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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:

  1. Hotstar
  2. Voot
  3. Eros Now
  4. Ditto Tv
  5. Sony Liv
  6. Spuul
  7. NDTV
  8. NexGTV
  9. Zoom
  10. Hungama
  11. Viu

International Apps include

  1. Netflix
  2. 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)
Weight 32g
Processor MediaTek Quad-Core ARM 1.3 GHz
GPU Mali450 MP4
Storage 8 GB internal (actual formatted capacity will be less) available for apps and games
Memory 1 GB
Wi-Fi Connectivity Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi supports 2×2 MIMO 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1
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
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
Voice Remote
USB cable and power adapter
HDMI extender
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

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