Amazon Isn't Done Announcing New Hardware

Carla Harmon
October 3, 2018

It's compatible with all the latest generation Fire TV hardware. The USB port pictured here is for power only.

So the way this works is you trade in any Roku, Apple or Google streaming device and Amazon will give you up to $2.99 as an Amazon gift card. It's also 80 per cent faster than past Fire TV Sticks, supports Dolby Atmos (if you have the right audio setup), and has a quad-core 1.7GHz processor built in to speed up all your streaming and browsing. The new remote now has dedicated power, volume, and mute buttons. Additionally, it's the first of Amazon's Fire TV Sticks to feature Dolby Vision. "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 Amazon fire TV vice president Marc Whitten. It costs $49.99, a $10 increase from the standard 1080p Fire TV Stick.

An "entirely new" antenna design pairs with a "powerful" 802.11ac Wi-Fi chip to provide a "more seamless 4K UHD streaming experience" in a slightly heftier package than before that. still looks like a diminutive stick.

Turns out Amazon wasn't done with its fall device announcements: Two weeks after introducing a number of new Echo speakers and accessories as well as a new DVR, the company announced a new 4K Fire TV stick as well as a new Alexa voice remote Wednesday. The firm has also confirmed that as a part of the update, Amazon will bring Alexa support on all the existing Fire TV devices in India from the same day. To coincide with the launch of the new Alexa Voice Remote, Amazon has added the ability to search for specific types of content using voice commands. Amazon will sell it separately for $29.99, and also begin shipping to consumers on October 31.

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