When Amazon launched a smaller version of its Fire TV, the Amazon Fire Stick, the device slowly but surely gained popularity with its interesting features, including 1GB RAM, 8 GB storage, and a Broadcom BCM28145 dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex- A9 processor to power it. Unlike its competitor, Google Chromecast, it is also bundled with a remote control with voice search. In the 4th quarter of 2015, the 2nd generation of the Fire Stick was released.
Users can now enjoy the Fire TV Stick with the Alexa Voice Remote. Apart from this, other improvements include the processor, a 1.3 GHz, MediaTek 8127D Quad-core with Mali-450 MP4 GPU, as opposed to its predecessor’s dual core. But these are not only what Amazon has to offer. There are several Fire Stick deals you can take advantage of.
Remote Control Options
The Amazon Fire Stick comes with a remote control included in the box. Its features include a microphone for Alexa and Voice Search as well as Bluetooth 4.1. Moreover, it works with the 2nd gen Fire TV and Fire TV Stick as well as 1st gen Fire TV Stick and 1st gen Fire TV with OS 5. For an additional cost, Amazon is offering an upgraded remote control for your Fire Stick.
By being a Prime Member, a user gets to watch thousands of television show episodes as well as movies. These include listening to more than two million songs from Amazon Music, ad-free, and watching Amazon Original Series, which are not available in other media streaming devices. Moreover, members can also have access to specialty channels such as Showtime and HBO for adding or streaming as well as to more than 100 premium channels. Members can enjoy watching, with prices starting from as little as $2.99 a month and cancellation is also permitted, anytime. Another interesting offer is the free trial for each channel so you can explore these channels and discover which shows to look forward to, for free.
The Amazon Fire Stick also comes with a number of app deals, including free apps. The ES File Explore Manager is now free and works with Fire TV and remote controllers. The Netflix app is also available for download, as well as other games and apps like the Redball 4, Hill Climb Racing, Mousebot, PAC-MAN 256 – Endless Arcade Maze, MLB.TV, Tetris, Fox News and Tic Tac Toe, among others. While some apps and games are not free, Amazon has them on sale so more Fire Stick owners can enjoy. These include titles, such as The Jack Box Party Pack and The Jack Box Party Pack 2, PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist and the Drawful 2, among others.
When you order Fire Stick from Amazon, you also have the option to buy accessories, such as, an Amazon Basics HD Antenna for $10.99 from $14.99, a remote holder for $9.99 and a Koral Alexa Voice Remote Case for $11.99. Protection Plan for 2 years is also available for an additional $4.99.
The Amazon Fire Stick is one of the most popular streaming devices in the market today. But if you want another option, you can also read about the Amazon Fire TV Stick vs. Google Chromecast 2 to see which one is more appealing.