Here's why the Fire TV is getting badly beaten by Roku, Apple TV and Android boxes. But this could soon change.
1. The biggest problem with the Fire TV is storage, it only has 8GB available for file storage. And there is only 5GB available after the OS is installed. With included space for cache. Once the onboard memory gets filled, it slows to a crawl and becomes basically unusable.
2. Amazon Bloatware. This is another reason there is so little memory left. Amazon's prime purpose for existing is to sell you stuff. And with this in mind, they loaded the Fire TV with every little trick they could think of to get you to buy content from them.
3. There are much better Android boxes available that will give you a better bang for your buck. Yes, the Fire TV when found on sale is pretty affordable. But if the user experience is terrible, you've wasted your money.
But the new Fire TV Stick 4K Max is something else altogether. For $35, you get an improved box that matches the performance of streamers, costing several times more. Want to make it even better? Add Firestick Debloat Tool + Wolf Launcher.
This will help get rid of some of the Amazon bloat. And improve its performance even more. This is Amazon's best Fire TV yet and worth getting if you can find it on sale.