You know the feeling: you’ve just plopped onto the sofa after a hard day’s graft. You want to watch some A+ content, but you simply can’t be bothered to lift a finger and use the remote to physically search for it.
Hey, we’re not judging – we’ve all been there. But Amazon’s new Fire TV Stick, just launched in India and takes that tiresome task off the table. How? Voice control, of course.
It’s a diddy little device, a bit like a USB thumbdrive, that plugs directly into a spare HDMI port on your TV and allows you to use apps and stream movies and shows from a number of different sources (Amazon Video, Netflix, YouTube etc.). It's also got screen mirroring, making it pretty handy if you use some obscure service not supported by Amazon.
The specs are 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage with 1080p video output and a quad-core processor.
But the killer feature is the aforementioned voice control - it can recognise Hindi and will definitely be a hit among the masses. Until we give it a try we won’t know exactly how clever it is, but we’ll be attempting to get hold of one for a full test soon. Stay tuned, lazyboneses! It's available to order on Amazon today and will be in Croma and Reliance retail stores from tomorrow, priced at ₹3,999 (with ₹499 cashback for Prime members through Amazon Pay). But Amazon's got more offers to entice you into clicking on 'Buy Now': You get free data (100GB for 3 months on Airtel Broadband, 240GB on You Broadband) and free premium streaming (3 months' premium sub to Eros Now and 6 months' ad-free of Gaana).