Amazon adds 4K streaming to the Fire TV Stick

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K launched in India

For one Roku supports HDR 10 over Dolby Vision, and those new cheaper devices aren't coming to the United Kingdom anytime soon.

As mentioned before, Amazon also announced a new and updated remote along with Fire TV Stick 4K.

The new Fire TV Stick will be available for $49.99 and start shipping at the end of this month in North America.

The Fire TV Stick 4K delivers access to a catalog filled with thousands of 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+ content, thanks to its new quad core, 1.7GHz processor, which will bring consumers a faster streaming experience, quicker load times, and better picture quality. Amazon will sell it separately for $29.99, and also begin shipping to consumers on October 31. This upgrade includes a variety of new features, such as dedicated power, volume, and mute buttons.

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Of course, new hardware isn't the only trick up the Fire TV Stick's sleeve. It's available here, it's cheaper than Roku's stick, and it supports both HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision - the first device to do so without ditching the stick-shape. To coincide with the launch of the new Alexa Voice Remote, Amazon has added the ability to search for specific types of content using voice commands. It won't arrive in the UK, Germany or India until 14 November, however. It will come included with new Fire TV Cube purchases from now on but will also work with the 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick and the 3rd-gen Fire TV.

"The 'Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K' is a complete 4K solution our customers are looking for, all within a compact stick form factor".

One of the larger complaints we had about the Amazon Fire TV is that the remote didn't let you control the volume like some other streaming devices - something that Amazon has set out to fix with the new Amazon Alexa Voice Remote.

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