Friday, 09 December 2016

Amazon takes on Apple, Google in TV space

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Thursday 03 April 14

E-commerce giant's $99 Fire TV box gives access to 200,000 pieces of content.

Amazon has ramped up its TV effort with the unveiling of Fire TV, a small set-top-box that provides access to a vast library of on-demand video and games. It costs US$99, the same price as Apple TV, and form-factor-wise it is also similar: a small, nondescript black box that plugs into a TV's HDMI socket and connects to the Internet over WiFi…

Amazon has ramped up its TV effort with the unveiling of Fire TV, a small set-top-box that provides access to a vast library of on-demand video and games. It costs US$99, the same price as Apple TV, and form-factor-wise it is also similar: a small, nondescript black box that plugs into a TV's HDMI socket and connects to the Internet over WiFi…

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