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In an age of cord-cutters and on-demand content, we’ve grown to expect more from our TVs. Begone, ancient antennae, expensive cable, and Blockbuster video rentals! The era of streaming devices is upon us. Not willing to wait on the sidelines, Amazon has two streaming devices in four configurations: the Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote, Fire TV, and Fire TV Gaming Edition. Film enthusiast or gamer, on or off a budget, if you’re seeking to stream with an Amazon Fire device, there should be an option that appeals.

You don’t need a Prime membership to use a Fire TV streaming device, but it might be nice to have one anyway. Prime members get unlimited access to Amazon Video and Prime Music, no matter which Fire TV streaming device they choose.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick

Whether you’re looking to cut the cord or just flood your old television with a wealth of new content, the Fire TV Stick is Amazon’s most basic —and inexpensive—option. The stick, which retails for $39.99, connects to your TVs HDMI port and gives you access to video, games, and apps. This includes content from all the major players, like Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, and HBO NOW. It can also be controlled by voice if you download the Fire TV Remote app or upgrade to the model that comes with a voice remote onto your order.

That’s all well and good, but the Fire TV Stick’s 8 GB of storage is bound to fill up fast, and there’s no option for expansion. Still, it’s a good entry-level model if you’re just getting into Amazon streaming devices.

KEY SPECS:
• MSRP: $39.99
• Storage: 8 GB
• Processor: Dual-core
• Included: Fire TV Stick and voice remote, power adaptor, 2 AAA batteries, HDMI extender
• 4K Streaming: No

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote

For an additional $10, you can purchase the Fire TV Stick that's bundled with a voice remote. It’s the same little device that gives you access to all kinds of cool content, but this time, you can sift through it by speaking into your remote. The remote can also check the weather, sports scores, play music, and more, thanks to Amazon’s Alexa. All you have to do is ask.

KEY SPECS:
• MSRP: $49.99
• Storage: 8 GB
• Processor: Dual-core
• Included: Fire TV Stick and voice remote, power adaptor, 2 AAA batteries, HDMI adaptor
• 4K Streaming: No

Amazon Fire TV

Fire TV addresses the main shortcomings of the Fire TV stick—which may explain why it also more or less doubles the price. It seems worth it, however, when you take a peek at the improvements.

Storage is still just 8 GB, but a microSD slot means you can buy an SD card to expand your storage. Fire TV, which comes with a voice remote, also has a faster processor than the TV Stick and can stream your content in 4K Ultra-HD.

KEY SPECS:
• MSRP: $99.99
• Storage: 8 GB, with a microSD slot for expanded storage
• Processor: Quad-core
• Included: Fire TV and voice remote, power adaptor, 2 AAA batteries
• 4K Streaming: Yes

Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition

The Gaming Edition is the Fire TV, but with some additions aimed at those who plan to use it primarily for gaming. A bundled game controller with a headphone jack is a more obvious touch, while the 32 GB microSD included to supplement the Fire TV’s 8 GB of internal storage is a slightly more subtle add-on. You’ll still have to pay for games, but the Gaming Edition comes with two off the bat: Shovel Knight and Disney DuckTal​es: Remastered.

KEY SPECS:
• MSRP: $139.99
• Storage: 8 GB, with a microSD slot and included 32 GB microSD card for expanded storage
• Processor: Quad-core
• Included: Fire TV and game controller, power adaptor, 2 AA batteries, 32 GB microSD card, 2 games
• 4K Streaming: Yes

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