Add to all of that Alexa integration either via Amazon's new-and-improved Amazon Alexa Voice Remote or Echo device - and an unbelievable low sticker price of $49 (around £39, AU$68) - and you have a potentially strong contender for king of the streaming stick wars when Fire TV Stick 4K becomes available on October 31 in the United States and Canada and November 14 in the UK, Germany and India. If you have only one Fire TV, your Echo device will pair as soon as you ask Alexa a question that includes Fire TV.
Today, Amazon announced the latest addition to its streaming media Fire TV lineup, the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K.
The Fire Stick TV 4K starts shipping on October 31st in the United States and Canada, and will ship in the United Kingdom, Germany, and India on November 14th.
Indeed, when you visit the product page for the Fire TV Gen. 3, it recommends you buy a new $49 Fire TV Stick 4K instead. Our new quad-core processor delivers a fast and fluid experience and support for Dolby Vision and HDR10+ provides an awesome picture.
- Weve listened to our customers and pushed to deliver the complete 4K solution they are looking for, all within a compact stick form factor, said Eric Saarnio, Head of Amazon Devices, Europe. Those in Japan can also order now, with shipping later this year. Amazon Fire TV's user interface will also feature a dedicated row of 4K titles to make it easier for users to find these titles. It is also possible to give simple voice commands to the Alexa Voice Remote to search for 4K content online. Just say Find 4K movies. The Alexa Voice Remote includes "multidirectional infrared technology" to ensure it will work with any auxiliary devices, as well as your TV. It will start shipping in the United Kingdom and Germany on November 14 for £50 / 60.