Posted Wed Oct 3, 2018 at 05:45 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The new media stick is the first device of its kind to support both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision.
Amazon has revealed the latest addition to its Fire TV line of streaming players. The new Fire TV Stick 4K ($50) offers robust HDR support along with Amazon's latest Alexa Voice Remote.
The Fire TV Stick 4K is a compact HDMI media stick powered by a new quad core 1.7GHz processor, offering access to tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills. In addition, the device features 4K Ultra HD playback capabilities with support for HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and HLG high dynamic range formats. Likewise, the unit also includes support for Dolby Atmos playback. Amazon's newest Alexa Voice Remote with Bluetooth and multidirectional infrared technology is included as well, and users can also opt for hands-free voice control via a separate Echo device.
"We've listened to our customers and pushed to deliver the complete 4K solution they are looking for, all within a compact stick form factor," said Marc Whitten, Vice President, Amazon Fire TV. "The team invented an entirely new antenna technology and combined that with a powerful 802.11ac Wi-Fi chip that optimizes for the best possible 4K UHD streaming experience, even in congested network environments. Our new quad-core processor delivers a fast and fluid experience and support for Dolby Vision and HDR10+ provides an amazing picture. Plus, the all-new Alexa Voice Remote lets you control your complete entertainment experience and use your voice to quickly find the content you want. Just say, 'Find 4K movies.'"
Amazon's new Fire TV Stick 4K ($50) is now available for pre-order. Units are set to start shipping on October 31. Meanwhile, the new Alexa Voice Remote ($30) is also available for pre-order as a standalone unit with support for the previously released Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen), Fire TV Cube, and Amazon Fire TV (3rd Gen, Pendant Design).
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