However, Amazon has taken the wraps off a new Fire TV Stick 4K to complete its holiday device refresh, which introduces physical power, volume, and mute buttons so you can control compatible TV and soundbars with a single remote. If you have only one Fire TV, your Echo device will pair as soon as you ask Alexa a question that includes Fire TV.
The new Fire TV Stick 4K is powered by a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, which promises faster video streaming and quick loading.
Along with the new features, the Fire TV Stick 4K continues to provide consumers access to an array of channels, apps, Alexa skills, live TV options, music streaming services, and more.
Per usual, there's not much in the way of ports on the Fire TV Stick. Meanwhile, the new Alexa Voice Remote ($30) is also available for pre-order as a standalone unit with support for the previously released Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen), Fire TV Cube, and Amazon Fire TV (3rd Gen, Pendant Design). Our new quad-core processor delivers a fast and fluid experience and support for Dolby Vision and HDR10+ provides an wonderful picture.
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. You can club your Echo speaker with the Fire TV and browse content hands-free.
Of course, you don't have to buy a Fire TV Stick 4K just to get this cool new remote, which is separately available at $29.99 and also compatible with the previous Fire TV Stick version, as well as the third-gen Fire TV. To coincide with the launch of the new Alexa Voice Remote, Amazon has added the ability to search for specific types of content using voice commands.