Amazon this morning introduced a competitor to the Chromecast media-streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV. It’s called Fire TV Stick, and if you are an Amazon Prime member you can buy it for $20 off today and tomorrow only–for $19 instead of $39 for non-Prime members. Fire TV stick will ship November 19.
Fire TV stick has four times the storage and two times the memory of Chromecast, Amazon says. Click here for the full press release.
It comes with a remote control, and you can use your phone as a remote with the free mobile app that includes voice search. I’m glad to see it will work right away with my Fire phone, but the app for iPad and iPhone is “coming soon.”
Fire TV stick arrives less than seven months after the introduction of Fire TV, which apparently has been a big hit. Amazon says Fire TV is the best-selling streaming media box at Amazon.com.
I’ve ordered one and will tell you about my experience with it on an upcoming episode of The Kindle Chronicles podcast.