Amazon have announced that their powerful little streaming box, the Amazon Fire TV has officially started to ship to the UK.
Joining an already crowded market – with the likes of Google’s Chromecast and BSkyB’s Now TV Box, this costs a more than it’s competitors (£79) but offers access to services like Netflix, BBC iPlayer and of course the company’s own Amazon Rime Instant Video.
So why would you want to spend more money on another streaming system? Well for starters; Amazon’s little box kicks out a nice bit of processing power and if you wanted to make a bit more of an investment, the possibility of grabbing a game controller is always an option. That’s right, as well as offering a range of streaming apps, the Amazon Fire TV also doubles up as an Android video game console.
A list of apps available for TV viewing currently include: Prime Instant Video, Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, YouTube, BBC iPlayer, BBC News, BBC Sport, Demand 5, Sky News and Curzon Home Cinema, Amazon Instant Video and Spotify.
The Amazon Fire TV box is available to purchase from Amazon right now.