Oculus Rift won’t be getting any support from Minecraft, but the Amazon Fire TV has been announced today and released for $99.99 with the Fire Game Controller running $39.99 and over 100 games already existing on the device (starting at 99 cents a piece, averaging at $1.85 each, and obviously we’re talking digital games here).
Finally, an Android-based device that you can plug into your TV and do Gaming properly without worrying about garbage controllers or a brand that will fade and leave you with a paperweight some time later. The Amazon Fire TV is capable of starting videos immediately without buffering and has 3X PROCESSING POWER of the Apple TV as well as 2GB of memory making it 4X MORE MEMORY than the AppleTV. Amazon Fire TV is going to be streaming movies and television shows at Full 1080P High Definition with 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus Surround Sound Audio through either of its HDMI or Optical outputs.
Amazon has also announced that some games will end up exclusive to the Amazon Store and Amazon family of devices in the future, though the Amazon Fire TV will support thousands of games “soon” with over 100 available for the device now. In addition to the video game offerings the device has debuted with the Amazon Fire TV also has the following features:
Included w/ Purchase: WIFI (Internal b/g/n), Remote Control (no line of sight required), Ethernet (wired port), Certified Dolby Digital Plus Surround Sound, HDMI Video Output (1080P HD), Voice Search Functionality, Optical Output, Quad Core Processor, 2GB Memory, USB Input, Qualcomm Adreno 320 GPU, Bluetooth 4.0, 2 AAA batteries (for remote), 1 Year Limited Warranty.
Movie / TV / Music Support:
NBA Game Time
ACC Digital Network
Look & Cook
Red Bull TV
All Fitness TV
MBC On Demand
Coming Soon: HBO GO, Amazon MP3 Library Support
Amazon FreeTime: Kids mode for letting non-adults enjoy television and movies without any inappropriate content getting in the way. Simplified controls are also used in this mode and lock the kids out of things that aren’t for them. Daily Time Limits and Custom Restrictions can also be used in this Parental Protection setup.
RealGamerNewz will have more on this device soon, check out our new dedicated Amazon Fire TV Section once the device has time to settle in and make its mark!
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