Amazon latest Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick Lite now official
Amazon officially introduced its newest and improved Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite.
The latest Fire TV Stick brings improved performance from its predecessor, consuming less power at 50%. It sports a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor, support to content with 1080p resolution at 60fps, HDR compatibility, dual-band, and dual-WiFi antenna for supporting 5 GHz networks that allow stable streaming and lessen dropped connections. It features Dolby Atmos for immersive sound with compatible content and speakers and Alexa Voice Remote with power, volume, and mute buttons for controlling TVs, soundbars, and A/V receivers. It also has improved performance with 50% less power consumption.
On the other hand, the affordable Fire TV Stick Lite performs 50% more than the previous version of Fire TV Stick. It streams content in FHD resolution, HDR support, and is equipped with Alexa Voice Remote Lite that allows users to use voice to find, launch, and control content.
Both Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite will get the latest update for the Fire TV Experience. Among the improvements in its UI include a new Find function for browsing movies, TV shows, and more based on genre, user profiles for individual and personalized watching up to six persons, and Alexa Explore destination for displaying popular Alexa features and daily information, see and control connected smart devices, and Alexa video calling via Fire TV Cube.
The redesigned Fire TV Experience will begin rolling out globally later this year.
The new Fire TV Stick is priced at USD 39.99 while the Fire TV Stick Lite is priced at USD 29.99. Customers can now pre-order both devices through the Amazon website with the former being available in Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Meanwhile, those who are in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States, can pre-order the Fire TV Stick Lite. Both devices are also set to roll out globally later this year.