With HD TVs, the best feature is probably the HDMI ports that come with them. All you have to do to get high definition picture and sound is just to hook up something like a Blu Ray player or, increasingly, a streaming media device. Some of these are set-top boxes, but the real fun is in the tiny media stick category. Amazon has quietly released a $39 streaming media stick called the Amazon Fire TV Stick. It’s the price of its competitors, the Roku and the Google Chromecast, but it packs a lot of power in a chewing gum-sized frame.
Says Amazon, ”Fire TV Stick has 50% more processing power and two times the memory of Chromecast; it has six times the processing power, two times the memory and 32 times the storage of Roku Streaming Stick. This results in faster and more fluid navigation, plus more storage for apps and games.”
The Fire TV Stick features most of the streaming features you’d expect, like Netflix and Hulu and (of course) Amazon Prime, but here’s the tipping point. If you’re an Amazon Prime customer, and why aren’t you, then the Fire TV Stick is going to be an extra good bargain. For the next two days, you can get Amazon’s Fire TV Stick for $19, half the price of the normal $39 pricepoint. I’ve gone ahead and picked one up, if only because I couldn’t pass up something that cheap.Technorati Tags: amazon, amazon fire stick, amazon fire tv stick, amazon prime, fire tv stick, hdmi stick, Home Theater, streaming stick, streaming video