If you are looking for a powerful streaming option at a great price, you need to check into the Amazon Fire TV Stick for about $35 at Amazon, $45 with the voice remote option. The Fire TV Stick connects easily to your TV’s HDMI port. You can view over 4,000 channels, apps, and games including access to over 250,000 TV episodes and movies on Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO NOW, Hulu, and other services.
Want to finally cut the cable cord? With Amazon Fire TV Stick you can watch live TV on NBC News, NBA, and Sling TV, which includes ESPN, CNN, HGTV, AMC, A&E, Cartoon Network, and many more. It has 4 times the storage capacity and 2 times the memory of Chromecast, plus a dual-core processor and 1 GB of memory.
With the Amazon Fire TV Stick there is no more buffering, and it quickly learns what Amazon Video movies and shows you like so they start instantly on your tv. It’s portable so you can bring the Fire TV Stick with you to watch all you shows away from home, even in hotels and dorm rooms.
Millions of songs are available to stream on Fire TV Stick through Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Spotify. You can also access your entire Amazon Music Library, so you can enjoy any albums and songs you’ve previously purchased. Amazon Prime membership offers access to Prime Music, which includes Prime Playlists, and ad-free listening to over a million songs.
Photos or videos that you take on your phone or tablet can be automatically uploaded to Amazon Drive, so they appear on your HDTV. You can download the Fire TV Remote App to instantly search TV shows, movies, actors, and genres using just your voice—no more typing with your remote to find what you want. You can also easily launch apps by saying things like “Open Netflix”.
Some technical specifications on the Amazon Fire TV Stick:
The Fire stick is 3.3 x 1.0 x 0.5 inches in size and weighs 0.9 oz.
It has a Broadcom, Dual-core processore, 2xARM A9 up to 1 GHz
GPU is VideoCore4
Storage is 8 GB internal
Memory is 1 GB
Wi-Fi Connectivity is : Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO); supports 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi networks.
Bluetooth 3.0 with support for the following profiles: HID, SPP
The Amazon Fire TV Stick was reviewed briefly in an earlier post about Streaming Media Players