Amazon Unveils Fire TV, the $99 Box Streams Video, Supports Games

Amazon Fire TV (Homescreen)

Yesterday, Amazon unveiled the Fire TV, a device that streams media and also supports video games. The primary function of the small box is letting you use your favorite streaming services, such as Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Pandora, Hulu Plus and Watch ESPN, among many others, but unlike most of its competitors (read Roku, Chromecast and Apple TV,) Amazon Fire TV also supports games.

If you intend to use Fire TV to play games, you’ll be glad to know that the device has a dedicated bluetooth-based controller (image below.) The Amazon Fire Game Controller costs $39.99 and comes with 1000 Amazon Coins (a currency that you can use to buy games) and a copy of exclusive game Sev Zero. Supported games include Minecraft: Pocket Edition, The Walking Dead and Asphalt 8: Airborne, among others.

In terms of features, the Amazon Fire TV has a quad-core 1.7 Ghz Qualcomm Krait 300 processor, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, bluetooth support, Wi-Fi connectivity and supports both 720p and 1080p resolutions.

The $99 streaming box also has voice search, Amazon Cloud Drive support, tablet support and more. For more information about the Fire TV follow the source link below.

Amazon Fire Game Controller

Source: Amazon