Amazon has announced a new version of their streaming stick that will allow users in Canada, and more than 100 countries to access Amazon’s Prime Video offerings.
The device is running a custom version of Android, has a quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. There’s also 802.11ac Wi-Fi and support for High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) for 1080p HD streaming.
“Last year, we made Amazon Prime Video available to customers globally, and today, we’re building on that momentum as we introduce Fire TV Stick Basic Edition to new customers around the world,” said Marc Whitten, Vice President, Amazon Fire TV. “This makes streaming content from apps like Prime Video fast and easy and we can’t wait to hear what customers think.”
The Fire TV Stick Basic Edition will also have access to Netflix, Spotify, and YouTube. Users will also be able to watch Amazon’s Prime Video content such as The Grand Tour, The Tick, American Gods and The Man in the High Castle.
It’s important to note that the Fire TV Stick Basic Edition does not have Amazon Alexa built-in or support for 4K video (which some Prime Video content is available in, like The Grand Tour).
The Amazon Fire TV Basic Edition is available now on Amazon.ca for $49.99. It’ll also be available in more than 100 countries and territories including Italy and Spain and users will be able to set their default language to French, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, German or English.