Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition tries to take over the world

Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition tries to take over the world

Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition tries to take over the world

This media streaming player will be available in over a 100 countries worldwide where Amazon launched its Amazon Prime Video service previous year.

Amazon's Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote launched in the USA in October 2016 before expanding to the UK, Germany, and Japan this April. The main difference is that the U.S. version comes with an Alexa remote that can take voice commands, while the Basic Edition has, well, a basic remote. They're available in the United States and UK, and the retail giant recently released the Echo in India (in English only).

Not long after releasing the original Amazon Fire TV as a small set-top box, Amazon shrunk its player down into stick form.

However, what we can't understand is why Amazon didn't just make the Fire TV Stick with the Alexa Voice Remote available for additional markets instead of essentially rebranding the first-gen Fire TV Stick and increasing its price.

The launch comes nearly a year after Amazon opened up its Prime Video streaming service to more than 200 countries, having been restricted to just a handful of locations until then. So for now, it can offer Fire TV devices without Alexa in those (many) markets that are not yet supported by Alexa. It supports Bluetooth 4.1 and 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, and can decode H.265 video, according to Android Police.

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In any case, if you're interested in buying the Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, it's available for purchase now and will start shipping out tomorrow, November 8.

Amazon is investing billions to create content for Prime Video, one of the few services that is available without the main Prime subscription.

The "basic" edition of the Fire TV Stick will come with 8GB of onboard storage for apps and games, a quad-core processor, and 1GB of RAM. There's also support for 1080p HD video streaming with the High Efficiency Video Codec, as well as Dolby Audio for a higher-quality audio experience. Those versions are more powerful and, curiously, also less expensive.

The new offering appears to be the same as the $40 Fire TV Stick now sold in the US.

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