Today, we're excited to announce the Fire TV Stick 4K, the most powerful streaming media stick available, plus an all-new Alexa Voice Remote, are available together for customers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, India, and Japan.
Over 80% more powerful than the best-selling Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick 4K features a new quad core, 1.7GHz processor, delivering a fast streaming experience, quicker load times, and brilliant picture quality. Plus, Fire TV Stick 4K gives you access to the vast catalog of content currently available on Fire TV including thousands of 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+ titles.
For developers, the Fire TV Stick 4K adds another way to reach potential customers from around the world. When you publish on the Amazon Appstore and target Amazon Fire TV, your media streaming apps will be available on the Fire TV Stick 4K.
Enjoy brilliant 4K picture and immersive sound
Fire TV Stick 4K is the first streaming media stick available with Dolby Vision. Finding 4K content has never been easier on Fire TV—just say “Alexa, find 4K TV shows” or “Alexa, watch Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.” With a growing catalog of Dolby Atmos content, customers can also enjoy 3D surround sound when connected to compatible home audio systems.
Experience far-field voice recognition
Pair Fire TV Stick 4K with your favorite Echo device and Alexa will control your content hands-free using far-field voice recognition. Getting started is easy: if you have only one Fire TV, your Echo device will pair as soon as you ask Alexa a question that includes Fire TV, for example, “Alexa, show me comedies on Fire TV.”
Developers can use the Alexa Skills Kit to add capabilities, or skills, to Alexa. Skills enable customers to play music, get the latest news, sports scores, and more. Visit our developer portal to start building skills for Alexa.
Do more with the all-new Alexa Voice Remote
Combining Bluetooth, multidirectional infrared technology, and powered by our proprietary cloud based service, the all-new Alexa Voice Remote allows you to power on your compatible TV and AV equipment, switch inputs, or tune to a channel on your cable box—all with a single remote. It also gives you even more control with dedicated power, volume, and mute buttons, along with the ability to use voice commands to find and control content.
Fire TV Stick 4K is available for pre-order on Amazon for $49.99 and will start shipping on October 31 in the United States and Canada, and in the United Kingdom, Germany, and India on November 14. Fire TV Stick 4K is also available for pre-order in Japan and will ship before the end of this year.
The all-new Alexa Voice Remote is available for pre-order as a standalone remote for $29.99 and will start shipping on October 31 in the United States and Canada and in the United Kingdom, Germany, and India on November 14. It is also available for pre-order in Japan and will ship before the end of this year.
Eligible customers who purchase a Fire TV streaming media player in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan will receive three months free of Amazon Music Unlimited, Amazon's premium music streaming tier with access to tens of millions of songs and thousands of playlists and personalized stations, combined with the magic of voice controls powered by Alexa.
Get started with media streaming apps
Amazon offers several tools to help you accelerate development for streaming media apps. Web App Starter Kit for Fire TV (WASK) is a full-featured customizable HTML5 web app template designed for quickly creating dynamic media apps suited for the 10-foot experience. Fire App Builder provides a Java-based framework that you can use to easily and quickly build streaming media Android apps for Amazon Fire TV. Finally, Amazon Creator is a simple-to-use web tool that allows you to create a Fire TV app in minutes, with no coding required.
For more information on Amazon's dedicated tools and templates, download our free eBook, “How to Develop Media Streaming Apps for Amazon Fire TV."
To view the tech docs for Fire TV Stick 4K, click here.