It sure doesn’t look like much, but don’t be fooled by its tiny size: The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is one of the most capable streaming media devices you can buy and right now — but only for Black Friday. It’s one of several excellent streaming media device deals you’ll find right now and over the weekend.
So what makes the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K so great? Let’s start with the price. Even if this streamer had none of its advanced capabilities, at $25 it would still be an amazing buy. Then there are all of the streaming services it supports. Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+, and many, many more. We’re hard-pressed to think of a major streaming service that doesn’t work with this device, and that includes live TV streaming companies like Sling TV and Hulu + Live TV.
The remote control, powered by two AAA batteries, not only gives you control over the Fire TV interface, but it also lets you control your TV’s functions like power, volume, and mute. That’s one less remote to keep track of. The remote is also the way you’ll talk to Alexa. Yep, Alexa is built-in to the Fire TV Stick 4K and Amazon’s virtual assistant can do all of the tasks that are possible on an Amazon Echo smart speaker, plus tasks specifically related to watching TV, like, “Alexa, find me action movies.”
Of course, what would a great media streamer be without support for the latest and greatest audio and video standards? This is where the Fire TV Stick 4K really shines. It’s compatible with 4K Ultra HD resolution and every version of HDR we can think of, including HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, and Dolby Vision. It’s got support for Dolby Atmos surround sound audio. It sounds ludicrous, but this $25 streaming device supports more audio and video formats than the Apple TV 4K, which starts at $180.
Now that we’ve totally sold you on why you need a Fire TV Stick 4K, we should mention it’s not the only Fire TV device that is deeply discounted at the moment.
The regularis just $20. It’s got almost all of the same great features as the Fire TV Stick 4K, but it’s better suited to those who don’t have 4K TVs. If your TV can’t do HDR, and your speakers can’t do Dolby Atmos, why not save the extra $5?
The premier Fire TV experience and it’s only $90 — $30 off. It does everything a Fire TV Stick 4K can do, plus it has built-in far field microphones that let you talk to Alexa without using the remote. It also has a cool infrared blaster that turns the whole thing into a universal remote, able to control your TV, soundbar, A/V receiver and even your cable box — but with your voice!is the
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