Amazon announced its Amazon Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen) and Fire TV Stick Lite. The new Fire TV Stick variant can be streaming up to full-HD resolution and runs on the redesigned user interface of Amazon fire TV OS. The new Fire Stick has launched four years after the release of the Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen) and will be available for sale in India from October 15. It is currently available for pre-order.
Amazon Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen): Specifications and features
The all-new 3rd Gen Fore TV Stick has not changed the design and it uses the HDMI port to connect to a TV or monitor just like the previous model. A wall adapter has been added in this device and you can operate it via its remote control which is largely like a remote with the previous one. Apart from that, it also includes power and volume buttons in the new remote this time along with standard controls.
The major difference between the new Stick and the previous Stick is in the hardware. The new Stick is powered by the 1.7GHz quad-core processor with 8GB of internal storage for apps and app data, which is claimed to be 50% more powerful than the Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen). In addition, the interface of Fire TV OS has also been changed. Now the new OS includes the user profile and comes with better search and content discovery and Amazon Alexa Voice Assistant.
Streaming is also supported at full-HD (1920×1080 pixels) resolution, and interestingly, Amazon states that HDR streaming is also available in HDR 10+ format. Dolby Atmos Audio is also supported on Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen).
Talking about price, the new Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen) price in the country is Rs. 3,999.
Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite: Specifications and features
Along with Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen) the e-commerce giant also released its Fire TV Stick Lite. It looks similar to the Fire TV stick (3rd Gen) and provides similar specifications and features. The device brings internal storage and redesigned user interface with Alexa.
The new Fire TV Stick Lite supports for streaming up to full-HD resolution @60fps, software-level supports for HDR format.
The main difference between the two devices is to get a different remote on the light model. It does not have the ability to control TVs and Dolby Audio is available only through HDMI pass-through.
In India, the Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite comes with a price tag of Rs 2,999.