On the heels of the launch of the Apple TV 4K with support for HDR and 4K, Amazon today unveiled its next-generation Fire TV, which also has 4K HDR support.

The new device, which appears to replace both the Fire TV box and the Fire TV stick, features a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, an Alexa Voice Remote, Dolby Atmos support, 802.11ac WiFi, and 2160p video at up to 60 frames per second.

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Designed to be more like the Chromecast than the Apple TV, the new Fire TV is a small, hockey puck-sized square with a cable at one end to plug into a television set. It has Alexa support and offers access to hundreds of apps.

Amazon plans to offer pre-orders for the device starting today, with a launch set for later this year.

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Top Rated Comments

shareef777 Avatar
70 months ago
Only with Apple does technology that's getting older get more expensive. 4K should of been included when the original Apple TV (4th gen) was released. They waited a couple years (so the parts for 4K have gone down in cost) and so Apple finally releases a 4K Apple TV and then STILL includes a price bump. SMH
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
samxv Avatar
70 months ago
this is the right price for a device like this, how can apple justify their price point? In this day and age a PS4 basically does all of this already so no need for a separate device.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jclardy Avatar
70 months ago
I assume it is supposed to hang from an HDMI port based on the cable length. Looks big enough put a strain on the port.
Yeah, kind of an awkward design. I don't really get the point of having a dongle for a TV when in 99% of homes you will have some kind of entertainment console already, and a 2"x2" box can be hid anywhere in there.

But $69 for 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos support is pretty impressive...something the $179 ATV 4k is missing at launch. I really hope Amazon comes through with their app on the ATV.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WilliamG Avatar
70 months ago
No Dolby Vision? Honestly, this is getting to be a mess. Some devices support some things but not others... seriously - get this stuff standardized across all platforms already.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Glockworkorange Avatar
70 months ago
Yeah, kind of an awkward design. I don't really get the point of having a dongle for a TV when in 99% of homes you will have some kind of entertainment console already, and a 2"x2" box can be hid anywhere in there.

But $69 for 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos support is pretty impressive...something the $179 ATV 4k is missing at launch. I really hope Amazon comes through with their app on the ATV.
Plus I’m sure YouTube at 4K will work on this device. I cannot understand why Apple will not/cannot work that issue out.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Moonjumper Avatar
70 months ago
I assume it is supposed to hang from an HDMI port based on the cable length. Looks big enough put a strain on the port.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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