Amazon Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote has been launched its latest portable TV streaming solution in India at a price of Rs 3,999. The Fire TV Stick available on Amazon India, and in offline stores in Croma and Reliance Digital.
The ecommerce giant is partnering with Indian companies for the content as well. While Amazon Prime Video content available on the Fire TV Stick. It also include access to Hotstar, Voot, Airtel Movies, Netflix, Eros Now, and other. Airtel is offering 100GB of free data to its broadband customers for three months on purchase of the Fire TV stick.
Other Offers include Gaana is giving customers six months of unlimited ad-free music streaming. While Eros Now will offer three months of free premium video membership to Fire TV Stick buyers. Finally Voot and Voot Kids will offer one month of ad-free streaming to the customers.
The Amazon Fire TV stick, which just looks like a large pen drive. And more like a big Chromecast, turms any TV with HDMI port into a smart TV with apps. Currently there is no app store but there are app categories to choose from and that includes games, news and sports apps.
Amazon Fire TV Stick Features and Specification
- Amazon Fire TV Stick is a tiny stick you connect to your HDTV and start streaming movies, TV shows and songs from Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, Netflix, Gaana and many more services. Subscription fees may apply.
- Easy to setup and use – Pre-registered to your Amazon account so you can just plug it in to your HDTV and enjoy favorite titles and personalized recommendations.
- Massive Selection – Get access to thousands of Bollywood, Hollywood and Regional language movies and TV episodes, songs and games.
- Perfect with Amazon Prime – Amazon Prime members get unlimited access to Amazon Prime Video, featuring thousands of Bollywood and regional blockbusters, Hollywood movies, US TV shows, award winning Amazon Originals and kids’ shows at no additional cost.
- Voice Search that really works – Amazon Fire TV Stick comes with a voice remote. Simply say the name of what you want to watch and start enjoying in seconds.
- Take your TV with you – Bring your favorite shows and movies with you when you travel. Plug Fire TV stick into any TV’s HDMI port, connect to Wi-Fi and continue watching.
Amazon Fire TV Stick Details
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is powered by a MediaTek Quad-core ARM 1.3GHz processor paired with 1GB of RAM and the Mali 450 MP4 GPU. Additionally, it comes with Bluetooth 4.1, dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi and 8GB of internal storage. It supports Dolby Audio, 5.1 surround sound, 2 channel stereo and HDMI audio-pass through up to 7.1. On the video front. The stick outputs video in both 720p and 1080p resolutions upto 60 frames per second.
The Google Chromecast 2 on the other hand comes with a 1.2GHz dual core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, 512MB of RAM, 256MB of internal storage. And 802.11ac Wi-Fi with support for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. It is capable of outputting video at 1080p and supports 2 channel stereo, Dolby Audio and 5.1 surround sound.While on paper, the hardware of the Fire TV Stick looks far more enticing. It must be noted that the Chromecast is a different type of device which does not need a large amount of internal storage and RAM as it does not store any applications internally.
Amazon Fire TV Stick Technical Detail
|Size||3.4″ x 1.2″ x 0.5″ (85.9 mm x 30.0 mm x 12.6 mm)|
|Processor||MediaTek Quad-Core ARM 1.3 GHz|
|Storage||8 GB internal available for apps and games|
|Wi-Fi Connectivity||Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi supports 2×2 MIMO 802.11a/b/g/n/ac|
|Voice Support||Yes, with Voice Remote|
|Ports||HDMI output, Micro-USB for power only|
|Audio Support||Dolby Audio, 5.1 surround sound, 2ch stereo, and HDMI audio pass-through up to 7.1|
|Content Formats Supported||Video: H.264 1080p30H.265 1080p30,
Audio: AAC-LC, HE-AACv1 (AAC+), HE-AACv2 (eAAC+), AC3 (Dolby Digital), eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MIDI, MP3, PCM/Wave, Vorbis, AMR-NB, AMR-WB
Photo: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
|Output Resolution Supported||720p and 1080p up to 60fps|
|System Requirements||High-definition television with available HDMI input, Internet connection via Wi-Fi, a power outlet.|
|TV Compatibility||Compatible with high-definition TVs with HDMI capable of 1080p or 720p at 60/50Hz, including popular HDCP-compatible models from: Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic,Videocon, Onida, Micromax, Vu, BPL, and others.|
|Regional Support||Certain services may not be available outside India|
|Included in the Box||Fire TV Stick
USB cable and power adapter
2 x AAA batteries
|Warranty and Service||Fire TV Stick is sold with a worldwide limited warranty of one year provided by the manufacturer|
|Size||38.4 mm x 150.7 mm x 16.7 mm|
|Weight||68g with batteries / 45g without batteries|
|Batteries||2 x AAA (included)|
Amazon Fire TV Stick Price Online Store :
The Amazon Fire Video Stick has been priced at Rs 3,999 with a Rs 499 cashback via Amazon Pay for existing Amazon Prime customers. The Google Chromecast on the other hand is available for Rs 3,399 on Flipkart.