Amazon’s special bundle pricing of a Fire TV 3 and Echo Dot for $79.99 ends on October 7

Amazon is currently offering a special bundle that includes the new Fire TV 3 and an Echo Dot for $79.99. At just $10 more than buying the Fire TV 3 alone, it’s a fantastic deal for anyone thinking of buying the new Fire TV. If you were thinking of waiting for reviews of the Fire TV 3 to be come out before deciding to buy this bundle, it doesn’t look like you’ll have that luxury. The bundle price is currently set to expire on October 7. We don’t know if on that date it will disappear altogether or just increase in price, but if you’re thinking of getting in on this deal, you’re probably better off buying it now and deciding later if you want to return the set. The Fire TV 3 + HD Antenna bundle for $74.99 and the Fire TV Stick + Echo Dot bundle for $59.99 will also expire on October 7.

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11 comments
  1. AJ says:

    So to confirm the Fire TV 3 is an inferior product to the Fire TV 2, but we expect by end of year or early next year to be another Fire TV (4??) which will be superior to the FTV2?
    If so, who is this new model really for? Fire TV stick owners?
    I think it makes sense to wait and see if they indeed do release an FTV4 at some point in the near future

  2. Nate says:

    I ordered 3 of them with the dots. I think sold all 3 of the dots to my friends for $35 each. Profit! This means I have two Gen 1 FireTV box’s for sale. They are rooted if anyone is interested. $40 each.

  3. clocks says:

    Yeah, I assume I can eBay the dot? I’m still not sold on having always on, internet connected listening devices throughout the house.

    I’m also not sold on FTV3, since it appears to essentially be a FireOS skinned Mi Box, but without the usb port. sigh No way I’d pay full price for this device.

    • Nate says:

      I have the Mi Box and it’s not a bad device. Only time I used the usb ports on my FireTV’s was to update the software in TWRP. A usb mouse/keyboard is needed to navigate. What do you use the usb port for? Just curious.

      • clocks says:

        For instance I currently have my Mi Box at my parents house. I often copy content to a usb drive, to watch with them when I am there.

        • Nate says:

          Oh that makes sense. I manage my video library via Plex so I can watch it anywhere.

          • clocks says:

            I’ve toyed with Plex, including using a Shield as a server, but never found a setup that was reliable or worth the hassle. And I dont want to leave a PC running 24/7 for it.

        • Dave says:

          If your parent’s router has a USB port on it, then you should be able to simply plug your USB drive into it and stream your content over to their Mi Box. No need for a USB port on the streaming device when there is one on the router.

  4. HisMajesty says:

    fire tv 2 is :
    Quad-core up to 2 Ghz
    Dual-core @ 2.0 GHz + Dual-core @ 1.6 GHz

    this one is
    Processor
    Amlogic Quad-core 1.5GHz | ARM 4xCA53

    not sure how to compare the two !

    • Jim says:

      FTV2 has the better CPU and GPU. That’s why it posted substantially better speed scores when Elias showed the results from earlier this year when he first leaked the FTV3 device.

      The FTV3 does NOT make sense for those looking to upgrade from the FTV2.

      For those looking to upgrade from the Fire Stick 1 or Fire Stick 2 because they want 4K and some HDR, then the FTV3 would be a decent upgrade for those individuals.

      However, FTV2 owners who are looking to upgrade should wait until the “Fire TV Echo Cube” is released by the holidays or new year. It will be much better than this new FTV3.

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