The retail giant seems to have a hit on its proverbial hands. The Amazon Fire TV Stick dongle recently launched, and those who jumped in early only had to pay $39 per unit.
Since then the company has experienced a spark in demand for the Android powered device.
So much so that the listing now shows that the Fire TV Stick will not be in stock until January 15. At the very least. Essentially, the device has been a bigger sales hit for the company than what it expected.
Dave Limp, the Senior Vice President of Amazon Devices confirmed this, saying:
“Fire TV Stick has been our most successful device launch ever. We built a ton of these, but customer demand still outpaced our supply. We’re excited by the overwhelming customer response and the team is working hard to build more as quickly as possible.”
So if you still want to get your hands on it, chances are you have a two months wait ahead of you.
Designed to compete with other HDMI dongles like the Chromecast and the Roku Stick, this little gizmo has been put together really well, and early impressions are great. Amazon even launched its Fire TV Remote app on the Google Play Store recently.
It helps users navigate through the interface of both the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick via their smartphone.
You can check out and grab that app from here.