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Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: this affordable streaming device may challenge new Chromecast

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K may be intended to take the new Chromecast on. (Source: IoTGadgets)
The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K may be intended to take the new Chromecast on. (Source: IoTGadgets)
The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K has just been announced. It may be able to deliver HDR10+, as well as Dolby Vision, in order to stream content. Amazon has also included object-based Dolby Atmos surround sound, for material that supports it. At just US$49, it may be a significant problem for the upcoming Chromecast update.

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is a new device that, Amazon claims, can stream in HDR10, HDR10+ or Dolby Vision. It is the first product of its kind to include all three formats in one. This new version of the Fire TV Stick is also compatible with audio content in the Dolby Atmos surround-sound format.

The Fire TV Stick 4K has also been upgraded with a 1.7 GHz chip and 802.11ac WiFi. It is also compatible with the latest version of Amazon remote, which integrates voice control via Alexa. Obviously, customers will also be able to control the new device with pre-existing Echo products. 

Therefore, Amazon may be targeting the soon-to-be-released third-generation Chromecast with the new Fire TV Stick. This impression is reinforced with the retail price, which is reported to be set at just US$49. These details have been announced today (October 3, 2018), although the Fire TV Stick 4K itself will not be available for sale until the 31st of this month.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2018-10- 3 (Update: 2018-10- 3)