Amazon giving some customers a free 30 day trial of Fire TV box

Amazon launched its entry in the growing TV set top box genre, Fire TV, over a month ago, but apparently it would like for some of its regular customers to give the product a good run around the block for the price of $0.00. Today, Engadget reports that some Amazon users are getting emails with an offer to use Fire TV free for 30 days.

The report says that the invited members don't even have to pay for shipping if they wish to return the Fire TV box before the end of their 30 day trial period. All they have to do is make sure that the device is in "new" condition when it is shipped back to Amazon. It's not clear just how many people are getting this offer nor why the company is letting people get their hands on the set top box for free.

Just a reminder: Amazon Fire TV costs $99 and has a quad-core processor, along with 2 GB of RAM. It includes access to a number of well known streaming media apps, including Netflix, Hulu Plus and its own Amazon Prime Instant Video, which just began to offer subscribers access to a number of HBO television series this week.

Source: Engadget | Image via Amazon

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Exactly. It would be nice to move away from XBMC (Raspberry Pi) for my local files and Chromecast for Netflix and Amazon Video streaming.

You can stream them fine with Plex, just install it on the local computer that hosts all your files, and then download the Plex app on the Amazon TV Fire. I have 3 of them, they work amazing for just this.

DeathLace said,
You can stream them fine with Plex, just install it on the local computer that hosts all your files, and then download the Plex app on the Amazon TV Fire. I have 3 of them, they work amazing for just this.

I second this. The Plex app is on sale for 99 cents on the Amazon appstore as well. I hope I get an invite to try this out.