Amazon Fire due end of October

4 September 2014

amazon fire Amazon's streaming box, Fire TV, will launch in the UK in October.

The entertainment box will allow users access to on-demand TV, apps and smartphone content as well as games.

There's also a voice search function where you can say things at it, and it will scroll through and find it, like we've seen with the Xbox One.

The Fire TV box will be shipped to Europe on October 23rd. It can be pre-ordered for £79 and Amazon Prime members can pre-order it for £49 for five days. The device will also be available at Argos, Dixons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.

The box will come automatically pre-registered so there’s no set-up. Previously purchased films and TV shows from Amazon will automatically be placed in a Watchlist, which is convenient (provided you've shopped with Amazon before, of course).

And as well as Netflix and Prime Instant Video, owners of the new box will be able to access Sky News, YouTube plus Amazon Music, Spotify and TuneIn.

Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder and CEO stuck his oar in and said: "Tiny box, huge specs, tons of content, incredible price- customers love Fire TV and we’re thrilled to introduce it in the UK."

"Voice search that actually works means no more typing on an alphabet grid. Our exclusive new ASAP feature predicts the shows you’ll want to watch and gets them ready to stream instantly. And our open approach gives you not just Amazon Instant Video and Prime Instant Video, but also Netflix, Sky News, YouTube, Spotify, and more."

Tiny box. Huge specs. Eh ladies?

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