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Leo's Tip of the Week

Product of the week

Amazon Fire TV Stick

The Fire TV Stick from Amazon is a smaller and less expensive version of the full Fire TV. It's a self-contained stick that plugs into one of the HDMI ports on your HDTV, and lets you watch or listen to content from Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Showtime, Crackle, ESPN, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Vevo, and many more. And if you're an Amazon Prime member, you'll also be able to stream movies and TV shows from its Prime Instant Video service.

While the Fire TV Stick may not be as powerful as the Fire TV, it still has great performance with a dual-core processor and 1 GB of memory. It comes with a dedicated remote, or you can use the free app on Android to control it. Amazon says there is an iOS app that's coming soon as well. Unlike the full sized Fire TV, the included remote for the Fire TV Stick does not have a microphone for voice search. You can, however, buy the voice search remote separately for $29.99.

Fire TV Stick also lets you "fling" content from a mobile Amazon device like the Kindle Fire tablet or phone to the TV. There's also games available, so you can play titles like Flappy Birds Family, Toy Story: Smash It!, Monsters University, and more.

- Buy Amazon Fire TV Stick ($39)
- Watch Chad Johnson's review of the Amazon Fire TV Stick on Before You Buy