Friday, 19 October, 2018

Amazon unveils Fire TV Stick 4K with Dolby Vision, Atmos & HDR10+

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K with the all-new Alexa Voice Remote The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K with the all-new Alexa Voice RemoteImage AMAZON
Diane Mills | 05 October, 2018, 02:40

The new Fire TV Stick which comes with 4K support also has Alexa Voice integration, which allows users to quickly search content hands-free.

The new version is also 80 per cent more powerful than its predecessor thanks to a new 1.7Ghz quad-core processor - making it more powerful than many smartphones.

Trade in whatever media streaming player you own and once it's received, Amazon will take $20 off the cost of a new Fire TV Stick 4K when you go to checkout.

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 updated Fire TV Stick is $10 more expensive than previous generations, but for the price hike, you are getting a lot of new things. This works with pretty much any device, whether it's an old Roku streaming stick or Google Chromecast Ultra.

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The new Alexa remote includes dedicated power and volume buttons (finally!) as well as an IR sensor for controlling soundbars and AV equipment.

The new Alexa Voice Remote looks great - I appreciate its use of buttons and analog directional pad. Using Amazon's cloud-based Alexa services, viewers can also control their TVs, cable boxes and sound bars, with controls for everything from power, to volume, to voice commands.

The new streaming stick is available for pre-order on Wednesday and will begin shipping on October 31. 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 lack of those basic TV controls were a sticking point in our Fire TV Cube review earlier this year. It's marketed as a separate device as it can be used with most of the current range of Fire TV products. Units are set to start shipping on October 31.

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