Amazon Fire TV

Amazon is getting into the set-top box game with an Android-based device that launched alongside an optional game controller.

Overview

The Fire TV is a Android-based set-top box developed by Amazon themselves, and as such is heavily integrated into their ecosystem. While it's primarily designed for streaming media from Amazon via Wi-Fi, there's an emphasis on gaming in it's design: an optional game controller was produced and made available at purchase, and Amazon acquired Double Helix Games to be its in-house game development team, Amazon Game Studios.

Specifications

  • Screen Resolutions: 720p, 1080p
  • Storage: 8GB
  • RAM: 2GB
  • System-On-A-Chip (SoC) Platform: Qualcomm Snapdragon ARMv7
  • CPU: Qualcomm Quad Core Krait 300, up to 1.7 GHz, 2MB L2 Cache (APQ8064)
  • GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 320, 400 MHz
  • Networking: Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Software: Amazon FireOS 3.0 (Based on Android 4.2: Jelly Bean)

Amazon Fire TV games