Amazon usually has a big hardware announcement event in September and this year is going to be no different. David Limp, Amazon’s head of devices and services, has announced that this year’s device announcement event will be on September 20th. I can’t recall the exact date ever being revealed this early in the year, so read into that as you may.
The Amazon event last year was held on September 28th and included a slew of Fire TV reveals, including the announcement of the 3rd-gen Fire TV Cube, the Fire TV Pro Remote, the Fire TV Omni QLED Smart TV, and that the Echo Show 15 was getting the Fire TV interface. There were also new Echo and Kindle devices, as well as announcements for the now defunct Halo fitness line of devices, and more.
Nothing has leaked yet regarding announcements for this year’s event, but I’m expecting we’ll see a new Fire TV Stick 4K or some form of budget 4K streaming device. The current Fire TV Stick 4K is the oldest model in the Fire TV lineup and has show hints of being replaced soon. The other most likely new Fire TV reveal is an update to the 3rd-gen Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite. Those were released in 2020 and could be updated this year, but the previous generation Fire TV Stick stuck around for 4 years so there’s certainly precedent to wait another year.