(CTN News) – Amazon has unveiled a pair of cutting-edge streaming sticks and a brand-new soundbar designed to enhance your television viewing experience.
Leading the pack is the Fire TV Stick 4K Max, boasting an enhanced 2.0 GHz quad-core processor, marking it as Amazon’s most potent streaming stick to date. Notably, it’s also Amazon’s inaugural offering in this form factor to embrace Wi-Fi 6E technology.
Key Features of Fire TV Stick 4K Max and Standard Fire TV Stick 4K
Here’s a breakdown of the key features of the Fire TV Stick 4K Max and the standard Fire TV Stick 4K:
Fire TV Stick 4K Max:
- Processor: Enhanced 2.0 GHz quad-core processor, making it Amazon’s most powerful streaming stick to date.
- Connectivity: It’s the first Amazon streaming stick to embrace Wi-Fi 6E technology, ensuring faster and more reliable wireless connections.
- Display Support: Supports Dolby Vision, HDR, HDR10+, and Dolby Atmos for high-quality audio and video.
- Storage: Comes with a substantial 16 GB of internal storage, which is twice the capacity of its predecessor.
- Fire TV Ambient Experience: Features the Fire TV Ambient Experience, transforming your TV into a smart hub that displays useful information and artwork, including calendar notes, reminders, and virtual sticky notes. It also enables control of smart devices like doorbells and thermostats.
Standard Fire TV Stick 4K:
- Processor: Equipped with a 1.7 GHz quad-core chip, offering a performance boost of over 25 percent compared to its predecessor.
- Display Support: Supports Dolby Vision, HDR, HDR10+, HLG, and Dolby Atmos for an enhanced viewing experience.
- Connectivity: Also offers Wi-Fi 6 capabilities for improved wireless performance.
- Storage: Has 2 GB of local storage, which is slightly less than the 4K Max but still sufficient for most streaming needs.
Both devices appear to be capable options for enhancing your television viewing experience, with the Fire TV Stick 4K Max being the more powerful and feature-rich of the two.
The Fire TV Ambient Experience, available on the 4K Max, adds a unique smart hub feature to make your TV more versatile.
Amazon’s Fire TV Soundbar: Immersive Audio Experience
Amazon’s latest offering, the Fire TV Soundbar, features a dual-speaker configuration (2x20W) designed to envelop your space with immersive sound. It supports Dolby Audio and DTS Virtual:X technologies for an enhanced audio experience.
This sleek soundbar measures 24 inches in width, 3.5 inches in height, and 2.5 inches in depth, and it includes a complete set of physical control buttons on the top surface.
Connecting it to your TV is a breeze, as it can be done via HDMI or optical cables, or you can opt for the convenience of Bluetooth to stream audio wirelessly from your phone or tablet.
For those looking to elevate their streaming experience, Amazon offers the Fire TV Stick 4K Max, currently available for pre-order at a price of $59.99. If you prefer the standard Fire TV Stick 4K, it’s priced at $49.99. Both models are set to start shipping on September 27th.
As for the Fire TV Soundbar, it is already available for purchase at a price of $119.99, offering an immediate enhancement to your home entertainment setup.