Looking for an alternative to Google’s popular Chromecast? Well, Amazon India has launched its streaming media player, the Fire TV Stick in India. The device once connected to your TV can online stream movies, TV shows and songs from Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, Netflix, Gaana and much more service.
Ready to buy it? The Fire TV Stick comes with a price tag of Rs 3,999 and will be available on Amazon India [Amazon.in/FireTV] and offline retail stores across India. As an introductory offer Amazon is giving Rs 499 cashback as Amazon Pay credit when buying the media streaming device with an annual membership for Prime Video. If you have already subscribed to Amazon Prime Video then also you will get the cashback on purchasing the device. In addition, you will also get three months premium subscription to Eros Now and 6 months ad-free music streaming on Gaana.
Fire TV Stick Specification
Back to the media streaming device, the Amazon Fire TV Stick got a design of a regular USB dongle. The device is powered by a 1.3 GHz MediaTek quad-core ARM processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. It comes with 8GB of internal storage which can’t be expanded further. Don’t worry, as most of the video and music contents are streamed online and never get downloaded on the device. For connectivity, the device got a dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi that supports 2×2 MIMO 802.11a/b/g/n/a and Bluetooth 4.1. The device also comes with a
For connectivity, the device got a dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi that supports 2×2 MIMO 802.11a/b/g/n/a and Bluetooth 4.1. The device also comes with a Voice Remote or voice control remote that support both English and Hindi language.
As for features, the Amazon Fire TV supports HD (720p) and full HD (1080p) videos up to 60fps. For audio, the device got Dolby Audio support with 5.1 surround sound. The HDMI audio can even pass-through up to 7.1 audio channel. Also, the media streaming device is equipped with High-Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) which allows streaming videos in full HD.
Another interesting feature that comes with Amazon Fire TV includes the Advanced Streaming and Prediction (ASAP). The ASAP which monitors your streaming habit and then predicts the movie and TV Shows you would love to see. The media streaming device also comes with data monitoring feature where you can choose the video quality to save your broadband bandwidth.
To connect the Amazon Fire TV Stick to your TV, just plug the device into the HDMI port. Then you need to connect the USB power adapter to the stick. Finally, you need to connect the device to your home Wi-Fi and start streaming. Amazon recommends a minimum broadband speed of 4MBPS for smooth streaming of videos.
Amazon Fire TV Stick Features
- Stream movies, TV shows and audio from Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, Netflix, Gaana and many more services.
- Free, subscription or paid content from hundreds of apps.
- 720p and 1080p up to 60fps video output.
- Dolby Audio, 5.1 surround sound, and HDMI audio pass-through up to 7.1.
- Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi supports 2×2 MIMO 802.11a/b/g/n/ac.
Coming to media contents packed with the device, Amazon got a huge selection of Bollywood, Hollywood and India regional language movies and TV episodes. Thanks to Prime Videos which includes movies from Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi and Bengali languages. You can stream videos from other content curators like Hotstar, Netflix, YouTube, Eros Now, Gaana, Airtel Movies, Spuul, nexGTV, Viu and many others. In addition to movies, TV show and music, you can also stream live TV channels with the device.
Additionally, Amazon India is also offering 100GB of free data benefits on Airtel Broadband and 4G home Wi-Fi device for three months. If you are on YOU broadband then you could get free 240 GB of free data benefits for a period of 3 months.