Gadget Review: Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
$49.99 MSRP – Available on Amazon.com and other retail locations and websites
The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is a great addition to the Fire TV family as it adds
two features users have long been anticipating: volume and power control.
power button has been added to the top-left while the volume buttons were added
to the bottom of the new next-gen Alexa Voice Remote. All of the other buttons
remain in their same position as older Fire TV remotes. It also includes the
next generation of Alexa technology that allows for seamless voice search options.
Hold down the microphone button at the top and say “Play Parks & Recreation
on Netflix,” for example, and the show will begin playing (assuming signed in
to an active Netflix account). Alexa can also show linked live camera feeds,
check the weather, dim the lights in an Amazon Smart Home, and stream music –
all through voice control.
new Fire TV Stick 4K features an improved WiFi antenna that is optimized for 4K
Ultra HD streaming along with a faster processor that navigates quickly
throughout the interface. Audio quality is improved as well with the addition
of Dolby Atmos support.
At a price of $49.99 MSRP, the Fire TV Stick 4K is a bit more expensive than previous Fire TV Stick models, but is still one of the cheapest options for streaming devices, and provides huge value for the cost.
nice feature that Amazon has implemented is the ability to upgrade remotes
without purchasing the new Fire TV Stick 4K. The new remote with power and
volume control can be purchased individually and then synced with an older Fire
TV Stick model, replacing the old remote that did not have power and volume
control. The new remote is $29.99 MSRP on Amazon.com.
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