By going through the above comparison study, it appears that the latest Mi Smart Band 5 is a good upgrade. However, if you already have the old version, then you can skip now.
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Amazon India launched Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice remote at a price of ₹5,999. This dongle-sized device gives you access to stream content with 4K ultra HD, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos and HDR 10+ titles.
Using the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, you can watch streaming movies, TV shows, and songs from Amazon Prime Video and other streaming services such as Hotstar, Netflix, Gaana, Hungama, ErosNow, voot, NDTV, Sony Liv, ZEE 5, Spuul etc.
In the US and Canada, the new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is up for pre-orders and the delivery would start from October 31st.
The Indian consumers along with UK and Germany need to wait till November 14th. The pre-order date for Japan is not fixed either. Going through the reports, shipping for Japanese users would take place sometime by the end of 2018.
Incidentally, if you are only looking for the Alexa Voice Remote (2nd Gen) then just pay ₹1,999. This Alexa Voice Remote can be used along with the earlier version of Amazon Fire TV Stick.
As a bundled package, you can order Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote at a price of ₹5,999. The earlier version of streaming media player Amazon Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote is still up for sale on Amazon India website at a price tag of ₹3,999.
Coming to the new updated streaming media player, the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz and IMG GE8300 GPU. It has an inbuilt storage capacity of 8GB. The company boasts that the new streaming media player is 80% more powerful than its antecedent and equipped with Dolby Atmos support. With the new dual-antenna (MIMO) system, you can even have a faster 802.11ac wireless connection.
Moreover, the 4K+ Ultra HD playback, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos and HDR10+ makes the new device a good buy. Combined connectivity of Bluetooth 5.0 and multidirectional InfraRed makes the new Fire TV Stick 4K works effortlessly with your 4K TV. Just ask (using your voice) Alexa to find, launch, and control all your favourite entertainment with Alexa voice remote.
As usual, you’ll get free cloud storage for digital content purchased from Amazon. Incidentally, the set-up procedure is simple. Just plug the new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K into the HDMI port of your HD TV. Next, plug the charger into a wall socket. Finally, connect to Wi-Fi and enjoy your favourite entertainment in 4K. All you need is an HD TV with HDMI input and high-speed internet with Wi-Fi.
What’s Your Opinion?
Though the 4K content is still at a starting stage, Amazon has been making full efforts to provide Prime Video content on 4K. Moreover, the 4K TV’s are now available at an affordable price tag, hope the new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K will find a better reception.
The first generation of Amazon Fire TV Stick was really amazing. I bagged this media streaming device during the festive sale. And another one on Big Billion Days Sale (as a gift) at ₹3099.
Though the dongle retails at ₹3999, one could make it for ₹3499. Moreover, it even offered 15% cashback making it sweeter.
However, one should have a decent broadband connection or Fiber Net to experience a true theatre feeling. Initially, it gave a problem in installing YouTube app. However, it was resolved later with the integration of Sik browser.
Personally, I feel Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is better than the Chromecast.
Hope this comparison study between Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick 4K would be helpful to the readers.
|Fire TV Stick||Fire TV Stick 4K|
|Size||85.9 mm x 30.0 mm x 12.6 mm||108 mm x 30 mm x 14 mm (including the connector)|
|Picture Quality||720p and 1080p up to 60fps||4K Ultra HD, HDR, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, HDR10+|
|TV Power & Volume Control||with included all-new Alexa Voice Remote|
|Supported Audio||Dolby Audio||Dolby Atmos|
|Ethernet Support||With optional Amazon Ethernet Adapter||With optional Amazon Ethernet Adapter|
|Processor||MediaTek Quad-Core ARM 1.3 GHz||Quad-core 1.7GHz|
|GPU||Mali450 MP4||IMG GE8300|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.1||Bluetooth 5.0 + LE|