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Amazon Releasing New Fire TV Stick with Alexa Remote

Amazon today announced that its latest revision to the popular Fire TV stick includes and Alexa enabled remote control. Here’s a look at the specs.

Amazon today announced that its latest revision to the popular Fire TV stick includes an Alexa-enabled remote control. It all started with the Echo smart speaker, and now Amazon seems to be putting the digital assistant Alexa everywhere.

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The New Fire TV Stick with Alexa Powered Remote

The new Fire TV Stick comes with a Quad-core processor, 1 GB of memory, 8 GB of internal storage. Supported resolution is up to 1080p at 60fps, a Dual-Band, Dual-Antenna 802.11ac (MIMO) for improved connectivity to your Wi-Fi network.

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It also includes Bluetooth 4.1, Dolby 5.1 surround sound with HDMI audio pass-through.

It’s worth noting, though, there is no 4K support for this new stick. You can pre-order now, and it will be released on October 20th and only set you back $40.

Another benefit is the company is offering a $65 media buying credit if you activate the new sticks before the end of October.

Do you own an Alexa-enabled device, and do you find it useful? Leave a comment and let us know your thoughts.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. dan

    September 29, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Can you be more specific about the “media buying credit” – i.e., what exactly will it cover?
    Dan

  2. wheelsey_4

    September 29, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    I imagine that a button will have to be pressed to activate the Alexa voice activation on the remote, yes?

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