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Amazon Adds $39 Fire TV Stick to Its Streaming Video Arsenal

Peter Kafka covers media and technology, and their intersection, at Vox. Many of his stories can be found in his Kafka on Media newsletter, and he also hosts the Recode Media podcast.

Seven months after introducing Fire TV, a streaming video box that competes with boxes from Apple and Roku, Amazon has rolled out the Fire TV Stick, a streaming video dongle aimed at Google’s Chromecast device. Like Chromecast, it is priced below $40 ($39 for Amazon’s, $35 for Google’s*) and lets users stream video from the Internet or “fling” it from their other devices.
* An earlier version of this story reported an incorrect price for Chromecast.

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