The new Fire TV Stick 4K is sold in Germany. First we looked at the new plug of the HDMI connection.
With a new release, Amazon will also immediately remove the Fire TV product group. Square Fire TV Box is no longer available, customers now have the choice of the first generation of Fire TV Stick $ 39.99 with Full HD resolution and a new 4K model of $ 59.99.
Fire TV Stick 4K's 20-euro surcharge will not only reflect higher 4K resolution and support for Dolby Vision and HDR10 +, but the 1.7GHz four-stroke processor also delivers significantly faster hardware. In addition to this, the latest version of the Alexa voice command, which at first sight is small but extremely welcome improvements: The remote control, which can also be purchased separately, does not currently have the on / off button but also the volume and mute control. A button that can be used to adjust the TV volume without having to take another remote control.
The ability to use the remote control for Alexa voice commands and the ability to use Fire TV Stick 4K speakers through the speakers are already familiar with previous Fire devices. Although the feeling may be a bit harder, the Alexa remote control is, in my opinion, great, which gives much quicker and more reliable operation than Apple's Siri Remote. Apple's company to integrate a mini game controller at the same time can not convince me.
Fire TV Stick 4K is two centimeters longer than its predecessor size of 108 x 30 millimeters and so wide that it blocks HDMI ports directly next to most TVs. The delivery scope includes a short adaptation cable that allows the latter to be prevented and the stick can be placed more flexibly. Also supplied comes with power adapter and micro-USB cable, because without a separate power supply, the picture is black equivalent to TV input.
With regard to the use, everything will remain the same, except for supporting extra video and audio formats. It is recommended to supplement Amazon Prime, but it can of course also use video streaming such as Netflix, DAZN or TV channel applications. In addition, music services like Spotify can be downloaded from the Amazon App Store.
Fire TV Stick 4K is available at $ 59.99 from Amazon. As part of the start-up campaign, there are two euros in time for a limited time when two rods are purchased.
Fire TV Stick 4K with a new Alexa voice command