Amazon's range ofjust got a little larger with the unveiling of the company's flagship player, the Fire TV Stick 4K Max.
Amazon says the Max is 40% more powerful than the popular $40and comes with a quad-core 1.8GHz processor. This should translate to speedier loading times and navigation than the cheaper model offers, as well as improved performance for , the company's streaming games app.
The Stick includes support forand playback standards 4K UHD, HDR10, and as well as audio. The company says the stick is its first product with live Picture-in-Picture.
The device also comes with the latest Alexa Voice Remote and also offers the Alexa Home Theater feature for wireless pairing with theor two fourth-generation Echo smart speakers.
The TV Stick 4K Max is up against dongle-style devices like theand the , and the Luna integration pits it against on the Google TV device. Gaming via streaming is an emerging category and I look forward to seeing how the Amazon and Google products compete in this regard.
The Fire TV Stick 4K Max will be available in the United States on Oct. 7 for $55. We don't have information on international availability or pricing yet.
Separately, Amazon announced an all-new lineup ofas well as additional .