As rumoured in February Amazon Australia is finally selling the Fire TV Stick 4K as Fire TV Stick and the all-new Alexa Voice Remote. With Premium Video on Demand (PVOD) rising in popularity during COVID lockdown Amazon decided to let Australians buy the 4K version of their Fire TV streaming video device.

Until now Amazon has only sold its 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, so it makes sense to plug in a streaming video device that is also 4K capable. The Fire TV Stick 4K and the new Fire TV Stick 1080P both give you access to popular apps and content such as Netflix, Stan, YouTube, Prime Video, Disney+, ABC iView, 10 Play, and more.

With Alexa on Fire TV, users can check the weather, their calendar, ask for visual search results, control lights, smart plugs, and other compatible smart home devices. It is generally agreed amongst the Ausdroid team that Alexa is better at controlling a wider range of smart home devices than Google, which is better at providing search results and personalised answers about your calendar etc.

Fire TV Stick 4K

This is Amazon’s most powerful media streaming device for $99, featuring:

  • 4K Ultra HD QualityDelivering brilliant picture quality and vivid, lifelike colours at resolutions up to 4K Ultra HD, with support for Dolby Vision, HDR and HDR10+ as well as Dolby Atmos.
  • Enjoy easy access to high quality: Customers can use the included Alexa Voice Remote to easily find 4K Ultra HD movies and TV episodes. Simply plug the device into a 4K television, connect to Wi-Fi, and start streaming in minutes.
  • Features all-new Fire TV Experience: Offering a simpler, more personalised experience with improved content-discovery features, better browsing capabilities and unique user profiles for up to six members of a household, so everyone can stay entertained.

Fire TV Stick

For $79, the new Fire TV Stick offers a full HD streaming experience, featuring:

  • Improved Speed: Built in 1.7 GHz quad-core processor and streaming in up to 1080p Full HD at 60fps with HDR compatibility.
  • Stay Entertained and Connected: The dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi supports 5 GHz networks for more stable streaming and fewer dropped connections.
  • Experience At-Home Cinema Magic: Featuring Dolby Atmos support for immersive sound with compatible content and speakers.
  • Redesigned Fire TV Experience: Fire TV Stick ships with all-new Alexa Voice Remote.

All-new Alexa Voice Remote

The Alexa Voice Remote, now with dedicated app buttons and TV control also features:

  • Streamlined Home Entertainment: featuring dedicated power, volume, and mute buttons, along with the ability to use voice commands to find and control content. This means you can power on your compatible TV and AV equipment, all with a single remote.
  • Easy access to the content you want: Features new, dedicated buttons for Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ and Amazon Music.
  • High Quality Streaming Bundle: The all-new Alexa Voice Remote is included with Fire TV Stick 4K and Fire TV Stick. It will also be sold separately at $54 and is compatible with Fire TV Stick Lite and Fire TV Stick Basic Edition if you already own one of these and want the better remote.

The Fire TV Stick 4K $99, Fire TV Stick $79 and Alexa Voice Remote $54 will be available for pre-order from Wednesday March 24 on Amazon.com.au and will begin shipping to customers on April 21.

Let us know in the comments you’ll order one or whether you prefer a Chromecast Ultra

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Darren
Darren
28 days ago

Recently picked up an CC Ultra and love it, can’t see how this could beat it. I’ve been using chromecast ever since Ausdroid first reported that Amazon were mistakenly shipping to Aus soon after it launched.

ahmad kishani
ahmad kishani
28 days ago

its the old 4k stick model that released in 2018 with a new remote

they didnt update the hardware ! this is ridiculous

i hope they release the fire tv cube 4k as it got hexa core cpu and its double the speed and faster than fire tv stick 4k

ahmad kishani
ahmad kishani
28 days ago

the fire tv stick 4k got two issues

so amazon released the old 2018 model 4k stick from usa to australia and put a new remote and didnt update the hardware

another thing the fire tv os in general is missing three important aussie apps

bing app

kayo sports

foxtel now

so all foxtel apps are missing

if you want foxtel apps you have to buy chromecast with google tv

its disappointing that they didnt bother put more ram or 16gb memory

its just the old 4k stick the 2018 model

GrKTcB
GrKTcB
Reply to  ahmad kishani
27 days ago

Yeap, no Kayo means no sale for me regardless of the price and hardware specs.

Phillip Malone
Phillip Malone
28 days ago

Surely the ChromeCast with Google TV is still king of the TV stick jungle! The interface is brilliant. The more Apps integrate into the interface, the better the raw selections are. If you aren’t using the watchlist feature in Google search that integrates with it, you are missing out! The suggestions just get better and better as time goes on!

AdamM
AdamM
Reply to  Phillip Malone
27 days ago

Totally agree, Phillip. I love the ChromeCast with Google TV.