Of course, new hardware isn't the only trick up the Fire TV Stick's sleeve. Not only does it come with an all-new Alexa Voice Remote, but it features Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and HDR10+ too - all at a rock-bottom price. You'll have more reason to use the remote, as well. Just say Find 4K movies. The new 4K streaming stick from Amazon features a quad-core 1.7GHz MediaTek chip that is over 80 percent faster than its predecessor.
A Fire TV Recast bundle including the Fire TV Stick 4K, recently unveiled DVR, and a 35-mile HD antenna can also be purchased in exchange for $249.97, while a Fire TV Stick 4K/ Echo Dot combo now fetches $79.98. The competing and more expensive Apple TV 4K supports both Dolby formats but in a traditional box form factor.
- Together Amazon and Dolby are making best-in-class imaging and audio experiences more accessible, said John Couling, Senior Vice President, Commercial Partnerships, Dolby Laboratories.
The Fire TV Stick 4K is the next-gen streaming stick to accompany the Fire TV 4K box, replacing the Fire TV Stick with Alexa that was introduced early past year. Voice support will allow users to search for content Alexa, watch The Grand Tour on Fire TV and control video playback. And it comes with a new Alexa Voice Remote that'll let you easily control you TV, sound bar, or receiver's volume with the same remote that you're controlling your Fire TV Stick with. The company will also include the new remote with the Fire TV Cube, and it is backward-compatible with existing Fire TV streaming devices.
It means you can leave your TV's remote safely in a coffee table drawer, rather than have to switch between it and the regular Alexa remote just to adjust the volume. It will also be compatible with the earlier Fire TV stick and will be available as a standalone remote for Rs 1,999.
So Amazon has stepped in with a new 4K Fire TV stick.