Amazon unveils the more powerful Fire TV Stick 4K Max

It includes an upgraded processor and GPU along with Wi-Fi 6 support

Amazon has unveiled the Fire TV Stick 4K’s successor, the Fire TV Stick 4K Max.

According to Amazon, the new stick is 40 percent more powerful than its predecessors and features a faster MediaTek MT8696 processor and improved networking. The old model included a quad-core 1.7GHz CPU and a 650MHz GPU, whereas the new model featured a quad-core 1.8GHz CPU and a 750MHz GPU.

It also features 2GB of RAM as opposed to 1.5GB on the previous generation.

To enable smoother 4K streaming, the new stick also features support for Wi-Fi 6 along with an updated Alexa Voice Remote that has dedicated buttons for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ and Amazon Music.

The stick maintains most of its old features, including support for Dolby Vision, along with new features, such as Live View Picture-in-Picture support.

The new Fire TV Stick 4K Max will be available on October 7th, however, you can pre-order it today on Amazon for $74.99.

Additionally, after having dominated the online retail business, and getting its feet wet in the video-on-demand and music streaming sectors, Amazon is now looking to enter the TV market with its new line of 4K Fire TVs.

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Source: Amazon