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Fire TV with 4K support, new Fire TV Stick with Alexa unveiled

by Jacob Kleinman | September 17, 2015September 17, 2015 9:00 am PST

Amazon’s Fire TV family just got a pretty big upgrade. The company announced a totally new set-top box with some pretty sweet features, along with a refreshed streaming stick that includes a voice control remote.

As expected, the new Fire TV boasts 4K support, something that rivals like Apple and Roku still don’t offer, and costs just $99. It also offers Alexa integration for smarter voice controls so can can check the weather, sports updates and more right from your TV. Under the hood the updated set top box also gets a quad-core processor, improved Wi-Fi, 2GB of RAM and 8GB of storage (expandable to 128GB via microSD card). Of course, you also have access all the great apps, music and games already offered through Fire TV.

Don’t forget the upgraded Fire TV Stick, which now includes a voice control remote for just $49.99. That means you’ll still get Alexa on your television, though the streaming stick doesn’t offer 4K support. Amazon also included 8GB of storage, 1GB of RAM and a dual-core chip.

Both devices run Fire OS 5 and are available to pre-order now. The new Fire TV is set to ship on October 5, while the updated Fire TV stick won’t arrive until October 22.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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