Amazon launch Fire TV Stick

25 March 2015

Amazon have launched the Fire TV Stick. A rubbish name but the device itself looks alright. Basically, this new thing is a budget version of Amazon's Fire TV box and at £35, there's a lot of people who'll be interested in it.

Provided your telly has an HDMI port and you're paying your subscriptions, you can whack it in and watch all manner of television shows and the like. It even comes with a little remote control, or you can hook it up to your phone and use that to navigate the menus.

Of course, it isn't quite as powerful as Amazon's £79 Fire TV box, which launched last October, but that's why it is cheaper.

amazon fire tv stick

This stick has more features than Google's Chromecast and Amazon say that their gadget has a dual-core processor, which is apparently six times the processing power of Roku Streaming Stick. There's 8GB of storage too, which is 32 times more than the Roku stick and quadruple Chromecast's.

"When we launched Fire TV in the UK last September, it quickly became our fastest-selling Amazon device," said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and boss. "We're excited to introduce Fire TV Stick in the UK. Fire TV Stick is the most powerful streaming media stick available, with a dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, dual-band and dual-antenna Wi-Fi, included remote control, voice search with our free mobile app, and an open ecosystem."

"The team has packed a huge amount of power and selection into an incredible price point - Fire TV Stick is just £35."

If this sounds like your thing (it might not - loads of people hate Amazon on pure principal), then you can preorder it now and it'll ship on April 15th. Amazon Prime members can get it for £19 for a limited time. Click here to have a look at it.

TOPICS:   TV   Freebies


  • mooch
    Can someone save some hours off my life and tell me if there is a monthyl subscription - to use it - on top? (I thought the author might have done that tbh)
  • Eileen F.
    Yes totally agree too. When I used to cast through my chrome cast stick from my iPad it was brilliant I am fed up of losing the link and trying to sort it with usual process batteries, unplugging etc. I thinks the remote is cheap and nasty, the product as not as good as they state so I don't feel its value for money if I cant use the damn thing!! Prime customer well I am not sure if that worth the money either. I am totally hacked off have left a bad compliment lets see how long it takes Amazon to respond. Am going back to my Chrome stick I am a big Netflix fan and they link through the Fire stick kept losing so I am back to casting from my iPad.

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