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Amazon Fire TV Set-Top Box Release: More Than 200,000 TV Shows Available

Apr 02, 2014 01:17 PM EDT | By Justin Stock
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Amazon's Fire TV Set Top Box is available on Staples, and Best Buy's website with a re-stock expected at the online retailer next week.(Photo : Twiiter Photo Section)

Amazon's new $99 Fire TV set top box offers consumers more than 200,000 TV episodes, Netflix, Prime Instant Video, HuluPlus, WatchESPN, and inexpensive video rentals company founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said in a letter on the online retailer's website.

"Because we're selling millions" of set-top boxes already, "we hear what's working and we hear what's not working," Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO told The New York Times.

Consumers can compete in games such as Minecraft, The Walking Dead, Monsters University, and Sev Zero, a game special to Amazon the online retailer reported on its website.

Amazon's subscriptions, and its various streaming capabilities are also available.

Downtown Abbey, The Americans, Alpha House, and Under the Dome are also available to those enrolled in Amazon's Prime program.

Fire TV is equipped with a quad-core processor, GPU, 2 gigabytes of memory, Wi-FI with dual-band, and dual antenna, high definition video with 1080 pixels, Dolby Digital Plus surround sound Bezos said in his letter.

The products ASAP program can tell the movies and television shows consumers will choose to view, and automatically prepare them for showing.

Amazon does not have streaming service, but does have a place where consumers can watch content The Wall Street Journal reported.

Users who sign-up for the retailer's Prime Service go on the company's website double the amount compare to those not enrolled.

The program has a 30 day trial, which people can sign-up on Amazon.com. Features include two-day shipping, at no cost for tons and tons of inventory, limitless streaming for several movies, and TV shows via Prime Instant Video, and books for no charge on a monthly basis using Kindle First, and Kindle Owners' Lending Library according to information on the Amazon Prime website.

The cost is $99 a year when the trial ends.

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