Amazon introduces Fire TV Stick, a $39 streaming stick

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Months after introducing the Fire TV, an Android-based streaming box, Amazon has introduced Fire TV Stick, the company’s first streaming stick and the competitor of Google Chromecast stick. It connects to the HDMI port on HDTV and uses USB port for Power, similar to Chromecast so that you can stream content such as movies, TV shows, music, photos, apps, and games from Amazon content library, mirror your phone or a tablet and automatically upload photos or videos to Amazon Cloud Drive.

Amazon Fire TV Stick

It can also be used to play games from the Amazon Store which has a catalog of over 200 games. It supports Amazon Fire Game Controller and is compatible with Nyko PlayPad Pro and other Bluetooth controllers. It has 50% more processing power, 2x the memory and has Dual band/Dual antenna (MIMO) compared to Google Chromecast.

Highlights and specifications of Amazon Fire TV Stick

  • Dual-core (Broadcom Capri 28155) processor with VideoCore4 GPU, 1GB RAM, and 8GB storage
  • Arrives pre-registered so you can simply plug it in and start streaming in minutes.
  • Same user interface as Amazon Fire TV
  • Can stream 720p and 1080p content up to 60fps
  • Remote control (available separately) to easily navigate and discover movies, TV shows, apps, and games.
  • Free Fire TV Remote App with Voice Search to use your phone as a remote control
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n (dual-antenna) with MIMO
  • Fling movies and TV shows from your phone or tablet and mirror your phone or tablet display
  • X-Ray for movies and TV shows and music

The Amazon Fire TV Stick costs $39 and is available for pre-order starting today and will ship November 19. For new and existing Prime members it will be available for just $19 for the next two days. The Voice remote is available for $29.99.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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