Amazon Fire TV Announced


Amazon Fire TV

Today is the day the rumors end and Amazon announces the Amazon Fire TV.

The Amazon Fire TV will do TV, movies, music and gaming. The Amazon Fire TV box includes a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and supports 1080p and can do Dolby Digital Surround Sound over HDMI or optical audio out. Of course like others it will offer Netflix, Hulu Plus, iHeart Radio, Youtube, Vimeo, NBA, MLN, Watch ESPN, Showtime, WWE, Amazon’s WhisperSync service and of course Amazon VOD.

In case you missed it, gaming is supported and will include games such as Minecraft, The Walking Dead, Monsters University, and the Amazon exclusive Sev Zero; the games are said to average about $1.85 each.

Another feature is Amazon FreeTime which will allow kids to watch safe content via a customized interface that can be customized per child. Also a service called FreeTime unlimited will be made available and for $2.99/month you can enjoy unlimited access to content from Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, PBS Kids, Games, Apps, Movies and more for kids ages 3-8.

For $99 you can pickup a Amazon Fire TV that comes equip with a voice enabled bluetooth remote that will ship today. For an additional $39.99 you can pickup the gamepad controller that will allow you to play games and will include 1000 Amazon coins to purchase a few games.

The Verge has all of the details of the press conference and if your interested you can check that out – The Verge

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Full Specs below:

Size 4.5″ x 4.5″ x 0.7″ (115 mm x 115 mm x 17.5 mm)
Weight 9.9 oz (281 grams)
SOC Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 8064
Processor Qualcomm Krait 300, quad-core to 1.7 Ghz
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 320
Storage 8 GB internal
Memory 2 GB LPDDR2 @ 533 MHZ
Wi-Fi Connectivity Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO) for faster streaming and fewer dropped connections than standard Wi-Fi. Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks that use the 802.11a/b/g/n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 with support for the following profiles: HID, HFP 1.6, SPP
Cloud Storage Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
Ports 5.5 mm DC Jack
Type A HDMI 1.4b output, w/HDCP
Optical Audio (TOSLINK)
10/100 Ethernet
USB 2.0 Type A
Audio Support for Dolby Digital Plus, 5.1 surround sound, 2ch Stereo and HDMI audio pass through up to 7.1
Content Formats Supported Video: H.263, H.264, MPEG4-SP, VC1
Audio: AAC, AC-3, E-AC-3, HE-A, PCM, MP3
Photo: JPG, PNG
Output Resolution Supported 720p and 1080p up to 60fps
System Requirements High-definition television, HDMI cable
TV Compatibility Compatible with high-definition TVs with HDMI capable of 1080p or 720p at 60/50Hz, including popular 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 is subject to the terms found here.
Regional Support Certain services may not be available outside the U.S.
Included in the Box Amazon Fire TV
Amazon Fire TV remote
2 AAA batteries
Power Adapter
Quick Start Guide