Amazon FireTV Stick Setup & Review

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The Amazon FireTV stick at $39 is the low-cost smaller version of the Amazon FireTV; the FireTV Stick connects your HDTV to a world of online entertainment. With a huge selection of movies and TV episodes, voice search that actually works, and exclusive features like ASAP and Prime Music, Fire TV Stick is an easy way to enjoy Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, low-cost movie rentals, live and on-demand sports, music, photos, games, and more. The FireTV Stick is surprisingly versatile in nature, the dual-core processor makes it snappy and a solid experience when gaming. Jumping in to video content is fast and seamless. Yes you can game using the controller that comes with the Amazon FireTV Stick ( Not the best experience), but you can  download the Fire TV Remote App on your Fire or Android phone (coming soon to iOS) to instantly search TV shows, movies, actors, and genres using just your voice—no more typing with your remote to find what you want. and game with it too.
Voice search on FireTV Stick is powered by the same voice search engine as Amazon Fire TV and is supported for the entirety of Amazon’s video, app, and game catalog, plus for Hulu Plus, Crackle, Vevo and Showtime Anytime. Voice search doesn’t work with non Amazon applications like Netflix, but it still id a very powerfully tool to use.

The beauty about the FireTV Stick is that is also packs in 8GB of storage, which gives you a lot of room to download games and gaming content with its library of 200 games available for the system. There are many features packed into the FireTV Stick that make it a worthwhile buy at $39. As  a prime member packs more prime viewing benefits with Prime video and music. Overall I say this is a definite buy if you can get it from Amazon.

Size 3.3 x 1.0 x 0.5 in. (84.9 x 25.0 x 11.5 mm)
Weight 0.9 oz. (25.1g)
Processor Broadcom Capri 28155, dual-core 2xARM A9
GPU VideoCore4
Storage 8 GB internal
Memory 1 GB
Wi-Fi Connectivity Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO); supports 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi networks.
Bluetooth Bluetooth 3.0 with support for the following profiles: HID, HFP, SPP
Voice Search Support Yes, requires Fire TV Voice Remote (sold separately) or free Fire TV Remote App (available for download on Fire or Android OS; iOS coming soon)
Game Controller Support Yes, optimized for Amazon Fire Game Controller, compatible with Nyko PlayPad Pro and other Bluetooth controllers.
Cloud Storage All Amazon Cloud Drive customers start with 5 GB of free storage
Ports 1 Type A HDMI 1.4b output, w/HDCP 1.4
1 Micro USB for power only
Audio Dolby Digital Plus certified, audio pass through up to 7.1
Content Formats Supported Video: H.264
Audio: AAC-LC, AC3, eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MP3, PCM/Wave, Vorbis
Output Resolution Supported 720p and 1080p up to 60fps
System Requirements High-definition television with available HDMI input, Internet connection via Wi-Fi, a power outlet.
TV Compatibility Compatible with high-definition TVs with HDMI capable of 1080p or 720p at 60/50Hz, including popular HDCP-compatible models from these manufacturers: Hitachi, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, NEC, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, Vizio, Westinghouse
Warranty and Service 1-year Limited Warranty and service included. Use of Fire TV Stick is subject to the terms found here.
Regional Support Certain services may not be available outside the U.S.
Closed Captioning Watch videos and TV shows with closed captioning displayed. Captions are not available for all content.
Included in the Box Fire TV Stick
Amazon Fire TV Remote
USB cable and power adapter
HDMI extender cable
2 AAA batteries
Quick Start Guide
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