-AACv1 (AAC +), HE-AACv2 (eAAC +), AC3 (Dolby Digital), eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MIDI, MP3, PCM / Wave, Vorbis, AMR-NB, AMR -WB
Photographs: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
Output decision supported 720p and 1080p up to 60 fps

Remote management:

Compared to the much appreciated Chromecast there’s a distant management, helpful also to have the ability to play video games like Hungry Shark Evolution, Pac-Man 256, Crossy Street, Hill Climb Racing and lots of others.

Remote Management Dimensions 119.0 mm x 40.4 mm x 13.8 mm [19659068] Weight Distant Control 56.9 grams (with batteries inserted)
Batteries 2 AAA (included)
Bluetooth Yes
Buttons Navigation Button (5 directions), Choose, Back, Residence, Menu, Rewind, Play / Pause, Quick Forward

At technical degree it’s outfitted with a Quad-Core processor with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of space for storing, which allow a clean streaming of with out interruptions.
Very fascinating is the potential for enjoying immediately with the distant management with games like Hungry Shark Evolution, Pac-Man 256, Crossy Street, Hill Climb Racing and lots of others.

In contrast to Chromecast by Google, Amazon Hearth TV Stick is bought including devoted remote control and is the one one that lets you stream Amazon providers on your TV ( Prime Video and Music Limitless )!

If you want to watch a film or a personal video of which you might have the file? Nothing might be simpler, there’s the likelihood to add information akin to pictures and videos to Amazon Drive after which watch them streamed instantly in your TV! Instead, it is attainable to put in open source media servers comparable to Kodi here my [Guida] Find out how to install Kobi on Amazon Hearth TV Stick

  1. Hearth TV Stick Primary Edition and Hearth TV Remote Control
  2. USB charging cable
  3. 2 AAA batteries
  4. HDMI extension cable

The way it works

Just connect the Amazon Hearth TV Stick with TV by way of HDMI, to the electrical outlet and then connect it to the Internet by way of Wi-FI

However even if it's really very simple, Amazon gets its clients properly used, needs all the things to be simple and clear and so the day after ordering my Amazon Hearth TV Stick I obtain an e-mail from Amazon that welcomes me and tells me tips on how to configure it. Quite simple, I am attaching the display of the e-mail acquired:

My proof and my issues after having personally examined it:

To install it simply join the system to the TV by way of HDMI, to the electrical outlet after which join it to the Internet by way of Wi-FI and that's it. Alternatively, you possibly can join it directly to a USB socket on your TV as an alternative of using the facility adapter, however even when it works, the alert message appears telling you that the power provided shouldn’t be sufficient and recommends attaching it to its unique charger. Despite this it really works perfectly, however so as not to danger it after the primary exams I related it to its energy provide.

I also favored the fact that as soon as configured, in the event you take away it from a TV and set up it on another, remaining beneath the wifi coverage of the same network, no configuration shall be required, you may be prepared to use.

As quickly as you start it’s going to let you select the language, access the wifi community, examine for updates and then ask you to verify whether to make use of it instantly with the account with which you got it already set, phenomenal! Simply end the configuration and you’re already in the primary menu.

To begin with I installed [amazon_textlink asin=’B00ODIASKC’ text=’Amazon Fire TV Remote App’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’amazonscont0e-21′ marketplace=’IT’ link_id=’b16d203c-5a81-11e8-8f05-09b3663572ba’] on my smartphone, because the distant management is practical and intuitive, however not being backlit originally I didn't have much domesticity with the keys and furthermore with the smartphone app we will use the keyboard , very useful particularly within the first configuration of the installed apps to insert mail and password to the varied Netflix, Spotify.

or alternatively …

An OTG cable can do lots:

Other advice, now that you’ve your Hearth TV, you’ll be able to't do without this OTG cable that may assist you to connect a USB stick or an external disk to Hearth TV and watch the contents instantly on the TV

In case you are not in a rush to receive it:

1.67 € on Gearbest Brief Cable 2 in 1 Male Micro 5Pin + Female Micro 5Pin to USB OTG with Cost Knowledge Transfer Perform – BLACK

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And if you need an elective keyboard [19659099] There are a number of optionally available keyboard bought separately on Amazon, simply look here: Keyboard Listing

 bluetooth keyboards

on Ebay

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In case you are in a hurry, or on Gearbest in case you are not in a hurry and need to get monetary savings and

Those I like probably the most are these:

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 bluetooth keyboards

Navigation is fluid, only the beginning of larger purposes makes us wait a couple of seconds, however by no means thoughts, it's simply as well then during use and fluid.
The maximum resolution is full HD but only if your connection is sweet and secure. With my precise 10mb I see that there are not any issues, but when the community is clogged the films start grainy, then they settle in Full HD after a number of seconds.

The audio is superb, conveyed by way of HDMI, it goes to my amplifier which recognizes the dolby and amplifies it as much as 7.1 channels. In my use it stops at 5.1

Do not pay attention to the unhappy high quality of the audio on this video, I picked it up shortly with the telephone solely to point out you the initial guide, the menu, and the beginning of some purposes

Obtainable apps

A small word, it’s crazy to search for apps if they don’t seem to be among the many most famous, because, missing a search button among the many installable Apps, it becomes very uncomfortable to search for them! Apps are divided into classes, analysis is definitely not its robust point! That is the entire record of Apps obtainable on the Amazon Market

Among the many hundreds of apps claimed by Amazon I truthfully limit myself to probably the most basic entertainment apps that I have personally tried and work completely in HD with a traditional ADSL from 10mb / s

  • Netflix
  • Youtube
  • Vevo
  • Spotify (even with out having a premium account)
  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Music Unlimited
  • Tunein
  • Plex
  • Downloader (installed only to obtain Kodi)
  • Kodi (not installable from the Amazon market however by way of Apk)

Apps not obtainable
(November 2017)

  • Infiniti TV
  • SkyGO
  • Mediaset On Demand
  • Kodi is just not available on the market however then I will explain methods to set up it

Suitable with Kobi

It’s also suitable with Kodi the mediaplayer opensource par excellence born initially for Xbox and then exported to totally different units.
Obviously Amazon does not help this program, indeed, it even removed it from its market dedicated to Hearth TV to attempt to limit its unfold, to try to get customers to use their obvious streaming providers. For the same purpose that it blocked the sale of Chromecast from their website years ago, before the first Hearth TV in America was bought.

To install Kodi here is the guide: [Guida] Methods to set up Kodi on Amazon Hearth TV Stick

Differences from the Chromecast:

Amazon Hearth TV Stick € 39.99 for customers Amazon Prime or € 59.99 at full worth.

ChromeCast 39.00 €

Worth on 08/11/2017 (by clicking on the hyperlink you’ll be directed to the respective shops to verify for worth modifications over time)

Amazon Hearth TV Stick and ChromeCast do precisely the same thing with small variations:

Amazon Hearth TV Stick has the advantage of having the remote management compared to Chromecast which doesn’t have it. With Amazon Hearth TV Stick you may as well benefit from Amazon Prime Video I still should attempt with my Chromecast to see if you need to use this service or not. I will maintain you up to date, if in case you have already tried, let me know within the feedback.

On the compatibility aspect with the opposite apps, we say that probably the most famous above work on both units.

Both will not be capable of transmit in 4K, however for this reason Google helps you out by providing you the Ultra Chromecast variant at twice the worth and with the one difference it is ready to transmit in 4K.

Chromecast Ultra € 79.00

Whereas Amazon in Italy does not but have a 4K and HDR system, obtainable as an alternative on Amazon.com

All-New Hearth TV with 4K Ultra HD (2017 Edition)

Conclusions:

Contemplating the sale worth of solely € 39.99 in case you are a Prime consumer and the varied prospects of use, including the set up of Kobi, I feel it’s actually a legitimate product that I I might advise you.

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