In mid-November last year, Amazon announced the upgraded version of the Fire TV stick that is capable of delivering a 4K resolution on-demand video content at Rs 5,999. Today, the e-commerce retailer has launched the all-new voice control that was announced with non-4K Fire TV stick. Priced at Rs 3,999, the Amazon Fire TV stick with all-new Alexa voice remote can be purchased on retailer’s website and app. The pre-order starts today, while the shipments from late January. Let’s briefly talk about the features and specifications it offers as well as the difference between this and 4K stick.
Amazon Fire TV Stick: now with Alexa voice remote!
Priced similar to the previous model, the new model is now accompanied by an all-new remote that I capable of more things. For starters, it can trigger the Alexa commands on the Fire TV stick. This new remote was originally launched in the fall of last year around Diwali in India.
Upgrading the existing voice commands experience, the Alexa integration on the Fire TV stick can now be fully utilised all thanks to the new remote. Now just ask Alexa to play your favourite TV shows and movies from the catalog on the Prime Video. Note that you need to have an Amazon Prime membership in order to access the content on Fire TV stick using Prime Video.
If not that, you can also enjoy streaming on other apps like Hotstar, Netflix, Sony LIV, ZEE5, VOOT and more. The two browsers enable the Fire TV stick users to the internet. The brand claims to optimize the functionality of sites like YouTube, Facebook, and Reddit for better convenience. There are apps like Prime Music, Ghana, Saavn, TuneIn, and more that will allow you to listen to the latest music on-demand.
Alexa Voice Remote features
With Alexa Voice remote, all you have to do is just ask, Alexa, play Arijit Singh songs on your Alexa voice remote. And it shall thou play the songs by that artist. There are various commands you can utilize for your convenience.
Further, you’d be able to control the power and volume on your TV sets. All thanks to the combination of features like Bluetooth, multi-directional infrared technology and proprietary cloud-based service. That means you can just use the single remote, Alexa Voice Remote, to control your FireTV stick and TV set. Note that not all TVs would be compatible with Fire TV remote.
If you have the old Fire TV stick, you can still purchase the all-new Alexa Voice Control remote, now at discounted price of Rs 999. Let us know if you’d be purchasing any of these products in the comment section below.