Amazon introduces $39 Fire TV stick
October 27, 2014
By Colin Mann
Little more than six months after Amazon introduced Amazon Fire TV, which quickly became the best-selling streaming media box on the e-retailer, it is introducing a smaller and even more affordable device. The Fire TV Stick connects to the HDMI port on an 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 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 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.