New Amazon Fire TV Is All Fun and Games

The Amazon Fire TV is available to ship starting today. Learn what to expect with the new set-top box.

Amazon Fire TV arrives today. Like Roku and Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV is a small device that attaches directly to your television monitor to deliver streaming movies, TV shows, videos and music. Users can select from thousands of Amazon Instant Video titles, as well as content from other producers, such as Netflix, Hulu Plus and Crackle. Amazon Fire TV will compete with existing set-top boxes by delivering additional features, such as voice search, content filters and video games.

Sev Zero, the first game released exclusively for Amazon platforms by Amazon Game Studios, is available now for just under $7. The game combines traditional defense tower building with first-person shooter action. Users who have a Kindle Fire HD or Kindle Fire HDX can also download a companion game, Sev Zero: Air Support, and help their friends play the game through Fire TV by firing missiles.

The unit is available now for $99. An optional game controller costs an additional $40.


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