Amazon’s latest offering to Indian market is a powerful online streaming device named – Amazon Fire TV Stick. This 3.4 inches long and 1.2 inches wide, USB thumb drive looking device, is offered at an affordable price of Rs. 3999. The stick is powered by a quad core processor and 1GB memory, which helps it to deliver heavily compressed videos and requires less bandwidth. In addition, it comes with a voice remote which is makes it better than its competitors. Is it a worthy buy in India? Let’s find out.
1# Easy to Setup
Setting up this device is a hassle free task. Simply plug-in the device to your HD TV. Plug in the power adapter, if required. Connect to a Wi-Fi and you are good to go.
#2. Less Bandwidth Consumption & Heavy Compression
Given the Indian internet speed, this is an ideal device for video streaming without jerks. The bandwidth consumption is decreased due to a powerful processor which can process H.264 files. H.264 files are heavily compressed and require less bandwidth. But here heavy compression does not mean poor video quality.
#3. Voice Remote
The voice remote is the best part of this gadget. This remote is curvaceous and ergonomical. You can easily ask this remote to search or play movies, TV shows or an app just by saying the name of the content. This makes the whole setup extremely accessible.
#4. Wide Variety of Content
Hotstar, Netflix, Airtel movies, Voot, Eros Now- you got them all with this tiny piece of plastic. You also have a solo music streaming app, Gaana, for the time being. There are more than 60 games in the Amazon App Store right now. The quality of the content is amazing and even the game’s graphics is impressive.
#5. A Treat for Prime Users
Amazon Prime members get unlimited access to Amazon Prime Video, featuring thousands of Bollywood and regional blockbusters, Hollywood movies, US TV shows, award winning Amazon Originals and kids’ shows at no additional cost.
The Fire TV stick comes with a bunch of freebies, which makes this a rewarding purchase. As Amazon Prime user, you get Rs. 499 cashback as Amazon pay balance, 100GB free data from Airtel only via Airtel broadband or 4G Home Wi-Fi, 240 GB free data for YOU broadband customers, Free 3 months EROS Now premium subscription, and Ad-free streaming on Gaana for six months.
With direct competition with Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV stick is a wonderful option for the given price, especially when it comes with an awesome feature of voice remote. For Amazon Prime users, this is really an appealing device.