Amazon's newest Fire TV Stick can do 4K, HDR+ and Dolby Vision at a crazy low price

Amazon's newest Fire TV Stick can do 4K, HDR+ and Dolby Vision at a crazy low price
In anticipation of next week’s guaranteed announcement of a third-generation Google Chromecast, Amazon has just taken the wraps off its third Fire TV Stick variant, which is the first to support 4K Ultra HD video streaming.

The aptly named Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is marketed as the “most powerful streaming stick available”, packing a brand-new 1.7 GHz quad-core processor (up from a 1.3 GHz quad-core chip on the second-gen Fire TV Stick), and handling every modern video and audio technology, HDR, HDR 10, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+ included.

That’s an incredibly comprehensive list of features for a product sold at $49.99 with an “all-new” Alexa Voice Remote thrown in for no extra charge. In addition to hands-free controls of your binge-watching sessions, the latest remote comes with dedicated power, volume and mute buttons for compatible TVs, soundbars, and A/V receivers.

Of course, you don’t have to buy a Fire TV Stick 4K just to get this cool new remote, which is separately available at $29.99 and also compatible with the previous Fire TV Stick version, as well as the third-gen Fire TV.

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 currently fetches $79.98.

The 4K-enabled Amazon Fire TV Stick is scheduled to begin shipping stateside on October 31, although it might be wise to pre-order and make sure you receive your unit as soon as possible. 

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.


source: Amazon

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