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Old 04-13-17, 06:28 PM   #1
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Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV completely sold out? Anyone know why?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZV9RDKK...s_fs_smp_tk_t2

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U3FPN4U...s_fs_smp_se_t2


Both products have been sold out for months since the Holidays.

Amazon's website says they are expected to be in stock in May, however it just keeps getting pushed back every month.


This article from January is speculating that there are some production issues with the voice remote:

http://www.aftvnews.com/amazon-fire-...uction-issues/


Some articles think that the Fire Stick may be selling out due to increased Piracy with people using the Kodi software on it to view pirated content.

Another theory is that Amazon may be developing an updated version in the near future.


I own 2 Roku 3's, so I don't use or need one, but I just thought it was really peculiar how these products have all of the sudden been hard to find.
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Old 04-13-17, 06:34 PM   #2
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Re: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV completely sold out? Anyone know why?

They are back in stock on May 5th with what looks like full Alexa capability. Currently, the voice remote is limited in use and was not integrated with Alexa.
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Old 04-17-17, 08:42 PM   #3
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Re: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV completely sold out? Anyone know why?

I am going to guess it's the Kodi craze. The firetv isn't anything impressive with out it.

Roku isn't quite the same thing

You can find kodi fire tvs already programmed all over ebay, so even a person with very limited technology experience could get a kodi fire tv up and running, and kodi in and of itself is not pirating by default
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Old 04-18-17, 12:01 PM   #4
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Re: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV completely sold out? Anyone know why?

WOW! I guess I'm fortunate that I got my Fire TV Stick back in January. I ordered on the 5th, though, and it was out of stock and not shipped until January 18th. These things are amazing! I have Amazon Prime and it's amazing how much stuff can be watched for free with Prime membership.
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Old 04-28-17, 11:52 AM   #5
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Re: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV completely sold out? Anyone know why?

I heard on Twit and from various readings about Amazon is that they are really pushing into India, and just recently got approval to sell the fire stick/tv in that country. So I assume that the manufacturer can't meet the demand in multiple countries as the EU just got the v2 just a few months ago.
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Old 04-28-17, 12:26 PM   #6
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Re: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV completely sold out? Anyone know why?

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I heard on Twit and from various readings about Amazon is that they are really pushing into India, and just recently got approval to sell the fire stick/tv in that country. So I assume that the manufacturer can't meet the demand in multiple countries as the EU just got the v2 just a few months ago.
Plus demand from AT&T's new streaming service. They were giving it away for free as part of the intro promo. No one thought the service would as popular out of the gate.
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Old 04-28-17, 04:01 PM   #7
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Re: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV completely sold out? Anyone know why?

Been interested in checking the fire stick out. Date seems to be holding at the first week in May. It has slipped a couple weeks from middle of April though.
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Re: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV completely sold out? Anyone know why?

A friend of mine told me he picked up a couple at Best Buy.
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