Amazon Unveils Fire TV Set-Top Box


Amazon has launched Fire TV, a $99 HDTV set-top box, that pegs the retail giant in competition with players like Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast.

Fire TV, will let users watch content from Amazon’s video library on their televisions. Consumers can access videos from sites like Netflix and Hulu Plus, and listen to music with Amazon MP3, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn, among other services. Fire TV will also let users play games like Minecraft; the average price of paid games being $1.85. 

Jeff Bezos (Founder and CEO, Amazon): Tiny box, huge specs, tons of content, incredible price—people are going to love Fire TV.  

Lets take a quick look at the technical specifications of Fire TV:

  • Size: 4.5″ x 4.5″ x 0.7″ (115 mm x 115 mm x 17.5 mm)
  • Weight: 9.9 oz
  • SOC Platform: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8064
  • Processor: Qualcomm Krait 300, quad-core to 1.7 Ghz
  • GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 320
  • Storage: 8GB internal
  • Memory: 2 GB LPDDR2 @ 533 MHZ

You can find a complete list of technical specifications here.

[Image courtesy: Amazon] 


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