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Fire TV 3rd Gen vs Fire TV 2nd Gen – Should You Upgrade?

Today I got my hands on the 3rd gen Fire TV. One of the most popular questions I get is should you upgrade to the 3rd gen Fire TV from the 2nd Gen Fire TV.

Well, I could talk about it but showing you is probably the best way to do this. So here is my head to head review of the Fire TV 3rd gen vs the 2nd Gen:

Here are some details from the 3rd gen Fire TV’s Amazon listing

So should you upgrade to the 3rd gen?

If you have an HDR TV I would upgrade to the 3rd gen Fire TV. HDR brings a noticeable improvement in image quality. If you do not own an HDR TV I would not upgrade at this time. The 2nd gen Fire TV is faster and has more features than the cheaper 3rd gen Fire TV does not have.

If I was buying a new Fire TV and you want to use it for streaming videos I would buy the 3rd gen Fire TV. With more TVs adding HDR support I would buy the 3rd gen so you are ready when you upgrade your TV.

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