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    Default Amazon Unveils 'Fire TV' Set-Top Box


    As widely rumored in recent weeks, Amazon on Tuesday lifted the veil on its set-top box designed to challenge such living room streaming content heavyweights as Apple TV and Roku.

    Fire TV is touted by Amazon as a "tiny box" that plugs into your HDTV for easy and instant access to Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, SHOWTIME, video rentals, and more.

    Not surprisingly, Fire TV also brings photos, music, and games to the living room. The price tag? $99.

    “Tiny box, huge specs, tons of content, incredible price—people are going to love Fire TV,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon's CEO. “Our exclusive new ASAP feature predicts the shows you’ll want to watch and gets them ready to stream instantly. And our open approach gives you not just Amazon Instant Video and Prime Instant Video, but also Netflix, Hulu Plus, and more. On Fire TV you can watch Alpha House and House of Cards.”

    One of the most innovative features is Voice search, which Amazon says "actually works." We're told that users can simply speak the name of a movie, TV show, actor, director, or genre into the remote, and that's it. The remote control has a built-in microphone.

    Impressively, the device delivers a quad-core processor with over 3x the processing power of Apple TV, Chromecast, or Roku 3. There's even a dedicated GPU, plus 4x the memory of Apple TV, Chromecast, or Roku 3 for "exceptional speed and fluidity." And, yes, it delivers 1080p HD video and Dolby Digital Plus surround sound.

    Amazon FireTV is in stock and ready to ship. Check it out here.

    Source: Amazon

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    So now we welcome in the high powered streamers? What is the storage capacity if any? Does it play games? Can you go online (browser)?? You answered surface questions...I brought a shovel :]

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
    So now we welcome in the high powered streamers? What is the storage capacity if any? Does it play games? Can you go online (browser)?? You answered surface questions...I brought a shovel :]
    Click the source link...

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    Can it run xbmc?
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    Yawn....not even a gigabit Ethernet port or USB 3.0. Why do we need a quad core processor and 2gb ram for a movie streamer? Overkill?


    Technical Details
    Voice search
    Quad-core processor
    Up to 1080p HD video
    Dolby Digital Plus audio (up to 7.1)
    Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO)
    8 GB internal storage, 2 GB memory
    Bluetooth remote included
    HDMI port, Optical audio port
    10/100 Ethernet port, USB 2.0 Type A port
    1-year limited warranty and service included

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheltons.iphone View Post
    Yawn....not even a gigabit Ethernet port or USB 3.0. Why do we need a quad core processor and 2gb ram for a movie streamer? Overkill?


    Technical Details
    Voice search
    Quad-core processor
    Up to 1080p HD video
    Dolby Digital Plus audio (up to 7.1)
    Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO)
    8 GB internal storage, 2 GB memory
    Bluetooth remote included
    HDMI port, Optical audio port
    10/100 Ethernet port, USB 2.0 Type A port
    1-year limited warranty and service included
    These specs may be somewhat impressive, but definitely not useful. This looks like a fail.

    I'm overly enjoying my 2 jailbroken Apple TV 2's

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    Well I think this thing looks awesome, it has great potential. Very snappy and the games look like console quality.
    Last edited by hogcia; 04-03-2014 at 10:29 AM.

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    Plex???

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    Plex has an Amazon Fire logo on their home page (plex.tv) take that for what it's worth.

    N.B. If I can't play local files (not just plex), I ain't interested.

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    HBOgo is not included.

    Vudu is not included.

    Roku is still better because it has both of these. Of course no Xbmc. Though
    I think someone mentioned it does have plex.

    My competitive solution to compare is:

    1) used ROKU 2 with AV out for use on any tv or old system $50
    2). Used OUYA game system that runs XBMC and a few game and other apps. For $50.
    Last edited by offroad1994; 04-03-2014 at 01:38 PM.

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    Looks like a good competitor to give Apple a kick in the pants and really imrpove ATV. I’m kind of annoyed apple has not made any significant feature improvements in so long. They could have added some kind of limited third party apps, and gaming is a no brainer!

    Now they’re just going to be playing catch-up.

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    Roku and Ouyu and now FireTV all have games. Yes basic and more primitive in a $100 or less platform. But they exist.

    You can also plug an IPAD into your TV and remote control it with IPHONE. But that's very cumbersome for games.

    AppleTV needs to catch up.

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