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Amazon Fire TV Stick Now Shipping, Is “Fastest Selling Amazon Device Ever”

by Todd Haselton | November 19, 2014November 19, 2014 7:30 am PDT

The Amazon Fire TV Stick, a new HDTV dongle and Chromecast competitor that was introduced in October, begins shipping to customers today. And apparently there are a lot of customers waiting for their devices, because Amazon also revealed that the Fire TV Stick is the “fastest-selling Amazon device ever.”

“We built a ton of these, but customer demand still outpaced our supply,” Amazon Devices senior vice president David Limp said. “We’re excited by the overwhelming customer response and the team is working hard to build more as quickly as possible.”

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a $39 dongle that plugs into your television’s HDMI port and provides access to streaming content from Netflix, Amazon Instant Prime Video, Hulu Plus, SHOWTIME, Pandora, YouTube and more, in addition to access to TV and movie rental options.

Amazon said it’s still selling the device, despite a lack of supply, and that orders will be fulfilled on a first-come first-serve basis.

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Fastest-selling Amazon device ever 

Fire TV Stick brings access to 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 TransparentHouse of Cards,Orange is the New BlackGame of Thrones, and The Wire—plus the largest selection of movies and TV episodes to rent or buy from Amazon Instant Video

 SEATTLE—November 19, 2014—(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon announced that Fire TV Stick, the fastest-selling Amazon device ever, started shipping today. Customers can order at www.amazon.com/fire-tv-stick; new orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

 “Fire TV Stick has been our most successful device launch ever,” said Dave Limp, Senior Vice President, Amazon Devices. “We built a ton of these, but customer demand still outpaced our supply. We’re excited by the overwhelming customer response and the team is working hard to build more as quickly as possible.”

Fire TV Stick is a small stick that connects to the HDMI port on your HDTV for instant access to movies, TV shows, music, photos, apps, and games. It features a dual-core processor, 2x the memory of Chromecast, dual-band, dual-antenna (MIMO) Wi-Fi, and exclusive features like ASAP for instant streaming. Plus, it comes with a remote control for simple and easy navigation. You can also use the free Fire TV Remote App for Fire phone, Android phones, and coming soon to iPhone to search using just your voice.

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. 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.

Fire TV Stick is just $39—customers can order at www.amazon.com/fire-tv-stick to reserve their place in line.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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