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