Amazon Fire TV topples Chromecast as Amazon’s best seller

April 8, 2014
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    Well that didn’t take long, the Amazon Fire TV already sits at the top spot on Amazon’s Best Sellers list in the electronics category, having only just launched last week.

    The Fire TV has already displaced the hugely popular Google Chromecast, which had previously booted Amazon’s own Kindle off the top spot shortly after its own launch. Amazon has never explained exactly how it calculates a products popularity, but it seems that the data must only take into account short term trends for the Fire TV to rise so fast.

    Much like everyone else, we have been trying to figure out which of the two devices is the best deal. After much debate, it’s not hard to see why Amazon’s device is proving to be so popular, considering all of the Fire TV’s additional features. Not to mention that Amazon has a massive advertisement up on its homepage too.

    Amazon Fire TV Best Seller

    If you’ve resisted temptation so far, the Amazon Fire TV is available for $99 and still appears to be in stock.

    Are you surprised by the Fire TV’s shot to popularity?

    Comments

    • Clint McKay

      Was the survey results provided by Amazon too? :D Its no big deal that
      “Amazon” Fire TV topples Chromecast as “Amazon”s best seller!! Chromecast is awesome and amazon should worry when Google does come up with an upgrade..

    • TechGuy

      This is only be relevant in the US which is the only place the Fire is sold. The Chromecast is available around the world.

    • adamhs

      Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of Amazon but I have a Roku and there’s absolutely no reason to buy the Fire. In fact, there’s a good reason NOT to – no HBO GO…one of the few “premium” services I actually pay for.

    • DarxideGarrison

      That’s the biggest pile of

    • Mystery Man

      Fire TV is great for xbmc. I replaced my i3 nuc with the fire TV so I don’t have to constantly here a fan.

    • http://www.nerdshowandtell.com/ nerdshowandtell.com

      Don’t do it – in a few months you will regret it..

    • AfrodanJ

      What a pile of squid jizz. Of course Amazon will put their own product atop the competition. I’d love to hear the manipulated numbers they based this thesis on

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