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Amazon reveals $50 Fire TV Basic Edition, shipping to 100 markets

Amazon reveals $50 Fire TV Basic Edition, shipping to 100 markets

The Fire TV Stick Basic Edition comes with quad-core processor, 1GB of memory, and 8GB of storage.

Created to plug in to a TV's HDMI port and stream over Wi-Fi in 1080p quality, it will deliver Amazon Original TV shows and movies as well as other video content, depending on what's available in each country.

After expanding its Prime Video service to more than 200 countries and territories last December, Amazon is now introducing its streaming hardware to more global users.

Today, Amazon has announced a new "basic" edition of its popular Fire TV Stick, which it will ship to 100 markets around the world starting tomorrow.

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However, it only streams content in high definition (1080p), not ultra high definition (4K).

For the new "basic" model, Amazon is proclaiming that it will be available in more than 100 countries around the world. Since Alexa is absent, the remote also does not have the voice command button.

Amazon's Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote launched in the United States in October 2016 before expanding to the UK, Germany, and Japan this April. Also, the domestic version of the Fire TV stick costs $10 less. Additionally, the interface language can only be set to Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Italian, German, or English.

The new Basic Edition of the Amazon Fire TV Stick. Although no information was given on the operating system, Android Police speculates that it may be running Fire OS 5.

The Fire TV Stick Basic Edition is a streaming media dongle that offers a no non-sense way to access movies, TV shows, apps and games on your TV. The tiny and portable Fire TV Stick plugs into your TV's HDMI port and once connected to Wi-Fi, you'll be able to "start streaming in minutes". However, the fact that the US firm will ship the device free to any of the included countries, compensates for the price bump.

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