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Amazon's latest Fire TV Stick offers 4K for $50

Amazon's latest Fire TV Stick offers 4K for $50

The new Fire TV Stick 4K features a 1.7GHz quad-core processor which is said to offer faster content streaming.

The company claims that the remote can control power and volume on thousands of televisions, apart from Fire TV devices in India.

Turns out Amazon wasn't done with its fall device announcements: Two weeks after introducing a number of new Echo speakers and accessories as well as a new DVR, the company announced a new 4K Fire TV stick as well as a new Alexa voice remote Wednesday.

- “Combining Bluetooth, multidirectional infrared technology, and powered by our cloud-based service, the all-new Alexa Voice Remote allows you to power on your compatible TVs, soundbars and receivers.

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The Dolby Vision support is also notable; Roku recently announced its own sub-$50 4K media streamers, the Roku Premiere and Premiere+, but they only support HDR content in HDR10 and not Dolby Vision. Current Fire TV device users can buy the new remote separately for $29.99, and it will be available at the same time as the Fire TV Stick 4K. It's available here, it's cheaper than Roku's stick, and it supports both HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision - the first device to do so without ditching the stick-shape.

New Alexa Voice RemoteThe company also announced a new Alexa Voice Remote created to control TVs, soundbars, and receivers by using a combination of bluetooth, infrared, and cloud services. The new remote now has dedicated power, volume, and mute buttons.

The $49.99 Fire TV Stick 4K is up for pre-order on Amazon and goes on sale in the United States and Canada from October 31. Units are set to start shipping on October 31. Check out all the great bundles that includes devices like the 3rd-generation Echo Dot, the Fire TV Recast and more. It won't arrive in the UK, Germany or India until 14 November, however.