Amazon expands its Fire TV line-up with the Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition.
Amazon unleashed today new Fire tablets and new Fire TV devices for the holidays. Amazon counters the Apple TV foray into gaming with a special Fire TV for gaming.
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Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition includes the all-new Fire TV, the new Fire TV Game Controller, a 32 GB microSD card, and two games: Shovel Knight and Disney’s Ducktales. The bundle sells for $139.99 (regularly $187.95).
“Since we launched Amazon Fire TV last year, gaming has been a customer-favorite. Today, we’re excited to expand gaming on Fire TV by providing a new option—Fire TV Gaming Edition—for customers and families who are looking for affordable and high-quality gaming,” said Peter Larsen, Vice President, Amazon Devices. “The team has worked hard to bring software and feature updates that are important to gamers—the new Fire TV has 75% more processing power, expandable microSD storage, 2x GPU performance, and more games than any other streaming media player.”
Amazon says that the Amazon Fire TV has grown its game selection by 500% and is now providing the largest selection of games on any streaming media player. This will likely change soon, when the Apple App store connected Apple TV ships.
The all new Game Controller for the Fire TV features an ergonomic design, an audio jack for Dolby-enhanced private listening, and instant voice search with a built-in microphone for easy voice search and access to Alexa. Plus, the new Game Controller gives you up to 90 hours of battery life on just one set of AA batteries without headphones. With the new Fire TV Game Controller users can play hundreds of additional console-quality games on your Fire TV.
The Fire TV Gaming Edition is available for pre-order on Amazon and ships on October 5th.