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Amazon puts Fire TV Stick on sale ahead of The Grand Tour launch date

Amazon is doing its best to get as many people in front of Jeremy Clarkson’s The Grand Tour motoring show, including a temporary reduction of its Fire TV Stick.

The Amazon deal involves signing up to a year of its Prime service, which costs £79 or £7.99 a month, and then a £25 discount code for the Fire TV Stick is emailed to you between the 20th and 26th of September, 2016.

At this point you add the Amazon Fire TV Stick to your basket, enter the discount code at the checkout and then wait by the letter box until it arrives (this is optional). The caveat is that you need to order the device by 23:59 on the 20th of September.

Amazon Prime is a service that includes unlimited one-day deliveries, access to Prime Video for streaming video and films, access to Prime Music for music streaming, unlimited photo storage and access to millions of ebooks.

You could, of course, just pay £5.99 a month for access to Amazon Instant Video, which would also allow access to The Grand Tour, but without the other stuff. If you routinely order stuff from Amazon, it could be worth going for the pricier package.

The Fire TV Stick itself is a device you plug into an HDMI port on a television, providing access to smart TV functionality and apps such as Netflix, ITV and BBC iPlayer. Effectively it makes a non-smart TV a smart one.

A Voice Remote exists for those who want to control the television using their voice. It costs £44.99, making it a tenner more than the standard Fire TV Stick.

The Grand Tour is a motoring show that marks the return of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. Three seasons of 12 episodes have been promised, with the first episode airing on the 18th of November. After that it will be released weekly on a Friday. Click this link here to find out more.

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