Amazon Fire TV Stick 4k, which is considered one of the most popular streaming devices on the market (at least in the US), is getting an upgrade.
The eCommerce giant just announced the launch of Fire TV Stick 4K Max. This power-packed streaming device will officially release on 7th October and is now available for pre-order at $55. The upgraded version is 40% more powerful compared to its predecessor and offers support for Wi-Fi 6 wireless technology. It provides wide support for HDR formats including Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos audio. Deriving power from a new quad-core 1.8GHz processor with 2GB RAM, 4K Max is the fastest video streaming device on the market today.
Pre Order for the new Fire TV Stick 4K Max has already started and will be out for delivery from October 7th.
Interestingly, the Wi-Fi 6 standard is expensive, and the next cheapest device using this standard is the Apple TV 4K which is almost thrice as expensive. Some might argue that this standard is mostly theoretical (at a maximum speed of 9.6 Gbps). However, as we start working with numerous systems in a single household with newer systems needing better technology, it might become necessary soon.
If the Wi-Fi wasn’t a good reason to convince you to upgrade, here’s the rest. The price difference between the new version and its predecessor isn’t much, plus the newer piece would consume 15% less power.
Not only this, but the new FireStick also comes with the latest Alexa Voice Support. Its new features include branded shortcut buttons and Alexa home theater for wireless pairing with the Echo Studio.
Fire TV Stick 4K Max: Technical Specifications
Size 99 mm x 30 mm x 14 mm (only housing) | 108 mm x 30 mm x 14 mm (including the connector) Weight 48.4 g Processor Quad-core 1.8GHz MT8696 GPU IMG GE8300, 750MHz Storage 8 GB Wifi MT7921LS. Supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax (Wi-Fi 6) networks. Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 + LE. Pair with compatible Bluetooth speakers, headphones, video game controllers, and more. Voice support Yes, with the Alexa Voice Remote (included) or free Fire TV app (available for download on Fire OS, Android, and iOS) IR device control with included Alexa Voice Remote The included Alexa Voice Remote can control Fire TV Stick 4K Max and certain functions (such as power and volume) on a wide range of compatible IR-enabled devices, including TVs, soundbars, and A/V receivers. Note: Certain functions may not be available on some IR-enabled devices. Cloud storage Free cloud storage for digital content purchased from Amazon Ports HDMI ARC output, micro USB for power only Audio support Dolby Atmos, 7.1 surround sound, 2-channel stereo, and HDMI audio pass through up to 5.1. Dolby Atmos is available on select Netflix, Prime Video, and Disney+ titles when connected to compatible equipment. 4K Support To watch movies and TV shows in 4K Ultra HD, you need a compatible Ultra HD TV. All services may not be available in 4K/HDR. Certain services are subject to change at any time, may not be available in all areas, or in 4K/HDR, and may require separate subscriptions. Learn more about services. Content formats supported Video: Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR10+, HLG, H.265, H.264, VP9, AV1 Audio: AAC-LC, AC3, eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MP3, PCM/Wave, Vorbis, Dolby Atmos (EC3_JOC), Photo: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP Output resolution supported 2160p, 1080p and 720p up to 60 fps System requirements High-definition television with available high-speed HDMI input, high-speed internet connection via Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi 6 router needed for Wi-Fi 6 support. Auto-Low Latency Mode is included in the HDMI 2.1 standard. TV compatibility TV must support minimum HDCP requirements for protected content playback. Compatible with 1) 4K UHD TVs with HDMI capable of 2160p at 24/25/30/50/60 Hz and HDCP 2.2 or 2) high-definition TVs with HDMI capable of 1080p or 720p at 50/60 Hz. Learn more about high-definition. Warranty and service 1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year and 3-year extended warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Fire TV is subject to the terms found here. Regional support Certain services may not be available outside the U.S. Accessibility features VoiceView screen reader enables access to the vast majority of Fire TV features for users who are blind or visually impaired. Watch videos and TV shows with closed captioning displayed. Captions are not available for all content. You can also listen to Fire TV with compatible Bluetooth headphones. Learn more about compatibility. Included in the box Fire TV Stick 4K Max, Alexa Voice Remote (3rd Gen), USB cable and power adapter, HDMI extender cable for Fire TV Stick 4K Max, 2 AAA batteries, Quick Start Guide Software Security Updates This device receives guaranteed software security updates until at least four years after the device is last available for purchase as a new unit on our websites. Learn more about these software security updates. If you already own a Fire TV, visit Manage Your Content and Devices for information specific to your device.
With the arrival of the Fire TV Stick 4K Max, Amazon has surely upped its game and left the video streaming world in a frenzy.
Meanwhile, if you are an existing FireStick user, you might want to check out the following guides:
- How to Jailbreak a Fire TV Stick
- How to Install and Use ExpressVPN on FireStick
- Best Apps for Fire TV Stick
- How to Stop Buffering on Fire TV Stick
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