Amazon has announced the all new Fire TV, Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote along with Fire Tablet. Amazon Fire TV is priced at US 99.99 (Rs. 6,590) and will ship from October 5, 2015. The Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote carries price-tag of US$ 49.99 (Rs. 3,300) and ships from October 22, 2015.
Amazon Fire TV Specifications, Features
It has dimensions of 115 x 115 x 17.8 mm and weighs 270 Grams. The all new Amazon Fire TV supports 4K Ultra HD videos along with 1080p streams delivered using High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) from Amazon Video, Netflix, Hulu etc. The HEVC is 2 times more efficient and utilizes lesser bandwidth.
The Amazon Fire TV comes with MediaTek Quad-core up to 2 Ghz, Dual-core @ 2.0 GHz + Dual-core @ 1.6 GHz coupled with PowerVR GX6250 GPU. It has 5 times more the processing power than the latest gen Roku and 8 times powerful than chromecast.
It has 2GB RAM, 8GB Internal storage memory and is further expandable up to 128GB using MicroSD card. It has DC Jack, HDMI Output Port, 10/100 Ethernet and USB 2.0 port. The Amazon Fire TV supports Dolby Audio, 5.1 Surround Sound, 2 channel stereo, HDMI Audio pass throw up 7.1.
In terms of connectivity, it supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual Antenna Wi-FI (MIMO), Dual Band, Bluetooth V4.0, etc. It supports all the major audio / Image formats as well.
Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote Feature
The Fire TV Stick has dimensions of 84.9 x 25 x 11.5 mm and weighs 25.1 Grams. It is powered by 1GHz Dual Core Broadcom 2xARM processor and has VideoCore4 GPU inside. The Chipset is backed by 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage space.
It supports Wi-Fi (MIMO) 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual Antenna, Dual Band, Bluetooth V3.0 etc. The device also supports Dolby Audio 5.1 surround sound with 2Ch stereo, HDMI audio pass through up to 7.1.
Amazon has also integrated “Alexa” a cloud based assistant that enables voice-enabled remote control to find TV Shows and movies, weather reports etc.