Amazon will be launching the Fire TV Stick in India soon, according to a report by TechPP. The streaming device was supposed to launch late last year when Amazon launched the Prime service in India but got delayed for some reason.
Fire TV Stick Features:
The Fire TV Stick runs a customized version of Android and has support for Android apps and games.
It is capable of 1080p video output and comes with the Alexa Voice Remote allowing you to search for content using voice commands.
The Fire TV Stick also has support for streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, YouTube, ESPN, Spotify, Pandora, and Vevo.
Amazon's Alexa to build this Fire TV Stick:
Amazon’s very own Alexa is Google Home’s closest rival.
It’s already integrated with a number of products, brands, and services and we know Amazon will continue to add more.
While Google is working on the Google Home, the top e-commerce company is also working on Alexa and its line of Echo devices.
The latest update is the Fire TV and Fire TV stick getting the Alexa button on the remote.
Functions of Fire TV Stick:
This addition of the Alexa on the remote makes control and playback easier and convenient for the Fire TV users.
This button lets you launch apps and control audio or video playback.
To get the button, a software update is ready for all Fire TV models so other Alexa devices can also offer control.
With the update, you can now play, fast forward, move to the next episode, or resume just by saying a few commands.
Estimated Price of Fire TV Stick:
According to the report, the Fire TV Stick is expected to be priced at INR 1999 ($31) for Prime customers.
The price for non-Prime customers is said to be INR 3,999.
This means it's cheaper to get a Prime membership in India than the price difference between the Prime and non-Prime variants.