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This 65-inch Amazon Fire smart TV is $160 off during the Big Spring Sale — here's why it's a great budget TV

You can use Alexa's voice control and stream movies, shows and games from your favourite apps.

I've been using the Amazon Fire TV 65
I've been using the Amazon Fire TV 65" Omni Series smart TV for six months, and here's why I love it.

If you're on the lookout for an upgrade to your entertainment setup without breaking the bank, Amazon Canada's Big Spring Sale has tons of tech deals worth checking out. In my opinion, the highlight of the sale is the 65-inch Amazon Fire TV Omni Series smart TV, now available for $160 off.

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This TV is an entertainment hub, offering a vast selection of streaming services like Netflix, Disney+ and Prime Video. With its user-friendly interface and impressive features, the Amazon Fire TV stands out as a top choice for a budget TV.

But is it the right fit for your home? I tried it out for myself to find out — here's what it's like using this TV daily.

The TV offers a range of features that cater to modern entertainment needs.

$840 at Amazon

Review: 65-inch Amazon Fire TV Omni Series smart TV

📺 Picture quality

Movies look fantastic with the 4K, Dolby Vision (enhanced picture quality) and other features enhancing the picture quality. You get vibrant colors, solid contrast and the 4K is crisp. For the HDR aficionados, the Amazon Fire TV might fall short when it comes to peak brightness and color range. However, for the price point, I find the quality of the picture perfect, especially if you're watching something in 4K.

  • Amazon Fire TV 65" Omni Series 4K UHD smart TV

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🔆 Brightness and glare

This TV performs well in a bright room. Many TVs struggle with glare, but this one maintains clear visibility, which is a plus. I have three huge windows right next to it, and I'm able to watch TV with no problem in daytime.

🏠 Smart home & tech

The hands-free Alexa feature is genuinely convenient. Controlling your TV with voice commands is more useful than you might think, from changing channels to playing the next episode of your favorite show — especially if you like to have the TV on while doing chores around the house. Plus, the focus on privacy, with the ability to disconnect the microphone, is reassuring.

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Amazon Fire TV 65" Omni Series 4K UHD smart TV review rating

If you're not into the high tech, the classic remote control has simplified buttons to get you to your favourite apps, like Netflix, faster. The TV also has four HDMI ports, which is great if you want to plug in a Google Chrome, an XBox, a PC or another console.

🕹️ Response time

If you're into sports or gaming, this might not be the best pick. The response time can detract from fast-paced scenes, and the 60Hz refresh rate doesn't compete with some other TVs that offer smoother frame rates. However, for casual TV watching and cozy movie nights, there's no lagging when selecting content, pausing or rewinding.

🎨 Design

I love how sleek the TV is for its price point. It's thin from the side so it doesn't stick out from the wall much. I used the PERLESMITH Full Motion TV Wall Mount (also now on sale on Amazon), and it was perfectly compatible with the 65" Amazon Fire TV.

When you look at the TV head-on, you only see the picture (the frame is about three millimetres), giving you the perfect movie experience. If you prefer the TV standing, it comes with two sleek gunmetal black legs that won't take up too much space on your media unit.

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Amazon Fire TV 65" Omni Series 4K UHD smart TV review rating

🍿 Content

With a boatload of movies and shows ready to stream, you're not running out of content anytime soon. The TV comes with already installed apps for Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Crave and more. It is also constantly suggesting what to watch next based on what you like — a big win if you're a Prime subscriber, but if you're not, the emphasis on Amazon Prime content could be overwhelming.

📢 Ads

While the interface is incredibly user-friendly and well thought-out, it is laden with ads for Prime Video content. It's something to consider if you prefer a more streamlined, less commercial-heavy user experience.

💬 What other reviewers say

Amazon's TV was reviewed by more than 3,400 buyers, who rated it 4.4 stars. One shopper wrote "it works beautifully, looks fabulous," adding they have "no complaints whatsoever about the TV, the set up was a breeze, the picture looks great, the price was perfect." Another said the "built quality is great for the price, even if it's mostly plastic, it doesn't feel cheap."

One pointed out "the screen is too reflective," and the TV had troubles being fully compatible with their LG soundbar. "I liked the TV enough that I'm willing to go without a sound bar," they added, however. The buyer also said the ads, though "not incredibly intrusive," can be annoying. "If you don't have Prime, I imagine it would be an irritant given how hard it's pushed," they wrote.

🔥 Would I buy it again?

The Amazon Fire TV 65" Omni Series is a great choice for an affordable flat-screen TV with smart features. Especially now that it's on sale for $840 during Amazon's Big Spring Sale, it's worth the buy. Users who are deeply integrated with Alexa and Amazon Prime will love the smart features and wide selection of content. It punches above its weight compared to my previous TV at the same price point.

  • Amazon Fire TV 65" Omni Series 4K UHD smart TV

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More TVs on sale on Amazon — up to 30% off

If the 65" Amazon Fire TV isn't the right fit for you, there are dozens of smart flat-screen TVs now available with the Big Spring Sale — some are even 30% off. Here are my top picks.

With its vivid 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, HLG, and Dolby Digital Plus, this 55" TV promises to deliver a clearer and more vibrant picture.

$460 at Amazon

This TV is so thin it blends into the background with an almost invisible bezel. When you're not watching TV, it can display photos and paintings to blend in with your space.

$2,198 at Amazon

This 40-inch Fire TV gives you quick access to live TV, games, and music, and lets you stream content from your favourite apps like Netflix and Prime Video. It's perfect for smaller spaces. 

$290 at Amazon

Hisense-built technologies boost colour, contrast, brightness and motion. This TV also has a built-in Fire TV, allowing you to experience the benefits of Amazon's user-friendly interface. 

$568 at Amazon

The TCL TV boasts 4K ultra HD resolution and motion enhancement technologies for great clarity. It's also integrated with Google TV, offering hands-free voice control. 

$699 at Amazon

This large TV promises true-to-life picture quality with a "dazzling" 4K resolution. It offers the easy-to-use Samsung Smart TV Hub, where you can find your favourite shows, movies and apps. 

$898 at Amazon

If you're looking for a smaller TV, look no further. This 32-inch promises HD 720p resolution, and enhanced audio with Dolby Digital Audio tech. It has two HDMI ports, making it the perfect choice for a gaming console or office TV. 

$200 at Amazon

For those looking for a sharp and colorful picture, this LG is the perfect choice. It supports Netflix, Disney +, Amazon Video and promises a lifelike viewing experience.

$895 at Amazon

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