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Old 10-27-2014, 10:37 AM   #1
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Amazon FireTV Stick announced

http://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-take...fire-tv-stick/

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Amazon is again hitting the home-entertainment space with a new streaming stick designed to take on Google's Chromecast.

Dubbed the Fire TV Stick, the streaming-media device connects to an HDMI port on the back on an HDTV and streams everything from Netflix to Prime Instant Video to Hulu Plus. Owners will also find a wide range of other streaming apps, including Spotify, Vevo, and A&E.

The Fire TV Stick comes less than seven months after Amazon announced its Fire TV streaming set-top box. That device, which is designed to provide both streaming entertainment and gaming, goes for $99. The Fire TV Stick retails for $39. For the next two days only, new and existing Prime customers will be able to pick up the Fire TV Stick for $19.
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:45 AM   #2
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The Prime price is a bargain. 8GB is nice too.
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:51 AM   #3
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The Prime price is a bargain. 8GB is nice too.
I understand you can install a fair amount of Android apps.
The music streaming alone justifies the Intro price.
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:08 AM   #4
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Cool. I was thinking of getting the Amazon box, to use instead of my Roku Stick at certain times. This fits the bill...ordered! (Though it's not as good as the box, but it fits my "cheap")
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:26 AM   #5
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I already have a Fire TV, but I just ordered a couple, they will make good Christmas presents. If they could get the voice search to work for services besides Amazon, that would be really nice. They say it should be sometime by the end of the year, but I'm not holding my breath. Prime Music isn't much use to me until it's available on the Fire TV.
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:05 PM   #6
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I already have a Fire TV, but I just ordered a couple, they will make good Christmas presents. If they could get the voice search to work for services besides Amazon, that would be really nice. They say it should be sometime by the end of the year, but I'm not holding my breath. Prime Music isn't much use to me until it's available on the Fire TV.
The product page shows that it does work with Prime Music.

Your partner in Prime—Enjoy unlimited access to more than 40,000 movies and TV episodes with Prime Instant Video, including The HBO Collection, and original shows like Transparent and Alpha House, plus new Prime Music

Also the stick comes with a remote, but it's not a voice remote.
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:05 PM   #7
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Ordered.
Pretty happy with my Rokus, but for 19 bucks?... I'll be more than happy to experiment with it.
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:16 PM   #8
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For $19? Heck yeah I pre-ordered one.
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:16 PM   #9
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Ordered.
Pretty happy with my Rokus, but for 19 bucks?... I'll be more than happy to experiment with it.
Me too. I might be able to get a good price on my Roku stick, since it has a transferable 2 year warranty. And to think I paid $50 for that thing. I am never happy with the quality of the streaming WWE PPV's on it. Last night it kept playing a part over and over, like 8 times. And this was a live event. My DH had the PPV on in his room on his Roku 3 and it didn't do that. I find that unacceptable.
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:24 PM   #10
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I ordered two. Looking forward to using it at hotels. My televisions already come with "apps". And the kids use their Playstations for accessing content. May come in handy when visiting a friend or family member.
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:29 PM   #11
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Thanks for the heads-up. $20 for a Prime user? Sold! I'm happy with my Fire TV and this will be perfect for another TV.
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:38 PM   #12
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Ordered two. Sure glad I kept downloading those free Fire TV apps that weren't compatible with my other devices. You never know when you might get something they'll work with.
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:50 PM   #13
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I had a $5 credit, so it worked out to <$15. Had to try it at that price.
I have a Chromecast, but the Fire stick might be worth it just for "You Don't Know Jack."

Hey, do existing Prime and Netflix members get the free month, like Google did when Chromecast came out?
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No, they don't get it.
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Got two! Hope they are as good as my Roku.
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