Amazon has shot a salvo against Google’s Chromecast and the Roku Stick with the recently announced Fire TV Stick. The HDMI streaming video dongle is presently accessible for preorder for $39, with shipments starting on November 19. Anyhow, present and new members of Amazon Prime can get the Fire TV Stick for simply $19 for the next two days.
Amazon says that the UI of the Fire TV Stick is the same one utilized for its older Fire TV set top box. In addition to its own particular Amazon Prime Video services, it can get access to Netflix, Youtube, Hulu Plus and a lot of other more video and audio services. The extent that the hardware, Amazon says it has a “Dual core processor, 1 GB RAM, and 8 GB internal storage for quick and liquefied navigation and instant search results” alongside “dual band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi with MIMO.” It includes:
Fire TV Stick has 50% more processing power and 2x the memory of Chromecast; it has 6x the processing power, 2x the memory, and 32x the storage of Roku Streaming Stick—this results in faster and more fluid navigation, plus more storage for apps and games. It delivers stunning 1080p HD video and immersive audio with Dolby Digital Plus surround sound. All of this power comes in an incredibly small package—Fire TV Stick is the size of a pack of gum.
Owners can get 30 days of free Amazon Prime service with the purchase of the Fire TV Stick. While it can be controlled with the free remote or the Amazon Fire TV Remote App for Android and Fire tablets, users who want a hardware remote with voice can purchase the optional Fire TV Voice Remote for $29.99. Do you think the Fire TV Stick will be able to compete with similar video dongles?