Amazon seems to be on a roll for the last couple of weeks – we’ve seen Halo fitness service and Luna game streaming cloud service. Well, the e-commerce giant has also announced a new range of Fire TV sticks. We’re looking at two new devices namely Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite. As you might have guessed already, the former is the update to the already available Fire product. Well, here’s everything you need to know about the two new range of sticks.
Amazon Fire TV Stick, TV Stick Lite: here’s what is new!
The revamped Fire TV Stick comes with an upgraded chipset that offers a 50% more powerful streaming experience. Along with the new quad-core chipset, there is a new GPU as well thanks to which the apps are now opened quicker than ever. The upgraded stick also comes with new dual-band and dual-antenna WiFi which offers more stable and faster connectivity options.
For audio, the Fire TV Stick also comes with Dolby Atmos support which is going to be a welcome addition. It is worth noting that the stick still limits itself to 60Hz at 1080p resolution. On the other hand, the new offering also supports HDR10, HDR10+, and HLG content. You will also see the Alexa voice remote as well.
The Fire TV Stick Lite is very much identical to the standard version. We’re looking at faster chipset, Full HD resolution, and more. Sadly, there is no Dolby Atmos support and that makes sense considering it is the Lite version. The key difference lies in the bundled-remote i.e. Alexa Voice Remote Lite. The Lite version of the remote lacks the volume and mute buttons.
Both the sticks support all the popular OTT platforms and offer tens of thousands of movies and tv shows. Both of them are compact and make use of the HDMI port.
Talking about the price, the Lite variant comes with a price tag of $30 and is $10 cheaper than the original stick. This means that the original TV Stick will set you back $40. The previous 4K model comes with the same price tag i.e. $50. Interested buyers can get their hands on both of them already from Amazon, of course.