Roku likely reason for increased Fire TV Stick 4K discounts and what it means for future models

Most people know that Amazon devices, including Fire TV models, go on sale very frequently. While it may seem like they’re on sale all the time or on sale more often than they aren’t on sale, that’s not actually the case. However, the Fire TV Stick 4K is changing that because, lately, it has actually been on sale more days than it hasn’t. The likely reason is pressure from Roku’s new Express 4K+ which is aggressively priced to undercut the Fire TV Stick 4K. That could have negative repercussions for Amazon’s next budget 4K Fire TV model. Read more ›

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Fire TV Stick 4K with New Remote makes surprise appearance on Amazon’s US site — Is this a leak?

If you head over to Amazon.com on a computer, you might see a banner (mirror) at the top advertising their Mothers Day sale for Amazon Devices with a small oddity. That oddity is the Fire TV Stick 4K being advertised with the new Alexa Voice Remote, which comes with app shortcut buttons, even though the Fire TV Stick 4K is not currently sold with the new remote in the US. Could this be a leak that the new remote will soon be bundled with the Fire TV Stick 4K, or, better yet, a new 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick 4K? Read more ›

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Fire TV Stick 4K is not getting Fire OS 7 with the New Interface Update

Many Fire TV Stick 4K owners were holding out hope that the new Fire TV interface update that started rolling out to their devices last week would bring with it an update from Fire OS 6 to Fire OS 7. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. When the new interface arrives on a Fire TV Stick 4K, it moves it from software version 6.2.7.7 to version 6.2.8.0, which keeps it on Fire OS 6. Read more ›

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Fire TV Stick & Fire TV Stick 4K with New Alexa Remote released in Australia, Brazil, and Mexico

Amazon has released the 3rd generation Fire TV Stick and 1st generation Fire TV Stick 4K in Australia, Brazil, and Mexico for the first time. These firesticks are the same exact hardware that has already been available in other regions since 2020 and 2018, respectively, but what is new is the Alexa Voice Remote included with these Fire TV models. We’ve already seen this remote pass through FCC approval and now it’s officially available. Compared to the existing Alexa Voice Remote, this new remote adds a Live Guide button, four app buttons, and a blue microphone button with the Alexa logo in place of the black microphone button. Read more ›

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All the differences between the Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV Stick 3, and Fire TV Stick 4K

The Fire TV Stick Lite and the 3rd-generation Fire TV Stick (i.e., Fire TV Stick 3) have recently been released for 2020 and join the Fire TV Stick 4K from 2018 to round out Amazon’s budget-friendly lineup of streaming media players, which are colloquially referred to as Firesticks. The differences might seem straightforward when comparing their device specs, but there are several differences, particularly with the software and operating system of each device, that anyone comparison shopping should know about before determining which device is right for you. Here is a meticulous comparison of all of the differences and similarities between the three Amazon Fire TV Stick models. Read more ›

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Comparing Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV Stick 4K, and Fire TV Cube Device Specs

Now that there are two new Amazon Fire TV models in the form of the 3rd-generation Fire TV Stick and the Fire TV Stick Lite, here is a comparison of all of the device characteristics and specifications for the entire Fire TV lineup, including the Fire TV Stick 4K and the 2nd-gen Fire TV Cube. Read more ›

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Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K gains Miracast screen mirroring with latest software update

The new 6.2.6.3 software update that is currently rolling out to the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K has added support for screen mirroring through the Mircast standard. This allows customers with compatible phones, tablets, and computers to wirelessly mirror their device’s screen to the Fire TV Stick 4K, as if it were an attached monitor. Screen mirroring support was available on earlier Fire TV models, such as the Fire TV Stick 2 and Fire TV 2, but was dropped when Fire OS 6 arrived on the Fire TV 3. This latest Fire TV Stick 4K software update marks the first time screen mirroring has been made available on modern Fire TV hardware and Fire OS 6. Read more ›

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Software update 6.2.6.3 is rolling out to the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

A new software update is currently rolling out to the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K. The update carries software version 6.2.6.3 and a build value of NS6263/2349. Amazon is already listing the new update on their Fire TV Device Software page and it’s only listed as the latest version for Fire TV Stick 4K, so it does not seem like other models will be receiving this new update at this time. I haven’t spotted any changes with this update yet, but please let everyone know in the comments below if you notice any changes after receiving the update.

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Amazon Fire TVs can now automatically connect to Wi-Fi without you needing to enter your Wi-Fi password

The new 5.2.6.9 software update for older Fire TVs and 6.2.6.0 software update for newer Fire TVs has added support for Amazon Wi-Fi simple setup. The feature is part of Amazon’s “Frustration-Free Setup” program that debuted with the Amazon Smart Plug and has since been added to newer Amazon Echo devices. Its goal is to get a new Amazon device up and running with as little customer input as possible. Wi-Fi simple setup on Fire TVs means the next Fire TV you purchase can automatically connect to your Wi-Fi network without you needing to enter a password, that is, if you opt into the feature ahead of time. Read more ›

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New color format option on Amazon Fire TVs will automatically select whether RGB or YCbCr is best for your TV

The new 6.2.6.0 software update that is rolling out to the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, and Fire TV 3 (pendant) is adding a new third “Auto” option to the existing Color Format setting, which previously only allowed customers to select from “RGB” or “YCbCr.” When set to Auto, which is the new default configuration, the Fire TV may decide to switch its color format setting if one is better than the other for your particular TV model. Read more ›

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