Amazon Fire TV Goes Stick

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Fire TV StickAmazon reveals a Chromecast-style version of the Fire TV STB-- the Fire TV Stick, an HDMI dongle allowing users to access a variety of online streaming content sources such as Netflix and Amazon Prime.

It carries a dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, dual-band wifi and, interestingly enough, includes a dedicated remote remote. Control also comes via mobile device app, and Miracast connectivity allows users to mirror mobile device displays on their HDTVs.

Amazon says the device also handles games, and it is compatible with the Fire Game Controller gamepad accessory.

The Fire TV Stick launch comes as Amazon announces the app selection for the Fire TV has "tripled", as the device has over 600 apps available.

“We also hear from customers how much they love playing games on their TV," Amazon says. "9 of the top 10 grossing apps on Fire TV are games—so we continue to work with game developers and add the most popular game content."

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