Top critical review
Dumbed down hardware of US version.
July 20, 2018
Works ALMOST as expected. I have firesticks w/ Alexa from the US and I agree with other reviewers that this one we (Canadians) got are probably what amazon has left in stock of the older models.
The remote is a far cry from the high quality plastic, design and build of the us version. Even the spring for the battery is higher end on the US version.
As for the stick itself, 30min into the install and I already experienced freezing on opening recently installed apps. Which I never got from the US versions after a year of having them. There are also a LOT LOT more content on the US version screen (although useless as it does not work on thjs side of the border).
And did I mention it froze opening recently installed apps (A&E, etc)?? Good thing I got it Prime days for $30 or I would be cursing a lot.. so just cursing mildly right now at amazon....