Good news for users is that the new Amazon Fire TV might give Apple TV a run for its money, only at a lower price and with one incredibly important feature that might just give it the necessary edge.
- The second generation Amazon Fire TV will cost $99.99, to be released on October 5th
- The bundle that will be the ‘Gaming Edition’ will cost $139.99, to be released on October 22nd
- It will be 75% more powerful than the first edition of Amazon Fire TV
- It will also feature voice assistant, Alexa
Apple has unveiled their new television, with its own operating system, an app store and its all not-too subtle attempt at poking and prodding at the world of casual gaming. However, Amazon is right behind it, and it’s seemingly brazen in competing with its new reveal and the close release date in October.
Furthermore, the upcoming edition of Amazon Fire TV will also be taking its chance with gaming through an enhanced games controller, and a couple of games included. The competition can only be good for us as users, with more options to explore and analyze which further suits our tastes.
The upcoming version of Amazon’s new Fire TV will be reportedly 75% more powerful than its predecessor, with a quad-core processor that promises for better and quicker user of its high resolution format. What is also the key element in the device’s future success over its Apple competition could be the 4K video support that the Apple TV disappointingly lacks.
It’s the latest and best video quality available today that offers the brightest and most life-like images possible. The 4K, ultra high definition (UHD) resolution is now expanding on many platforms, such as Netflix and Roku, who are transitioning more and more of their videos and movies to the best quality possible.
The fact that the new Apple TV will lack it has been disappointing. However, the fact that the upcoming Amazon Fire TV will support it might just mean trouble for the tech company.
Streaming services Netflix and Roku are expected to expand their collections of UHD videos, and it’s unlikely that the option will see anything but an increase in the future. Expectations are higher than ever from users to receive the best quality images possible, and Amazon is ambitiously reaching to comply to those demands.
The second generation Fire TV will have the capability of streaming videos from Amazon Prime, and Netflix, with an improved processor, faster WiFi and a 128 GB SD Card for large storage space. Its current price is $100 to become available on October 5th, with an upcoming $140 bundle that will also include the new Fire TV game controller on October 22nd.
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