Amazon Launches Fire Stick TV 4K and New Alexa Voice Remote

Amazon has officially announced the new Fire TV Stick 4K and an all-new Alexa Voice Remote. Over 80% more powerful than the standard version, according to Amazon, Fire TV Stick 4K features a quad-core 1.7GHz processor, providing users with access to a catalogue of Ultra HD, Dolby Vision and HDR10+ titles, tens of thousands of channels, apps and Alexa skills, as well as over 500,000 movies and TV episodes.

The company also announced enhanced in-app voice control for A&E, AMC, Sony Crackle, Hallmark Movies Now, HBO Now, HISTORY, IFC, Lifetime and VH1. Users can now ask Alexa to play, rewind, fast-forward and navigate through content. In addition, when paired with an Amazon Echo device, Fire TV Stick 4K users can ask Alexa to control content hands-free using far-field voice recognition.

Meanwhile, the new Alexa Voice Remote combines Bluetooth and multi-directional infrared technology. Powered by Amazon’s cloud service, the remote enables users to power on their TV and AV equipment or switch inputs and channels. It features dedicated power, volume and mute buttons, along with the ability to use voice commands to find and control content. The remote is compatible with many Fire TV devices, including the latest generations of streaming media players, and it can control power and volume on compatible TVs, sound bars and AV equipment.

Fire TV Stick 4K is available for pre-order now on Amazon for $49.99, while the new Alexa Voice Remote is priced at $29.99. Both will start shipping on October 31st in the United States and Canada and November 14th in the UK, Germany and India. They are both also available for pre-order in Japan and will ship before the end of 2018.