Amazon has launched a new 'Fire TV Stick 4K Max', which is said to be 40% more powerful than its predecessor. It supports up to 4K Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos as well as wireless audio.
Fire TV Stick 4K Max
Amazon boasted that Fire TV Stick 4K is "the best-selling streaming media player in the US" and here comes the successor with improved hardware and new Alexa features.
Amazon's Fire TV platform provides access to popular streaming services like Amazon Prime, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, and Netflix. It also connects to Amazon Luna, the company's game streaming service.
The new stick supports 4K streaming with HDR10, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision. It also supports Dolby Atmos, meaning that it can receive, decode and pass Atmos audio to a TV or sound system.
Wi-Fi 6, wireless audio
Fire TV Stick 4K Max is equipped with a quad-core 1.8GHz processor with 2GB of RAM. Amazon said that it has 40% more power than the old 4K version of the Fire TV Stick. For the first time, it supports Wi-Fi 6.
In addition, it comes with new Alexa features such as 'Alexa Home Theater', which lets you wirelessly connect Amazon Echo speakers for improved TV sound.
- "It comes with the latest Alexa Voice Remote and is our first streaming stick to offer Live View Picture-in-Picture," said Amazon. "Alexa Home Theater is enabled, so you can wirelessly connect with Echo Studio or a pair of Echo (4th Gen) smart speakers for immersive sound, including multichannel Dolby audio formats."
Fire TV Stick 4K Max will be available in the US in October. It can be pre-ordered now for $55.
Fire TV Stick 4K Max – specifications
99 mm x 30 mm x 14 mm (only housing) | 108 mm x 30 mm x 14 mm (including the connector)
Quad-core 1.8GHz MT8696
IMG GE8300, 750MHz
MT7921LS. Supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax (Wi-Fi 6) networks.
Bluetooth 5.0 + LE. Pair with compatible Bluetooth speakers, headphones, video game controllers, and more.
Yes, with the Alexa Voice Remote (included) or free Fire TV app (available for download on Fire OS, Android, and iOS)
IR device control with included Alexa Voice Remote
The included Alexa Voice Remote can control Fire TV Stick 4K Max and certain functions (such as power and volume) on a wide range of compatible IR-enabled devices, including TVs, soundbars and A/V receivers. Note: Certain functions may not be available on some IR-enabled devices.
Free cloud storage for digital content purchased from Amazon
HDMI ARC output, micro USB for power only
Dolby Atmos, 7.1 surround sound, 2-channel stereo, and HDMI audio pass through up to 5.1. Dolby Atmos is available on select Netflix, Prime Video, and Disney+ titles when connected to compatible equipment.
To watch movies and TV shows in 4K Ultra HD, you need a compatible Ultra HD TV. All services may not be available in 4K/HDR. Certain services are subject to change at any time, may not be available in all areas, or in 4K/HDR, and may require separate subscriptions. Learn more about services.
Content formats supported
Video: Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR10+, HLG, H.265, H.264, VP9, AV1 Audio: AAC-LC, AC3, eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MP3, PCM/Wave, Vorbis, Dolby Atmos (EC3_JOC), Photo: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
Output resolution supported
2160p, 1080p and 720p up to 60 fps