Amazon has launched a new product that is in the same category of Chromecast , it is the Fire TV Stick a HDMI stick that offers twice the power and at very similar price. In fact, Amazon never tires of comparing both devices on the official website of their product and is undoubtedly trendsetter with the Chromecast.
To compare is not a problem with their product Fire TV Stick directly from Google, falls into the same category but also has value added, includes a remote control that can be used as a control for video and accompanying iOS apps (in development) and Android that allows you to use voice commands and is compatible with the Voice of Fire TV Remote for $ 30 more.
The Fire TV Stick has the normal functions of any HDMI Stick: doubles the screen of your smartphone or tablet to share photos and videos, stream music from various services like Spotify and Pandora. The important thing is that it is a versatile device since it supports both iOS and Android , giving you even more advantage over other options.
Technical Specifications of Fire TV Stick
- WiFi with dual antenna (MIMO) supports 802.11a / b / g / n.
- 28155 Capri Broadcom CPU, dual-core (ARM A9).
- VideoCore4 GPU.
- Bluetooth 3.0.
- 8 GB of internal memory.
- 1 GB of RAM.
In the area of hardware must recognize that if it exceeds the Chromecast, although we know that Google also is preparing a second version , the battle to seize the TVs get even better.
Price and Availability
The Fire TV Stick is available in pre-sale, costs only four US dollars more than the Chromecast, ie, for $ 39 US dollars could be yours (plus shipping, of course). If you are a subscriber to Amazon Prime you could buy it for a limited time for $ 19 US dollars.
Will the Fire TV Stick overtake Chromecast Sticks and other HDMI?