Play Xbox cloud games anywhere with these discounted Amazon Fire TV Sticks

One of Amazon’s most notable in-house products is the Amazon Fire TV Stick, a line of HDMI dongles that has the power to turn any compatible PC monitor or TV display into a smart device, capable of streaming TV shows or movies in 4K. Not only that, they recently gained the power to stream Xbox games via the cloud, as Microsoft announced that the Xbox Cloud Gaming beta is now available for download on said Amazon Fire TV 4K Sticks.

To celebrate the occasion, Amazon is running special discount deals on its Fire TV Sticks. The standard Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K model has seen its suggested retail price drop from $49.99 to $24.99, while the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max has seen its suggested retail price drop from $59.99 to $34.99.

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Why should you buy Amazon Fire TV Stick?

Play your favorite Xbox games on any monitor via the Cloud with Amazon’s Fire TV Sticks (Image credit: Microsoft)

Amazon is known as the largest online retailer in the world and the maker of some of the biggest entertainment streaming apps on the planet, rivaling the likes of Netflix and Spotify, Prime Video and Prime Music. In recent years, Amazon has even ventured into the world of video games, releasing titles like Lost Ark and even partnering with Microsoft to let players stream Xbox Cloud Gaming titles on Amazon Fire TV Sticks.

The Amazon Fire Stick 4K models support Xbox Cloud Gaming, thanks to stronger radio signals than previous models. Of course, cloud gaming and cloud streaming can be pretty intensive on your internet connection, and you’ll get the best experience if you’re wired or using something like Wi-Fi 6 or 6E or higher. Placing your router within line of sight of your Amazon Fire Stick also helps.

The standard Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K model is now $24.99 and supports Wi-Fi 6. The new model is also nearly half the price; Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K MAX normally retails for $59.99 but is now down to $34.99. The main difference between the MAX model and its cheaper brethren is the increased internal storage, up to 16GB, and the addition of Wi-Fi 6E. Wi-Fi 6E is supposed to provide a more stable wireless internet experience than Wi-Fi 6, but the real-world difference in usage is relatively minimal, I’ve found. Additionally, you probably don’t need the built-in storage if you’re only going to be streaming, though more storage would give you the option of downloading some shows to watch offline if you plan on taking the Fire Stick to a hotel or something.

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is a great option for those looking to add Xbox Cloud Gaming to a non-Samsung TV, as Samsung currently has something of an exclusivity deal with the service. Connect a Bluetooth Xbox controller to the Fire Stick, sign in to your Microsoft account, and you’ll have access to hundreds of games via Xbox Game Pass.

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