According to Ausdroid reader Ahmad, the new Fire TV stick 4K could finally be about to be released for sale by Amazon Australia.

Amazon’s Fire TV sticks are sub-$100 Wi-Fi enabled devices that plug into your TV’s spare HDMI port and enable the use of a wide range of free and subscription video streaming services.

The evidence is a photo of a box with logos of local streaming services STAN, SBS On Demand, ABC iView, 7+, 9 Now and 10 Play.

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Of course someone could have photoshopped the logos on because the image is a bit blurry and fuzzy.

Until now Amazon has only sold their basic model Fire TV stick in Australia which is capable of HD video streaming.

Since the vast majority of TV’s bought by Australians are 4K it makes sense to plug in a streaming video device that is also 4K capable.

Would you consider using a Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K or do you prefer Google Chromecast with Google TV?

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Paul Warner
Paul Warner
11 days ago

Is this going to be hard coded for Australia only or can I still use my US Amazon account via DNS relay. ??

Darren
Darren
13 days ago

Is there any reason to use this over a Chromecast?

Jamie S
Jamie S
Reply to  Darren
13 days ago

Ring Camera integration

Ahmad
Ahmad
14 days ago

Fire tv stick is just missing three apps

Foxtel now
Binge
Kayo sports

Jamie S
Jamie S
Reply to  Ahmad
14 days ago

Surely you can sideload them?

ahmad
ahmad
Reply to  Jamie S
14 days ago

we need the apps released in the fire tv app store

sideloading apps is not a solution

GrKTcB
GrKTcB
Reply to  Ahmad
14 days ago

Agree. Kayo is one of the big ones for me and I’m not buying a device to tinker with and sideload apps etc… The new Chromecast with Google TV has major issues with 5Ghz connectivity so that’s ruled out for me and we’re not left with much else :/ I’m still rocking the good old Nexus Players and they’re working perfectly with all the streaming apps available on the Android TV platform. The interface shows some lag sometimes but all streaming apps work perfectly at 1080 without a single frame drop, including Kayo at 9Mbps 1080 which is very demanding… Read more »

ahmad
ahmad
Reply to  GrKTcB
14 days ago
Ahmad
Ahmad
14 days ago

I hope they release it soon

google tv dongle is so buggy

and the fire tv stick lite is so good but cannot play 4K !

amazon australia should have released the 4K stick from the start!