I have the basic fire stick for a while now and like it but having to use a separate remote for the tv is a little annoying. Now with the new remote that has IR this is an amazing media player, it paired with my 10 year old LG flat screen without a hitch. I run kodi, IPTV, amazon prime video / audio, Netflix and youtube off this thing with no lag and great response time.
I have had other android boxes (paid more for them as well) and the performance on this fire stick is wayyy better. Also the apps i mentioned above are much more user friendly and easy navigate compared to other android boxes.