The Perfect Companion to Amazon Prime Instant Video
We heard rumors about it for awhile now but it has finally been launched. Amazon has now followed the footsteps of both Apple and Google with the launch of the Amazon Fire TV.
The Amazon Fire TV is a small black box you connect to your HDTV via HDMI. It’s the easiest way to enjoy
the Amazon Shopping Channel, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu Plus plus thousands of low-cost movie and TV episode rentals, tons of music and games. For a start, Amazon has teamed up with content providers like Vevo, YouTube, Vimeo, NBA Game Time, WatchESPN and dozens of others to provide content over the Amazon Fire TV for your viewing pleasure. If you have been thinking of cutting the cable cord, this is your chance.
Of course, the Amazon Fire TV is not the first media player box. We have already seen the likes of Apple TV and Google TV. We have also seen offerings from established players like Roku. We also have the Microsoft Xbox 360/Xbox One and Sony Playstation 3/4 that also has similar functions. So what advantages do the Amazon Fire TV offer?
For one, it has taken a page from the Xbox Kinect by having voice search. One of the frustrations of using media players is text input if you don’t have a proper keyboard. Incorporating voice search minimizes the pain.
Secondly, Amazon Fire TV has parental controls. Control what and how long your kids watch and play. This is a boon for all parents with young kids.
Thirdly, unlike Apple and Google’s offerings, gaming is going to be a big part of the Amazon Fire TV. Expect game offerings from the likes of Mojang, EA, Disney, Ubisoft and much more.
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Amazon Fire TV is a tiny box you connect to your HDTV. It’s the easiest way to enjoy Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, low-cost movie rentals, and much more
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