This week Amazon unveiled its Roku and Apple TV streaming set-top-box competitor called the Fire TV ($99). It offers essentially what the other do, with line great line up of channels, and a few other perks. Most notably, the ability to do voice search. Now you don’t have to annoyingly hunt and peck your way through an on-screen keyboard while you’re searching for content.
It’s also going to include video games. Some are free and others will cost $1.85. You can play them with the included remote or via an optional hand controller that goes for $39.99.
Under the hood is a quad-core processor, dedicated GPU, 2 GB of memory, and a dual band WiFi antenna. If you’re an existing Amazon Prime member, it will come already set up with your account info – just like a Kindle or Kindle Fire.
We have one on the way which should arrive tomorrow and we’ll have our first impressions of the new entertainment box, so stay tuned. For more information, check out Amazon’s Fire TV product page.
One of the first TV ads features Gary Busey. If you’re a fan of his, you’ll find this commercial quite funny: