Device Specifications: Fire TV Stick

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Fire TV Stick 4kFire TV Stick 4K is a powerful 4K streaming stick that delivers a vast selection of movies and TV shows instantly with the included all-new Alexa Voice Remote. In addition to 4K Ultra HD and HDR10, Fire TV Stick 4K adds support for HLG, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+ for improved picture quality. Feel scenes come to life with immersive Dolby Atmos audio when connected to compatible home audio systems.

The all-new Alexa Voice Remote can control Fire TV Stick 4K as well as power and volume on a wide range of compatible IR-enabled devices, including TVs, sound bars, and A/V receivers. With this new remote, you can also ask Alexa to switch TV inputs, change the channel on compatible cable/satellite set top boxes, view live camera feeds, or control lights, thermostats, and other compatible smart home devices. The Fire TV Stick 4K will also be available in multiple international marketplaces.

Fire TV Stick 4K Device Specifications
Feature Description
Friendly name Fire TV Stick 4K
Retail name Fire TV streaming stick with Alexa built in, 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, Includes the Alexa Voice Remote.
Release year 2018
Marketplaces available
(More details)
amazon.com
amazon.co.uk
amazon.co.jp
amazon.ca
amazon.in
Form factor Stick
Build model
android.os.Build.MODEL
AFTMM
Android version
android.os.Build.VERSION.SDK_INT
API Level 25 (Android 7.1)
Fire OS version Fire OS 6
Processor (SoC) MTK8695+MT7668
CPU Quad Core 1.7GHz
GPU IMG GE8300
Memory (RAM) 1.5GB DDR4
Display 4K
Resolution and refresh rates

3840 x 2160 (2160p / 4K) - 60Hz
1920 x 1080 (1080p) - 60Hz
1280 x 720 (720p) - 60Hz

Audio codecs
(input formats)
  • Dolby Atmos (EC3_JOC). Up to 48kHz, 8 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
  • AC3 (Dolby Digital). Up to 48kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
  • eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus). Up to 48kHz, 8 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
  • AAC-LC. Up to 48kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
  • HE-AACv1 (AAC+). Up to 48kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
  • HE-AACv2 (enhanced AAC+). Up to 48kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
  • FLAC. Up to 48kHz, 2 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit (no dither for 24 bit)
  • MIDI. MIDI (Type 0 and 1), DLS (Version 1 and 2), XMF, and Mobile XMF. Ringtone formats RTTTL/RTX, OTA, and iMelody.
  • MP3. Up to 48kHz, 2 channels in DSP (16-bit and 24-bit) and software (16-bit).
  • PCM/Wave. Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit.
  • Vorbis. Ogg (.ogg), Matroska (.mkv)
  • AMR-NB. Supported.
Video codecs
  • Dolby Vision. Dolby Vision support for Profile 4-MEL, 5, 8, 9. (Up to Level 9 for profiles 5 and 8. Up to Level 5 for Profile 9.) HLG
  • H.265 (HEVC). Hardware accelerated up to 3840x2160p (4K) @ 60fps, 35 Mbps, Main 10 Profile Level 5.1, Color space 8-bit and 10-bit input with HDR10, HDR10+, and HLG.
  • H.264. Hardware accelerated up to 1080p @ 30fps or 720p @ 60fps, 20 Mbps, High Profile up to Level 4.
  • H.263. Hardware accelerated up to 1080p @ 30fps, 6 Mbps, Profile 0 Level 70
  • VP8. Supported up to 1080p 30fps. Baseline profile, non-secure
  • VP9. Supported.
  • MPEG-2. Hardware accelerated up to 1080p @ 60fps
  • MPEG-4. Up to 1080p @ 30fps, Simple and Advanced Simple Profiles Level 5, non-secure
Input/output color formats
  • 8-bit Rec. 709 (HEVC Main profile L5) / 8-bit Rec. 709
  • 10-bit Rec. 709 (HEVC Main10 profile L5) / 10-bit Rec. 709
  • 10-bit Rec. 2020 (HEVC Main10 profile L5) / 10-bit Rec. 2020
  • Dolby-Vision support for profiles 5, 8 and 9 to max corresponding level. Level 9 for profiles 5 and 8. Level 5 for profile 9.
  • HDR10+
  • HLG
DRM
Digital Rights Management
  • PlayReady 3.0
  • Widevine L1/L3
  • HDCP 2.2
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 Supported profiles
Max OpenGL version
Open Graphics Library – 2D and 3D graphics rendering
OpenGL ES 3.2
Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; 2x2 MIMO
(2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz dual band)
Ethernet 10/100Mbs
Storage 8GB
Miracast
(display mirroring with Fire tablet)
Supported
Far-field Alexa control
Hands-free voice control
Supported only through linked Echo device
Near-field Alexa control
Mic button on remote
Supported

Fire TV Stick (Basic Edition)Fire TV Stick (Basic Edition), released in November 2017, is a more globally available version of the Fire TV Stick (Gen 2). Whereas Fire TV Stick (Gen 2) is available in US, UK, Germany, Japan, and India, the Fire TV Stick Basic Edition is available outside these areas in more than 100 countries or territories. From a hardware perspective, the specs for Fire TV Stick Basic Edition and Fire TV Stick (Gen 2) are largely the same (the build model, AFTT, is even the same) except the Basic Edition doesn’t ship with an Alexa Voice Remote, and the UI is simplified with more of an app-centric experience. For example, the "Recommended By Your Apps" rows that is normally populated through Recommendations isn't shown. The tabs on the top row are simplified, and you find apps by browsing the available categories rather than using search.

Fire TV Stick Basic Edition Device Specifications
Feature Description
Friendly name Fire TV Stick (Basic Edition)
Retail name Fire TV Stick | Basic Edition
Release year 2017
Marketplaces available
(More details)
amazon.ca
amazon.com.mx
amazon.com.br
amazon.fr
amazon.it
amazon.es
amazon.com.au
Form factor Stick
Build model
android.os.Build.MODEL
AFTT
Android version
android.os.Build.VERSION.SDK_INT
API Level 25 (Android 7.1)
Fire OS version Fire OS 5
Processor (SoC) Mediatek 8127D
CPU Quad-core ARM 1.3 GHz. Supports 32-bit apps.
GPU Mali-450 MP4
Memory (RAM) 1GB
Display n/a
Resolution and refresh rates

1920 x 1080 (1080p) - 60Hz
1280 x 720 (720p) - 60Hz

Audio codecs
(input formats)
  • AC3 (Dolby Digital). Up to 48kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
  • eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus). Up to 48kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
  • AAC-LC. Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
  • HE-AACv1 (AAC+). Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
  • HE-AACv2 (enhanced AAC+). audio/mp4a-latm Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
  • FLAC. Up to 48kHz, 2 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit (no dither for 24 bit)
  • MIDI. MIDI (Type 0 and 1), DLS (Version 1 and 2), XMF, and Mobile XMF. Ringtone formats RTTTL/RTX, OTA, and iMelody
  • MP3. Up to 48kHz, 2 channels in DSP (16-bit and 24-bit) and software (16-bit)
  • PCM/Wave. Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
  • Vorbis. Ogg (.ogg), Matroska (.mkv)
  • AMR-NB. Supported
Video codecs
  • H.265 (HEVC). Hardware accelerated up to 1080p @ 30fps, 25 Mbps, Main Profile Level 4.0, Color space 8-bit support
  • H.264. Hardware accelerated up to 1080p @ 30fps or 720p @ 60fps, 20 Mbps, High Profile up to Level 4
  • H.263. Hardware accelerated up to WVGA (800x400) @ 30fps, 6 Mbps, Profile 0 Level 70
  • MPEG-4. Decodes at 30fps, 20 Mbps, Advanced Simple Profile Level 5
DRM
Digital Rights Management
  • PlayReady 2.5
  • Widevine L1/L3
  • HDCP 1.4
Bluetooth BT 4.1. Supported profiles
Max OpenGL version
Open Graphics Library – 2D and 3D graphics rendering
OpenGL ES 2.0
Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; 2x2 MIMO
(2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz dual band)
Ethernet Not supported
Storage 8GB internal
Miracast
(display mirroring with Fire tablet)
Supported
Far-field Alexa control
Hands-free voice control
Not supported
Near-field Alexa control
Mic button on remote
Not supported

FAQ for Fire TV Basic Edition

How does Fire TV Basic Edition differ from Fire TV Stick (Gen 2)?

From a hardware perspective, the specs for Fire TV Stick (Gen 2) and Fire TV Stick Basic Edition are largely the same (the build model, AFTT, is even the same) except that the Basic Edition doesn’t ship with an Alexa Voice Remote, and the UI is simplified with more of an app-centric experience.

For example, the "Recommended By Your Apps" rows that is normally populated through Recommendations isn't shown on Basic Edition. The tabs on the top row are simplified, and you find apps by browsing the available categories rather than using search.

Fire TV Stick (Gen 2) is available in US, UK, Germany, Japan, and India, whereas Basic Edition is available outside these areas in more than 100 countries or territories (see the full list here). (Note: Don't confuse "Basic Edition" with "Fire TV Edition" – the latter refers to smart TVs.)

Fire TV Stick (Gen 2)Fire TV Stick (Gen 2) was released in September 2016 and is the latest version of the Fire TV Stick. Its maximum supported resolution is 1080p @ 30fps, and its CPU is 1.3 Ghz. This device is the bestselling Amazon Fire TV device by a wide margin. The stick form factor doesn't provide any Ethernet ports, so for any testing and sideloading of apps, you connect via adb wirelessly. This device's specs are similar to the Fire TV Basic Edition (which is its globally available twin); the difference with Basic Edition is in the user interface.

Fire TV Stick (Gen 2) Device Specifications
Feature Description
Friendly name Fire TV Stick (Gen 2)
Retail name Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, streaming media player - Previous Generation
Release year 2017
Marketplaces available
(More details)
amazon.com
amazon.co.uk
amazon.de
amazon.co.jp
amazon.in
Form factor Stick
Build model
android.os.Build.MODEL
AFTT
Android version
android.os.Build.VERSION.SDK_INT
Android Level 22 (Android 5.1)
Fire OS version Fire OS 5
Processor (SoC) Mediatek 8127D
CPU Quad-core ARM 1.3 GHz. Supports 32-bit apps.
GPU Mali-450 MP4
Memory (RAM) 1GB
Display n/a
Resolution and refresh rates

1920 x 1080 (1080p) - 60Hz
1280 x 720 (720p) - 60Hz

Audio codecs
(input formats)
  • AC3 (Dolby Digital). Up to 48kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
  • eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus). Up to 48kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
  • AAC-LC. Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
  • HE-AACv1 (AAC+). Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
  • HE-AACv2 (enhanced AAC+). Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
  • FLAC. Up to 48kHz, 2 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit (no dither for 24 bit)
  • MIDI. MIDI (Type 0 and 1), DLS (Version 1 and 2), XMF, and Mobile XMF. Ringtone formats RTTTL/RTX, OTA, and iMelody
  • MP3. Up to 48kHz, 2 channels in DSP (16-bit and 24-bit) and software (16-bit)
  • PCM/Wave. Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
  • Vorbis. Ogg (.ogg), Matroska (.mkv)
  • AMR-NB. Supported
Video codecs
  • H.265 (HEVC). Hardware accelerated up to 1080p @ 30fps, 25 Mbps, Main Profile Level 4.0, Color space 8-bit support
  • H.264. Hardware accelerated up to 1080p @ 30fps or 720p @ 60fps, 20 Mbps, High Profile up to Level 4
  • H.263. Hardware accelerated up to WVGA (800x400) @ 30fps, 6 Mbps, Profile 0 Level 70
  • MPEG-2. Hardware accelerated up to 1080p @ 30fps
  • MPEG-4. Decodes at 30fps, 20 Mbps, Advanced Simple Profile Level 5
DRM
Digital Rights Management
  • PlayReady 2.5
  • Widevine L1/L3
  • HDCP 1.4
Bluetooth BT 4.1. Supported profiles
Max OpenGL version
Open Graphics Library – 2D and 3D graphics rendering
OpenGL ES 2.0
Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; 2x2 MIMO
(2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz dual band)
Ethernet 10/100Mbs (with external adapter)
Storage 8GB internal
Miracast
(display mirroring with Fire tablet)
Supported
Far-field Alexa control
Hands-free voice control
Supported only through linked Echo device
Near-field Alexa control
Mic button on remote
Supported

Fire TV Stick (Gen 1)Fire TV Stick (Gen 1) was the first Fire TV Stick, released in November 2014. At the time, the stick form factor provided a more lightweight an affordable alternative to the more robust Fire TV set-top box. Gen 1 supports 1080p @ 30fps resolution and has a 1 Ghz CPU. This device is no longer sold in the stores and is not as common among Amazon customers.

Fire TV Stick (Gen 1) Device Specifications
Feature Description
Friendly name Fire TV Stick (Gen 1)
Retail name Amazon Fire TV Stick - Previous Generation
Release year 2015
Marketplaces available
(More details)
amazon.com
Form factor Stick
Build model
android.os.Build.MODEL
AFTM
Android version
android.os.Build.VERSION.SDK_INT
Android Level 22 (Android 5.1)
Fire OS version Fire OS 5
Processor (SoC) Broadcom Capri 28155
CPU Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 up to 1 GHz. Supports 32-bit apps.
GPU Broadcom VideoCore IV GPU/VPU (Capri VC4)
Memory (RAM) 1GB (512MB system, 512MB video)
Display n/a
Resolution and refresh rates

1920 x 1080 (1080p) - 60Hz
1280 x 720 (720p) - 60Hz

Audio codecs
(input formats)
  • AC3 (Dolby Digital). Up to 48kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
  • eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus). Up to 48kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
  • AAC-LC. Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
  • HE-AACv1 (AAC+). Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
  • HE-AACv2 (enhanced AAC+). Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit
  • FLAC. Up to 48kHz, 2 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit (no dither for 24 bit)
  • MIDI. MIDI (Type 0 and 1), DLS (Version 1 and 2), XMF, and Mobile XMF. Ringtone formats RTTTL/RTX, OTA, and iMelody
  • MP3. Up to 48kHz, 2 channels in DSP (16-bit and 24-bit) and software (16-bit)
  • PCM/Wave. Up to 96kHz, 6 channels, 16-bit and 24-bit Vorbis. Ogg (.ogg), Matroska (.mkv)
  • AMR-NB. Supported
Video codecs
  • H.264. Hardware accelerated up to 1080p @ 30fps or 720p @ 60fps, 20 Mbps, High Profile up to Level 4
  • H.263. Hardware accelerated up to WVGA (800x400) @ 30fps, 6 Mbps, Profile 0 Level 70
  • MPEG-2. Hardware accelerated up to 1080p @ 30fps
  • MPEG-4. Up to 1080p @ 30fps, 20 Mbps, Advanced Simple Profile Level 5
DRM
Digital Rights Management
  • PlayReady 2.5
  • Widevine L3
  • HDCP 1.4
Bluetooth BT 3.0. Supported profiles
Max OpenGL version
Open Graphics Library – 2D and 3D graphics rendering
OpenGL ES 2.0
Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n; 2x2 MIMO
(2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz dual band)
Ethernet
Storage 8GB
Miracast
(display mirroring with Fire tablet)
Supported
Far-field Alexa control
Hands-free voice control
Supported only through linked Echo device
Near-field Alexa control
Mic button on remote
Not supported