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Fire Stick Sucks (literally.)
August 10, 2018
So, my Fire Stick died tonight. I came on here to check my purchase date - Dec. 15, 2017. I'm not really even sad about this. I have actually fantasized about the day this happens, so that I can replace the dreaded device with a Roku (of which I also own one unit.)
Just a few things that led me to despise the Fire Stick:
-It constantly downloads, even when you're not using it. There isn't a way to turn this feature off, so if you're like me and your internet isn't the greatest, it'll suck and suck and suck your bandwith. We have to unplug the dang thing when we play online games, because it will literally drive our ping up into the 1000s. Unplug the Stick, ping back down to 20. Hm.
- It's been buggy and sluggish since day one. The voice remote sometimes responds right away, sometimes pushing it will make the Stick crash. Netflix constantly crashes. Sometimes it takes over 5 mins to boot up the device. What a fun surprise!
- The remote randomly unpairs itself from the Stick. This is a real pain.
- They did away with the YouTube app, and they don't support Crunchyroll.
In short, I won't be shedding any tears for this thing. I'll have the husband dig a shallow, unmarked grave in the backyard by the moonlight and cut my losses.
Normally I love your stuff, Amazon, but this one was a real bummer.