Amazon is going after Chromecast with today’s announcement of the Fire TV Stick. The stick offers the same experience as the full Fire TV. The $39 device can be pre-ordered now and begins shipping November 19th. Amazon Prime members can order the Fire TV Stick for just $19 for the next two days.
The Fire TV Stick has 8GB of internal storage, just like the full Fire TV. It has half the RAM of its bigger brother at 1GB. The remote that comes with the stick is not capable of using the voice search feature, but the Fire TV Stick is compatible with the Fire TV Voice Remote which can be purchased separately for $29.99. The stick is also compatible with Amazon’s Fire Game Controller and a soon to be released Fire TV Remote App that will allow you to control the Fire TV Stick and perform voice searches from a smartphone.