Amazon today introduced a new HDMI streaming media adapter for non-Smart HDTVs called the Fire TV Stick with Voice. The $49.99 device adds a Voice Remote and makes any TV a Smart TV, with instant access to wireless stream TV shows, music, and live TV from services such as Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO NOW, Hulu, WatchESPN, SHOWTIME ANYTIME, Sling TV, STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, NBC News, Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, Vevo, Plex, A&E, YouTube.com, and more.
Fire TV Stick with Voice and is currently the only streaming stick with an included voice remote. The voice remote allows you to simply speak the name of a movie, TV show, actor, director, or genre and get results instantly—plus use the included voice remote on Fire TV Stick to ask Alexa for the weather, sports scores, traffic, music, and more.
Fire TV Stick has 4x the storage and 2x the memory of Chromecast, a dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, Dolby Audio, and better Wi-Fi performance than any other streaming media stick. Plus, unlike other streaming media sticks, Fire TV Stick allows you to connect to Wi-Fi networks that require a password without installing additional software, so you can easily take your entertainment with you on-the-go.
Last year’s Fire TV Stick (2014 model) will remain available without the voice feature for $10 less.
Price and Availability
The Amazon Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote is available for pre-order starting today at www.amazon.com/fire-tv-voice for $49.99 and will start shipping October 22, 2015.