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Watch out, Google Chromecast! Amazon Fire TV Stick is here

Amazon wants to make it even easier to binge on "House of Cards" and "The Wire" until your eyes bleed. That is why the company released the Fire TV Stick, a $39 device that lets you stream Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, Prime Instant Video and more on your TV.It's a direct shot at Google's Chromecast ($35), which also plugs into your TV's HDMI port for easy streaming. What makes the Fire TV Stick differe
Fire TV Stick
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Amazon wants to make it even easier to binge on "House of Cards" and "The Wire" until your eyes bleed. That is why the company released the Fire TV Stick, a $39 device that lets you stream Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, Prime Instant Video and more on your TV.

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It's a direct shot at Google's Chromecast ($35), which also plugs into your TV's HDMI port for easy streaming. What makes the Fire TV Stick different? Like the Chromecast, it can be controlled with a smartphone app, but Amazon's contraption comes with a remote control. It also promises 50 percent more processing power and two times the memory of the Chromecast. 

For people who pay $99 a year for Amazon Prime, the Fire TV Stick is only $19 for a limited time, plus they will get access to original shows and some HBO programming with Prime Instant Video.

In April, Amazon entered the streaming device game with the Fire TV, a Roku competitor with a voice-controlled remote control and video game controller. That remote is available for the Fire TV Stick for an extra $29.99. 

With Amazon, Google, Apple and Roku all battling for streaming supremacy, one thing is certain: you will never run out of things to watch.