Published: Thu, October 04, 2018
Life&Culture | By Mildred Hamilton

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

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

Combining Bluetooth, multidirectional infrared technology and powered by Amazon's proprietary cloud-based service, "Alexa Voice Remote" would allow users to power on their compatible TVs with a single remote, the company added. The all-new Alexa Voice Remote is compatible with the latest generations of Fire TV streaming media players, ” the company explained.

Amazon just announced another new product: the 2018 Fire TV Stick. Amazon claims that the Fire TV Stick 4K is the first to feature Dolby Vision tech. Beyond the 4K and HDR support, Amazon says the device now includes a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, which on paper is more powerful than the 1.5GHz chip inside the standard Fire TV 4K and the more recent Fire TV Cube.

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That last bit was a major selling point of the Fire TV Cube-although, since controlling that gear is still heavily reliant on using voice commands with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, we found it a bit clunky at times.

HAS announced the latest version of its wildly popular Fire Stick, the dongle that makes any television both smart and Amazon-themed. So move along flappy Fire TV dongle, hello 4K Fire TV Stick. And that includes support for HDR10+ and Dolby Vision, along with HDR10 and 4K support. It also sports dedicated power, volume, and mute buttons in addition to voice control support for finding content.

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One of the larger complaints we had about the Amazon Fire TV is that the remote didn't let you control the volume like some other streaming devices - something that Amazon has set out to fix with the new Amazon Alexa Voice Remote.

The Alexa Voice Remote will start shipping on the same dates for $30 / £30 / €30 when bought separately.

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The feature will become available on all existing Fire TV devices in India, via a software update, starting November 14. It will start shipping later this month and is up for pre-order now for $50.

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