Amazon launches the Fire TV Stick

In an obvious effort to compete with the likes of Google’s Chromecast and Roku’s Streaming Stick, Amazon has launched one of their own, called the Fire TV Stick. Like the others, you’ll be able to play video and other types of content, including games, onto your HDMI/MHL-compatible display. What’s impressive is its price, at $39. If you happen to be an Amazon Prime member, it’s just $19, but that promotion ends in 2 days. Amazon is trying to promote their services as much as possible, so if you aren’t a Prime member, you’ll get a 30-day trial of it, assuming you’ve never tried it in the past. Compare this to the $35 Chromecast and the $49.99 Roku Streaming Stick, and it’s not a bad price. It comes with its own remote control to control the thing, though the remote with voice control capabilities is sold separately ($29.99). For a full rundown of what it can do, visit the device’s product page on Amazon’s website.

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