It is a good day to be shopping for a new Amazon Fire TV. For a limited time, Amazon has their new Android powered set-top box on sale for just $84. The sale is in celebration of the release of a “boatload” of new Fire TV apps.
Amazon Fire TV was released earlier this year, destined to take over all of your set-top box needs in the living room. The Android powered unit packs a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and a good selection of audio/video ports all underneath Amazon’s skinned version of Android. Check out the video in our Chromecast comparison for more details.
In addition to just connecting to the TV, Fire TV has a voice activated remote control and an optional game controller.
While Amazon is not giving up exactly what new apps have been added to Fire TV compatibility, you should be pleased with the overall selection. Obviously, the choices for Fire TV apps have most of your favorite streaming services, like Netflix, Hulu, and of course, Amazon Prime streaming. Their games selection is a little more mainstream than you might find with competitor Ouya, but all the expected players are here, from Angry Birds, Flappy Birds, Grand Theft Auto and Asphalt 8.
There you have it, save $15 today to get your hands on the Amazon Fire TV with 30 day free trial of Amazon Prime. Don’t forget to pickup an HDMI cable and the optional gaming controller as well.
It’s been a while since we checked in, if you have both an Amazon Fire TV and a Google Chromecast, which one are you using more?