Amazon has released a new Fire TV Stick 4K, in two flavors even. Also a Fire TV Soundbar appeared.
The new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is obviously fully optimized for running its homegrown streaming service. The “base version” features a 1.7 GHz CPU that should offer thirty percent more speed than its predecessor. In addition, the newcomer supports Wi-Fi 6, while Dolby Vision, HLG, HDR10 and HDR10 are also par for the course. The stick has no trouble with Dolby Atmos either.
Amazon Fire Stick 4K Max
Is all that still not enough for you? Then there’s the equally new Amazon Fire Stick 4K Max. The CPU in this version runs at a clock speed of 2 GHz, while it version supports Wi-Fi 6E too. Another special feature is Fire TV Ambient Experience. This component displays art, information from your calendar and notes. But you can also use it to control smart home devices and streaming services. All this even if you are not watching TV. Naturally, all other features of the basic version are present too.
A completely new device from Amazon is the Fire TV Soundbar. It’s a two-channel model with a length of about 61 centimeters. Thanks to DTS Virtual:X and Dolby Audio, this device should still create a room-filling surround sound, according to the digital giant. Interestingly, while both of the aforementioned sticks have Alexa on board as an assistant, the soundbar does not
Remaining are the prices: The Fire TV 4K costs $49.99, the 4K Max $59.99 and the soundbar $119.99. Bundle packages are also available.