A year ago, Amazon launched an upgraded Fire TV Stick that comes with the Alexa Voice Remote. With the Alexa capability, you can easily search through thousands of channels, apps and titles, launch content and control playback with just your voice.
Fast forward to today, it seems like Amazon just went back in time with the debut of its “newest” Fire TV Stick Basic Edition. The Basic Edition ($49.99) is exactly what the previous generation – a streaming media player that provides simple and fast access to thousands of movies, TV shows, apps, and games, minus the Alexa capability that $39.99 Fire TV Stick has.
I know what you’re thinking and yes, the price of the Basic Edition is higher than the one that comes with voice commands. BUT, this is the first time for the Fire TV Stick to be available for direct shipping in other parts of the world.
On November 7, Amazon launched the Fire TV Stick Basic Edition globally in over 100 New Countries and Territories.
“Last year, we made Amazon Prime Video available to customers globally, and today, we’re building on that momentum as we introduce Fire TV Stick Basic Edition to new customers around the world. This makes streaming content from apps like Prime Video fast and easy and we can’t wait to hear what customers think,” said Marc Whitten, Vice President, Amazon Fire TV.
As for performance, the stick comes with a quad-core processor and 1 GB of memory, as well as 8 GB of storage for apps and games. The device is very easy to set-up wherever you are in the world. Just plug it in to your HDTV’s HDMI port, connect to a Wi-Fi connection and start streaming.
Order your FIRE TV STICK Basic Edition now! For shoppers outside the US, select your country on the product page and see if it is available for shipping to your country.