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Amazon Fire TV Stick Gets 4K Update for 2018

Now Supports Both Dolby Vision and HDR10+

Amazon announced Fire TV Stick 4K for 2018, which improves upon its predecessor with support for 4K streaming, faster processing, and all-new Alexa Voice Remote. The combo comes together for $50. The new remote features dedicated power, volume, and mute buttons so you can easily control your TV, soundbar, and other AV equipment with a single remote.

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.

Over 80% more powerful than the best-selling Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick 4K features a new quad core, 1.7GHz processor, delivering a fast streaming experience, quicker load times, and brilliant picture quality. 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.

“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,’” said Marc Whitten, Vice President, Amazon Fire TV.

Far-field voice recognition

Pair Fire TV Stick 4K with your favorite Echo device and Alexa will control your content hands-free using far-field voice recognition. Getting started is easy; if you have only one Fire TV, your Echo device will pair as soon as you ask Alexa a question that includes Fire TV, for example, “Alexa, show me comedies on Fire TV.”

All-new Alexa Voice Remote

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.

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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.

Price and Availability

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, 2018 in the United States and Canada.

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.

Both will laster ship in the United Kingdom, Germany, and India on November 14, 2018 with Japan to follow by the end of 2018.

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