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 Quality: Delivering 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