The toughest rival of Chromecast has arrived: Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic


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Since Chromecast saw the light in 2013, which is said soon, due to its price has been a great success and acceptance, both for its ease of configuration, as for its durability. A device that allows you to see the content of your smartphone or tablet on your TV is something that we need more and more today. And that Amazon knows, so they wanted to get into the sector and try the Fire TV Stick Basic.

It seemed that Amazon was only going to dedicate itself to the sale of third-party products until it started to manufacture its own. First on a smaller scale and value, and now has for sale a wide range of useful products for day to day as tablets, cables, chargers, and a long etcetera. Now, with its Fire TV Stick Basic, it intends to take away from Google its hegemony in this sector.

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How is the Fire TV Stick Basic

Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic

As its name indicates, it is a stick with HDMI connection and is accompanied by a remote control of small size, which goes with 2 AAA batteries (such as Apple TV or Xiaomi TV Box). We just have to connect it to our TV, to the HDMI input port, and enjoy connecting our devices wirelessly.

Inside, we find an 8GB memory, 1GB RAM, MediaTek Quad-Core ARM 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity (for remote control), dual-band Wi-Fi and dual antenna 802.11a / b / g / n / ac, and micro USB to charge the device.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic

It supports resolutions 720p and 1080p at 60 fps (at the moment there is no 4K version), and also with Dolby Audio, 5.1 surround sound, 2 channel stereo and up to 7.1 through HDMI. In addition, we can transmit all types of video files through the Fire TV Stick Basic and enjoy them on our TV or projector.

Where to buy and how much is the Fire TV Stick Basic worth

It is worth to say that the new Amazon device can be purchased in more than 100+ countries as of now, with a price of $49.99 in the Online Store. However, if you are a lucky Prime user, you can get it for only $40. Being Prime user, you can access from the device itself, the entire contents of Amazon Prime Video, as well as to take advantage of all the space in the Amazon Cloud Drive, from which you can view your files on your TV easily.

Other applications available for Fire TV Stick Basic, we have Netflix, YouTube, Spotify, Facebook, VLC, Twitch or TuneIn Radio. More than 1,600 apps and games available and compatible with the new Amazon gadget.

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