Confirming long-running rumors, Amazon is getting into the set-top box space with Fire TV. Specs and notes below.
· Available now, $99.
· 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Krait 300 CPU, 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage, a Qualcomm Adreno 320 GPU, and dual-band wireless radio and two antennas for 1080p streaming over 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi.
· 200,000 TV episodes and movies, millions of songs, and over a hundred games.
· Apps include (with more to come): Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, Vimeo, MLB.tv, and the NBA.
· Voice search/controls.
· Amazon Game Studios is working on original titles for Fire TV. Their first release, Sev Zero, is available for $6.99 here. Other games will be available as well, with 2K Games, Disney, Double Fine Entertainment, Electronic Arts, Gameloft, Sega, Telltale Games and Ubisoft all announced as development partners.
· Amazon Fire Game Controller. Available here, $39.99, and comes with 1,000 Amazon Coins. Can be used to play games; the Fire TV remote and the Fire TV smartphone app are also supported.