On Wednesday, buzz words Amazon, Fire and TV were popping up all over social media outlets and if your short-attention span only allowed you to skim the news, chances are you thought the following: “Wait what, Amazon is on fire” or “Damn, why did someone set a TV on fire at Amazon” luckily Gogafa is here to clear up any confusion about the new media streaming device from Amazon named Fire TV.
What is this Fire TV? It is a new media-streaming device that plugs into your TV via a HDMI cable. It runs on an Android brain and Netflix, Pandora, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus and more come preloaded on it.
What’s inside? 2 GB of memory, 1080 p HD, Dolby Digital, Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO), 8 GB internal storage and 2 GB LPDDR2 @ 533 MHZ memory. Its dimensions are 4.5” x 4.5” x 0.7” (115mm x 115mm x 17.5). What’s all that mean you desperately ask, well it means it’s fast and small.
Why Parents Should Look into This? According to Amazon’s website, Amazon FreeTime lets you easily limit screen time and create personalized profiles just for kids.
What’s the Competitive Advantage of Fire TV? Personally, there are two features that make Amazon’s Fire TV reign supreme. Firstly, I find tremendous joy in anything I can command with my voice and Fire TV allows me to do that with its remote control. A small microphone hole rests above the Voice Search button-Awesomeness. Secondly, Fire doubles as a gaming device that allows you to play titles like Minecraft Pocket Edition, The Walking Dead and other Android games-Sooold! Paid games start as low as 99 cents. You can use the included remote for games or separately buy a gaming controller for $39.99.
Bottom Line: With more features than its competitors and impressive hardware we can’t wait to get our hands on one.