Online retailer Amazon earlier today introduced the Fire TV, a multifunctional set-top box designed to become the heart of your living room. The Fire TV connects to HDTVs to stream media from various sources, including Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu, and Pandora.
The Fire TV is a simple device that requires almost no setup. As soon as you hook it up to a TV and connect the box to the Internet via Wi-Fi or Ethernet, you can stream music and video from your favourite services as well as access Amazon's full collection of Android apps. Video games can also be played on the Fire TV, but they will require you to get a special controller that is sold separately for $40. A quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM should deliver decent speed and graphics performance.
The Fire TV can be purchased now on Amazon's website for as much as $100. Unfortunately, it is exclusive to the US at the moment and we do not know when (if at all) the device will arrive in Europe.