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FireTV feature is not worth it
Reviewed in the United States on June 9, 2019
Being a fan of FireTv devices and our old television burning out, this seemed to make sense.
When we first got the unit, it worked as expected. Started noticing some glitches during the first month, like screen freezes, lost signals, and the occasional flickering. It wasn't clear if the TV or the cable service was to blame for these issues.
Then it became clear; the TV would completely crash and reboot whenever using apps like Hulu or Netflix. Watching cable or local channels were fine, but anytime an app was used to view/stream video from the internet, the TV would eventually crash. (Especially during camera panning or quick action scenes.)
I have three other FireTV devices, not built into a TV set, and we have never had this issue. So I'm guessing they made this TV as cheap as possible with an inferior memory/chipset that can't handle the workload. It's clear the TV works fine for cable/antenna viewing, but the functions as a FireTV are not there.
So now, to avoid the crashes, I attached an old FireTV box via HDMI cable. No crashes since I did that. We avoid using the built-in FireTV as much as possible.
Bottom line: If you want this TV because of the FireTV option - you can do better. We would have done better purchasing a standard HDTV without the built-in FireTV -- and then attach the old FireTV unit to that.