Amazon Launches Chromecast-like Fire TV Stick for USD 39

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Amazon has launched a new Fire TV device compete with Google’s Chromecast, designed to stream music, video and games on TV sets and that plugs into a TV’s HDMI Port. Fire TV Stick is available for pre order now at USD 39 and goes on sale from November 19. It offers the same experience as full Fire TV which was released back in April. Below is a comparison chart created by Amazon

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The newly launched device comes with 8GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, powered by a dual-core processor and dual-band Wi-Fi, controlled by a remote or an interface that ships with it as well as by companion app to perform voice search. The app is currently available for Android Users and an iOS app is in Progress.

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Fire TV Stick will be able to access Amazon’s own video-on-demand and music services, as well as Netflix, Hulu Plus, Vimeo, YouTube etc,  for video and Vevo, TuneIn, Spotify and Pandora for music. Twitch, the games video-streaming service that Amazon is buying for almost USD 1 billion, will also be supported by the Fire TV Stick.

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