If you have only one Fire TV, your Echo device will pair as soon as you ask Alexa a question that includes Fire TV. Dolby Vision & Atmos in a stickAmazon says that it is the powerful streaming stick available, with over 80 percent more horsepower than the last version. "The new Alexa Voice Remote also helps existing Fire TV customers control all their favourite entertainment by just asking Alexa", said Jayshree Gururaj, director, Amazon Devices.
The new Fire TV Stick will be available for $49.99 and start shipping at the end of this month in North America. "The team invented an entirely new antenna technology and combined that with a powerful 802.11ac Wi-Fi to optimize for the best possible 4K UHD streaming experience, even in congested network environments" said Marc Whitten, Vice President, Amazon Fire TV.
- Weve listened to our customers and pushed to deliver the complete 4K solution they are looking for, all within a compact stick form factor, said Eric Saarnio, Head of Amazon Devices, Europe.
The Fire TV Stick 4K is the next-gen streaming stick to accompany the Fire TV 4K box, replacing the Fire TV Stick with Alexa that was introduced early previous year. Alternatively, user can also find 4K content through Alexa commands. It will start shipping on November 14, 2018 in the UK. 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. The device can be pre-ordered effective immediately for$49.99, and will ship in the US and Canada at the end of the month.
"What it (Fire TV Stick 4K) does is that it adds a lot more oomph into the performance of the Fire TV Stick". The Alexa Voice Remote is available for standalone purchase at Rs 1,999, which will be really helpful to the existing Amazon Fire TV Stick users.