Introducing Fire TV Stick: The Most Powerful Streaming Media Stick—Just $39
|Powerful hardware—dual-core processor, 2x the memory of Chromecast, dual-band, dual-antenna (MIMO) Wi-Fi, and exclusive features like ASAP for instant streamingBest of both worlds: included remote control means simple and easy navigation, plus you can use your phone as a remote with the free mobile app that includes voice searchSimple and easy to use—features Amazon Fire TV’s award-winning user interface—just plug it in and you’re ready to stream in minutes
Vast selection of the most popular video and music services, including Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, NBA Game Time, Prime Music, Pandora, Spotify, and more for instant access to shows like Transparent, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Game of Thrones, and The Wire—plus the largest selection of movies and TV episodes to rent or buy from Amazon Instant Video
Fling or mirror content from your phone or tablet directly to Fire TV Stick
For two days only: as a thank you to new and existing Prime members, Fire TV Stick is just $19
SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 27, 2014– (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Less than seven months ago, Amazon introduced Amazon Fire TV, and it quickly became the best-selling streaming media box on Amazon. Today, Amazon is bringing the same experience customers love about Amazon Fire TV—ease of use, great performance, and vast selection—to a smaller and even more affordable device. Introducing Fire TV Stick, a small stick that connects to the HDMI port on your HDTV for instant access to movies, TV shows, music, photos, apps, and games. Fire TV Stick is just $39 and is available for pre-order starting today at www.amazon.com/fire-tv-stick and will ship November 19. As a thank you to new and existing Prime members, Fire TV Stick is available for two days only for just $19 on Amazon.com.“Fire TV Stick is the most powerful streaming media stick available—a dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage, dual-band and dual-antenna Wi-Fi, included remote control, voice search with our free mobile app, easy set-up, an open ecosystem, and exclusive features like ASAP for instant streaming,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder and CEO. “The team has packed an unbelievable amount of power and selection into an incredible price point—Fire TV Stick is just $39.”
Fire TV Stick delivers instant access to a vast selection of content, including the most popular video and music services such as Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, NBA Game Time, Twitch, SHOWTIME ANYTIME, Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, Vevo, Plex, A&E, PBS, PBS KIDS, WATCH Disney Channel, YouTube.com, and more. The number of video services and games available on Amazon Fire TV has tripled in just seven months, with more services and games being added every week. You can also rent or purchase over 200,000 movies and TV episodes from Amazon Instant Video, which has the world’s largest selection of videos to rent or buy, including new releases and blockbusters.
Amazon Fire TV Stick features:
Fire TV Stick is not a gadget—it’s a seamlessly integrated service that brings together the features customers expect from Amazon, including:
Fire TV Stick is available starting today for just $39—order at www.amazon.com/fire-tv-stick. As a thank you to Prime members, Fire TV Stick is available for two days only for just $19 on Amazon.com. Customers who are new to Prime can sign up for a free trial and also receive this special price.
You can also choose to upgrade to the Amazon Fire TV Voice Remote for $29.99.
Eligible customers get a free 30-day trial of Netflix and Amazon Prime when they purchase Fire TV Stick.
Amazon made a surprise announcement this morning by introducing the Fire TV Stick, its latest entry into the world of streaming media.
Apparently Fire TV, which was introduced earlier this year, was a success for Amazon as it has introduced a successor dubbed the the Fire TV Stick. Where the Fire TV was obviously meant to take on other set top boxes such as the Apple TV and Roku, the Fire TV Stick is clearly designed to take on the Chromecast and Roku Streaming Stick. While the Amazon page for the Fire TV Stick does mention the Roku competitor, it is pretty clearly aimed primarily at the Chromecast and mentions frequently that it has four times the flash storage of the Google device, and twice the RAM.
The Fire TV Stick sports a Broadcom processor, 8GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, dual-band & dual-antenna Wi-Fi for 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, 720p and 1080p output at up to 60fps and will support a host of televisions from various manufacturers. And while the remote for the Fire TV Stick doesn’t have the microphone for voice search that we saw on the original Fire TV, it will support it if you wish to pick one up or you can just use the free app to take advantage of the search capability.
As for the streaming services the Fire TV Stick will support, all of the usual suspects are here – minus HBO Go at this time – but clearly the focus will be on Amazon’s own ecosystem of digital wares. You’ll have full access to Prime Instant Video along with all of the movies and television episodes that the retailer sells.
Pre-orders are being accepted now for the Fire TV Stick with it launching on Nov. 19. It will retail for $39, only $4 more than the Chromecast, but if you’re an Amazon Prime member you can pick it up for just $19 today and tomorrow only. At that price, it’s pretty difficult to say no to.