Powerful hardware—dual-core processor, 2x the memory of Chromecast,
dual-band, dual-antenna (MIMO) Wi-Fi, and exclusive features like ASAP
for instant streaming
Best 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 search
Simple 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, 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
Fling or mirror content from your phone or tablet directly to Fire TV
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 Fire TV Stick (Photo: Business Wire)
“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, 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:
The most powerful streaming media stick—Dual-core processor, 1
GB RAM, and 8 GB storage for fast and fluid navigation and instant
search results. 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.
Simple to set-up and easy to use—Arrives pre-registered so you
can simply plug it in and start streaming in minutes. Features the
same fast and fluid user interface as Amazon Fire TV, with big,
beautiful images and easy-to-discover content.
Includes a remote control—Customers have told us they want to
use a remote control, not just their phones, to watch TV. Now,
everyone in the household can watch movies and TV shows without
borrowing your phone—use the included remote to easily navigate and
discover movies, TV shows, apps, and games.
Free Fire TV Remote App (with Voice Search)—If you prefer to
navigate using your phone as a remote control, the Fire TV Remote App
for Fire phone, Android phones, and coming soon to iPhone, lets you
navigate and manage playback from your phone. The app also features
voice search that actually works—it is powered by the same voice
search engine as Amazon Fire TV, enabling you to simply speak the name
of a movie, TV show, actor, director, or genre into your phone, and
Fast, reliable streaming—Fire TV Stick features dual-band,
dual-antenna Wi-Fi with MIMO for fast and reliable streaming.
Chromecast only has single-band, single-antenna Wi-Fi.
Instant streaming with ASAP—No more waiting for your movies and
TV shows to buffer—ASAP (Advanced Streaming and Prediction) predicts
which movies and TV episodes you’ll want to watch and buffers them for
playback before you even hit play so videos start instantly.
Fling movies and TV shows from your phone or tablet—Fling
movies and TV shows from your Fire tablet or Fire phone to Fire TV
Stick, turning your TV into the primary screen and freeing up your
phone or tablet to provide playback controls, a customized display for
X-Ray, or simply a place to email, browse the web, and more, while you
watch a movie. Fire TV Stick supports standards like DIAL so you can
also fling services like YouTube, Spotify, and coming soon, Netflix,
from your Android phone or iPhone.
Mirror your phone or tablet display—Wirelessly mirror your
tablet display to your Fire TV Stick from Fire tablets, Fire phone,
and Miracast-enabled phones or tablets including devices from
Motorola, Samsung, LG, and Google without any additional apps or
X-Ray for movies and TV shows—Using Second Screen on your Fire
tablet or Fire phone, you can see X-Ray information as your movie or
TV show plays on your TV via Fire TV Stick. See information about cast
and crew, the names of songs as they play, as well as a list of music
in the movie or TV show, trivia items in context with the action on
the screen, and character backstories so you can easily remind
yourself of the character’s history. X-Ray is exclusive to Amazon and
is powered by IMDb.
X-Ray for music—Lyrics display and scroll line-by-line
automatically as the song plays, so you can follow along with songs.
Great for casual gaming—Play your favorite casual games like
Monsters University, Ski Safari, and Flappy Birds Family.
Personal photos and videos—Play slide shows and choose your
favorite album for the screen-saver on Fire TV Stick. Photos or videos
you take on your phone or tablet can be automatically uploaded to
Amazon Cloud Drive, so they appear on your Fire TV Stick.
Fire TV Stick is not a gadget—it’s a seamlessly integrated service that
brings together the features customers expect from Amazon, including:
Whispersync—Amazon’s Whispersync technology saves and
synchronizes your video and music library across all of your devices.
Start watching a movie on your phone or tablet, and when you get home,
pick up where you left off on your TV. For games that support
Whispersync, your place in the game will also sync across devices so
you can always pick up where you left off.
Watch on hundreds of devices—When you buy a movie or TV show on
Amazon, you can watch it on hundreds of devices, including iOS,
Android, and Fire OS devices.
Worry-Free Archive—Automatically backs up your Amazon digital
content in the cloud so you never need to worry about losing your
Top-Rated, World-Class Customer Service—When a customer shops
on Amazon, buys a Fire TV Stick, or buys digital content from Amazon,
they know that they are also getting Amazon’s world-class customer
service. Customers with a Fire HDX tablet or Fire phone can also use
the Mayday button to receive 24x7, free, live, on-device tech support
for all their Amazon devices.
Free Month of Amazon Prime—Amazon continues to invest hundreds
of millions of dollars to bring Prime members new movies, TV shows,
songs, and books to enjoy at no additional cost. Prime members enjoy
unlimited, commercial-free, instant streaming of tens of thousands of
movies and TV episodes with Prime Instant Video. Eligible customers
get a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime when they purchase Fire TV
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
Eligible customers get a free 30-day trial of Netflix and Amazon Prime
when they purchase Fire TV Stick.
Images of Fire TV Stick are available at www.amazon.com/pr/devicesandcontent.
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