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Fire TV Stick is available to pre-order now. Photo: Amazon

Fire TV Stick is available to pre-order now. Photo: Amazon

Amazon is looking to build upon the success of Fire TV with a new $39 Fire TV Stick that is taking on the Google Chromecast. It’s more powerful than rival devices, and it supports a vast selection of streaming services — including Amazon’s own Prime Instant Video. And for two days only, Prime subscribers can get there’s for just $19.


At an event in New York City this morning, Amazon finally announced FireTV, its long-awaited Apple TV competitor. It’s three times faster than its competitors, with a “best in class” quad-core processor and a dedicated GPU, and it runs the latest Android games.


Amazon’s much-anticipated Apple TV competitor will finally launch next month, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The device will offer incentives to members of the Amazon Prime subscription service, sources claim, and it will be powered by a custom version of Android.


Google is expected to make gaming a major focus for its upcoming “Nexus TV” following its acquisition of Green Throttle Games, the company behind the Atlas game controller for Android.

The search giant’s upcoming set-top box will reportedly compete with Android-powered consoles like the OUYA, allowing users to play smartphone and tablet games on their TVs.

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It has long been claimed that Amazon would eventually breach into the home entertainment segment with its very own set-top box, and the latest rumors claim that the device could finally be here as early as next month.

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