During a press event at IFA this year Amazon announced that its Fire TV system is now available for pre-order in the UK and Germany.

The device can now be ordered from the Amazon website (amazon.co.uk or amazon.de depending on your region), and will offer most of the features that came with the US version, but with a number of other partners for each country version.

The box will also be able to access the Amazon Prime Instant service, as well as apps like Spotify, TuneIn and X-Ray. Users can also use the Kindle Fire tablet with the box in order to create a second screen experience, allowing them to view cast and details on the movies or TV shows that they are watching.

In the UK users will also be able to access localised app services, including Channel 5’s catch up service. We also presume that it will have access to Twitch and a number of other streaming applications soon.

In terms of specs, the Fire TV has a quad-core processor, an Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, dual-band and dual antenna WiFi, Full HD 100p streaming, a HDMI and optical audio-out port and 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus surround sound.

The Amazon Fire TV will be priced at £79 in the UK and will start whipping on October 23rd. However existing and new Amazon Prime subscribers will be able to pick one up for a price of £49 for a limited time.

Source: Amazon

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