The Fire Stick 4K, as the name suggests, is capable of showing UHD pictures, which will come as a relief for many users of Prime Video, as a lot of its original shows are filmed in the new format.
Both the Fire TV Stick 4K and the new Alexa Voice Remote are up for pre-orders on Amazon India platform and the company will start shipping the two devices starting November 14. Plus, for the first time, it features volume, mute, and power buttons.
"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 Marc Whitten, vice president of Amazon Fire TV, in a statement. Users in Japan can order now, and Amazon expects orders to begin shipping by the end of the year. The new 4K streaming stick from Amazon features a quad-core 1.7GHz MediaTek chip that is over 80 percent faster than its predecessor. And as before, you can use Alexa on the remote to search for and launch content, control smart home devices, and more.
Amazon's new Fire TV Stick 4K looks like a solid upgrade over the previous model. Our new quad-core processor delivers a fast and fluid experience, and support for Dolby Vision and HDR10+ provides an awesome picture.
For example, Fire TV viewers can ask: "Alexa, find 4K TV shows" to surface the latest Ultra HD box sets. Orders will begin shipping on October 31 in the USA and Canada. The remote itself is $30/£30 and works with existing current-generation Fire TV devices. It will start shipping in the United Kingdom and Germany on November 14 for £50 / 60. That's always been one of the primary frustrations of Amazon's streaming boxes, though the Fire TV Cube did add Alexa support for voice-controlling volume.