Amazon launches Fire TV Stick 4K and new Alexa Voice Remote

It was announced today that Amazon will be releasing the Fire TV Stick 4K, which is set to be the most powerful streaming media stick available, they are also launching an all-new Alexa Voice Remote, they are both available as a bundle package for the price of $49.99. The all-new Alexa Voice Remote is also available with the recently launched Fire TV Cube which is priced at $49.99 and can be purchased as a single remote for $29.99

“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, Amazon Fire TV. “The team invented an entirely new antenna technology and combined that with a powerful 802.11ac Wi-Fi chip that optimizes for the best possible 4K UHD streaming experience, even in congested network environments. Our new quad-core processor delivers a fast and fluid experience and support for Dolby Vision and HDR10+ provides an amazing picture. Plus, the all-new Alexa Voice Remote lets you control your complete entertainment experience and use your voice to quickly find the content you want. Just say, ‘Find 4K movies.’”

Most powerful 4K stick

Fire TV Stick 4K, is over 80% more powerful than the best-selling Fire TV Stick. The all-new Fire TV Stick 4K has many new features including quad-core, 1.7GHz processor, delivers a fast streaming experience, quicker load times, and brilliant picture quality. Furthermore, the Fire TV Stick 4K also gives you access to the vast catalogue of content, which is currently available on Fire

Amazing 4K picture and immersive sound

Fire TV Stick 4K is the first streaming media stick available with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Finding 4K content is now easier than ever on Fire TV—you can `just say “Alexa, find 4K TV shows” or “Alexa, watch Tom Clancy’s, Jack Ryan.” With a growing catalogue of Dolby Atmos content, customers can also enjoy immersive sound when connected to compatible home audio systems.

You can get all the content that you love 

Fire TV Stick 4K also gives you access to tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills, as well as over 500,000 movies and TV episodes on Fire TV. You also get to watch your favourites from Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, STARZ, SHOWTIME, CBS All Access, and others. Fire TV Stick 4K is also linked with Firefox, so you can visit millions of websites including YouTube, Facebook and ASOS. Listen to songs, playlists, live radio stations, and podcasts through services like Amazon Music, Spotify, and iHeartRadio.

More ways to watch live TV

Fire TV Stick 4K gives you access to live TV whether it’s through streaming apps like Hulu and PlayStation Vue or through Prime Video Channels. You can also pair Fire TV Stick 4K with Fire TV Recast and an HDTV antenna to easily watch, record, and replay free over-the-air TV programming.

Enhanced in-app voice control

Many apps such as Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, SHOWTIME, and ESPN already have enhanced in-app voice controls on Fire TV. You’ll be able to use Alexa to play, rewind, fast forward, and navigate through content—all with your voice.

Far-field voice recognition

You can now pair Fire TV Stick 4K with your favourite Echo device and Alexa will control your content hands-free using far-field voice recognition. Getting started is easy; if you have only one Fire TV, your Echo device will pair as soon as you ask Alexa a question that includes Fire TV, for example, “Alexa, show me comedies on Fire TV.”

Do more with the all-new Alexa Voice Remote

Combining Bluetooth, multidirectional infrared technology, and powered by our cloud-based service, the all-new Alexa Voice Remote allows you to power your compatible TV and AV equipment, switch inputs, or tune to a channel on your cable box—all with a single remote.

The Alexa Voice Remote is compatible with tens of millions of Fire TV devices, including the latest generations of Fire TV streaming media players, and you can control power and volume on tens of thousands of TVs, soundbars, and AV equipment.

 

Source: Digital TV News