Amazon has finally launched the Fire TV Stick in India. First unveiled in the year 2014, the Fire Stick made its way to India after 3 long years. The device is priced at Rs 3,999 and is already available for sale on Amazon. Additionally, the company is offering Rs 499 cashback in Amazon Pay balance to Prime members. Non-Prime members, however, on buying the stick will get 1-year Prime membership including the video services and expedited delivery.
Similar to Chromecast, the Amazon Fire TV Stick connects to HDMI port on your TV and connects to your home Wi-Fi giving you access to movies, TV shows, music, photos, apps, and games. Unlike ChromeCast, it runs a full version of Android wrapped under Amazon’s skin. Underneath, it comes with a dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and 1080p output capability. Apart from Amazon’s own video services, it also lets you access other popular services such as Netflix, Gaana, Saavn, Hotstar, Eros Now, Airtel Movies, Voot, and more.
The Fire Stick also comes Alexa Voice Remote, which lets you search for content by using just your voice as a command. You can ask for any query, and it will provide you search results from apps such as Prime Video and Netflix.