Amazon Fire TV

Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope
Amazon Fire TV

Originally released on April 12, 2014, the Amazon Fire TV is a device that allows users to stream digital media to their televisions, including movies, TV series, and games.

The Fire TV is accompanied by a remote with a built-in microphone that allows the unit to receive voice commands. The most recent version of the Amazon Fire TV includes 4K UHD (ultra high definition) picture, high dynamic range, and Dolby Atmos surround sound.

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon Fire TV Stick.

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) dongle that offers some features of Fire TV, at a lower price point. The first-generation model of the Fire TV Stick was introduced on November 19, 2014, with 8 GB of internal storage.

The second-generation model, released on October 20, 2016, featured the Alexa Voice Remote, a small handheld remote that processes voice commands with Alexa.

The Fire TV Stick 4K, released in October 2018, supports 4K resolution, HDR (high dynamic range), and additional video decoding hardware.

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