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Guh I don't need another streaming device but at $19 I can't really pass this up.
I'm a big fan of the Chromecast so I'm interested to see how this works, maybe some Prime exclusives will win me over. Apparently it will be $19 for Prime members for the next 2 days Chromecast currently has a basic API and potentially a V2 in the works. The biggest thing I love about it is mirroring my Chrome tab but my biggest gripe is that it's not super easy to send pictures from my iPhone to the TV, not sure where the Fire TV Stick lands on these two features
@imkevinxu How do I get the $19 deal. I'm a prime member and when I add it to cart it remains at $39
@tysonquick I just did one-click order and it was automatically deducted
The remote, while gaudy, strikes me as a smart addition. This is astutely aimed at non-tech folk and along with the 'app' UX probably makes more intuitive sense to normals than Chromecast does out of the box.
There's also the Matchstick (https://www.kickstarter.com/proj...) looking to enter this space soon(ish). Will be interesting to see how these go; Fire and Matchstick are competitive on features, but Chromecast has pretty much become the name of the category at this point.
The ASAP feature sounds great for those with slower connections. However, Chromecast/Other GoogleCast devices are both cheaper and have an open API for tons of future apps to support. This really only makes sense for Prime customers. Better effort than the FirePhone, but thats not saying much :)