Amazon has launched a new Fire TV dongle, the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, today, globally. As the name suggests, the Fire TV Stick 4K supports 4K video streaming and playback on your TVs.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
The Amazon Firestick can now stream Dolby Vision, HDR 10+ content to your compatible TVs. It is achieved using a 1.7 GHz Quad-core CPU in the device, which is paired with IMG PowerVR GE8300 GPU. The Fire TV Stick 4 is 802.11 ac dual-band Wi-Fi complaint, allowing users to connect their 5GHz Wi-Fi connection to the Fire Stick, for smoother 4K playback.
“We are delighted to offer Alexa integration with the new Fire TV Stick 4K. The new Alexa Voice Remote also helps existing Fire TV customers control all their favourite entertainment by just asking Alexa,”
said Jayshree Gururaj, Director, Amazon Devices.
The remote that is shipped with the Fire Stick is an Alexa Voice Remote, which features a dedicated power, volume, and mute buttons. The Voice remote comes with a microphone built in using which users can say Alexa related phrases, to jump from one service to another, effortlessly.
The Alexa Voice Remote uses both Bluetooth and multidirectional infrared technology to both powers on your TV as well take Fire TV commands from a single remote. Amazon also uses its proprietary cloud-based services to achieve such a feat.
The Fire TV Stick 4K allows users to stream 4K media from Prime Video, Hotstar, Netflix, Sony LIV, Zee5, and others. While sites such as Youtube, Facebook and Reddit can be accessed using either Firefox or Silk Web browsers.
“We’ve listened to our customers and pushed to deliver a higher performance Fire TV. The new quad-core processor delivers a fast and fluid experience and support for Dolby Vision, and HDR10+ provides an amazing picture quality. It is a complete 4K solution our customers are looking for, all within a compact stick form factor. The team invented an entirely new antenna technology and combined that with a powerful 802.11ac Wi-Fi to optimize for the best possible 4K UHD streaming experience, even in congested network environments. Plus, the all-new Alexa Voice Remote lets you control your complete entertainment experience and use your voice to find the content you want quickly. Just say, ‘Alexa, find comedies,’ or ‘Alexa, play The Grand Tour,’ ”
said Marc Whitten, Vice President, Amazon Fire TV.
Pricing and Availability of Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is available for 5,999 and is available for pre-order starting today. The Fire TV Stick 4K will start shipping from November 14, 2018.
Additionally, Amazon is also selling the new Alexa Voice Remote for a price of INR 1,999. It is available for pre-order now and will start shipping from November 14, as well.