Amazon Fire TV Stick (3rd generation) and Fire TV Stick Lite are officially launched as two new variants of its popular streaming media devices. The new Fire TV Stick variant supports streaming up to full HD resolution and runs on the redesigned Amazon Fire TV OS user interface, which will be launched from new devices later this year. The new Fire TV Stick device was announced nearly four years after the release date of the Amazon Fire TV Stick (second generation). It will be available for sale in India on October 15 and is already available for pre-order.
Amazon Fire TV Stick (third generation) specifications and features
The core design of Rs. The 3999 Fire TV Stick (third generation) is unchanged. The streaming media device uses the HDMI port to connect to the TV or monitor and is powered by the included wall adapter that plugs into the power outlet. Also includes remote control. For the Fire TV Stick (third generation), the remote can also control the power and volume of most TVs, in addition to the standard controls used in the user interface.
The key difference lies in the inside story. The new 1.7GHz quad-core processor is said to be 50% more powerful than the Fire TV Stick (second generation), and the user interface of Fire TV OS has been redesigned, which includes user profiles and improved search and content. Discovered and can access Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. There is 8GB of internal storage space for applications and application data.
It supports streaming at full HD (1920×1080 pixels) resolution. Interestingly, Amazon said it can also provide HDR streaming up to HDR10+ format. Although it is not clear how it works because HDR requires 4K at the hardware level, it is interesting to support the format at the software level. Fire TV Stick (third generation) also supports Dolby Atmos Audio.
Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite specifications and features
The second key product in the series is Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite. The price is Rs. 2,999, it looks the same as the Fire TV Stick (third generation), and has similar specifications and features. This includes support for streaming at 60fps in full HD resolution, software-level support for the HDR format, 8GB of internal storage, and a redesigned user interface with access to Alexa and other new features.
The main differences between the two devices include: The other remote on the Fire TV Stick Lite cannot control the TV, and Dolby audio is only available through HDMI pass-through.