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Amazon’s brand new Fire TV Stick 4K is now up for preorder, and so is a hot new Alexa remote

Published Oct 3rd, 2018 8:12AM EDT

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Amazon announced a slew of new devices at the end of the month in September, but it looks like the company saved the best for last. That’s right boys and girls, Amazon just announced a huge update to its most popular media streaming device of all time. The new Fire TV Stick 4K offers the compact form factor you love from the $40 Fire TV Stick, but it adds the 4K resolution, Dolby Vision, and HDR 10+ support you used to only get from the $70 Fire TV. And here’s the best part: It’s only $49.99!

Wait… there’s actually another best part. A co-best part, if you will. The Fire TV Stick 4K comes with the All-new Alexa Voice Remote that includes all the features from the previous-generation model, plus new programmable buttons so you can control your TV and sound bar! It’s included for free with the Fire TV Stick 4K, or you can order one separately for use with your current Fire TV device for $29.99.

Both the new Fire TV Stick 4K and the All-new Alexa Voice Remote are available for preorder right now, and they start shipping on October 31.

Fire TV Stick 4K

Brilliant 4K picture and immersive sound

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 agrowing catalog of Dolby Atmos content, customers can also enjoy 3D surround 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.”

Get all the content you love

Fire TV Stick 4K also gives you access to tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills, as well as over 500,000 movies and TV episodes on Fire TV. Enjoy favorites from Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, STARZ, SHOWTIME, CBS All Access, and others.  With Firefox or Amazon Silk browsers, visit millions of websites like YouTube, Facebook, and Reddit. Listen to songs, playlists, live radio stations, and podcasts through services like Amazon Music, Spotify, and iHeartRadio.

More ways to watch live TV

Fire TV Stick 4K gives you access to live TV whether it’s through streaming apps like Hulu and PlayStation Vue or through Prime Video Channels. You can also pair Fire TV Stick 4K with Fire TV Recast and a HDTV antenna to easily watch, record, and replay free over-the-air TV programming.

Enhanced in-app voice control

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.

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.”

Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device with Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls) | Dolby Vision… Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device with Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls) | Dolby Vision… $49.99 Available on Amazon

All-new Alexa Voice Remote

  • Compatible with Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, and Amazon Fire TV (3rd Gen, Pendant Design).
  • Now with dedicated power, volume and mute buttons that let you control your TV, sound bar, and A/V receiver.
  • Just press and ask Alexa to easily find, launch, and control content.
  • Quickly skip to your favorite scenes with standard navigation and playback controls.
  • Do more with Alexa—play music, view sports scores, check the weather, see live camera feeds, and control compatible smart home devices.
  • Includes 2 AAA batteries.
Alexa Voice Remote (2nd Gen) with power and volume controls – requires compatible Fire TV devic… Alexa Voice Remote (2nd Gen) with power and volume controls – requires compatible Fire TV devic… $29.99 Available on Amazon
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