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Amazon Fire TV

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Amazon Fire TV (stylized as amazon fireTV) is a line of digital media players and microconsoles developed by Amazon.[12][13][14] The devices are small network appliances that deliver digital audio and video content streamed via the Internet to a connected high-definition television. They also allow users to access local content and to play video games with the included remote control or another game controller, or by using a mobile app remote control on another device.

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Amazon Fire TV
Third generation Fire TV Stick with the newer Alexa Voice Remote
TypeDigital media player, microconsole
Release date
Introductory priceUS$99[7]
Operating systemOriginal: Fire OS 5 "Bellini"[8]
Current: Fire OS 7
System on a chipQualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T[9]
MediaTek MT8173C (2nd Gen)
CPUQualcomm Krait 300, quad-core up to 1.7 GHz (1st generation)[9]
dual-core ARM Cortex-A72 up to 2 GHz and dual-core ARM Cortex-A53 up to 1.573 GHz (2nd generation)
Memory2 GB LPDDR2 RAM[9]
Storage8 GB internal[9]
Display1080p and 4K[9]
GraphicsQualcomm Adreno 320 (1st Gen)[9]
PowerVR GX6250 (2nd Gen)[10]
SoundDolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound[9]
ConnectivityHDMI, Bluetooth 4.0, Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), 10/100 Ethernet, Fire game controller[9]
Power5.5 mm DC[9] (6.25 V 2.5 A power adapter[11])
Current firmware6.2.1.2
Dimensions115 × 115 × 17.5 mm (4.53 × 4.53 × 0.69 in)[9]
Mass281 g (9.9 oz)[9]
RelatedRoku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Nvidia Shield TV, Ouya
The former logo of Fire TV.
Amazon Fire TV at a retail store in Canada.

The device is available in two form factors, set-top box and HDMI plug-in stick with, in general, lesser specifications than the contemporaneous boxes.[12] The current set-top box model is the Fire TV Cube with embedded Amazon Echo smart speaker (which effectively replaced the Fire TV box model[15][16]), while the stick form factor encompasses four models, the entry-level Fire TV Stick Lite, the standard Fire TV Stick, and the high-end Fire TV Stick 4K and Fire TV Stick 4K Max (the third of which effectively replaced the third-generation Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD "pendant"[17][18][19]).[20]

The first-generation Fire TV device was unveiled on April 2, 2014. The second-generation version was released in 2015, with additional Fire TV devices released on regular basis since.

In March 2016, Amazon began collaborating with television set manufacturers to include the Amazon Fire OS and Fire TV interface built-in with televisions sold to the public, labeled as Fire TV Edition.[21][22][23][24] In September 2018, Amazon extended the use of the Fire TV brand to the Fire TV Recast, an over-the-air television digital video recorder exclusively for viewing use with Fire TV and Amazon Echo Show devices,[25] which it discontinued in August 2022.[26]