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Amazon announces Fire TV media streaming box that plays games

100 games ready for the platform which launches today

Amazon has unveiled their own set-top box the Amazon Fire TV that streams media and even plays games.

The device launches today at 99 USD with an optional game controller available for an extra 40 USD. The bundled remote will support playing games and even using a custom Amazon smartphone app that will launch next month.

The machine is powered by a quad-core processor, dedicated GPU and 2GB of RAM. It will support local multiplayer for up to seven remotes or controllers. Amazon announces Fire TV media streaming box that plays games

There are 100 games available for the machine on launch which includes Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Gameloft's Asphalt 8 and the Fire TV-exclusive Sev Zero.

Thanks GamesIndustry.biz.

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