"Last year, we made Amazon Prime Video available to customers globally, and today, we're building on that momentum as we introduce Fire TV Stick Basic Edition to new customers around the world", Amazon fire TV vice president Marc Whitten said.
"The All-New Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet, 7" Display with 16 GB is $69.99 (30% off) today at Amazon! The remote it comes with lacks the microphone and the Alexa button. Also, the domestic version of the Fire TV stick costs $10 less. Whether or not that price hike is worth paying is ultimately up to you, but if you decide you want it, the Fire TV Stick Basic Edition is available now from Amazon.
Amazon's Prime Video service is available in 200 countries around the world as of last December.
That hardware is more or less the same as what's found in the 2nd and 3rd generation Fire TV Sticks, so this certainly isn't a new device. Users can set the default language to Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, German or English. We won't stop you if you live in the USA and want to pick up the Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, however, so you can find the means to do so at the link below.
In addition to Prime Video, the 32-gram dongle can stream content from Netflix, YouTube and "over 4,000 apps and games across more than 100 countries and territories". It can also better compete with Google Chromecast, which lacks support for Prime Video streaming.
From what I could gather, the Basic Edition doesn't exist to replace 2016's Fire TV Stick, but as an option for the rest of the world. Beyond that, it supports 1080p output, Dolby Audio, and HEVC codec support.
The Fire TV Stick Basic Edition comes with quad-core processor, 1GB of memory, and 8GB of storage.
A basic version of Amazon's streaming device is now available for Kiwis to buy. This may explain why it costs more than the regular version of the Fire TV Stick, which now sells for $39.99.