Today, in an online event held exclusively for members of the press, Amazon announced a slew of new devices, including a new entry-level media streamer, the $30 Fire TV Stick Lite.
It joins a new version of the existing Fire TV Stick, the price of which remains $40. Both devices can pre-ordered today and will start shipping on September 30.
Amazon claims that the Fire TV Stick Lite has the most processing power of any streaming media player under $30. It runs at full-HD (1080p), but it can also handle
It looks a lot like the $30 2019 version of Amazon’s Fire TV Stick, but with one big difference: The included Alexa Voice Remote Lite no longer has a built-in volume rocker or a power button. Amazon didn’t say if the volume can be controlled via the D-pad or if you’ll be able to use
The Fire TV Stick Lite now goes head-to-head with the $30 Roku Express. The bar for a $30 device has been upped considerably: The
Amazon also announced a new version of the regular Fire TV Stick.
Amazon claims it’s 50% more powerful than the previous generation which was updated in 2019, and the new model now supports both
In fact, Amazon also announced that it will be reducing in-use energy consumption of all of its Echo and Fire TV devices. New models come equipped with the feature, but some existing models will receive the update as an over-the-air upgrade via the
Finally, Amazon also introduced the next version of the Fire TV interface which has been updated to include separate user profiles for each member of the household and an improved home screen that puts favorite apps at the top, where they’re easier to find.
There’s also a new section dedicated to discovering the things you can do with the
When interacting with
We’ll provide our thoughts on these new devices and the new Fire TV experience as soon as we get some devices in for testing.
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