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October 23, 2014

Amazon UK puts Fire TV on sale for £79

FireFly-buttonLooking for the Amazon Fire TV, well Amazon UK has finally started selling them. The streaming box will cost you £79, giving you access to Prime Instant Video, iPlayer, Netflix and stations. All that’s required is a stable internet connection and you’re good to go.

You will also have access to BBC iPlayer, BBC News, Demand 5, Sky News, Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Spotify, YouTube and more. If you like to tinker then you will also be able to get XBMC up and running.

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Amazon Fire TV is a tiny box you connect to your HDTV. It’s an easy way to enjoy Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, low-cost movie rentals, music and much more
  • Massive selection—Thousands of TV episodes and movies, millions of songs and over a hundred games. Show me
  • Your partner in Prime—The best way to enjoy unlimited streaming of thousands of popular movies and TV shows from Britain’s largest subscription streaming service. Learn more
  • Voice search that actually works—Simply say the name of what you want to watch and start enjoying in seconds
  • Tiny box, huge specs—Fast quad-core processor, 2 GB of memory, dedicated GPU, plus support for up to 1080p HD video and Dolby Digital Plus surround sound
  • Easy to setup and use—Pre-registered to your Amazon account so you can enjoy favourite titles and personalised recommendations
  • Instant streaming—Exclusive new feature ASAP predicts what movies and TV episodes you’ll want to watch and buffers them for playback before you hit play
  • Great for gaming, too—Play blockbuster titles like Minecraft-Pocket Edition,The Walking Dead and Monsters University, plus free games and Amazon exclusives. Paid games start from just £0.59.

A TV game controller is also included to turn the Fire TV into a gaming system. It’s a good solution if you are still looking for a streaming box. We will be picking one up to review shortly.

Source: Amazon

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini