Amazon unveils Fire TV Stick 4K with Dolby Vision, Atmos & HDR10+

Emmett Rice
October 4, 2018

The new Fire TV Stick 4K features a 1.7GHz quad-core processor which is said to offer faster content streaming.

Another big change with the updated Fire TV Stick is in the remote - it finally includes a power button and volume controls, which have always been a top request from many users.

The new Alexa remote includes dedicated power and volume buttons (finally!) as well as an IR sensor for controlling soundbars and AV equipment.

The revamped remote is available on its own for $29 and will work with current generation Fire TV devices.

The new streaming stick is available for pre-order on Wednesday and will begin shipping on October 31.

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An "entirely new" antenna design pairs with a "powerful" 802.11ac Wi-Fi chip to provide a "more seamless 4K UHD streaming experience" in a slightly heftier package than before that. still looks like a diminutive stick.

The new stick is the first to support both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, the company said.

"The 'Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K' is a complete 4K solution our customers are looking for, all within a compact stick form factor". You can say "Alexa, show me 4k TV shows" or "Alexa, watch Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" to get started.

The Fire TV Stick 4K is the next-gen streaming stick to accompany the Fire TV 4K box, replacing the Fire TV Stick with Alexa that was introduced early past year. The remote comes bundled with the new Fire TV Stick 4K but can also be bought separately.

The feature will become available on all existing Fire TV devices in India, via a software update, starting November 14. The Alexa Voice Remote is said to support Bluetooth, multidirectional infrared technology along with cloud-based service. It will start shipping later this month and is up for pre-order now for $50. To coincide with the launch of the new Alexa Voice Remote, Amazon has added the ability to search for specific types of content using voice commands.

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