New Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K supports Dolby Vision, Atmos and HDR10+

The all-new Alexa Voice Remote with Fire TV Stick 4K

The all-new Alexa Voice Remote with Fire TV Stick 4K

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. There's still support for far-field voice recognition which was added to the Fire TV previous year, letting you control your content with Alexa by pairing the Fire TV Stick 4K with any Echo device.

Amazon claims such premium content on its Prime Video platform should be easier to find using the all-new Alexa Voice Remote (which comes with the new stick, although can be purchased separately for £30 too). The firm has also confirmed that as a part of the update, Amazon will bring Alexa support on all the existing Fire TV devices in India from the same day. Both the Fire TV Stick 4K and Alexa Voice Remote will begin shipping on October 31 in the US and Canada and on November 14 in the UK, Germany, and India. Our new quad-core processor delivers a fast and fluid experience and support for Dolby Vision and HDR10+ provides an incredible picture. It's available here, it's cheaper than Roku's stick, and it supports both HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision - the first device to do so without ditching the stick-shape. You can say "Alexa, show me 4k TV shows" or "Alexa, watch Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" to get started. Those in Japan can also order now, with shipping later this year.

"We've listened to our customers and pushed to deliver the complete 4K solution they are looking for, all within a compact stick form factor", said Marc Whitten, Vice President, Amazon Fire TV. Units are set to start shipping on October 31.

On top of offering three types of HDR support, the Amazon Fire TV 4K will support Dolby Atmos object-based surround sound for Amazon's growing library of Atmos-enabled content - another feature that's found on only a handful of streaming devices at the moment - and should be about 80% more powerful than the current-generation Amazon Fire TV Stick in-stores now. Users in the UK, Germany, and India will have to wait until November 14 before orders begin shipping.

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