news\ Apr 2, 2014 at 11:54 am

Amazon Fire TV unveiled; games, movies, and streaming all-in-one device


Amazon has officially unveiled Amazon Fire TV, its all-in-one device capable of streaming TV and movies, playing games, and browsing the web.

Similar to its competitors (Roku, Apple TV, and Chomecast), Amazon Fire TV plugs directly into your television, providing you access to plenty of apps including Netflix, Pandora, Hulu Plus, Crackle and more. It's equipped with a quad-core processor and its own dedicated GPU, meaning is should also suffice as a capable gaming machine; although I doubt it'll replace your Xbox or PlayStation. It boasts 2GB of RAM and Mimo dual-band Wi-Fi (three-times the speed of the aforementioned competitors). It also supports 1080p streaming and includes Dolby digital surround sound out via HDMI out.

Amazon Fire TV comes with a TV remote-like controller which also has a built-in microphone to support voice search functionality. Though select partner apps were revealed today, Fire TV supports Android and HTML, meaning it should be fairly easy to develop apps for.

[image via Engadget]

Matt Liebl You can follow Senior News Editor Matt Liebl on Twitter @Matt_GZ. He likes games, sports, musicals, and his adorable dog, Wrigley, and his wife.
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