Amazon Fire TV

The Fire TV is Amazon's first entry into the TV set-top box market. Like it competitors it's a small box easily connected to a modern television via HDMI and a home internet connection either by built-in dual-band Wi-Fi or gigabit ethernet. It as more muscle under the hood than some of its rivals thanks to a quad-core processor and 2GB or RAM.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Apr. 2, 2014
  • Price at launch: $99.00

Verge Review

My name is Dan Seifert and I’m addicted to cable TV. Last fall, I tried to break that addiction. I became one of the growing number of Americans to cancel their cable TV service. I went from a couple hundred channels to zero. I’ll have lots of free time, I said. Maybe I’ll even catch up on my ever-expanding Pocket queue. I bought a Roku 3 and signed up for Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Aereo, so I could catch both the Super Bowl and the next season of House of Cards. I became a cord-cutter. B...

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Basic Specs

Audio decoding Dolby Digital+
Audio channels 5.1
Internal storage 8 GB

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Width 4.5 inches
Depth 4.5 inches
Height 0.7 inches
Weight 0.62 pounds
Color Black
Software
Audio codecs supported AAC, MP3, PCM
Video codecs supported H.264, MPEG2 / H.262, MP4
Audio / Video
Audio decoding Dolby Digital+
Audio channels 5.1
Max. video resolution 1080p
Storage / Data
Internal storage 8 GB
Output ports
HDMI output(s) 1
Digital optical audio output(s) 1
Connectivity
Ethernet 1
Wi-Fi Yes
Built-in Wi-Fi support 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11a
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 4.0
USB 1
Bundled remote control
Connection type Bluetooth
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