(DAILY RECORD) – If you’ve just got your hands on the popular Amazon Fire TV Stick, you may want to stop reading, as you will have some wasted money on your hands.
Amazon will now release two dongles specified for television streaming later on this week, and they’ve come packed to the brim with new upgrades, reports the Mirror.
To begin with, the Fire TV Stick comes with a curvier new look which is an improvement on the current rectangular shape.
Then, the new Fire TV Stick 4K has gotten a faster 1.7 GHZ quad-core chip whilst the more expensive Fire TV Stick 4K Max features an impressive 2.0 GHz quad-core processor.
These chips make the gadgets far more fluid and fast to use especially when launching apps and skipping through TV menus.
The next big change will be a pleasant surprise to anyone with a new Wi-Fi 6 router in their home, as these new telly dongles are now fully compatible with this super-fast internet technology.
The Fire TV Stick 4K Max is even more impressive, with Wi-Fi 6E which should stop the irritation of stuttering streams. For those not aware, Wi-Fi 6 is able to cope with much quicker broadband and allows more devices to get rapid downloads at the same time.
Other extra upgrades include the following:
- Full 4K support along with Dolby Atmos audio, Dolby Vision, HDR, HLG and HDR10+
- Fire TV Ambient Experience, turning your TV into an in-home art gallery, with no monthly subscription required
With the Ambient Experience, all you have to do is ask Alexa or hold down the “Home” or “Alexa” buttons on the remote when not streaming to replace blank TV screens with beautiful artwork.
Amazon has also recently added hundreds of new images to its 2,000 strong collection, which is a nice way of making your telly look a little less dull.
The Fire TV Stick 4K is £59.99, and its pricier counterpart, the Fire TV Stick 4K Max, is £10 more expensive at £69.99.
Emma Gilmartin, Director of Fire TV and Fire Tablets Europe said: “Our mission at Fire TV is to reinvent what customers can expect from a smart TV experience. That’s why the Fire TV Ambient Experience has resonated with so many customers—it’s made their TVs smarter, more useful, and added creativity and beauty to their homes.
“Today, we’re thrilled to bring the Ambient Experience to more customers in the United Kingdom with the new Fire TV Stick 4K Max, the industry’s first streaming stick to include support for Wi-Fi 6E. We’re also excited to deliver Fire TV’s best-ever 4K experience for under £60 with the new Fire TV Stick 4K.”