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Amazon debuts Fire TV Stick Basic Edition in over 100 new countries

Amazon debuts Fire TV Stick Basic Edition in over 100 new countries

Unlike its higher-end sibling, the basic edition will not come with Alexa support.

However, what we can't understand is why Amazon didn't just make the Fire TV Stick with the Alexa Voice Remote available for additional markets instead of essentially rebranding the first-gen Fire TV Stick and increasing its price. The small streaming media player connects to an HDTV's HDMI port and offers access to streaming services like Amazon Video, Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube in no time. With this media streaming player, you can watch all the latest and popular content. Amazon specifically promotes unlimited access to some of the best shows on TV today such as: Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, American Gods, The Tick, The Man in the High Castle, and The Grand Tour Season. It supports 1080p HD streaming, but does not boast support for 4K or HDR streaming like the new Fire TV model.

Amazon launched Prime Video as a global video subscription service about a year ago.

Up until now, customers in most markets have been limited to watching Prime Video through an app on mobile phones and tablets, smart TVs, or through the Prime Video website.

After all, audio and video streaming is rapidly taking off around the world, not just in the USA and a couple of other key Western markets.

Users will be able to set their language with a choice of Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Italian, German, or English included.

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Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) announces the Fire TV Stick Basic Edition for sale in Canada and over 100 more countries and territories.

The new Fire TV Stick Basic Edition is basically the same as the second iteration of Amazon's streaming stick.

One quick look at the list of specifications and it becomes clear that we've seen this Fire TV Stick before. This may explain why it costs more than the regular version of the Fire TV Stick, which now sells for $39.99.

With a name like "Basic Edition" at the end of it, you kind of know what to expect from this "new" Fire TV Stick.

Pricing varies in each locality.

Today, Amazon launched an low-cost new member of its Fire TV family of products aimed at the many markets in which Alexa is not available.


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