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Amazon’s new Fire TV Stick provides 4K streaming for $50

And it pairs up with Amazon Echo!

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Price $ 49.99 ProductFire TV Stick by Amazon

If you thought Amazon was done launching products after its massive event last month, you’re wrong. The company today announced its new Fire TV Stick 4K priced at just $49.99.

The Fire TV Stick 4K comes with native support for HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision. It also boasts compatibility with the Dolby Atmos standard, which is increasingly commonplace on soundbars and surround sound kits. 

“The team invented an entirely new antenna technology and combined that with a powerful 802.11ac Wi-Fi chip that optimizes for the best possible 4K UHD streaming experience, even in congested network environments,” said Marc Whitten, Vice President of Amazon Fire TV.

The new Fire TV Stick can also connect to an Amazon Echo device in order to catch voice commands from across a room. Amazon has added in-app voice control support for more services including HBO Now, A&E, AMC, and Sony Crackle. This lets you use Alexa to play, rewind, fast forward, and navigate through content.

Moreover, Amazon is also launching an upgraded Alexa voice remote with dedicated volume and mute buttons. It also lets you switch on your compatible TV and AV equipment, change inputs, or tune into channels on your cable box.

The Fire TV Stick 4K is available to pre-order today, and retails for $49.99. Tempted punters can also pre-order the  new Alexa remote, which goes for for $29.99.

The devices will start shipping on October 31 in the United States and Canada. They will ship in the United Kingdom, Germany, and India on November 14. The devices are also available for pre-order in Japan and will ship before the end of this year.

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Published October 3, 2018 — 12:00 UTC

Price $ 49.99 ProductFire TV Stick by Amazon