Yesterday, Amazon introduced the new and powerful flagship Fire TV Stick 4K MAX streaming stick. The successor to the popular Fire TV Stick 4K offers greater performance, more memory, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, but also a higher price.
Amazon’s New Fire TV Stick 4K Max Overview Features
The new Amazon’s Fire TV Stick Max is powered by MediaTek MT8696 quad-core processor clocking in at 1.8GHz. Additionally, SoC also integrates Imagination Technologies PowerVR GE9215 GPU clocking in at 750 MHz. In the new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max 4K streaming device we find more memory, 2GB RAM and 8GB eMMC storage.
The Amazon Stick 4K Max is the first 4K streaming stick to support 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. Besides, it offers support for Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR10+, HLG, H.265, H.264, VP9, AV1 decoding.
That’s right, it’s another streaming device that offers 4K AV1 decoding, which is externally required for streaming by many streaming providers.
It is also worth mentioning that “Max” Fire TV Stick 4K supports Dolby Atmos, 7.1 surround sound which is available in Netflix, Prime Video, and Disney+.
Fire TV Stick Max comes with (3rd Gen) Alexa Voice Remote with TV controls
Amazon’s most powerful 4K streaming stick is shipped with with (3rd Gen) Alexa Voice Remote with TV controls. Alexa Voice remote control features dedicated buttons for other popular streaming services. Now you will be able to launch Disney+, Netflix, Prime Video, and Hulu with one button. Interestingly, some of the dedicated hotkeys apps will vary by region. Besides, dedicated power and volume buttons control your compatible TV, soundbar, and receiver.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max Specification
- 4K UHD, HDR, and HDR10+
- Output Resolution – 2160p, 1080p and 720p up to 60 fps
- SoC – Mediatek MT8696 Processor, Quad-core 1.8GHz, and IMG GE8300, 750MHz GPU
- Memory – 2GB RAM, 8GB Storage
- Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax (Wi-Fi 6)
- Bluetooth 5.0 LE
- Voice support with Alexa Voice Remote
- Free Fire TV app (available for download on Fire OS, Android, and iOS)
- IR device control with included Alexa Voice Remote
- Ports – HDMI ARC output, micro USB (Power only)
- Dolby Atmos, 7.1 surround sound, 2-channel stereo
- Dimensions – 108 x 30 x 14 mm
- Weight – 48.4g
- In the Box – Fire TV Stick 4K Max, 2021 3rd Gen. Alexa Voice Remote, USB cable & power adapter, HDMI extender cable, 2 x AAA Alkaline batteries, Manual
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Availability and price
The Fire TV Stick 4K Max will be released in the US later this year for $54.99 and is available to pre-order now and will be released on October 7.