Less than 7 months after the launch of streaming box Amazon Fire TV, the company is bringing similar features to a smaller and less expensive device. Say hi to Fire TV Stick, a $39 dongle that can be connected to the HDMI port on a HDTV to access video, music, photos, apps and games. The offering includes a remote control and users can also navigate using their phone upon downloading the Fire TV Remote App featuring voice search. Pre-order started Mon and the device will ship Nov 19. For Prime members, the device is available for 2 days for only $19 on Amazon.com. Compared to Google’s streaming dongle Chromecast, which has single-band, single-antenna WiFi, the device features dual-band, dual-antenna WiFi with MIMO (multi-input and multi-output) for potentially better streaming performance.

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