Amazon has introduced the new Fire TV Stick 4K Max. The new Fire Stick boasts a more powerful processor, picture-in-picture, and supports the new WiFi 6 standard (802.11ax) and costs $20 more than the Amazon Fire Stick 4K.
The official release date is October 7, 2021. However, you can preorder the Fire TV Stick 4K Max 4K using the link below:
Fire TV Stick 4K Max – Order for $54.99
Let’s look at the features and specs of the new Fire TV Stick 4K Max.
Fire TV Stick 4K Max Features
The new Amazon Fire Stick has an upgraded processor promising faster response while switching apps compared to previous models. The new stick also supports Wi-Fi 6, the latest wifi standard (also refeed to as 802.11ax). However, to take advantage of the Wifi 6 capability, you will need to have a Wifi 6 compatible router and a Wifi 6 device. If you don’t have a Wi-Fi 6 device, the new fire stick is compatible with previous Wi-Fi standards. This latest iteration also allows you to issue voice commands like using a picture-in-picture of your smart camera to see who’s at the front door without interrupting what you are watching. Below is a list of features the new Fire TV Stick 4K Max provides
- Includes the Alexa Voice Remote to control your TV hands free without pressing buttons
- The remote control that comes with the Fire TV Stick 4K Max has TV buttons allowing you to control the power and volume on your TV
- The Fire TV Stick 4K Max supports Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, and Dolby Digital+ surround sound
- supports up to 4K Ultra HD video with support for Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10+
- supports up to the Wifi 6 standard with comparible router and device
- supports several live and on-demand streaming services, including Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV, STARZ, SHOWTIME, Paramount+, Hulu+ Live TV, SLING TV, YouTube TV, Philo, FuboTV, Vidgo, and more.
All other specifications on these two devices are the same. Both the Fire Stick and Fire Stick Lite
- Video Formats Supported: Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR10+, HLG, H.265, H.264, VP9, AV1 Audio: AAC-LC, AC3, eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MP3, PCM/Wave, Vorbis, Dolby Atmos (EC3_JOC), Photo: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
- Video Resolution: 2160p (4K), 1080p and 720p up to 60 fps
- Size: 99 mm x 30 mm x 14 mm (only housing) | 108 mm x 30 mm x 14 mm (including the connector)
- Weight: 48.4 g
- Processor: Quad-core 1.8GHz MT8696
- Storage: 8 GB internal
- Wi-Fi: Supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax (Wi-Fi 6) networks.
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0 + LE.
- Ports: HDMI ARC output, micro USB for power only
- Audio: Dolby Atmos, 7.1 surround sound, 2-channel stereo, and HDMI audio pass through up to 5.1. Dolby Atmos
What’s in the Box
The Amazon Fire Stick 4K Max packaging includes
- Fire TV Stick 4K Max
- Alexa Voice Remote
- USB cable and power adapter
- HDMI extender
- 2 AAA batteries
Installing Your Fire Stick
To install your Amazon Fire Stick 4K Max, Plug the device into the HDMI port on your television. Then, attach the included power adapter to your Fire Stick to provide power to the device. The Fire TV Stick Max 4K comes with an HDMI extender dongle if the Fire Stick juts out of your TV at an odd angle. From there, stick the included AAA batteries into the remote. Once the Fire Stick automatically pairs with the remote, follow the following steps.
- The Fire Stick should locate a list of WiFi networks. Chose yours and enter the password.
- The Fire Stick will then install any updates.
- Next, supply your Amazon account login information. If you purchased the device through Amazon, this is already configured.
- A Short tutorial should begin. After that, you are free to use your Fire Stick.
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