Barely seven months after Amazon launches Fire TV, the company today has unveiled yet another streaming media player to the world called Fire TV Stick. As you could tell from its name, the devices comes in the form of a small HDMI-based dongle which is similar to the famed Google Chromecast and Roku Streaming Stick.
According to Amazon, the Fire TV Stick is equipped with a dual-core processor by Broadcom, 1GB worth of RAM and 8GB internal storage with capability to deliver 1080p video output and Dolby Digital Plus surround sound. It also features dual-band Wi-Fi capability with dual-antenna MIMO setup as well as the support for Miracast.
Each Fire TV Stick also comes standard with a remote control and at the same time, it still able to work with Fire TV Remote App which allows users to control the stick from their Amazon Fire phone and other Android smartphones with support for iPhone to come in the near future. The app also allow users to use voice in order to search for contents on Fire TV Stick.
Just like the original Fire TV, the new Fire TV Stick offers plenty of streaming contents from well-known providers such as Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, Spotify, and many more. Not to forget, users can play games on Fire TV Stick as well with either the bundled remote, the optional Amazon Fire Game Controller, or other Bluetooth game controllers.
The new Amazon Fire TV Sticks is priced at USD 39 (RM 128) and will be released to consumers on 19 November. Unfortunately, Amazon does not officially ship the device to Malaysia but of course, there is always a way to have it delivered to our shores. If you know what I mean.