Amazon was known for streaming devices called Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Cube. You can download various applications and start streaming the contents on TV over the internet. So far, we have got Fire TV Stick 1st, 2nd and 3rd generations, and the Fire TV Stick 4K. We have now got two more products: Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite and Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K 3rd generation. The following section will explain the features of Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K 3rd Generation.
All-new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K 3rd Generation
1. What is it?
It is a revamped version of the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K. It does have all the previous features of its predecessors. But, it has been powered with interesting features. Yes, this version is 50% more powerful than the previous versions. However, the sources say that it will consume 50% less energy than the other devices.
What is the difference? All streaming devices could play HDR and can support 4K videos too. But here, there is no 4K video support. The maximum video quality can be 1080p.
2. When is the launch? And what will be the price?
In the USA and UK, the device was launched on September 30th, 2020. And in India, it was launched on October 15th, 2020.
All-new Fire TV Stick 4K 3rd generation is priced at $39.99 in the USA. And in the UK it is priced a €39.99. Moreover, in Australia, the price is fixed at AU$59. Finally, in India, the price will be Rs. 3999.
3. What will we get in the box?
- Amazon Fire TV Stick.
- Alexa powered voice-control remote.
- USB cable
- HDMI Extender
- AAA size 2 alkaline batteries
4. How will it look?
If you place this version with Fire TV Stick 4K or even lite, you won’t notice even a single difference. The stick is matte black colored comes with a glossy Amazon Fire TV Stick logo. On the other side, you can see a USB charging port. And the design is compatible with all high-definition TVs with HDMI capability.
- Size – 3.2″ *1.4″ *0.5″ or 86*30*13 mm
- Remote Size – 38*142*16 mm
5. How to set up an All-new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4k 3rd Generation?
Step 1: Connect the Firestick to the HDMI port of your TV. If you want, you can use the HDMI extender.
Step 2: Plug the USB cable to the power adapter and another end to the Fire TV Stick.
Step 3: Plug the adapter into the power source and then turn it on.
Step 4: Put the batteries on the remote and start to control the Fire TV Stick.
Step 5: Turn on your Fire TV Stick. Under ideal conditions, your device should respond and turn on. The Amazon Fire TV Stick logo appears on the screen.
Step 6: Go through the on-screen prompts to set it up.
6. What are the features of the All-new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4k 3rd Generation?
Here are the various newly added features to All-new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4k 3rd Generation.
The first and foremost thing that will drive us to buy this version its redesigned user interface. The user interface is revamped so that it could be more intuitive. Which, in turn, will be easy to use and navigate. All these features will give users a personalized and customized experience. Moreover, it is told that there will be some changes in the alpha-numeric keyboard, as most of the users weren’t satisfied with the existing on-screen keyboard on earlier versions.
Top – All new recommendations and trending section.
Middle – The main menu, Settings options, and navigation.
Bottom – The Apps and Movies section and a few navigations.
Moreover, we can add up to 6 individual and unique profiles. Along with that, you can also have one kid profile. If your kid uses the Firestick, you don’t have to worry about parental control and stuff, as all the contents in the kid’s profile will be filtered already.
We do have an option called low-power mode, which is popularly known as the sleep mode in the previous version. When the device is not in use, it will go to the low-power mode automatically. It consumes very little power. In fact, it consumes 50% less power. We can turn off the low power mode by using the remote.
There is also a picture in picture mode. It will allow you to multitask. For instance, consider watching a tech-related video about setting up the Netflix app on Firestick on YouTube. You can minimize the YouTube app and start following the instructions on the same screen. The video won’t pause or stop, it will run on the minimized screen.
Firestick is now focusing on the Live TV experience for its users. So there will be inbuilt YouTube and Sling TV apps on your Firestick.
The next exciting feature for buying this device is the Alexa-powered voice control remote. This remote has all the streaming essentials. Adding to that, we do have TV controls.
There is a dedicated Guide button. As said earlier, it will provide the Live TV instructions on the Fire TV Stick.
Moreover, the Alexa feature is fascinating. You can search, find, download, launch the applications by commending to Alexa. Just hold the voice button and then speak.
Other additional Features
Apart from the above-mentioned we do have got various other unique features for buying this device.
- The processor is Quad-core 1.3 GHz and comes with the 8 GB internal storage.
- We can connect it to other devices via WiFi. The other option is Bluetooth.
- The supported audio formats are Dolby, Dolby +, Dolby Atmos for a theater-like experience.
- As far as a video format is concerned the maximum quality is 1080p. And the output video quality can be 1080p, 720p, and 60 fps. Simultaneously, the video content format can be HDR, HDR 10+, HLG, H.264, H.265, and Vp9.
- An Ethernet adapter is also there.
- It does have a Logitech camera for video calls on TV from Zoom or other apps.
- Overall, the device is an environmentally sustainable one. It is eco-friendly. And the plastics used are already recycled. Moreover, the packaging material is 98% fiber.
That’s it. I guess we have provided all the available information on All-new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4k 3rd Generation. Adding on the applications that go with predecessors holds good for this version too. What is your opinion? Would you go for it? Let us know your answers in the comment section below.