Review

Amazon Fire TV 43-inch 4-Series 4K UHD Smart TV

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This version does not support hands-free voice control or two-way video calling. If those features interest you, we recommend Fire TV Omni Series.

Certain content, apps, and services may not be in 4K/HDR and may require separate subscriptions.

Amazon Fire TV 4-Series comes with a 1-year limited warranty and a 30-day Amazon Device return policy. Learn more about Amazon Device returns.

A TV experience that's always getting smarter

A TV experience that’s always getting smarter

We’ve built a TV for TV lovers. Amazon Fire TV 4-Series brings 4K Ultra HD entertainment, vivid picture quality, access to more than 1 million movies and TV episodes, and the magic of Alexa to your living room. Just press and ask Alexa to watch what you want, when you want.

Brilliant 4K Ultra HD

Brilliant 4K Ultra HD

Upgrade your entertainment experience with brilliant 4K Ultra HD at up to 60fps. Support for HDR 10 and HLG brings scenes to life with vivid color, brightness, and clarity.

Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote

Control your TV and compatible speakers or soundbar with the same remote. Press and ask Alexa to easily find, launch, and control your content. You can even ask Alexa to check the weather, update you on sports scores, or tell you a joke.

All-in-one entertainment

From an easy-to-use home screen, get to your favorite apps, cable, satellite, video games, Luna, live TV, and more. Fire TV 4-Series gives you access to over 1 million movies and TV episodes. Watch favorites with subscriptions to Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, Disney+, HBO Max, Peacock, IMDb TV, Pluto TV, Tubi, Paramount+, and others.

Subscriptions fees may apply for certain apps and services.

Smart—and always getting smarter

Fire TV is always adding new Alexa skills, features, smart home capabilities, and voice functionality. You can ask Alexa to do things like dim the lights or show the front door camera without interrupting your show. You can use AirPlay to share videos, photos music and more from your compatible iPhone or iPad to your Fire TV 4-Series. Compatible devices sold separately. Learn more about compatible smart home devices.

Build your
home theater

Creating an immersive home theater has never been easier. Now with Alexa Home Theater, you can wirelessly pair Echo speakers using the Alexa app, or connect a soundbar or an AV receiver to the eARC port or Bluetooth. Enjoy the high-quality audio from your devices for movies and gaming, or music with subscriptions to Amazon Music, Spotify, Sirius XM, and more. See a list of compatible Echo speakers.

Technical details

Fire TV 4-Series 43”

Resolution

3840 x 2160

Display resolution

4K UHD

High Dynamic Range (HDR) format

HDR 10, HLG

Backlight type

Direct LED

Refresh rate

60 Hz

Screen size

43”

Viewable display size

42.5”

HDMI ports

3 HDMI 2.0 + 1 HDMI 2.1 with eARC

Ethernet

1 Ethernet port

USB

1 USB port

IR device control with included Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote

The included Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote can control certain functions, such as power and volume, on a wide range of compatible IR-enabled devices, soundbars, and A/V receivers. Note: Certain functions may not be available on some IR-enabled devices.

Voice support

Yes, with Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote (included) or the free Fire TV app (available for download on Fire OS, Android, and iOS).

Audio support

Dolby Digital Plus with passthrough of Dolby-encoded audio

Audio power

8W + 8W

OS

Fire TV OS

Product size without stand

38.1” x 22.3” x 3.5”

Weight (without stand)

15.5 (lb)

Bezel size (mm)

10.9 mm

Front finish

Black plastic

Distance between TV legs

31.8”

SKU number

4K43N400A

VESA Wall Mount Standard

300 mm x 300 mm

Accessibility features

VoiceView screen reader enables access to the vast majority of Fire TV features for users who are blind or visually impaired. Screen magnifier enables viewers to zoom in and out, and pan around the screen. Text Banner consolidates onscreen text into a compact, customizable banner that appears on the screen. Watch videos and TV shows with closed captioning displayed. Use Audio Description for verbal descriptions of what is happening on the screen, including physical actions, facial expressions and scene changes. Captions and audio descriptions are not available for all content. You can also listen to Fire TV with compatible Bluetooth headphones. Learn more about accessibility for Fire TV.

Content availability

Certain apps and services are subject to change or withdrawal at any time, may not be available in all areas and languages, and may require separate subscriptions.

Connectivity

Wifi or Ethernet

Digital Optical Audio Output

1 Digital Optical Audio Port

Warranty and service

1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 3-Year and 4-Year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Fire TV is subject to the terms found here.

Included in the box

Fire TV 4-Series 43”, Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote, power cord, 2 AAA batteries, 4 screws, TV stand (2 legs), Quick Start Guide.

Software security updates

This device receives guaranteed software security updates until at least four years after the device is last available for purchase as a new unit on our websites. Learn more about these software security updates. If you already own a Fire TV, visit Manage Your Content and Devices for information specific to your device.

Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote

Size

38.2 x 157.7 x 17.1 mm

Weight

51 g (without batteries)

Batteries

2 AAA required (included)

Technology

Bluetooth 5.0

Compatibility

Fire TV 4-Series and Fire TV Omni Series

Features & Specifications

  • All your entertainment in one place - Watch live and free TV, play video games, and stream music.
  • Watch what you want - Stream over 1 million movies and TV episodes. Watch favorites with subscriptions to Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, and more.
  • Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote - Press and ask to find favorite apps, movies, and shows, plus check the weather, sports scores, and more.
  • Smart and always getting smarter - Fire TV adds new Alexa skills, features, smart home capabilities, and voice functionality all the time.
  • Brilliant 4K entertainment - Bring movies and shows to life with support for vivid 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, HLG, and Dolby Digital Plus.
  • Connect all your devices - Use the 3 HDMI inputs to connect to cable or satellite and video game consoles. The HDMI eARC lets you add audio equipment for enhanced sound.
  • Scenes that leap off the screen - 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, and HLG deliver a clearer and more vibrant picture with brighter colors compared to 1080p Full HD.

Pros & Cons

Pros

So Far, So Good. I'm happy and impressed with it. TV came well packaged and was easy to set up. Which is to be expected as Amazon is just slapping their FireTV OS guts and some branding on some TVs. But they still managed to get that Amazon feel across in the design and the accessories. I will say it would've been nice if they included an ethernet cable but I guess those saved pennies help their space program or something. Everything you need to get started is there with that minimalist Amazon appeal though. I was unpackaged, plugged in, and powered on in minutes. Set up was a breeze after waiting for an update to download and install. If you're familiar with any of the Fire TV Sticks or other Amazon devices, everything here is familiar. I'm neck deep in the Amazon environment from Recast to Fire Sticks so this was an easy choice to take a flyer on. And yes, Recast works on this TV. So to the dozens of us that use it, worry not. The new Fire remote is handy and adds the extra stuff you need for full control of a TV while still being simple. Settings, channel up and down, Live TV, etc. are all there. I'm not the biggest fan of branded app buttons at the bottom of the remote as things go away and get renamed, but the more buttons the merrier. I'm sure they can be rebound to other apps. The introductory price of the 50" was too good to pass up. But I will say all the regular prices are just high enough to not be complete bargains. I imagine modest discounts will come occasionally and will be well worth considering. And to be fair, these aren't bare minimum or cheap TVs. You get some real bang for your buck. Above average picture quality and honestly the best "smart" integration I've seen in a TV. I know they added one "premium" feature of Dolby Vision to the two largest options of the OMNI series but I do wish they would've made a model with a few more bells and whistles. Especially ones geared towards "gamers" and their consoles. 120hz, VRR, stuff like that. Would've been a riskier business choice I suppose. I was shopping for a bedroom and 65" or 75" was just too big and DV wasn't enough of an allure. But for an introductory line of TVs I think they struck the right balance of options in the two lines and prices points. I'm not a hands free voice user, so I didn't mind choosing the more budget friendly 4-Series line. And again, the introductory price on the 50" was a great deal. Borderline steal. I'm very satisfied. Back to the OS and its spectacular integration; It boots up quickly and is always one home button, button click away no matter what you're doing or which input you're on. Everything is snappy and loads quickly. Apple+, PS5, Prime Video, PLEX, Recast, etc. have all been tested and work/look great. There's enough picture options to dial things in to your liking. I liked that Dynamic Backlight was off, but disappointed that Action Smoothing was cranked. But that's me. You can adjust the picture settings for each input. AND for each individual app! Which is pretty amazing and useful. The TV did have input lag with the PS5 out of the box. One of the picture settings like MPEG filter or something was the culprit, but there is a dedicated "game" profile in the picture settings presets that solved everything. I could see this being a small oversight that leads to a couple unhappy experiences (UPDATE: The TV received an update after launch that fixed this and it 'should' choose the "game" profile automatically now). All the options you need are there to solve things though. I can't wait to explore the nooks and crannies of this thing more. I definitely think they integrated the Fire OS directly to the TV really really well. Big thumbs up to Amazon on their first run with these branded TVs.

Directv customers remote issue. I don't have any complaints. This TV is awesome (so far). I just wanted to let DirecTV customers know that if you are having issues programing your remote and can't find the Brand name of the TV in options, it is called TCL. That option will work if you need to program your remote. TV is amazing. Picture quality is awesome. Everything is in working order. Very happy customer 😊

Great value on a great TV. I took a chance and I ordered this when it was announced and received it when it was released. It was well packaged. Unpacking and setup was very easy. I put it on a stand, so I needed t attach the included legs (4 screws, no biggie) which give the TV solid steady support. It took about 15 minutes for the TV to download and install all the available software updates once I connected it to our home WiFi. As a longtime Amazon Firestick users on my not-smart TVs, the interface for 4-Series is familiar and intuitive, as is the remote. The picture is pretty amazing. Very clear and bright, and highly customizable. The sound through the built in speakers is fine, but if you want more of a theatre experience you'll want to add speakers or a soundbar. I still have, and like, cable TV (I know, I'm a dinosaur) but switching to the HDMI input for the cable box is a no brainer -- either from a selection on the home screen or by asking Alexa. I can easily get to all my content and have an easy to use experience and great picture quality. Can't ask for much more than that. My only quibble, and it wasn't enough to remove a star from my rating, is the remote. I wish it was backlit, since I'm usually watching in a dark room. Also, the remote comes preconfigured with buttons for Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+, none of which I use (Amazon Prime, HBO Max, and Showtime meet my streaming needs). It would be nice to be able to customize those buttons for quick access to services I actually use. But it's not a biggie. It's a very good TV at a good price, especially if you catch it on sale. Recommended.

Cons

Dear Amazon: PLEASE update the software’s System Settings menu with an option to disable the blue standby light when the TV powered off—I cannot tell you how irritating it is to have to unplug the TV every time I want to sleep in a room devoid of that glaring blue light. Do that and this one-star review becomes a five. Thanks! P.S. The TV is pretty great otherwise, especially for the price.

Absolutely disgusted with Xrated content. I am absolutely disgusted that my child’s TV has this on it and is unable to be removed this has nothing to do with any app or previously watched programming in our history. Amazon can not fix this issue I’d be surprised if this review is removed as I didn’t read one prior to purchasing yet online is everywhere with this issue

Disappointed in Delivery. I ordered a 55 inch Fire TV and was very much excited to open it so plugged it and So disappointed to see a broken screen and realized it's not worth it to order it online during the holiday season. So I will try to return it and apply for a refund.

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