Amazon introduces new Fire TV with 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos audio

Amazon Fire TV 2017

After rumors, Amazon has introduced its new Fire TV in a new dongle design and support for 4K Ultra HD at 60 fps, High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Alexa Voice Remote that lets you search Amazon Video content using just your voice. You can also pair Fire TV to Echo devices to enjoy hands-free, far-field voice control, powered by Alexa. It is also much lighter than the 2015 model at just 87 grams.

Amazon Fire TV (2017) specifications

  • Amlogic Quad-core 1.5GHz ( 4 x Cortex A53) processor with Mali450 MP3 GPU
  • 2GB RAM, 8GB internal storage
  • Dimensions: 65.0 x 65.0 x 15.0 mm; Weight:87.1 g
  • Dual-band 802.11ac WiFi MIMO, Bluetooth 4.1 LE
  • Ports: HDMI output, Micro USB (for power only)
  • Audio: Dolby Atmos, 7.1 surround sound, 2ch stereo, and HDMI audio pass through up to 5.1
  • Video: 2160p, 1080p, and 720p up to 60 fps, HDR-10. H.265, H.264

The new Amazon Fire TV is priced at $69.99 (Rs. 4605 approx.), which Amazon says is the most affordable 4K enabled device ever. It is now available for pre-order in the U.S. from Amazon and will ship starting October 25th.

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