Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: What Makes it Better
If you love streaming online shows, Amazon has a perfect small package as per your needs and budget. You can go for Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Amazon Fire TV Stick 4k, or Amazon Fire TV Cube, that serve almost the same features, but with different quality and at a distinct price.
And if you want truly lifelike pictures, I think you must go for Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K which has some really amazing features and is much better than the normal and the Lite versions. Let us know about this 4K streaming device and how it fulfills your daily entertainment needs without even drilling a big hole in your pocket.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: The Look and Feel
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K has a slightly larger size than the normal Fire TV Stick and measures 3.9 x 1.2 x 0.6 inches (HWD). Just like the other devices, it is a simple rectangular product with a matte black plastic bar, having an HDMI connector, and a micro USB port on each side.
Talking about the remote with the device, it’s a slim rectangular device with a circular navigation pad and a pinhole microphone near the top for using your voice to command Alexa. It also has a menu and playback controls, and the new devices now have power and volume buttons in them. The major advantage with this is that the Fire TV Stick 4K can directly control your TV’s power and volume, without picking up a second remote.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: Setup
Setting up the Fire TV Stick 4K is as easy as setting up literally any other Fire TV device. You just need to plug it into your TV, plug in the power adapter, and connect the stick to Wi-Fi following the instructions. After that, you just need to log in with your Amazon account and you are ready to roll with your favorite shows, having beers and popcorn by your side.
The advantage of the device is that you do not need a paid Amazon Prime account to use it. In fact, just a regular, free Amazon account would work to display the number of shows it has to display. However, if you have an Amazon Prime account, you’ll automatically get access to streaming media through Prime Music and Prime Video upon demand.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: Other Specs and Performance:
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is powered by a MediaTek MT8695 chipset which happened to be the industry’s first 12nm SoC designed for 4K streaming in a dongle form factor during its launch in 2018. It also has 1.5 GB of DDR4 memory with 8 GB of storage, Bluetooth 5.0, 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity, and a micro USB port for power.
One of the biggest advantages of this Fire TV Stick 4K is its capability to stream 4K media. The device can stream ultra high definition (UHD, or 4K) video, including high dynamic range (HDR) media in HDR10 or Dolby Vision. As per Amazon, this Fire TV Stick 4K is faster than the previous devices.
To get the help of its virtual assistant, you just need to press the microphone button on the remote and speak into the mic at the top to talk to Alexa. You can ask Alexa for general information or to search for media to watch or listen to on the Fire TV Stick 4K. It can also display information like weather forecasts with cloud and rain icons, sports scores with team logos, and individual period scores.
And at a cost of just $49, I think the features of the device are pretty interesting, making it a product worth your daily streaming needs.