4K UHD Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition streaming media box on discount for Cyber Monday
Stephan Jukic – November 27, 2016
The Amazon Fire TV set-top box is not only a compact and powerful little streaming media set-top box with full support for 4K ultra HD content streaming, it also offers access to a tremendous array of different apps for all sorts of video, audio and other media. On top of this, the Amazon Fire TV Gaming edition (along with all of its other versions) support 4K ultra HD streaming fully, letting you enjoy 4K movies and TV shows from sources like Netflix, or Amazon Prime Instant Video and others in full native 4K resolution at 60 frames per second thanks to the Fire TV boxes High Speed HDMI connectivity.
Amazon has also given their gaming edition a full package of gameplay features, which include a game controller, two games and a 32GB microSD card storage for extra content space in the set-top box. The games may not be anything to write home about but they do deliver an extra $20 value and consist of Shovel Knight and the “critically acclaimed” “Disney Duck Tales: Remastered”.
Inside the Fire TV Gaming Edition there is also a 2GHz quad-core processing chipset with dedicated GPU and a 2GB memory built in as well. The full selection of games for the Amazon Fire TV amounts to more than 1400, which can mostly be streamed or downloaded or bought separately. Basically, while the Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition isn’t comparable to any serious console like the Xbox One S or the PlayStation 4 Pro, it does nonetheless deliver a robust and well-rounded basic gaming package for a whole family, and as a complement to this device’s main feature, which is its capacity to stream 4K UHD content as a full home entertainment package.
Again, the full selection of apps for the Fire TV box goes well beyond 4K itself, with over 7000 apps represented in this streamer, allowing for viewing of more than 300,000 different TV episodes and movies from sources like HBO, Netflix, Amazon Video, Go, Hulu and a whole pile of others. Most of the non-4K content will upscale robustly and smoothly on all modern 4K TVs and quite frankly, there are few 4K streaming set-top boxes on the market right now which offer a better deal for such a decent price. The competing Apple TV box, for example, is nowhere near as good in most ways, and it costs more than this gaming edition of the Fire TV, which is selling for just $115.99 during its Cyber Monday discount.
Check out Amazon’s deal for the 4K UHD Fire TV Gaming Edition and check out a more detailed listing of the set-top boxes specs below:
- “Fire TV Gaming Edition is everything you need for easy, affordable gaming on your HDTV – including Amazon Fire TV, Game Controller, two games, and a 32 GB microSD card for expanded storage
- Includes two games ($19.98 value) – award-winning Shovel Knight and critically-acclaimed Disney DuckTales: Remastered
- Take gaming to the next level with the included Fire TV Game Controller, designed to fit comfortably in your hands with precise and responsive controls. Plus enjoy private listening using the headphone jack with Dolby Audio support.
- Enjoy console-style gaming with an up to 2 GHz quad-core processor, dedicated GPU and 2 GB of memory
- With over 1400 games there is something for the entire family, including Minecraft, Lego Star Wars, and Pac-Man 256
- Launch and control content with the included Alexa Voice Remote. Simply say, “Play Game of Thrones” or “Launch Netflix” and Alexa will respond instantly. Plus, play music, find movie show times, order a pizza, and more—just ask.
- Amazon Fire TV supports 4K Ultra HD for true-to-life picture quality. Enjoy over 7,000 apps, games, and Alexa skills including access to over 300,000 TV episodes and movies on Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO GO, Hulu, and more.”
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