It also features 802.11ac Wi-Fi and offers support for High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) for great 1080p HD streaming. The only major difference here is that the Basic Edition doesn't have support for Alexa voice commands.
As rumours continue to swirl that Amazon Australia will officially launch in time for Black Friday, there are some interesting clues to be found in Amazon's launch strategy for its latest product: the Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition. Users in the United States see their Fire Stick come equipped with an Alexa voice assistant powered remote, priced at $39.99 Dollars.
The media player packs a quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage for apps and games.
Prime Video, which costs US$5.99 (NZ$8.70) a month, launched in New Zealand past year and features shows such as Grand Tour, the Man in the High Castle and American Gods. Users can set the default language to Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, German or English. Then you can stream Prime Video, Netflix, TV shows, movies, and more. That device is available for pre-order now and slated to begin shipping on October 25, but only for customers in the US.
In any case, if you're interested in buying the Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, it's available for purchase now and will start shipping out tomorrow, November 8.
Like previous versions of the Fire TV Stick, the Basic Edition is very easy to use. Those versions are more powerful and, curiously, also less expensive.
The new Basic Edition of the Amazon Fire TV Stick.
Pricing varies in each locality.
The Fire Stick available to Kiwis is a basic version, and it doesn't have voice support for Alexa or other voice-based search functionalities.