Amazon fire TV as a digital media player in its microconsole remote developed by Amazon the device is a small network appliance that can deliver digital audio video content streamed via the internet to a high-definition television it also allows users to play video games with the included remote via a mobile app or with an optional game controller the device comes in two form factors fire TV a set-top box and fire TV stick a cut-down version presented as an HDMI plug and stick the first generation fire TV device featured two gigabytes of RAM MIMO dual band Wi-Fi and a Bluetooth remote control with a microphone for voice search it supported 1080p streaming and Dolby Digital Plus 7.
1 surround sound but was dependent on internet bandwidth of the user unveiled on April 2nd 2014 the Amazon fire TV first generation was made available for purchase in the US the same day for $99 and was launched with a video game called Seb’s Eero in 2015 the Amazon fire TV second generation was released with improved processor speed and 4k UHD support Amazon fire TV is also available in the United Kingdom Germany Japan and launched in India in 2016 in September 2018 Amazon announced the fire TV recast a digital video recorder which works with a HD antenna to record shows for later viewing on a fire TV or echo show device it is designed to use with over-the-air TV services and as a part of the cord cutting movement in October 2018 Amazon announced the latest fire TV stick which offers 4k for $50 its design comes as a solution to create an affordable device that contains the 4k playback that has already added in higher-end fire TV devices topic fired TV you topic original model you topic first generation the first fire TV codename Buehler after the eponymous character from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off offers HDMI an optical audio with support for Dolby Digital Plus and 7.
1 surround sound pass-through along with an Ethernet port and a USB 2.
0 port according to Amazon the fire TV is designed to outpace competitors like the Apple TV and Roku in performance the 0.
72 inch thick box features a 1.
7 gigahertz quad-core CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 8000 64 2 gigabytes of RAM and 8 gigabytes of internal storage along with a dual band wireless radio for 1080p streaming over 802.
11 a B per gram and Wi-Fi and a 10100 Ethernet connection the company said that it does not intend the fire TV to compete with gaming consoles instead its gaming capabilities are geared toward people who do not already own a console but may play games on a smartphone or tablet it has a dedicated controller accessory topic second-generation Amazon released a second-generation fired TV codenamed Sloan in late 2015 the second generation features 4k Ultra High Definition support improved processor performance and immediate ecce t1 to support H point two six 5h EVC vp8 and vp9 codecs wireless hardware upgrades includes a dual band 802.
11 8b program NAC Wi-Fi with 2×2 MIMO and Bluetooth 4.
1 topic third-generation on September 27 2017 Amazon announced the third-generation fire TV alongside five other new Amazon products on October 3rd 2018 amazon has announced discontinuing fire TV in favour of fire TV stick topic firetv stick you topic first generation on November 19 2014 Amazon released a smaller version of the fire TV called the fire TV stick codenamed Montoya it is an HDMI port plug-in device that replicates much of the functionality of the larger fire TV it’s hardware is slightly different it has one gigabyte of RAM eight gigabytes of internal storage weighs 0.
9 ounces 25.
1 grams and it uses a Broadcom BCM to 8 155 dual core 1.
0 gigahertz cortex a9 processor and a Broadcom video core Ivy GPU wireless hardware includes a dual band 802.
11 a B per gram and Wi-Fi with 2×2 MIMO and Bluetooth 3.
0 the fire TV stick is bundled with a remote control in either of two variants one with voice search on the remote and one without topic second-generation on October 20th 2016 Amazon released fire TV stick with Alexa voice remote codenamed tank other than the new remote the updates include mediatek Mt 1.
3 gigahertz processor with a Mali 450 MP 4 GPU and support for the H point 2 6 5 H EVC codec wireless hardware upgrades includes a dual band 802.
11 8 B per gram NAC Wi-Fi with 2×2 MIMO and Bluetooth 4.
1 it retains the 1 gigabyte of RAM and eight gigabytes of storage and weighs slightly more at 1.
1 ounces 32 point ograms topic third generation on October 3rd 2018 Amazon announced the fire TV stick 4k with all-new Alexa voice remote included for the first time are buttons for volume power and mute Amazon scheduled the release date for October 31st 2018 which will also introduce the new remote control as a standalone product the fire TV stick 4k delivers Ultra HD and HD are streaming through an HDMI dongle that costs $50 it is the first media stick to support dolby atmos dolby vision and HDR 10 plus that promises higher video and audio quality to compatible audio systems and TVs the device also syncs with Amazon’s Alexa voice remote with features like Bluetooth multi-directional infrared and buttons for power volume and muting furthermore Amazon announced that in app Alexa control will be featured in more specialized video service such as AMC HBO now a and E vh1 and Sony crackle among others the fire TV stick 4k also has a 1.
7 gigahertz processor faster than the 2017 fire TV and a 4k streamer with dangling pendant designs Amazon States smoother response times and faster loading in this edition of the fire TV stick Germany India in the UK releases the fire TV stick 4k on November 14th in Japan receives it by the end of 2018 you topic firetv cube the fire TV cube was launched in June 2018 as a mix of the fire TV and echo dot the device uses a 1.
5 gigahertz quad-core arm 4x CA 53 processor 2 gigabytes RAM and 16 gigabytes storage topic software the device initially ran fire OS 3.
0 based on android jelly bean 4.
2 according to Amazon that made it simple for developers to port their services and games over to fire TV in November 2017 Amazon launched the fire TV version of the Amazon silk web browser in December 2017 Mozilla launched a fire TV version of the Mozilla Firefox browser topic updates on March 24th 2015 Amazon announced an update to the fire TV software to provide the following additional features which addressed some of the concerns raised in early reviews expandable USB storage on amazon firetv the user can connect a USB mass storage device to expand the fire TV storage connect to the user’s hotel or dorm room Wi-Fi with captive portal support which enables the user to connect to Wi-Fi that requires web authentication this includes Wi-Fi at most major hotels as well as some universities private listening on fire TV adds support for wireless bluetooth headphones to fire TV browse and search Prime playlists Prime members can now take advantage of prime music playlists from fire TV with hundreds of expertly curated prime playlists to pick from hidden pin entry the pin entry screen hides the numbers selected new shortcuts put the users fire TV to sleep or enable display mirroring by pressing and holding the home button on the remote topic content providers that can be streamed on the fire TV stick include a and E Amazon Prime videos BBC News Bloomberg TV CBS all access crackle Disney Junior HBO now History Channel HuffPost live hulu hulu plus i heart radio MLB TV premium NBA gametime Netflix PBS KIDS Showtime Spotify Vimeo watch ESPN watch Food Network watch HGTV and YouTube topic models you topic reception dan Seyfert from the verge reviewed fire TV on April 4th 2014 giving it an eight-point 8/10 and largely praising its current functionality and future potential Dave Smith from readwrite wrote fire TV aims to be the cure for what ails TV set-top boxes geek wire editor Andy Liu’s review is headline Amazon’s fire TV sets a new bar for streaming boxes a Ars Technica praised the device specs that are better than the competition the build quality was high and if you use Amazon content the microphone works very well however the reviewer did not like that media browsing puts Amazon content in the front thus making other apps less convenient the game selection is limited and many games are unoptimized and it’s free space is only 5.
1 6 gigabytes limiting the number of games that can be installed topic see also comparison of set-top boxes Smart TV.