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Amazon Fire TV is great for those who like a speedy processor

April 3, 2014 - Chris Pugh
If you like Amazon and love a fast processor, you should buy the Amazon Fire TV, a new streaming device that delivers online video, music and other content to televisions.

According to the company, the device, priced at $99, has better speed performance and search functions than Ruku, Google Chromecast and Apple TV.

However, it remains to be seen how much programming will be available on Amazon as compared to its competitors.

Amazon also is promising robust game features on the unit, but I'm not sure if the games would be as widely embraced as the XBox One and Playstation 4. In addition, you have to buy the game controller separately (for $39.99).

As a owner of a Amazon Fire HD, I'm really interested to try out the Amazon Fire TV. I'm currently streaming video on a XBox 360 and the quad processor looks very good.

I'm not sure if the Amazon Fire TV will have the programming that Roku or Apple offers. In addition, it will be interesting to see if the Amazon Fire TV will offer a web browser that will support Flash.

But for Amazon users, it is a fascinating option when it comes to home entertainment.

Are you interested in the Amazon Fire TV? Email me at cpugh@tribtoday.com and I'll publish your responses in a future column.

Chris Pugh is a copy editor and blogger for the Tribune Chronicle. You can follow Tribtoday.com Tech Corner at www.facebook.com/TribTodayTechCorner and twitter.com/tribtechcorner

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Amazon's Peter Larsen introduces Amazon Fire TV during a press conference in New York, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. At $99, Amazon Fire TV is the easiest way to watch Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, and more on your big-screen TV.