Part of Amazon’s deluge of products was the new Amazon Fire TV Recast. The box is a companion DVR that lets you watch, record, and replay free over-the-air programming to any Fire TV, Echo Show, and on compatible Fire tablet and mobile devices.
It allows cord-cutters to stream live TV anywhere from shows to local news, sports, and more from stations like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS, and The CW, where available.
With Fire TV Recast, you can record up to two or four shows at once, and stream on any two devices at a time, including your phone via the Fire TV app.
The box includes support for Alexa, which lets you search for shows, browse recordings, change over-the-air live TV channels, control playback, and schedule, cancel, and delete recordings using just your voice.
Designed to be stashed out of the way where your over-the-air reception is best , Amazon promises to help you find the right place for the device during setup – maybe the attic where you have the best reception – and then via integration with their Fire TV take care of the rest.
The Fire TV Recast will cost $229.99 for a two-tuner version with an integrated 500GB hard drive, with a 4-tuner version with a 1TB hard drive, which is able to record up to 4 shows at a time, available at a later date. Unlike competing services, no subscription is required.