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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10 Comments

1. maherk

Posts: 6684; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I would rather get the Mi Box 3 over this.

2. slashas

Posts: 121; Member since: Jul 17, 2017

I am amazon prime user and getting way way more free content with amazon fire stick than with any android based TV box. Alexa enabled remote is just wonderful addition, I would say number one virtual assistant. If you are not amazon subscriber it might be worth a shot.

3. maherk

Posts: 6684; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The thing with Amazon prime is that outside of the US, you don't find all the titles they release in the US. So an Android tv box makes a lot of sense, Kodi by itself is on a different level.

4. BamaBoi89

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

i have kodi on my firestick its easy to sideload. i just ordered this the added 4k, dolby vision and hdr 10 im sold for the price

5. Heisenberg

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Thank you for this. Amazon takes only the US users serious, could you believe they charged me for a month because I used my card whike setting it up and I couldnt watch anything. I mean not one thing and not even an old damn movie. Jack Ryan show was aired exclusive by them and advertised in my country Instagram advert but couldn't watch s**t. Netflix is wayyyyy better. Thanks to kodi which handles my multimedia contents. I'm in the market for a powerful and future proof android box/tv/set up box because I want to take the present fire stick to the bed while the new one chills in the living room but still confused on which to buy as many aren't our there. Perhaps I'm not searching well.

6. ryanusc75

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 09, 2017

Does Amazon have a YouTube app yet? Last I heard it didn't.

7. Heisenberg

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

You make use of browser

8. BamaBoi89

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

there's apps that mimic youtube in the store. i sideloaded the official app never tried the amazon store versions

9. Heisenberg

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

What app is that and how did you go about it?

10. BamaBoi89

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

Check out electrical MD on youtube he has his own app store you can access on the firestick. I'm sure you'll find more than just YouTube there lol. Don't have enough post yet to post link

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