Amazon is still trying to push the idea of an Android micro-console with the announcement of the new Fire TV Gaming Edition which claims to have 75% more processing power than the previous generation Amazon Fire TV.
For $139.99 you get a micro-console that has a 2GHz Quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, game controller with voice control, 2 games, USB 2.0 port, microSD slot with 32GB microSD card, ethernet port, Wifi (dual-band 802.11ac).
The two games you get aren’t the bottom of the barrel kind either, you get Shovel Knight and Disney DuckTales: Remastered.
What is doesn’t come with, which you will need to use the console is a HDMI cable, which Amazon of course also sells, to connect it to your TV. Although, Fire TV Gaming Edition does support 4K Ultra HD playback and Dolby 7.1, for games it supports up to 1080p / 60fps.
The usual video services have apps for the micro-console including Amazon Video, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, as well as gaming and non-TV specific apps like Twitch and YouTube.
The Fire TV Gaming Edition will launch with over 800 games which you can view on their site but basically if it is on Android it is likely here too.
The Fire TV Gaming Edition is available for pre-order now and releases on the 5th October in North America.