Fire TV 2 is Just Around the Corner.  Be Ready.

Word around the Kodi campfire is that Amazon will be releasing a follow-up to the FireStick:  The Fire TV 2.  With better hardware and dedicated graphics, it’s sure to impress.

The Quick Scoop on Fire TV 2

FireStick 2 reportedly will have much more processing & display power than the current FireTV Stick.  The new and improved version will have an even faster quad-core processor.  It will also boast a dedicated graphics processing.  This means no more stutters/lag when jumping around the menu screen.  It also means the new device may be capable of playing 4K movies!

Details About Fire TV 2

The details of the Fire TV Stick 2 are mostly unknown at this point.  The information thus far has been speculation based on various articles detailing the mysterious “AFTS” entry on a website’s benchmarking tests.  We can speculate that the hardware improvements are the biggest change for FireTV 2.

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How Do We Know Fire TV 2 is Coming?

A benchmark publicized on GFXBench showed a new device called AFTS.  Basically “AFTS” most likely means Amazon Fire TV Stick.  But the specs listed for the device are at least double that of the current FireStick.  So they most likely are testing the Fire TV Stick 2 using the AFTS pseudonym.

Fire TV 2 Specifications / Technical Details:

Processor:  1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8173

Graphics:  PowerVR GX6250

Connectivity:  Bluetooth, WiFi

Fire TV 2 Release Date

The speculated release date for Fire TV 2 is:  Late 2015 / Early 2016.  Stay tuned for more details.  We will be covering the release of the Fire TV 2 on our site!

Summary for the Release of Fire TV 2

Exciting things to come.  Will FireStick 2 be sideloadable?  If Amazon is smart, they will make it that way.  The FireStick continues to be an affordable media powerhouse.  So the next version is pretty exciting for us Kodi Fire TV Stick fans!

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