After the launch of the Fire TV just a few months ago, Amazon has decided to add a new device to their TV lineup. Today the company unveiled the Fire TV Stick, a $39 HDMI dongle designed to compete with both the Chromecast and the Roku Streaming Stick. Just like those devices the Fire TV Stick connects to the back of your TV to stream video and even more.
Powering the stick is a dual-core processor with a full GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. The device comes with its own remote for those who don’t understand controlling your TV with your smartphone. The remote that comes with the Fire TV stick does not support voice search but you do have the option of downloading an app on your smartphone to do this and also the option of buying a remote ($29) to get the functionality.
The Fire TV Stick costs just $39 which in itself is a pretty decent deal, but anyone who is an Amazon Prime member can get the device for only $19 if they order within two days. You can use a free trial of Prime to get the deal if you so choose. Any orders placed will ship on November 19th. We will be comparing this device with the Chromecast and the standard Fire TV when it comes into the office. Stay tuned for that! If you want to get the Fire TV Stick check out the link below.