Amazon Fire TV streaming media device doubles as gaming console

Amazon Fire TV

There is some stiff competition coming Apple, ChromeCast and Roku’s way as Amazon has announced a 1080p video streaming device that doubles as a gaming console. Amazon Fire TV runs on Android OS, boasts-off quad-core processor and 2GB RAM; making it three times faster than its competitors with the ability to play content from Netflix, Disney, YouTube, ESPN and many more sources; instantly out of the box. As for the gaming thing, a separate gamepad can be purchased to enjoy casual gaming from Amazon’s own game library that will have dirt cheap games from companies like Sega, EA and Disney.

Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV remote with voice recognition

The remote control of Fire TV works via Bluetooth and has a microphone so that the user can search for content just by voice commands. And for an immersive movie watching experience, Amazon has integrated Internet Movie Database (IMDB) that provides details about the film, actors and individual scenes.

Amazon Fire TV IMDB integration

Amazon Fire TV IMDB integration

Other than that the video streaming device will have X-Ray integration that allows access to information on what you’re watching on Fire HDX tablet which is a kid-friendly version of FreeTime and a photo interface. As for music, Fire TV will have music streaming capabilities starting next month.

Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV will cost $99 and if you want to get the dedicated Fire gaming controller then it will set you back $40. The games will cost around $1.85 on average.

Amazon Fire TV

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