news\ Apr 2, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Amazon Fire TV now available for $99


With Amazon Fire TV officially unveiled, you can now go ahead and purchase the all-in-one movie/TV streaming and gaming device for $99 directly from Amazon.

"Amazon Fire TV is a tiny box that connects your HDTV to a world of online entertainment," Amazon says of the newly revealed device. "With a huge selection of TV episodes and movies, voice search that actually works, plus exclusive features like ASAP and Amazon FreeTime, it’s the easiest way to enjoy Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, low-cost movie rentals, music, photos, games, and more."

The device offers users the ability to watch over 200,000 TV episodes and movies, listen to millions of songs, and play over a hundred games including Minecraft and Asphalt 8. Just a few of the many supported apps include Netflix, Hulu Plus, ESPN, Crackle, Vimeo, Flixster, Showtime Anytime, and iHeartRadio.

For $99, you'll get the Amazon Fire TV and its TV remote-like controller. If you plan on playing games, you'll also need to buy the Amazon Fire Game Controller for $39.99. If you purchase the controller now, you can get 1,000 Amazon Coins to use for apps, games and in-app purchases and Amazon-exclusive game Sev Zero.

Below are just some of the Amazon TV features:

  • Voice search that actually works—simply speak the name of a movie, TV show, actor, director, or genre into the remote, and you’re done. No more hunting and pecking in an alphabet grid.
  • All the content—instant access to Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, YouTube, and more, plus the largest selection of videos for rent and purchase—over 200,000 movies and TV episodes from Amazon Instant Video. Plus, listen to music with Amazon MP3, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more.
  • Powerful performance in a tiny form factor—quad-core processor with over 3x the processing power of Apple TV, Chromecast, or Roku 3, a dedicated GPU, plus 4x the memory of Apple TV, Chromecast, or Roku 3 for exceptional speed and fluidity. Delivers stunning 1080p HD video and immersive Dolby Digital Plus surround sound. All of this comes in an incredibly small package—Fire TV is 0.7” thin and comes with a simple and sleek remote control with a built-in microphone.
  • Simple and easy to use—arrives pre-registered so you can start watching immediately out of the box.
  • An exclusive new feature called ASAP (Advanced Streaming and Prediction) predicts which movies and TV episodes you’ll want to watch and buffers them for playback before you even hit play—instant start.
  • High-quality, low-cost gaming—games like Minecraft, Monsters University, The Game of Life, The Walking Dead, NBA2K14, Asphalt 8, Riptide GP2, Despicable Me: Minion Rush, and more. The average price of paid games on Fire TV is $1.85. Play using your Fire TV remote, the Fire TV app for smartphones and tablets, or the optional Fire game controller.
  • Amazon FreeTime revolutionizes parental controls—parents can choose what their kids see and set time limits for types of content and times of day—no more negotiating for one more show before bedtime. Customers who subscribe to FreeTime Unlimited—Amazon’s all-you-can-eat content subscription designed for kids ages 3 to 8—will get unlimited access to thousands of movies and TV shows.
  • X-Ray for movies, TV shows, and music—see information about cast and crew, trivia, goofs, and synchronized lyrics.
  • See all of your photos and personal videos come alive on your big-screen TV—seamless integration with Amazon’s Cloud Drive.
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