Amazon Responds to Apple with 4K Fire TV Plus Voice Remote

For U.S. customers, Amazon has announced today the launch of their new 4K Ultra HD Fire TV box, which comes with 8GB storage capacity and a microSD slot for up to an additional 128GB of storage for $99 USD.

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Also new is their Alex voice-powered remote, which can power searches, using the tech that originally debuted in their Echo speaker.

There’s a new Fire TV Stick—which comes with new software and the Alexa Voice Remote for $39.99 USD.

The company also debuted a gaming version of the Fire TV, which comes with a new redesigned controller, 32GB microSD card and two free game downloads for $139.99 USD.

While Canadians are unable to access U.S. streaming services here (without some VPN trickery), these are definitely affordable streaming options for ‘snowbirds’ that reside down south and want to stream video easily.

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  • Accordtr

    I love my iphones, have had every one, but I switched to Fire Tv from Apple Tv and haven’t looked back. The lack of 4k on the new apple tv is just a plain mistake, I can’t understand why they refuse to add support.

  • I don’t know if it’s that they “refuse” to add it. I think it’s just that they design their products for the mass market and they know that probably only 1% of consumers would actually need 4K, so they focused their efforts on making it perform as good as possible at 1080p instead.

  • Crosseyedmofo

    considering broadcast tv has yet to hit 1080p i wouldnt be freaking out about 4k

  • True

  • xxxJDxxx

    Do you own a 4K TV?

    How much 4K content do you watch?