Amazon's latest Fire TV Stick offers 4K for $50

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K with the all-new Alexa Voice Remote

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K with the all-new Alexa Voice RemoteImage AMAZON

That's an incredibly comprehensive list of features for a product sold at $49.99 with an "all-new" Alexa Voice Remote thrown in for no extra charge.

The new Fire Stick also includes support for Dolby Atmos sound, which allows users to simulate audio in a 3D space (rather than divvying up that audio in separate channels).

The Dolby Vision support is also notable; Roku recently announced its own sub-$50 4K media streamers, the Roku Premiere and Premiere+, but they only support HDR content in HDR10 and not Dolby Vision. "We are delighted to offer Alexa integration with the new Fire TV Stick 4K". Users in Japan can order now, and Amazon expects orders to begin shipping by the end of the year. Plus, the all-new Alexa Voice Remote gives you even more control with dedicated power, volume, and mute buttons, along with the ability to use voice commands to find and control content. The new Alexa Voice Remote works with nearly all Fire TV devices. Our new quad-core processor delivers a fast and fluid experience and support for Dolby Vision and HDR10+ provides an wonderful picture.

"It is a complete 4K solution our customers are looking for, all within a compact stick form factor". Amazon says that it "invented an entirely new antenna technology" and combined it with an 802.11ac Wi-Fi chip to optimize for the best 4K UHD streaming experience.

Are you going to pre-order a new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K? The Alexa Voice Remote is said to support Bluetooth, multidirectional infrared technology along with cloud-based service. It will ship in the United Kingdom, Germany, and India on November 14.

"Alexa would be backward-compatible, So if you have a current Fire TV, you will be able to use your existing remote and use Alexa on Fire TV" Gupta said. You can club your Echo speaker with the Fire TV and browse content hands-free.

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