Amazon has just announced the Fire TV Stick, a streaming device designed to compete with the likes of Chromecast. Priced at $39, the Stick plugs into a TV’s HDMI port. Also Read - iPhone 13 gets a major discount on Amazon, Flipkart: Check price, offers
Amazon claims that the Stick is four times as powerful than Google’s Chromecast, with twice as much memory, and four times as much internal storage. It also has a dual-core processor, and a remote to control the device. That remote won’t support voice search, though if you are fan of that feature, you can either use the Fire TV Remote App for Android, or buy another remote which is being sold separately. Unlike Chromecast, the Fire TV Stick is a full-fledged steaming device that doesn’t require a “casting” media to beam the content. Also Read - Mother's Day 2022: Best tech gifts under Rs 5,000
The device sports the same interface as the Fire TV. Which means, a user will get access to Prime Streaming in addition to streaming services including YouTube, Hulu, HBO GO, Pandora, Watch ESPN among others. Users will also be able to play games on it, though it will require them to buy a game controller, which is being sold separately. Also Read - How to change language in Amazon app
The Fire TV Stick is now available for pre-order. If you’re Prime subscriber, you can avail a $20 discount. It will go on sale from November in the US.