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Amazon takes on Chromecast with new Fire TV Stick

This morning Amazon introducing the Fire TV Stick, a streaming device that exists entirely in a small dongle that plugs into a TV's HDMI port. It'sconnects your HDTV to a world of online entertainment. Whether you're a Prime member or not, enjoy a huge selection of movies and TV episodes, voice search that actually works, and exclusive features like ASAP.
 Fire TV Stick

Fire TV Stick is an easy way to enjoy Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, low-cost movie rentals, live and on-demand sports, music, photos, games, and more. It is the best way to experience Prime Instant Video. Prime members enjoy unlimited, commercial-free streaming of tens of thousands of popular movies and TV shows including The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Downton Abbey, World War Z, SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, and more.

Fire TV Stick’s user-friendly interface makes it easy to find what you want. Browse popular movies, shows, and recommendations personalized for you right on your home screen, and instantly add new discoveries to your Watchlist with a single click. Any content you’ve purchased from Amazon will be waiting for you in your Video Library.

Don’t worry about a phone call or email interrupting your favorite show—the Amazon Fire TV Remote is a dedicated device with all the controls you need to search, watch, navigate, and play games, with no line of sight is required. Or use your mobile device to navigate—the free Fire TV Remote App is available for Fire and Android devices (iOS coming soon).

With Fire TV stick photos or videos you take on your phone or tablet can be automatically uploaded to Amazon Cloud Drive, so they appear on your HDTV. Free cloud storage for all Amazon content.

Fire TV Stick makes it easy to view slide shows, photos, and personal videos you've saved in the cloud. You can even set favorite albums as your screen saver.

Amazon Prime Members Save $20 on Fire TV Stick

Exclusive offer for Amazon Prime members: get the all-new Fire TV Stick for just $19. If you're not a Prime member yet, sign up for your free 30-day trial then purchase Fire TV Stick to get this special price. Add it to your cart and the discount will appear at checkout. Hurry, this offer is good for two days only.

Terms and Conditions: Offer expires at 6:00 a.m. (PT) October 29, 2014.

Learn more: Fire TV Stick
Fire TV StickGoogle ChromecastRoku Streaming Stick
List Price$39$35$49
Remote Included
Memory1 GB512 MB512 MB
Flash Storage8 GB2 GB256 MB
Dolby Digital Plus certified surround sound
Wi-FiDual band/Dual antenna (MIMO)Single bandDual band/Dual antenna (MIMO)
Voice SearchRemote app; voice remote sold separately
HDMI extender included
HDMI video out (up to 1080p)
Popular Services
Amazon Instant Video
Hulu Plus
PBS Kids
Bloomberg TV
Number of GamesOver 200Less than 30Less than 100
Optional dedicated game controller (sold separately)