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Amazon’s new Fire TV Stick Offers 4K and a new Alexa Voice Remote

A trio of offerings from Amazon

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Amazon announced a new Fire TV Stick, this one capable of offering 4K resolution. The new device is being paired with an all-new Alexa Voice Remote, available together for $49. The all-new Alexa Voice Remote is also available with the recently launched Fire TV Cube for $119 and can be purchased as a single remote for $29. You can find the links below.

“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 is calling the new Fire TV Stick over 80% more powerful than the best-selling Fire TV Stick now. The device features a new quad core, 1.7GHz processor, offering quicker load times and the 4K resolution. Plus, Fire TV Stick 4K gives you access to the vast catalog of content currently available on Fire TV including thousands of 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+ titles.

Fire TV Stick 4K is the first streaming media stick available with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Finding 4K content has never been easier on Fire TV—just say “Alexa, find 4K TV shows” or “Alexa, watch Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.” With a growing catalog of Dolby Atmos content, customers can also enjoy immersive sound when connected to compatible home audio systems.

“Together, Amazon and Dolby are making best-in-class imaging and audio experiences more accessible,” said John Couling, Senior Vice President, Commercial Partnerships, Dolby Laboratories. “Fire TV Stick 4K will allow more people to enjoy their favorite entertainment to the fullest extent, through Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.”

Many of your favorite apps like Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, SHOWTIME, and ESPN already have enhanced in-app voice controls on Fire TV. Today, we are announcing increased in-app voice control on new apps like A&E, AMC, Sony Crackle, Hallmark Movies Now, HBO Now, HISTORY, IFC, Lifetime, and VH1. Now, you’ll be able to use Alexa to play, rewind, fast forward, and navigate through content—all with your voice. Combining Bluetooth, multidirectional infrared technology, and powered by our cloud-based service, the all-new Alexa Voice Remote allows you to power on your compatible TV and AV equipment, switch inputs, or tune to a channel on your cable box—all with a single remote. Plus, the all-new Alexa Voice Remote gives you even more control with dedicated power, volume, and mute buttons, along with the ability to use voice commands to find and control content.

The all-new Alexa Voice Remote is compatible with tens of millions of Fire TV devices, including the latest generations of Fire TV streaming media players, and can control power and volume on tens of thousands of TVs, sound bars, and AV equipment.

The Fire TV Stick 4K (amazon.com/firetvstick4k) is available for pre-order now on Amazon for $49.99 and will start shipping on October 31 in the United States and Canada. It will ship in the United Kingdom, Germany, and India on November 14. Fire TV Stick 4K is also available for pre-order in Japan and will ship before the end of this year.

The all-new Alexa Voice Remote (amazon.com/alexavoiceremote) is available for pre-order as a standalone remote for $29.99 and will start shipping on October 31 in the United States and Canada. It will ship in the United Kingdom, Germany, and India on November 14. It is also available for pre-order in Japan and will ship before the end of this year. Amazon Fire TV Cube (amazon.com/firetvcube) with the all-new Alexa Voice Remote is available for pre-order on Amazon in the United States for $119.99 and will start shipping on October 31.