Amazon has launched fire stick with
alexa voice remote control in India. Amazon Fire stick allows you to stream video from selected apps to TV by connecting it to your TV. In brief you can turn your idiot box with hdmi port to a smart TV. Fire stick needs atleast 2mbps net speed to work properly.
Indian apps supported on Amazon fire Tv includes:
- Eros Now
- Ditto Tv
- Sony Liv
International Apps include
- Amazon Prime
You can install apps on fire stick. Literally you got android experience on your smart TV. This makes it better than chromecast where you had to wait for app to be chromecast ready for flawless experience.
Specifications are :
|Size||3.4″ x 1.2″ x 0.5″ (85.9 mm x 30.0 mm x 12.6 mm)|
|Processor||MediaTek Quad-Core ARM 1.3 GHz|
|Storage||8 GB internal (actual formatted capacity will be less) available for apps and games|
|Wi-Fi Connectivity||Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi supports 2×2 MIMO 802.11a/b/g/n/ac|
|Voice Support||Yes, with Voice Remote (included) or free Fire TV Remote App (available for download on Fire, Android, and iOS)|
|Cloud Storage||Free cloud storage for all Amazon content|
|Ports||HDMI output, Micro-USB for power only|
|Audio Support||Dolby Audio, 5.1 surround sound, 2ch stereo, and HDMI audio pass-through up to 7.1|
|Content Formats Supported||Video: H.264 1080p30H.265 1080p30,
Audio: AAC-LC, HE-AACv1 (AAC+), HE-AACv2 (eAAC+), AC3 (Dolby Digital), eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MIDI, MP3, PCM/Wave, Vorbis, AMR-NB, AMR-WB
Photo: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
|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: Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic,Videocon, Onida, Micromax, Vu, BPL, and others.|
|Regional Support||Certain services may not be available outside India|
|Subtitles||Watch videos and TV shows with subtitles displayed. Subtitles are not available for all content.|
|Included in the Box||Fire TV Stick
USB cable and power adapter
2 x AAA batteries
Quick Start Guide
|Warranty and Service||Fire TV Stick is sold with a worldwide limited warranty of one year provided by the manufacturer.|
Priced at Rs.4000 (500cash back for prime customers) it’s little costlier in comparison to it’s US counter part where it’s priced $40/ Rs.2600. Maybe amazon got to earn more their via it’s prime subscription which costs $100/Rs/6500+ for USA in comparison to meager Rs.499/999 here in India. Kind of cross subsidy model.
Chromecast being it’s close rival is priced at Rs.3499 in India though chromecast is without remote. Also for prime customers it is same as chromecast at Rs.3499. Prime subscription is preferred if buying fire stick.
Few offers are launched along with Amazon fire stick as introductory promo.
- 35GB free data per month for 3months for Airtel Broadband customers.
- 80GB free data per month for 3months for You broadband users.
- 3 months Eros Now subscription.
- 6Months Gaana subscription