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FireTV 2020

Admin65

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Looks like Amazon is going to be releasing a new slate of Fire TV devices. What is surprising is that there are no plans to update the 4K models (for now).

It appears that the Fire Stick Lite is getting released and is a basic fire stick for only $29.99 and does not have tv control buttons but does have Alexa. I could see this being a very popular stocking stuffer or holiday gift. Supports 1080p HD resolution and even has HDR, HDR 10, HDR 10+, HLG and Dolby Audio pass through.

2nd streaming device is the Fire Stick which includes the same features as the $29.99 model, but has a 50 percent faster SoC (same as Fire Stick lite) than the previous non 4K Fire Stick and support for Dolby Atmos. It also gains an enhanced remote with Alexa and TV controls like the 4K model.

These new sticks will be getting a revised Fire TV interface that includes user profiles and a cleaner look. Not sure if this is being back ported to the older models as well as the 4K models. User profiles is something that was added to Prime Video and it is nice to see a streaming UI have it across the board.

New Eero routers have also launched with WiFi 6 for faster in home wifi using Mesh technology. Also not to be missed is the new Luna game streaming service that supports most major platforms (but not iOS) and is intended to compete with Stadia and xCloud.

 

Admin65

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Not to be mentioned that Luna is also coming out for these new sticks. Luna is the new Amazon cloud gaming feature that should compete with Stadia and xCloud.
 
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