Amazon Fire TV Stick: Must Have!
The Amazon Fire TV Stick was launched this year and it is a really affordable and convenient device to have, especially if you are someone who consumes a lot of on-demand content. The Fire TV Stick is a 5.6-inch-long black wand dominated by a circular navigation pad with a microphone button and pinhole above, and playback and menu buttons below. The device also features an infrared emitter for use with the power, volume up/down, and mute buttons for controlling your TV. This is the only difference between the Fire TV Stick and the Lite version of the stick.The remote also has a microphone, and gives you access to Alexa. You can use it pretty much the same way you use Amazon’s voice assistant on its smart speakers.
In terms of output, the Amazon Fire TV Stick can play videos at 10809 rather than 4k. The device comes with support for streaming at up to full-HD (1920x1080 pixels). The Amazon Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen) is ideal for use with smaller, more affordable televisions, including 32-inch and many 43-inch models. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t use the new Fire TV Stick with big-screen 4K TVs. In order to do that just know that the video quality will be capped at full-HD even if it’s available in higher resolutions. Dolby Atmos audio is supported, along with HDR up to the HDR10+ format. The Amazon Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen) is a standalone streaming device. It is powered by the Mediatek MT8695D processor, runs Amazon’s Fire OS 7 (based on Android 9), and has 1GB of RAM. All major apps and services are supported on Fire OS, including Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, and YouTube, in addition to Amazon’s own Prime Video.
The UI performance of the device is good even though the device has just 1GB of RAM. This is largely credited to the new and improved MediaTek processor that has replaced the previous model’s chipset. The interface is lag free and you will have a seamless experience surfing the content and switching between different apps with much ease. The device is really inexpensive and convenient and allows you to quickly and reliably stream a variety of content at up to full-HD. Once you have plugged in to an HDMI port on your television, the Amazon Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen) functions like any other connected device. The Fire TV Stick handles the content and connectivity on its own. The Fire OS has a large, growing list of supported apps and services, which makes it easy for the user to stream content from a number of sources, including popular subscription-based streaming services, as well as a number of free content providers. Overall, a worthy purchase.