What's Inside the Amazon Fire TV

They've done it for the PS4, the Xbox One and damn near ever high-profile piece of consumer electronic tech that's come down the pike in recent years. Now, iFixit's popping open the Amazon Fire TVand documenting the innards of the online giant's streaming mini-console.

All of the Fire TV's hardware gets pried open in iFixit's examination so you'll get a peek at the small, square console, bluetooth gamepad and voice-activated remote. Here's some of what they found:

• The console, remote control, and controller contain fun, NSA-approved RFID tags. We're guessing they're used for inventory/tracking during manufacturing, but you never know...

• Console silicon:
• Samsung K3PE0E00QM-CGC2 2 GB LPDDR2 RAM—the same we found in the Moto-X.
• Quad-core, 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Krait 300 processor layered beneath the RAM
• Toshiba THGBM5G6A2JBAIR 8 GB eMMC NAND flash
• Qualcomm PMM8920 power management IC
• Atheros AR8152-B PCI-E fast ethernet controller
• Pericom PI6C557-03ALE PCI-E clock
• Texas Instruments DIT41921 digital audio transmitter
• Qualcomm Atheros QCA6234XH integrated dual-band 2x2 802.11n + Bluetooth 4.0 chip, the same seen on the Kindle Fire 7" HDX.

• Remote silicon:
• Texas Instruments MSP430F5435A 16-bit ultra low power microcontroller
• Texas Instruments CC256 Bluetooth and dual-mode controller
• Winbond W25Q40BW serial flash memory with dual and quad SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface)

They've got more in their 13-step take-apart gallery so head on over to see what makes Amazon's bid for the living room so special.

What's Inside the Amazon Fire TV

What's Inside the Amazon Fire TV