FireTV 02 Apr

Amazon has announced an Android-based media streaming box called Amazon Fire TV featuring 2GB of memory, a quad-core processor, dedicated GPU and built in Wi-Fi.

The device is priced at $99 with an optional console-like controller available for $40. Those who choose to go without the controller will be able to use the included remote control, or a smartphone app that Amazon will launch next month to play games and control the device.

Due to the specifications of the console, Amazon said that the average price of a game will be under $2 as it will not be able to feature high-end console games.

At a press event, Amazon executive Peter Larsen said that several game studios are ready to support the device, including Sega, Telltale Games, Disney, Ubisoft, EA and 2K Games.

It is also said that Amazon has more than 100 games available for launch, with thousands more being created. Among these games are Amazon Game Studios’ third-person sci-fi shooter called Sev Zero, Gameloft’s Asphalt 8 and Mojang’s Minecraft: Pocket Edition.

Amazon’s Fire TV is available now in the US.

(via CVG)