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Amazon Unveils Fire TV

Posted by - 09:06 AM on 04/02/14
Amazon has announced their own TV streaming device, dubbed Amazon Fire TV. The very small box will retail for $99, will be voice-activated (but can also come with an optional gaming controller) and connect with Hulu, Netflix and more. Lots of information can be found everywhere on the internet by now, but also there's stuff here.
 
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09:10 AM on 04/02/14
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Not a great name, but solid product.

TV will probably be changed completely in the next ten years, maybe even five. And all I hope is that Comcast rots in the ground.
09:15 AM on 04/02/14
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Awesome. Amazon Prime just got a whole lot better!
09:26 AM on 04/02/14
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Great. Not only do I have enough trouble deciding what to watch. Now I have to decide if I want to use my Xbox, or this thing, to do it.
09:27 AM on 04/02/14
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Interesting. I've been super happy with Chromecast but we'll see how people end up liking this.
09:27 AM on 04/02/14
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Great. Not only do I have enough trouble deciding what to watch. Now I have to decide if I want to use my Xbox, or this thing, to do it.
hahahah

right there with you. it's a constant struggle.
09:28 AM on 04/02/14
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Interesting. I've been super happy with Chromecast but we'll see how people end up liking this.
oh gosh, i forgot we even have that.

so we have directTV, with every movie channel, my xbox, and my roommates' chromecast. and one of my roommates is a tech dweeb and has amazon prime, so i could certainly see this being added to the mix. it's a wonder we ever A.) find anything to watch and B.) leave the house.
09:41 AM on 04/02/14
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The gaming aspect of this is the one that interests me a lot.
09:47 AM on 04/02/14
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hahahah

right there with you. it's a constant struggle.
Or the built in apps on the TV. Jesus it never ends.
09:49 AM on 04/02/14
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There will be a big market if they can get xbmc to run on it, although the price seems high compared to chromecast and roku
09:51 AM on 04/02/14
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Doesn't come with the controller. Costs $39 extra and is optional.
10:19 AM on 04/02/14
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The gaming aspect of this is the one that interests me a lot.
I think that's about it for me too. My TV has built-in streaming features already, so I'm probably a no-go for it. I really think this set-top box market will shrivel pretty quickly once the built-in streaming TVs become the norm for the average owner.
10:27 AM on 04/02/14
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We need better content on the boxes we already have, not a new box. Smart for Amazons strategy though. They don't care how you buy from them as long as you are.
10:28 AM on 04/02/14
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IT WORKS ITS WAY INSIIIIiiiIIIDEEE.

I'll see myself out.
10:32 AM on 04/02/14
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IT WORKS ITS WAY INSIIIIiiiIIIDEEE.

I'll see myself out.
Duality. I should probably walk out as well.

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