Amazon Fire TV Stick now packs Alexa remote
Amazon is bringing the refreshed Fire TV Stick with Alexa powers to the UK and it is available for pre-order from Amazon.co.uk now.
The all-new Fire TV stick was launched in the US at the end of last year and it will soon be landing here.
The new version of the Stick has a quad-core processor, so will be much quicker and smoother to use.
You also get more stable and stronger 802.11ac Wi-Fi. But, the real cool bit is that, like most things this year, it comes packing an Alexa Voice Remote.
Amazon Fire TV and Alexa
The remote not only enables you to search using speech, it also brings full Alexa functionality from launch.
Just tap the microphone button, speak into the remote and you can do almost everything an Amazon Echo can do through your TV.
We have it on good authority that this very same functionality will be coming to the existing 4K Fire TV too!
New Fire TV Stick
The new Fire TV Stick hasn’t really changed that much to look at. You still get a HDMI jack at one end and a small USB power socket.
Just shove it in to a spare HDMI port on the back of a TV or in to a suitable projector, and away you go.
The remote doesn’t need a clear line of sight to work so you can happily hide the stick from it.
Through the Fire Stick you can access thousands of apps, including Netflix, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4 and Demand 5, as well as all of Amazon’s own streamed video content.
It is 1080p only, not 4K – for that you’ll need the set-top-box.
Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa price and availability
The new stick is available for pre-order now at £40 and will ship from April 6th.