Originally Posted by Brock
I have an Ouya I bought on a whim. Not a bad setup with tons of potential. i dont really play it though, although the emulators with SNES games was fun for a little while.
I ALMOST bought one a few times. Even went to Target to buy one once, but they were sold out. No native Netflix (if you side-load it does it require a touch device??), complaints about the controller, no official remote (others that can be made to work). A great idea that was ALMOST there, I really wanted them to sort out the last few issues and be a long term success.
I view the Amazon Fire TV as a similar concept - Android based gaming and streaming media box. Clearly some big differences, FTV is streaming media first, gaming second. I also really liked Ouya's "every game is free to try" policy which is not the case with FTV. On the plus side (with some negatives tossed in), the Fire TV is an Amazon product so it's going to get far more support.
FWIW, I think the FTV can really hurt Roku. Overall I like Roku better, just bought my wife a Roku Streaming Stick for Mom's day. However, the FTV is Android based which opens up the potential for a gazillion apps (like DroidTV), and Amazon has deep pockets.