Amazon today announced a new Fire TV experience along with a refreshed Fire TV Stick and an all-new Stick Lite. The announcement was made along with the unveiling of the redesigned Echo Dots, the Luna cloud gaming service, and more at Amazon's hardware event.
One of the new features for Fire TV is support for two-way video calling on Alexa by connecting a Logitech USB webcam with the Fire TV Cube. It will be available later this year with support for Zoom and more services.
The new Fire TV introduces an improved Alexa voice integration and user profiles for up to six users. With the new Alexa Explore destination, you can now search for new recipes and view stocks, among other tasks. Amazon also simplified its Main Menu and unveiled the new Find destination for finding movies and TV shows based on genre and categories.
In addition to the fresh experience, Amazon has announced the new Fire TV Stick powered by a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor. It is capable of streaming in 1080p at 60fps with HDR compatibility, with a dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi that supports 5GHz networks. The Stick also features Dolby Atmos and an Alexa Voice Remote. It will begin shipping next week for $39.99, with pre-orders open today for customers in the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Spain, the UK.
Amazon has also announced the Fire TV Stick Lite that allows users to stream in full-HD with HDR. It will ship with Alexa Voice Remote Lite later this month for $29.99. Pre-orders are now open for customers in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Spain, the UK, and the U.S.
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