Amazon introduces Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote in India

Amazon introduces Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote in India

The 4K-enabled Amazon Fire TV Stick is scheduled to begin shipping stateside on October 31, although it might be wise to pre-order and make sure you receive your unit as soon as possible. No more are being produced, and Amazon doesn't plan on making any more. "The new Alexa Voice Remote also helps existing Fire TV customers control all their favourite entertainment by just asking Alexa", said Jayshree Gururaj, director, Amazon Devices.

The Fire Stick 4K, as the name suggests, is capable of showing UHD pictures, which will come as a relief for many users of Prime Video, as a lot of its original shows are filmed in the new format. Fire TV Stick 4K is also available for pre-order in Japan and will ship before the end of this year. "And it obviously brings the 4K capability to streaming on a stick form factor", Parag Gupta, Head, Product and Marketing, Amazon India told India Today Tech.

The feature will become available on all existing Fire TV devices in India, via a software update, starting November 14.

The new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
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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. And it comes with support for both Dolby Vision and HDR10+ titles. The Alexa Voice Remote is said to support Bluetooth, multidirectional infrared technology along with cloud-based service.

In effect, users will not only be able to control their Fire TV Stick 4K with the new remote but also control their television for various functions such as the volume controls, mute and power button among other things. And with Alexa integration, it is easier for viewers to find 4K content for streaming using their voice. Use your voice to control your Fire TV with the Echo, by giving Alexa instructions like searching for movies and pausing your show. The same shipping timeline goes for the single Alexa Voice Remote.