The reviews are starting to come in for Amazon’s new Fire TV and the consensus seems to be that it’s… okay.
People really like the voice search (but complain that it’s limited to Amazon and Hulu content). To anyone who has ever tried to search for anything using the Apple TV remote, this makes perfect sense. This is clearly how it should be done, especially if you have a product like Siri…
People also like the gaming functionality, though note that the controller feels cheap. Also something obvious for Apple to add to the Apple TV, though ideally with a much better controlling mechanism.
Overall, sounds pretty “meh” to me. But at $99, I’ll probably pick up one just to try the gaming aspect.
Or do like Boxee did and put a QWERTY keyboard on the back of the remote.