Since its inception in 2014 Amazon has continued to keep up with other TV streaming devices such as Roku and Apple TV. It has a reduced size equipped with great technology to match with today’s demands.

Amazon Fire TV Generation 1 & Generation 2

The First Generation Device was released in 2014 and included 2GB of memory and 8GB of internal storage. Moreover, 1st generation supported 1080p and Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound.

This also included Wifi support, ethernet port, and a external flash drive. The 1st generation device allowed you to access over 10,000 apps, videos, games, and music at the touch of your finger tips. Howover, even with all these great options users began to notice many limitations in the form of low memory, slow internet, and limited storage.

Second Generation Devices

Fire TV generation was released towards the end of 2015. Where generation 1 was lacking Generation 2 improved upon with better connectivity, better images, and improved reception.

The 1080p viewing was improved with 4K Ultra HD and Wi-Fi broadband upgraded to 802.11a/b/g/n/ac. As far as internal internal storage not much has change.

The Amazon Fire Stick

The more popular Fire Stick that so many of us know about is the about the size of a USB thumb drive which connects to your TV through its HDMI plug. It is its size and ease of use from which the Amazon Fire Stick gains its popularity by removing the clutter of cords and wires.

Fire Stick: Generation 1

Gen 1 Fire Stick has the same internal storage of 8GB as the larger Gen 1 Fire Box, but lacks with only 1GB of RAM and a 1.2 GHz dual-core Cortex A9 processor.

Fire Stick: Generation 2

With enhanced wireless connectivity, more advanced graphics card, and voice support powered by Alexa Generation 2 is much better then its predeccessor. Being released in 2016 with a weight of 1.1 oz a 1.3 GHz Quad-core ARM processor, Bluetooth 4.0, and a Mali-450 MP4 CPU.

Amazon Fire TV is available in the US, UK, Japan, and Germany. A amazon prime subscription is not required to utilize all its services.

The Remote Control

The remote control interface is of a simple easy to navigate format: home, back, play/pause, rewind/fast forward, and a voice activated voice prompt.

Also, families have the ability to restrict content via parental control.

To Sum it All Up…

In conclusion, Amazon TV has come a long way in conjunction with such a strong brand presence. Amazon continues to place itself as a great option for many cord cutters out there and shows no sign that its content or design will fail us in the years to come.