Amazon inviting select customers to give Amazon Fire TV a try, free for 30-days

by: Andrew GrushMay 22, 2014

Early last month Amazon unveiled its long-rumored set-top box, the Amazon Fire TV. In that time, it’s managed to sell reasonably well in large part due to the fact that it has much more oomph under the hood than most of its competitors like Roku and even the Chromecast. The Amazon Fire TV also has the advantage of gaming support, and more recently is starting to see some HBO shows through Amazon Prime as well.

If you’ve been at all tempted by Amazon’s set-top box, Amazon wants you to give it a try, no strings attached. Well, no strings attached as long as you were invited to the party in the first place. Apparently Amazon is extending a 30-trial invitation by email to select Amazon customers allowing them to receive the streaming box without spending a cent up front. While the rules don’t officially state it, we imagine this offer is only being sent out to Amazon Prime members in good standing.

After 30-days, you can either return the device or keep it. If you keep it, they’ll simply bill the card you have on file. Now honestly, this isn’t much different than Amazon’s standard return policy other than you’d normally have to pay up front and could instead get a refund if you’re not satisfied after roughly 30 days of use. Still, this is a nice promo for those that are curious but not willing to lay down any money to give Fire TV a try.

Anyone receive this email yet? If so, plan on taking advantage of the offer?

  • Rauel Crespo

    8GB(5GB avaialble) for Apps make this a joke for me. I wouldn’t even take one for free. Come on amazon, toss in a 128GB SSD in that thing, so I can actually use it as a console replacment. Right now, at 8GB, it’s relegated to “Junk” status, in spite of it’s decent hardware. At the very least, allow installation of apps on an external HDD or USB Thumbstick.

    • Kyle Ong

      I had a FireTV…and play games only.
      had to be selective in games…(had nfs and asphalt…almost finish)

      as its name..TV, guess game console hv to wait

      • zhangyamysaga

        In fact.If you paly games only.You can choose wireless keyboard and mouse like EZTV Living Room Computer – ,Even though you are in bed or sofa.You all can paly games on TV. It is very convenient. Maybe you can have a try !

        • Rauel Crespo

          That doesn’t even compare the the FireTV. That thing only has 4GB of storage(1GB available for app storage), and is a crappy dual core, compared to the FireTV, which borrows it’s SoC from the HTC One (m7)