Amazon Fire TV Stick India Launched for Rs 3999

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  1. Spacescreamer

    Spacescreamer Well-Known Member
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  2. babhishek

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    sad, the fire tv box is way better. hopefully the stick is the new version and amazon is not going to dump the old stick here.
    better to get the box from abroad for those who can ...
     
  3. cellar_door

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    Hmm I wonder if its worth buying this or should I wait till Tata Sky come out with a STB like Airtel where you can get Prime/Netflix etc on it.
     
  4. delhiboy1

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    Can you bitstream 5.1 Audio to your AV receiver with the Fire Stick?
    I was appalled to see that you do not get 5.1 on Amazon Prime videos even when you access on your Desktop !
     
  5. babhishek

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    all new tv's have these apps. amazon prime is a little picky because they want to promote their own fire ecosystem
     
  6. skoka123

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    The STB similar to the Airtel one is not of much use unless you are not using DVR capability. Tata-Sky has to launch the new STB with these features along with DVR capability. I believe the newer STBs such as the Tata Sky+ Transfer will get the Netflix kind of apps as an update in due course though. The older STBs like the one I have has to be replaced.
     
  7. babhishek

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    Hmmm contemplating one
    3500 for prime members

    its till 62 USD for a 40 USD device
     
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  8. Vagabond

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    Can anyone list out things available with this as of now ?

    Product description shows Netflix as well, is it ?

    As of now have Prime subscription - only Amazon prime videos with it worth ?
     
  9. skoka123

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    Looks like they have added the price of 6 months of Gaana and 3 months of Eros Premium (total 900 rupees) over the customs duty.

    I have ordered one. Should be getting tomorrow.
     
  10. skoka123

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    Amazon Fire TV Stick is a tiny stick that connects your HDTV to a world of online entertainment. With a huge selection of Bollywood, Hollywood and regional language movies, TV episodes, voice search that actually works, it’s the easiest way to enjoy Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, Netflix, YouTube, Eros Now, Gaana, music, games and more.

    You might need individual subscriptions for those services such as Hotstar, Netflix etc.

    Check the link for more supported Apps. You can watch NDTV, CNN etc.
    https://www.amazon.com/Fire-TV-Stick-Apps/b?ie=UTF8&node=10208591011
     
  11. Vagabond

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    That`s a lot of apps. Thanks for sharing.

    Looking at product description I thought it was limited to only those. Do have Chromecast and use 90% for youtube only.

    Recently liked few amazon originals, casting on TV was not so suitable as phone was getting hot with screen mirroring.

    Says supports DD 5.1 out, not sure how much shows has the DD out?

    App list shows ES File Explorer, playing videos from NAS seems possible with some tinkering, not sure.

    Would be interesting to know ability to do torrents ?

    Ordered one.
     
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  12. tommy_vercetti

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    Space would be a constraint, don't see any option to increase it
     
  13. Vagabond

    Vagabond Well-Known Member
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    Just the app, download directory on NAS ?
     
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    Spacescreamer

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    Airtel to Offer 100GB Free Broadband/4G Home Wi-Fi Data to Amazon Fire TV Stick Users

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  15. TheGreatOne

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    I doubt tata sky will get Netflix in future like airtel/videocon
    I think they have exclusive deal for a while(most probably) and tata sky already has its own VOD service which gives you most tv serials(hindi) if you missed them in last 5 days.
    English/hindi movies are there too.
    More than 100 i think so for free.
    Classic tv shows too like office office and shahrukh's circus+fauji and many others.

    Till last week most BBC shows were there to download for free which were more than 3 years old but they are gone.

    All showcase movies are available to download too at 1080p but they are of Rs100.
    But i really hope they bring netflix in future.
     
  16. vaibhavyagnik

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    Kodi can be side loaded on it to use it as a player for videos stored on NAS. What bugs me is that DTS isnt supported, or did they just miss it?
     
  17. Vagabond

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    Product description shows DD but not DTS, but HDMI pass through for 7.1.

    Content formats supported are for apps like Prime video or NAS playback ?
     
  18. prabs

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    Dibs on that Airtel 100 GB Broadband offer that you got... I will contact you in the evening.

    Mojojojojojojojo
     
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  19. babhishek

    babhishek Well-Known Member
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    Yes nothing beats a remote control over a mouse
     

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