Amazon adds 4K streaming to the Fire TV Stick

05 October, 2018, 02:40 | Author: Miranda Cannon
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It's more than just basic 4K, however.

It's been a busy few weeks for Amazon, with a whole new range of Alexa-powered devices launched in late September, and now a new Fire TV Stick 4K revealed today. There's 8GB of storage built into the device.

If you prefer, you can link your Fire Stick 4K to an Echo device and voice-control it that way, but the voice remote has been a victor for Amazon and that too has been updated.

With the Alexa Voice Remote, you can tap into the in-app voice control features on apps including Netflix, Hulu, and Showtime. On Wednesday, the e-commerce giant introduced its most powerful streaming stick to date and an all-new Alexa Voice remote. It will be available for pre-order starting today, 3 October for $50 in the United States, £50 in the UK.


In addition to new chipsets, the Fire TV Stick 4K also comes with a new remote control, which Amazon calls the Alexa Voice Remote. Neither the Cube nor the original Fire TV 4K supports Dolby Vision HDR, either.

The new Alexa Voice Remote adds an infrared transmitter and dedicated buttons for power and volume control, letting users control their connected TV, soundbar, cable box, and other devices without using a separate remote. All Fire TV devices have come with the original wand-shaped, microphone-equipped Alexa Voice remote for a while, and this represents the first significant update to the device.

Fire TV Recast lets users watch, record and replay over-the-air TV programming on Fire TV, Echo Show, and on compatible Fire tablet, iOS and Android devices. The lack of those basic TV controls were a sticking point in our Fire TV Cube review earlier this year. The new remote will also start shipping on October 31.

Both devices will be available for pre-order today, and they will start shipping on October 31st. It won't arrive in the UK, Germany or India until 14 November, however.

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