Amazon announces the new Fire TV Stick 4K and a refreshed Alexa Voice Remote

Amazon isn't done unveiling more hardware products after it introduced a number of Echo devices last month. The company announced today the new Fire TV Stick 4K and an updated Alexa Voice Remote.

The Fire TV Stick 4K is supposed to provide faster streaming and quicker load times with its new quad-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz. It also includes support for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, making it the first streaming media stick to have such features, Amazon claims. The Alexa-enabled stick lets you access a vast library of content available in 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+ by just using your voice. There's still support for far-field voice recognition which was added to the Fire TV last year, letting you control your content with Alexa by pairing the Fire TV Stick 4K with any Echo device.

The refreshed Alexa Voice Remote allows you to control TVs, AV equipment, and cable boxes through Bluetooth and multi-directional infrared. It also sports dedicated power, volume, and mute buttons in addition to voice control support for finding content. The new Alexa Voice Remote works with almost all Fire TV devices.

You can now pre-order the Fire TV Stick 4K on Amazon for $49.99 or $79.98 if bundled with the new Echo Dot. The Alexa Voice Remote can also be pre-ordered for $29.99 or $119.99 if paired with the Fire TV Cube. Both the Fire TV Stick 4K and Alexa Voice Remote will begin shipping on October 31 in the U.S. and Canada and on November 14 in the UK, Germany, and India. Later this year, it will also be available for pre-order in Japan.

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