Amazon’s second Fire TV is a $39 streaming stick to take on Chromecast

Gigaom

There’s another streaming stick vying for an HDMI port on the back of your television. On Monday, Amazon announced the Fire TV Stick, a $39 streaming stick that runs the full Amazon television interface that first debuted on the Fire TV earlier this year.

Amazon’s new streaming stick is available for pre-order now and will ship by the end of the week.

The new stick doesn’t require a second device, like a smartphone or tablet, to beam video from. Instead, it comes with a remote and can run apps like Netflix and Prime Instant Video on its own, like the full-sized Fire TV. In that way, it’s more similar to the $50 Roku Streaming Stick than Google’s Chromecast.

In fact, [company]Amazon[/company] is directly comparing its streaming stick to the Chromecast and touting its relative computing power: The Amazon product page brags that Fire TV Stick has “4x the storage…

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