Amazon joined the world of digital streamers today with the release of its Fire TV device, an Android supported streaming black box that can be used to watch movies or play games. The device comes with a large assortment of apps, even on its first day, and according to Amazon, we should expect to see more.
Amazon Fire TV is a tiny box that connects your HDTV to a world of online entertainment. With a huge selection of TV episodes and movies, voice search that actually works, plus exclusive features like ASAP and Amazon FreeTime, it’s the easiest way to enjoy Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, low-cost movie rentals, music, photos, games, and more.
Fire TV comes with a game controller, for all of those games, but you’ll have to pay extra for handset. If you’re already paying for Amazon Prime, this box comes with ” unlimited access to over 40,000 Prime Instant Videos on your HDTV, including Amazon exclusives like Downton Abbey and Justified.”