Amazon has finally introduced their Amazon Fire TV, where it has been touted to be the easiest, no-brainer method to watch Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, and others on your living room’s big screen TV. With the Fire TV, the adage of not judging a book by its cover applies, except that this is a tiny box that packs quite a big punch.
You will first plug the Amazon Fire TV into your HDTV so that you can gain easy and instant access to Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, SHOWTIME, low-cost video rentals, and others, all the while being able to enjoy photos, music, and games as well right in the comfort of your living room.
Some of the features in Amazon Fire TV include a working voice search – where all you need to do is speak out the name of a movie, TV show, actor, director, or genre into the remote, and you’re good to go. Underneath the hood lies a quad-core processor that has more than 3x the processing power of Apple TV, Chromecast, or Roku 3 as claimed by Amazon, in addition to a dedicated GPU, as well as four times the memory of Apple TV, Chromecast, or Roku 3 for exceptional speed and fluidity.
Your eyes will enjoy stunning 1080p HD video while your ears will perk up thanks to immersive Dolby Digital Plus surround sound. Measuring 0.7” thin, the Amazon Fire TV would be accompanied by a simple and sleek remote control with a built-in microphone. The Amazon Fire TV is available at $99 a pop from today onward. [Press Release]