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Amazon’s new Fire TV Stick now available in U.K., Germany, Japan

by Killian Bell | February 22, 2017February 22, 2017 5:00 am PDT

Amazon’s upgraded Fire TV Stick, which offers greater performance and Wi-Fi connectivity, is finally available in the U.K., Germany, and Japan. The new streaming dongle made its debut in the U.S. last September and now ships with an Alexa Voice Remote.

Although the new Fire TV Stick has the same 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM as its predecessor, it’s significantly faster thanks to a quad-core processor (the original had a dual-core chip) and improved Wi-Fi antennas. Amazon says that these things deliver better voice search and improved performance overall.

The original Fire TV Stick also shipped with a more basic remote. The new model comes with the Alexa Voice Remote, which has a built-in microphone that lets users search for movies, TV shows, and more using only their voice. You can also utilize other Alexa capabilities, like interacting with other smart devices, fetching information, ordering pizza, and more.

If you live in the U.K., Germany, or Japan, you can pre-order the new Fire TV Stick today from your local Amazon store. Shipping is scheduled to begin in early April.

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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