Amazon launches Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa integration in India

Amazon launches Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa integration in India

You can now pre-order the Fire TV Stick 4K on Amazon for $49.99 or $79.98 if bundled with the new Echo Dot. Of course, it still has a microphone for using the Alexa voice assistant on the Fire TV Stick 4K, and still connects to the stick wirelessly with Bluetooth, so you don't need line of sight with it (you still need to point the remote at the other devices you want to control). Amazon says this is the "most powerful streaming media stick available" and answers the need for a 4K streaming experience with a small, easy to use device.

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 now fetches $79.98.

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- “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. This improved performance should result in faster menu navigation and app switching, but more importantly it enables 4K video streaming when the Fire TV Stick only supports video up to 1080p. In addition, the device features 4K Ultra HD playback capabilities with support for HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and HLG high dynamic range formats. But sadly, it won't be available for purchase until November 14.

The new Fire TV Stick 4K is over 80 percent more powerful than the current gen Fire TV Stick, thanks to its new quad core, 1.7GHz processor. The new remote also has power, volume and mute buttons. That said, the Alexa Voice Remote can be used with the earlier launched Amazon Fire TV Stick as well. It will ship in the United Kingdom, Germany, and India on November 14. Alternatively, user can also find 4K content through Alexa commands. The same shipping timeline goes for the single Alexa Voice Remote.