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This article was published on November 19, 2014

Amazon Fire TV Stick shipping now

Amazon Fire TV Stick shipping now
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Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.

The Amazon Fire Stick, Amazon’s Chromecast rival, is now shipping for $39. The company made the device available to Amazon Prime subscribers for a knock down price $19 and opened pre-orders for everyone else at the end of last month .

New orders for the device are being filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Amazon claims the Fire Stick is its most successful device launch ever but as usual hasn’t revealed how many units its shifted.

The Fire Stick features a dual-core processor, twice as much memory as the Chromecast, MIMO Wi-Fi and a remote control. It can also be controlled by Android app with an iOS app promised soon.

Amazon Fire TV Stick [Amazon]