It has a small Fire TV dongle capable of playing 4K video and supported HDR 10. But sadly, it won't be available for purchase until November 14. Plus, for the first time, it features volume, mute, and power buttons.
The TV Alexa voice control experience can also be accessed via an Echo device. As for the Alexa support on Fire TV devices, Amazon says that you can easily find, search and control movies, TV shows and apps. In addition, the device features 4K Ultra HD playback capabilities with support for HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and HLG high dynamic range formats.
"The 'Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K' is a complete 4K solution our customers are looking for, all within a compact stick form factor".
Indeed, when you visit the product page for the Fire TV Gen. 3, it recommends you buy a new $49 Fire TV Stick 4K instead. Combining Bluetooth, multidirectional infrared technology and powered by Amazon's proprietary cloud-based service, "Alexa Voice Remote" would allow users to power on their compatible TVs with a single remote, the company added. The Alexa Voice Remote can also be pre-ordered for $29.99 or $119.99 if paired with the Fire TV Cube.
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The company claims that the remote can control power and volume on thousands of televisions, apart from Fire TV devices in India.
Amazon on Wednesday announced a new model of its Fire TV Stick media streamer. Both the Fire TV Stick 4K and Alexa Voice Remote will begin shipping on October 31 in the USA and Canada and on November 14 in the UK, Germany, and India.
The Alexa Voice Remote will start shipping on the same dates for $30 / £30 / 30 when bought separately. It can be pre-booked from Amazon.in starting today. And that includes support for HDR10+ and Dolby Vision, along with HDR10 and 4K support. Also, 4K TVs in India are available at a low price of Rs 36,999, so the newly launched 4K version of Fire TV Stick could get a good reception from the audience though.