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Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite leaks: A rival to upcoming Chromecast?

Looking for a cheap streaming gadget? You might be spoiled for choice soon.

Published onSeptember 23, 2020

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  • Amazon is reportedly working on a Fire TV Stick Lite gadget.
  • This would apparently replace the current standard Fire TV Stick.
  • We could see the device at Amazon’s hardware event tomorrow.

Google is widely expected to launch a new Chromecast dongle next week, purportedly packing Android TV and a $50 to $60 price tag. This might not be the only new cheap streaming gadget coming from a major brand though.

WinFuture reports that Amazon is working on a so-called Fire TV Stick Lite device which could replace the standard Fire TV Stick. There’s no word on technical details, but product images point to a revised remote with a brand-new TV button.

We’re not quite sure what a TV button would do, but the publication points to Amazon collaborating with broadcasters to make their content available on streaming devices. Presumably this would be a shortcut key to specific content then, akin to those pesky Netflix buttons seen on a variety of streaming remotes today.

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Otherwise, the Fire TV Stick Lite remote lacks the 4K Stick’s volume buttons and power button, bringing it in line with older FHD models.

There’s no word on pricing, but we’re guessing the new dongle will come in under the Fire TV Stick 4K’s current $50 tag. And between devices like the upcoming Sabrina Chromecast dongle and Xiaomi’s Mi TV Stick offering, it looks like those on the hunt for cheap streaming options will be spoiled for choice.

We’ll likely find out more details tomorrow (September 24), as Amazon has confirmed that it will be holding a hardware event then.

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