5 Things to Know About the New Fire TV 4K
The new Amazon Fire TV 4K delivers better looking movies and Tv to your 4K Tv at half the price of the new Apple TV 4K and you still get Voice Control. The all-new Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD, HDR, Dolby Atmos and the Alexa Voice remote is on sale now, and ships in late October.
This is what buyers need to know about the updated Fire TV that plugs directly into the back of your HDTV with a HDMI connection and streams Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and other services to your HDTV or 4K TV. You can even link your Fire TV to your Echo and then control it by voice anywhere in your home, without the remote in your hand.
“The all-new Fire TV delivers a great entertainment experience with the best picture quality on a Fire TV, 4K Ultra HD, HDR, and an unbeatable selection of content – all at an affordable price,” said Marc Whitten, Vice President, Amazon Fire TV. “With Alexa, the new Fire TV makes it easier to navigate content and discover great movies and TV shows, all by using your voice.”
Fire TV 4K Release Date
You can pre-order the new Fire TV 4K on Amazon and at Best Buy right now. The new Fire TV 4K release date is set for October 25th, with some special deals and options available through November 15th.
Fire TV 4K Price
The Fire TV 4k price is $69.99. You can buy two new Fire TV 4K units for the same price as the base Apple TV 4K, and three for the price of the Apple TV 4K with 64GB of storage. This is a $30 upgrade from the Fire TV stick, which delivers many of the same features, but does not support 4K , HDR or Dolby Atmos.
If you prefer a cheaper way to buy, you can buy it with five monthly payments of $14. This is not valid at Best Buy or with any of the deals.
Fire TV 4K Deals
If you decide to buy the Fire TV 4K, you can score several deals right now, through the release date and through November 15th. You can get these deals at Amazon and some of them at Best Buy.
The biggest deal is that you can buy the new Fire TV 4K with an Echo Dot for $79.99, which is a savings of $39.99 and almost a free Echo Dot. if you don’t already have one, you can use this to voice control your Fire TV 4K.
When you buy the new Fire TV 4K or the Fire TV Stick you also get two months of Hulu free (limited or no commercials), a month of free Showtime and a $10 credit for Amazon Video content.
Fire TV 4K Features
The new Amazon Fire TV with 4K and HDR features a 1.5 Ghz quad-core processor, dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Plus, 2GB of memory and 8 GB of storage and a design that makes it easy to hide it behind your TV.
You can stream in 4K UHD and you can watch with HDR if you are plugged into a 4K TV or 4K Tv with HDR support. This new Fire TV 4K also works on 1080P only TVs, so it’s an option you can still get if you are planning to upgrade later.
The Fire TV 4K includes voice control and later this year you will be able to use the Alexa powered remote control to rewind, fast forward and play shows in apps like; Hulu, SHOWTIME, Sony’s PlayStation Vue, CBS All Access, NBC, Bravo, CNBC, and NBC News.
Along with watching your content, you can also the Fire TV to listen to music, check the weather and check in on smart home cameras from Arlo, Ring, Next and August.
Fire TV 4K Content
You can watch Amazon Prime Video content in 4K and Netflix content in 4K with this device and when applicable, you can see the content in HDR. If you rent or buy movies on Amazon Video that are available in 4K you will get that content as well. although Hulu supports 4K streaming, they do not list the Fire TV 4K as compatible yet.
Amazon promises that you can, “Enjoy hundreds of titles including Prime Exclusives like The Tick and The Grand Tour, and the lowest priced digital content of any over-the-top service across SD, HD, and UHD formats.” Apple recently delivered low 4K rental and purchase prices in iTunes, and Amazon is matching those in most cases.