Amazon Introduces New Fire TV Stick 4K, Alexa Voice Remote


If you wanted Dolby Atmos and HDR, you had to get the Fire TV Cube or third-generation Fire TV, though only the Fire TV Cube offered support for Dolby Vision too.

Amazon is also offering a Fire TV Stick 4K and Echo Dot bundle for £79.99 - a £20 saving compared to buying the two Alexa-powered gadgets separately.

The 4K-enabled Amazon Fire TV Stick is scheduled to begin shipping stateside on October 31, although it might be wise to pre-order and make sure you receive your unit as soon as possible.

Amazon claims the new version is the most powerful streaming stick around (it's supposedly 80 per cent more powerful than its predecessor), featuring a new quad-core 1.7GHz processor, as well as a more powerful 802.11ac wi-fi chip and new antenna technology for "seamless" 4K streaming and quicker load times.

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If you're more interested in the new Alexa Voice Remote it comes with, though, it's available alone for $29.99, or with the Fire TV Cube for $119.99. The new remote also has power, volume and mute buttons.

Per usual, there's not much in the way of ports on the Fire TV Stick. It won't arrive in the UK, Germany or India until 14 November, however. It's available here, it's cheaper than Roku's stick, and it supports both HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision - the first device to do so without ditching the stick-shape. The same shipping timeline goes for the single Alexa Voice Remote. The firm has also confirmed that as a part of the update, Amazon will bring Alexa support on all the existing Fire TV devices in India from the same day.

"We've listened to our customers and pushed to deliver the complete 4K solution they are looking for, all within a compact stick form factor", said Eric Saarnio, Head of Amazon Devices for Europe.