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Amazon Fire TV refers to two generations of digital media players and microconsoles developed by Amazon.com. It is a small network appliance and entertainment device designed to stream digital audio/video content to a high-definition television. The device also allows users to play video games with the included remote, via a mobile app, or with an optional game controller. The first-generation device featured 2 GB of RAM, MIMO dual-band Wi-Fi, and a Bluetooth remote control with a microphone for voice search. It supported 1080p streaming and Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound but was dependent on internet bandwidth of the user. Unveiled on April 2, 2014, the Amazon Fire TV was made available for purchase in the US the same day for US$99 and was launched with a video game called Sev Zero. In 2015, the Amazon Fire TV was released with improved processor speed and 4K UHD support. Amazon Fire TV is also available in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan.

Amazon Fire TV
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Amazon Fire TV with remote
Developer Amazon.com
Manufacturer Amazon.com
Type Digital media player, microconsole
Release date
  • USA: April 12, 2014
  • DE: September 25, 2014
  • UK: October 23, 2014
  • JP: October 28, 2015
Introductory price US$99
Operating system Fire OS 5 "Bellini"
System-on-chip used Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
MediaTek 8173C (2nd Gen)
CPU Qualcomm Krait 300, quad-core up to 1.7 Ghz (1st Gen)
dual core ARM Cortex A72 up to 2GHz and dual core ARM Cortex A53 up to 1.573 GHz (2nd Gen)
Memory 2 GB LPDDR2 RAM
Storage 8 GB internal
Display 1080p and 4K
Graphics Qualcomm Adreno 320 (1st Gen)
PowerVR GX6250 (2nd Gen)
Sound Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound
Connectivity HDMI, Bluetooth 4.0, Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), 10/100 Ethernet, Optical audio, Fire game controller
Power 5.5 mm DC (6.25 V 2.5 A power adapter)
Dimensions 115 × 115 × 17.5 mm (4.53 × 4.53 × 0.69 in)
Weight 281 g (9.9 oz)
Related articles Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Ouya
Website Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV refers to two generations of digital media players and microconsoles developed by Amazon.com. It is a small network appliance and entertainment device designed to stream digital audio/video content to a high-definition television. The device also allows users to play video games with the included remote, via a mobile app, or with an optional game controller. The first-generation device featured 2 GB of RAM, MIMO dual-band Wi-Fi, and a Bluetooth remote control with a microphone for voice search. It supported 1080p streaming and Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound but was dependent on internet bandwidth of the user. Unveiled on April 2, 2014, the Amazon Fire TV (1st Generation) was made available for purchase in the US the same day for US$99 and was launched with a video game called Sev Zero. In 2015, the Amazon Fire TV (2nd Generation) was released with improved processor speed and 4K UHD support.

Amazon Fire TV is also available in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan.

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