Amazon is celebrating its Fire TV set-top box and allowing you to pick it up for just $84.00 for a limited time. The company says “We’re celebrating a boatload of new apps. Get $15 off Amazon Fire TV, for a limited time. Now
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I ordered the Fire TV the day it was released, and while it does have most of the popular streaming apps, and a decent set of games – some you can play with the included remote, and some require the game controller which is sold separately for $39. But I’ve been hoping for a burst of new apps to come along for the Android powered box.
There has indeed been a boatload of apps added, and from what I can see, it looks like a ton of games as well as new streaming video and music services too.
Fire TV is currently the most powerful set-top box on the market (excluding gaming consoles of course). If you’re not completely familiar with the Fire TV, here’s a quick look at what’s under the hood.
- Qualcomm Krait 300, quad-core to 1.7 Ghz processor
- Qualcomm Adreno 320 GPU
- 2 GB of RAM
- 8 GB of internal storage
- Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO) for faster streaming and fewer dropped connections than standard Wi-Fi (it also includes an Ethernet port)
- Support for Dolby Digital Plus, 5.1 surround sound, 2 channel stereo and HDMI audio pass through up to 7.1
- Output resolution of 720p and 1080p up to 60fps
- Optical audio and a USB 2.0 port
Amazon hasn’t said exactly when this deal will end, so you might want to hop on it right away if you’ve been considering getting one.
If you do end up getting one, or are new to the platform, check out our article: Tips and Tricks for Fire TV.