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Amazon Fire TV Stick: What is it, how it works

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote,
Written by Yash

Many people consume media on their own television is changing. Video running services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have brings about a paradigm shift in how people watch TV at home.

  • The arrivals of SMART TV’s and Molten sticks such as Google Chrome cast have made it more easy for people to consume online content straight away on their televisions. Now Amazon has ready to join the party and has launched the Fire TV Stick in India for Rs 3,999.
  • What can you watch?
    Amazon Fire Video stick is allowed you to watching a content from almost all of majorĀ  video Streamy services such as like Amazon Prime Video, YouTube and other also. What is incredible interesting is the fact that you can also consumes content from Netflix Amazon Prime Video’s most Monstrous competitors .

The Google Chromecast can be used to consume content from Netflix, YouTube, Hotstar, Eros Now, Gaana and much more. Where a Chromecast gained a leg up over the Prime Video Stick is the fact that you can visible your mobile with Android version , laptop or desktop’s screen on to the television, thereby they Allow you to watch almost anything on the big screen. You can also your locally and stored content on the TV.

The Amazon prime TV Stick come with a voice remote. You can simple say the name of what will you want to watch and the stick will play it for you. That is very good feature of that.

Where the Chromecast 2 lose out on the Fire TV Stick is the fact then that the Amazon Prime Video app doesn’t support casting by Chromecast. When you want a show in a big screen of your mobiles and desktop then Chromecast is best easily usable.

=>What is the hardware inside?
The Amazon prime TV Stick is powdered by a Media team Quad-core ARM 1.3GHz processor pair with 1GB of RAM and the Mali 450 MP4 GPU. Additionally next, it launch with Bluetooth 4.1, dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi and 8GB of internal storage.

It also supports Dolby Audio, 5.1 surround sound, 2 channel stereo and HDMI audio-pass through up to 7.1. On the video front, the stick outputs video in both 720p and 1080p resolutions upto 60 frames per second.

The other one Google Chromecast 2 on the other hand come with a 1.2GHz dual core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, 512MB of RAM, 256MB of internal storage and 802.11ac
Wi-Fi with support for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. It is capable of output video at 1080p and supports 2 channel stereo, Dolby Audio and 5.1 surround sound.

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote,

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote,PC:AMAZON

While the other side on paper, the hardware looks of the Fire TV Stick looks far more Seductive, it may be noted that the Chromecast is a different type of device which is not need a moreĀ  internal storage and RAM as it is not store any applications program internally.


=>How do you consume content?
The Amazon Fire TV Stick launch with a voice remote. Only You can simplify the name of about what you want to watch and the stick will automatically play it for you.

In the Google Chromecast 2, your smartphone is like your remote. All you can have to do is play a video on any Chromecast your smartphone supported application, hit the cast button on the upper right corner and that’s it start.

There are two types of approaches like pros and cons to both approaches. With the Chromecast, you can definitely use your mobile’s in big display and on-screen keyboard to easier search for what you want to watch. On the other side, you have to unlock the screen every time when you want to play or pause the video.



Nothing beat the conveniences of physical buttons when it comes with pause /play content or skip forwards/backwards in a video by it. While typing using the remote is very hard, then you can also use the voice feature to quickly search for content or anything . You can also use pair a Bluetooth keyboard with the Fire TV.

=>What is the price?
Price wise, both devices are very even match . The Amazon Fire Video Stick has been priced at Rs 3,999 with a Rs 499 cashback via Amazon Pay for existing Amazon Prime customers. The Google Chromecast on the other hand is sell available for Rs 3,399 on Flipkart.

=>Which one should you buy?
Both TV sticks have their own features sets of pros and cons. For those people who are a little technologically challenge the Amazon Fire TV Stick is a better option for buyers .


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Yash, Founder of is a tech geek and passionate about technology and gadgets.

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