In its annual devices event, Amazon has unveiled a trio of new additions to its Fire TV lineup, promising improved streaming experiences and enhanced audio quality for users. These releases include the Fire TV Soundbar, the Fire TV Stick 4K, and the Fire TV Stick 4K Max, each designed to offer a unique set of features and improvements.
Amazon's Fire TV Soundbar is a newcomer to the market, designed to complement your Fire TV setup and provide an enhanced audio experience. Unlike some of its competitors, this soundbar takes a minimalist approach with a compact 24-inch length and a simple black color scheme. It features four buttons and three ports on the rear for connectivity.
The Fire TV Soundbar is optimized for use with Fire TV televisions or any television equipped with a Fire TV Stick or Fire TV Cube. Amazon promises a seamless setup process, making it a hassle-free addition to your entertainment setup. It also supports integration with the Fire TV remote for convenient control.
Equipped with a pair of speakers that deliver sound from the front, the soundbar aims to improve voice clarity and create a broader soundstage. Amazon has incorporated DTS:X and Dolby Audio standards for audio enhancement, and users can also connect it to other devices via Bluetooth for playback.
Fire TV Soundbar is available at the price of $120, with free shipping for Prime members.
Amazon has updated its Fire TV Stick lineup with two new models: the Fire TV Stick 4K and the Fire TV Stick 4K Max. While both sticks retain the familiar plug-and-play design, they come with significant performance upgrades.
The Fire TV Stick 4K features an upgraded processor, ensuring smoother navigation through the Fire TV interface and faster access to streaming services. It supports 4K streaming with compatibility for Dolby Vision and HDR10+ for enhanced visual experiences. Priced at just $50, it remains an affordable and feature-rich streaming option.
The Fire TV Stick 4K Max takes things up a notch by introducing support for Wi-Fi 6E, making it the first streaming stick to offer this network standard. With a faster processor and compatibility with HDR10+ and Dolby Vision, it's optimized for quicker application launches and seamless interface navigation. This stick retains 16GB of storage, providing ample space for apps and content storage.
Both the Fire TV Stick 4K and Fire TV Stick 4K Max come with an Alexa Voice Remote that can also control your TV, simplifying the user experience. Preorders for the new Fire TV Stick 4K are available now, with shipping starting on September 27.
The Fire TV Stick 4K Max is also available for preorder at $60, with shipping also set to begin on September 27. This model is expected to deliver lightning-fast performance and is suitable for gaming via Amazon Luna.
Additionally, Amazon announced improved search functionality based on conversational queries, making it easier for users to discover content and receive personalized recommendations. This feature will roll out to various Fire TV devices in the coming months.