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Amazon launches Fire TV Stick, a rival to Chromecast for 59.90 euros
Amazon launches Fire TV Stick, a rival to Chromecast for 59.90 euros
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Do you want a smart TV for only 59.90 euros? With Amazon's Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, it's possible. This is the most direct alternative of the Chromecast. A device simple and easy to install.

The new Amazon device consists of a small piece of equipment that plays streaming multimedia contentIt can be used for various uses, from watching television programs, to enjoying movies, or even games and applications, all from our television.

We can have a smart TV for 40 euros

That's right, for just only 39.90 euros, if you are Prime customer, or 59.90 euros otherwise, you can make your normal television become a smart TV. Thanks to the Fire TV Stick you can enjoy a multitude of multimedia content on your television, especially the Amazon Prime Video service, which recently arrived in Spain.

Amazon launches Fire TV Stick, a rival to Chromecast for 59.90 euros
Amazon launches Fire TV Stick, a rival to Chromecast for 59.90 euros

Fire TV Stick Basic Edition has a very long name for how small it is. But its technical specifications live up to what you'd expect from an HDMI dongle like this. Let's see some details:

  1. Processor: 1.3GHz 4-core MediaTek with Mali450 MP4 GPU
  2. Memory: 1 GB RAM + 8 GB storage
  3. Networks: Wi-Fi g/n/ac Dual Band 2x2 MIMO + Bluetooth 4.1
  4. Ports: HDMI video output and microUSB input for charging
  5. Picture: 1080p and 720p at 60 frames per second
  6. Formats: H.264 1080p30 and H.265 1080p30 (video) + Dolby Digital Plus (sound)
  7. Remote control: Bluetooth-based, battery-operated

The company's new device is synonymous with ease, in terms of its use and configuration. If you have an HDMI port on your TV, you already have everything you need. Connect the Amazon Fire TV Stick to the port (an extension cord is included), set up the Wi-Fi network, and plug in the microUSB cable that will power the device. Once you have everything ready, start streaming content to the Fire TV.

Amazon launches Fire TV Stick, a rival to Chromecast for 59.90 euros
Amazon launches Fire TV Stick, a rival to Chromecast for 59.90 euros

Fire TV Stick, availability and price

As I said before, Amazon Fire TV Stick can be purchased from 39.90 euros, if you are a Prime customer, or for 59, 90 euros otherwise. Amazon Prime has a series of advantages, which we have already explained to you, but it seems that it will soon increase in price. As for availability, whoever wants to get hold of one of these devices and turn their normal TV into a smart one can now run to the Amazon Spain store and buy it.

Amazon dares to launch a device to compete with Chromecast, it's called Fire TV Stick and it can be yours for little money. Streaming multimedia content is booming, and Amazon did not want to miss out on the market.

Will you try the Amazon Fire TV Stick, or do you still prefer Chromecast?

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