The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max is a nice upgrade from the previous 4K model
It’s official, Amazon has finally upgraded the 4K Fire TV, and it’s available now. (Pre-order now, released October 7th, 2021) The Fire TV Stick 4K Max comes with lots of updates sure to appeal to those hardcore tv streaming fans out there. It’s about time too as the older 4K Fire TV is really kind of shit now. So the upgraded power in the MAX is definitely welcomed.
According to Amazon, the Fire TV Stick 4K Max is approximately 40% more powerful than its predecessor. The new Fire TV Stick 4K Max features an updated quad-core processor (1.8Ghz), 2GB of ram, and a beefed-up GPU.
Another notable upgrade is the new WiFi 6, which is a newer protocol to date. This will allow faster data transfers across your network to give you a smoother and more reliable streaming experience. We all know that those spinning buffer animations suck, so hopefully, this will lesson that a bit. Oh, it also supports Dolby Atmos as well, shit yea!
The remote will be pretty familiar with users of current devices. It’s always had a nice feel to it, not cheap like I’m going to break the damn thing. It also has some new buttons on them, you know, the ones who paid Amazon to be there, Disney+ and Netflix. Don’t get me wrong, I like these 2 services, just saying. Alexa will also open these apps and their shows with a simple command; Alexa, play Manifest on Netflix. Boom, now you’re watching Manifest and are one step closer to being like those massively obese people in the movie Wall-E.
Amazon is also launching its own line of smart TVs, in case you were living under a rock and didn’t know. These new TVs will come in 2 ranges, models, or whatever you want to call them. The models are the Omni Series with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice Control. Good god, can we get a shorter name? The next model is the 4-Series with 4K Ultra HD.
These TVs come in a few sizes in case you’re wondering. FOr instance, the Omni Series range from 43 inches all the way up to 75 inches. 43-inch price will be around $410 and the 75-inch around $1,010. The 4-Series line range from a 43-inch ($370) to a 55-inch ($520). The prices aren’t too bad, especially when you are getting Dolby sound out of these.
One cool thing with the Omni line is that it comes with hands-free Alexa control, even when the TV is turned off. Not gonna lie, that is pretty slick and I like it. Make me even lazier by not having to turn the power on by using a remote. Thanks, Amazon!
If you are interested in picking these items up, they are available to pre-order now, releasing October 7th, 2021.
Be sure to check out Roku’s answer to the Fire TV 4K Max with their newly announced Roku Streaming Stick 4K+. The competition is heating up!
Looking for a step above? Check out the new Fire TV Cube 3rd Gen, just released October 25th 2022.