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The new Amazon 4K Fire TV Stick in the field test

Since the introduction of Amazon’s video streaming service in 2014, a lot has happened.

So not only has the range of films and especially series with many exclusive own productions grown, but also the technology that has made the whole ever available for the mass market has been continuously developed.

Since 14/11/2018, the long-awaited Fire TV Stick in the 4K version with Alexa remote control on Amazon is now on offer.

We explain the new features, and why this upgrade is worth it even for owners of older Fire TV models and Smart TV’s.

Amazon 4K Fire TV Stick in the field Test

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The new Amazon 4K Fire TV Stick in the field test

Since the introduction of Amazon’s video streaming service in 2014, a lot has happened.

So not only has the range of films and especially series with many exclusive own productions grown, but also the technology that has made the whole ever available for the mass market has been continuously developed.

Since 14/11/2018, the long-awaited Fire TV Stick in the 4K version with Alexa remote control on Amazon is now on offer.

We explain the new features, and why this upgrade is worth it even for owners of older Fire TV models and Smart TV’s.

Amazon 4K Fire TV Stick in the field Test

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1. The technical Specs

1. The technical Specs

The technical data can really be seen for such a small but extremely versatile streaming stick, and above all, they are absolutely contemporary thanks to the support of the latest picture and sound formats.

Dimensions
99 mm x 30 mm x 14 mm (nur Gehäuse), 108 mm x 30 mm x 14 mm (mit Anschluss).
mass
53,6 g
Die tatsächliche Größe und das Gewicht können abhängig von der Konfiguration und dem Herstellungsprozess abweichen.
processor
Quad-Core 1,7 GHz
GPU
IIMG GE8300
memory
8 GB interner Speicher (tatsächliche formatierte Kapazität liegt darunter) für Apps und Spiele verfügbar.
Wi-Fi connection
Dualband-WLAN mit zwei Antennen (MIMO) für schnelleres Streamen und weniger Verbindungsabbrüche als bei Standard-WLAN. Unterstützt WLAN-Netzwerke mit den Standards 802.11a/b/g/n/ac.
Bluetooth
BT 4.2 und BLE
language support
Ja, mit der Alexa Sprachfernbedienung (2. Generation – im Lieferumfang enthalten) oder der kostenlosen Fire TV Fernbedienungs-App (als Download für Fire, Android und iOS erhältlich).
IR device compatibility for included new Alexa voice control
Die im Lieferumfang enthaltene neue Alexa-Sprachfernbedienung kann zur Steuerung des Fire TV Sticks 4K sowie bestimmter Funktionen (wie zum Beispiel der Lautstärke) einer Vielzahl von kompatiblen infrarotgesteuerten Geräten verwendet werden, darunter Fernseher, Soundbars und Receiver. Hinweis: Die Unterstützung kann von Land zu Land abweichen; manche Funktionen sind möglicherweise auf einigen infrarotgesteuerten Geräten nicht verfügbar.
Save in the cloud
Kostenloser Cloud-Speicher für alle Amazon-Inhalte.
connections
HDMI-2.0-Ausgang, Micro-USB (nur für Strom).
Audio support
Kompatibel mit Dolby Atmos, 7.1 Surround-Sound, 2 Sender Stereo und HDMI-Audio-Passthrough bis 5.1.
Quelle: Amazon
Supported formats
Video: Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR10+, HLG, H.265, H.264, VP9.
Audio: AAC-LC, AC3, eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MP3, PCM/Wave, Vorbis, Dolby Atmos (EC3_JOC).
Foto: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP.
Supported output resolution
2160p, 1080p und 720p bis zu 60 BpS.
system requirements
HD-Fernseher mit verfügbarem Hochgeschwindigkeits-HDMI-Eingang, Hochgeschwindigkeits-Internetverbindung über WLAN.
TV compatibility
Fernsehgerät muss mindestens die HDCP-Voraussetzungen für geschützte Inhaltswiedergabe unterstützten. Unterstützt Steuerung von (1) 4K Ultra HD-Fernsehgeräten mit HDMI-Eingang, die bei 24/25/30/50/60 Hz und HDCP 2.2 2160p-fähig sind, oder (2) HD-Fernsehgeräten mit HDMI-Eingang, die bei 50/60 Hz 1080p- oder 720p-fähig sind.
Warranty and service
Der Fire TV wird mit einer beschränkten einjährigen Herstellergarantie verkauft. Diese besteht zusätzlich zu allen jeweils anwendbaren gesetzlichen Gewährleistungsansprüchen für Verbrauchsgüter und beeinträchtigt diese in keiner Weise. Das bedeutet, dass Ihnen auch nach Ablauf der beschränkten Herstellergarantie immer noch gesetzliche Ansprüche zustehen können. Die Nutzung von Fire TV Stick 4K unterliegt den folgenden Bedingungen.
Regional support
Möglicherweise sind manche Dienste außerhalb Deutschlands nicht verfügbar.
Accessibility
Der VoiceView-Screenreader ermöglicht Zugang zu den meisten Fire TV-Funktionen für Blinde oder Personen mit Sehschwäche. Zudem können Sie für Videos oder Fernsehserien Untertitel anzeigen lassen. Untertitel sind nicht für alle Inhalte verfügbar.
Lieferumfang
Fire TV Stick 4K, Alexa-Sprachfernbedienung (2. Generation), USB-Kabel und Netzteil, HDMI-Verlängerungskabel für Fire TV Stick 4K, 2 AAA-Batterien.
Quelle: Amazon

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The technical data can really be seen for such a small but extremely versatile streaming stick, and above all, they are absolutely contemporary thanks to the support of the latest picture and sound formats.

Dimensions
99 mm x 30 mm x 14 mm (nur Gehäuse), 108 mm x 30 mm x 14 mm (mit Anschluss).
mass
53,6 g
Die tatsächliche Größe und das Gewicht können abhängig von der Konfiguration und dem Herstellungsprozess abweichen.
processor
Quad-Core 1,7 GHz
GPU
IIMG GE8300
memory
8 GB interner Speicher (tatsächliche formatierte Kapazität liegt darunter) für Apps und Spiele verfügbar.
Wi-Fi connection
Dualband-WLAN mit zwei Antennen (MIMO) für schnelleres Streamen und weniger Verbindungsabbrüche als bei Standard-WLAN. Unterstützt WLAN-Netzwerke mit den Standards 802.11a/b/g/n/ac.
Bluetooth
BT 4.2 und BLE
language support
Ja, mit der Alexa Sprachfernbedienung (2. Generation – im Lieferumfang enthalten) oder der kostenlosen Fire TV Fernbedienungs-App (als Download für Fire, Android und iOS erhältlich).
IR device compatibility for included new Alexa voice control
Die im Lieferumfang enthaltene neue Alexa-Sprachfernbedienung kann zur Steuerung des Fire TV Sticks 4K sowie bestimmter Funktionen (wie zum Beispiel der Lautstärke) einer Vielzahl von kompatiblen infrarotgesteuerten Geräten verwendet werden, darunter Fernseher, Soundbars und Receiver. Hinweis: Die Unterstützung kann von Land zu Land abweichen; manche Funktionen sind möglicherweise auf einigen infrarotgesteuerten Geräten nicht verfügbar.
Save in the cloud
Kostenloser Cloud-Speicher für alle Amazon-Inhalte.
connections
HDMI-2.0-Ausgang, Micro-USB (nur für Strom).
Audio support
Kompatibel mit Dolby Atmos, 7.1 Surround-Sound, 2 Sender Stereo und HDMI-Audio-Passthrough bis 5.1.
Quelle: Amazon
Supported formats
Video: Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR10+, HLG, H.265, H.264, VP9.
Audio: AAC-LC, AC3, eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MP3, PCM/Wave, Vorbis, Dolby Atmos (EC3_JOC).
Foto: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP.
Supported output resolution
2160p, 1080p und 720p bis zu 60 BpS.
system requirements
HD-Fernseher mit verfügbarem Hochgeschwindigkeits-HDMI-Eingang, Hochgeschwindigkeits-Internetverbindung über WLAN.
TV compatibility
Fernsehgerät muss mindestens die HDCP-Voraussetzungen für geschützte Inhaltswiedergabe unterstützten. Unterstützt Steuerung von (1) 4K Ultra HD-Fernsehgeräten mit HDMI-Eingang, die bei 24/25/30/50/60 Hz und HDCP 2.2 2160p-fähig sind, oder (2) HD-Fernsehgeräten mit HDMI-Eingang, die bei 50/60 Hz 1080p- oder 720p-fähig sind.
Warranty and service
Der Fire TV wird mit einer beschränkten einjährigen Herstellergarantie verkauft. Diese besteht zusätzlich zu allen jeweils anwendbaren gesetzlichen Gewährleistungsansprüchen für Verbrauchsgüter und beeinträchtigt diese in keiner Weise. Das bedeutet, dass Ihnen auch nach Ablauf der beschränkten Herstellergarantie immer noch gesetzliche Ansprüche zustehen können. Die Nutzung von Fire TV Stick 4K unterliegt den folgenden Bedingungen.
Regional support
Möglicherweise sind manche Dienste außerhalb Deutschlands nicht verfügbar.
Accessibility
Der VoiceView-Screenreader ermöglicht Zugang zu den meisten Fire TV-Funktionen für Blinde oder Personen mit Sehschwäche. Zudem können Sie für Videos oder Fernsehserien Untertitel anzeigen lassen. Untertitel sind nicht für alle Inhalte verfügbar.
Lieferumfang
Fire TV Stick 4K, Alexa-Sprachfernbedienung (2. Generation), USB-Kabel und Netzteil, HDMI-Verlängerungskabel für Fire TV Stick 4K, 2 AAA-Batterien.
Quelle: Amazon

The technical data can really be seen for such a small but extremely versatile streaming stick, and above all, they are absolutely contemporary thanks to the support of the latest picture and sound formats.

Dimensions 99 mm x 30 mm x 14 mm (nur Gehäuse), 108 mm x 30 mm x 14 mm (mit Anschluss).
mass 53,6 g
Die tatsächliche Größe und das Gewicht können abhängig von der Konfiguration und dem Herstellungsprozess abweichen.
processor Quad-Core 1,7 GHz
GPU IIMG GE8300
memory 8 GB interner Speicher (tatsächliche formatierte Kapazität liegt darunter) für Apps und Spiele verfügbar.
Wi-Fi connection Dualband-WLAN mit zwei Antennen (MIMO) für schnelleres Streamen und weniger Verbindungsabbrüche als bei Standard-WLAN. Unterstützt WLAN-Netzwerke mit den Standards 802.11a/b/g/n/ac.
Bluetooth BT 4.2 und BLE
language support Ja, mit der Alexa Sprachfernbedienung (2. Generation – im Lieferumfang enthalten) oder der kostenlosen Fire TV Fernbedienungs-App (als Download für Fire, Android und iOS erhältlich).
IR device compatibility for included new Alexa voice control Die im Lieferumfang enthaltene neue Alexa-Sprachfernbedienung kann zur Steuerung des Fire TV Sticks 4K sowie bestimmter Funktionen (wie zum Beispiel der Lautstärke) einer Vielzahl von kompatiblen infrarotgesteuerten Geräten verwendet werden, darunter Fernseher, Soundbars und Receiver. Hinweis: Die Unterstützung kann von Land zu Land abweichen; manche Funktionen sind möglicherweise auf einigen infrarotgesteuerten Geräten nicht verfügbar.
Save in the cloud Kostenloser Cloud-Speicher für alle Amazon-Inhalte.
connections HDMI-2.0-Ausgang, Micro-USB (nur für Strom).
Audio support Kompatibel mit Dolby Atmos, 7.1 Surround-Sound, 2 Sender Stereo und HDMI-Audio-Passthrough bis 5.1.
Quelle: Amazon
Supported formats Video: Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR10+, HLG, H.265, H.264, VP9.
Audio: AAC-LC, AC3, eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MP3, PCM/Wave, Vorbis, Dolby Atmos (EC3_JOC).
Foto: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP.
Supported output resolution 2160p, 1080p und 720p bis zu 60 BpS.
system requirements HD-Fernseher mit verfügbarem Hochgeschwindigkeits-HDMI-Eingang, Hochgeschwindigkeits-Internetverbindung über WLAN.
TV compatibility Fernsehgerät muss mindestens die HDCP-Voraussetzungen für geschützte Inhaltswiedergabe unterstützten. Unterstützt Steuerung von (1) 4K Ultra HD-Fernsehgeräten mit HDMI-Eingang, die bei 24/25/30/50/60 Hz und HDCP 2.2 2160p-fähig sind, oder (2) HD-Fernsehgeräten mit HDMI-Eingang, die bei 50/60 Hz 1080p- oder 720p-fähig sind.
Warranty and service Der Fire TV wird mit einer beschränkten einjährigen Herstellergarantie verkauft. Diese besteht zusätzlich zu allen jeweils anwendbaren gesetzlichen Gewährleistungsansprüchen für Verbrauchsgüter und beeinträchtigt diese in keiner Weise. Das bedeutet, dass Ihnen auch nach Ablauf der beschränkten Herstellergarantie immer noch gesetzliche Ansprüche zustehen können. Die Nutzung von Fire TV Stick 4K unterliegt den folgenden Bedingungen.
Regional support Möglicherweise sind manche Dienste außerhalb Deutschlands nicht verfügbar.
Accessibility Der VoiceView-Screenreader ermöglicht Zugang zu den meisten Fire TV-Funktionen für Blinde oder Personen mit Sehschwäche. Zudem können Sie für Videos oder Fernsehserien Untertitel anzeigen lassen. Untertitel sind nicht für alle Inhalte verfügbar.
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Quelle: Amazon

2. The new features of the 4K Fire TV Stick

2. The new features of the 4K Fire TV Stick

In addition to the new Alexa remote control (which now also has a volume control), the 4K Fire TV Stick comes with a small HDMI extension of just under 10cm (if the space on the TV or AV receiver is not enough), a quick guide (but one actually does not really need it), and of course the stick itself.

The initial setup is really more than easy. If you are already Amazon Prime customer the stick is already delivered furnished, so that you only need to connect to the Wi-Fi network.

But also that is very convenient over the WLAN (WPS) key on the router to accomplish, so that one does not have to turn the router upside down in order to note down the password in order to start then over the remote control the input. So just scroll the list to the right in the menu of the displayed networks, and click on WPS quick connection. Then briefly the button on the router enabled, and after 4 seconds is the connection.

Incidentally, the quality of the connection is quite outstanding thanks to the new, improved WLAN antenna. We showed the signal through 3 rooms with excellent signal strength. Although we did not connect the stick directly to the TV but to the AV receiver which is almost on the floor, in order to be able to take full advantage of the Dolby Atmos sound later on.

The storage equipment which is available for additional apps is specified by Amazon with 8GB, but as usual a milk girl’s bill, as the own system software uses this memory of course. Thus, almost 4.8 GB are actually available for free but which is actually sufficient. A way to expand the memory is unfortunately not provided, so you have to make do with the existing space here.

For the new features, we first clicked through the usual very clear settings menu.

  • Advanced audio options

In the extended audio options, we found two very important points whose tasks otherwise always had to be taken over by AV receivers. And it is on the one hand to the volume balance which ensures that one does not fly from the couch in loud scenes, but ensures a (largely) consistent sound level between dialogue and effects.

And secondly, there is the dialogue reinforcement that fixes the problem with far too soft dialogs, where you could not touch the chip bag in quiet scenes, otherwise you did not understand a word.

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In addition to the new Alexa remote control (which now also has a volume control), the 4K Fire TV Stick comes with a small HDMI extension of just under 10cm (if the space on the TV or AV receiver is not enough), a quick guide (but one actually does not really need it), and of course the stick itself.

The initial setup is really more than easy. If you are already Amazon Prime customer the stick is already delivered furnished, so that you only need to connect to the Wi-Fi network.

But also that is very convenient over the WLAN (WPS) key on the router to accomplish, so that one does not have to turn the router upside down in order to note down the password in order to start then over the remote control the input. So just scroll the list to the right in the menu of the displayed networks, and click on WPS quick connection. Then briefly the button on the router enabled, and after 4 seconds is the connection.

Incidentally, the quality of the connection is quite outstanding thanks to the new, improved WLAN antenna. We showed the signal through 3 rooms with excellent signal strength. Although we did not connect the stick directly to the TV but to the AV receiver which is almost on the floor, in order to be able to take full advantage of the Dolby Atmos sound later on.

The storage equipment which is available for additional apps is specified by Amazon with 8GB, but as usual a milk girl’s bill, as the own system software uses this memory of course. Thus, almost 4.8 GB are actually available for free but which is actually sufficient. A way to expand the memory is unfortunately not provided, so you have to make do with the existing space here.

For the new features, we first clicked through the usual very clear settings menu.

  • Advanced audio options

In the extended audio options, we found two very important points whose tasks otherwise always had to be taken over by AV receivers. And it is on the one hand to the volume balance which ensures that one does not fly from the couch in loud scenes, but ensures a (largely) consistent sound level between dialogue and effects.

And secondly, there is the dialogue reinforcement that fixes the problem with far too soft dialogs, where you could not touch the chip bag in quiet scenes, otherwise you did not understand a word.

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  • Surround sound options

Amazon itself promotes the stick with the sound format “Dolby Atmos” which provides an enormous soundscape with appropriate speaker configuration. Although we have not found this point explicitly in the settings menu, but that does not mean that he is not there.

After all, the stick offers a large number of supported audio formats, and overloading the user with too many technical shortcuts would also be of little help. If you simply use the setting “Best available”, the maximum according to the audio source and the optionally connected AV receiver (which, of course, only offers the right sound) is taken out.

The sound has improved significantly compared to the predecessor models of the Fire TV Stick and the Fire TV Box but also without an AV receiver. Because with the old models one had often the problem that the sound altogether clearly too quietly, and the TV or AV receiver had to compensate for this. Optionally, you could still disable the Dolby Digital Plus, but really in the sense of the inventor was not the course.

In the sound we can definitely give a big plus point.

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  • Surround sound options

Amazon itself promotes the stick with the sound format “Dolby Atmos” which provides an enormous soundscape with appropriate speaker configuration. Although we have not found this point explicitly in the settings menu, but that does not mean that he is not there.

After all, the stick offers a large number of supported audio formats, and overloading the user with too many technical shortcuts would also be of little help. If you simply use the setting “Best available”, the maximum according to the audio source and the optionally connected AV receiver (which, of course, only offers the right sound) is taken out.

The sound has improved significantly compared to the predecessor models of the Fire TV Stick and the Fire TV Box but also without an AV receiver. Because with the old models one had often the problem that the sound altogether clearly too quietly, and the TV or AV receiver had to compensate for this. Optionally, you could still disable the Dolby Digital Plus, but really in the sense of the inventor was not the course.

In the sound we can definitely give a big plus point.

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  • Device control

The new device control feature now makes it possible to control other devices in the basic functions with the new Alexa remote control. Thus, the TV model and the AV receiver was automatically detected with us, and asked if we want to include this in the device list.

Thereafter, a short test was automatically initiated by the Fire TV Stick, in which the respective devices should be switched on and off again, and the volume function had to be tried briefly. Since the number of remote controls that are lying around everywhere is not necessarily lower, this is a very pleasant development, which is quickly appreciated.

Thus, with the on-off button of the Fire TV remote control with a single press several devices (such as TV, AV & Fire TV) simultaneously on and off, and adjust the volume.

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  • Device control

The new device control feature now makes it possible to control other devices in the basic functions with the new Alexa remote control. Thus, the TV model and the AV receiver was automatically detected with us, and asked if we want to include this in the device list.

Thereafter, a short test was automatically initiated by the Fire TV Stick, in which the respective devices should be switched on and off again, and the volume function had to be tried briefly. Since the number of remote controls that are lying around everywhere is not necessarily lower, this is a very pleasant development, which is quickly appreciated.

Thus, with the on-off button of the Fire TV remote control with a single press several devices (such as TV, AV & Fire TV) simultaneously on and off, and adjust the volume.

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  • Ultra HD & HDR settings

As we now have not only the full Ultra HD support, but also several HDR formats in the portfolio, you will find under the menu item “Sounds & Screen” various settings such as:

  • color depth
  • color format
  • dynamic Range
  • video Resolution

Here you can try a little, with which setting the best results on your own TV set are achieved. In principle, however, even without being too technical technical details, excellent image quality is already achieved in the delivery state.

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  • Ultra HD & HDR settings

As we now have not only the full Ultra HD support, but also several HDR formats in the portfolio, you will find under the menu item “Sounds & Screen” various settings such as:

  • color depth
  • color format
  • dynamic Range
  • video Resolution

Here you can try a little, with which setting the best results on your own TV set are achieved. In principle, however, even without being too technical technical details, excellent image quality is already achieved in the delivery state.

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Amazon 4K Fire TV Stick HDR Einstellungen
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3. Our test conclusion

3. Our test conclusion

After trying out the new 4K Fire TV Stick for several hours and testing both the audio and the new HDR and 4K functionalities, we can conclude that the purchase or change to the new model was really worth it.

The stick is not only noticeably faster in response time as far as the menu is concerned than its predecessor, but even faster than the Fire TV box, which had at least 512 MB more RAM. Here, the entire software seems to have been completely put to the test in order to provide a really solid performance.

For streaming 4K content, our real-time online counter has never shown more than 15 Mbps. Which is probably also due to a revised compression method and the cache of the Fire TV sticks.

The comparison in terms of speed, sound and picture quality between the Sony 4K HDR Smart TV used by us and the stick has clearly shown why Amazon has thought of the app rather as a last resort. Because despite a comparably strong processor and memory equipment in our TV set this could never even keep up with the performance of the stick. On the new stick, everything runs really nice crisp and fast, and selected videos start almost immediately. And that’s why the switch is worthwhile even for owners of Smart TV’s.

One reason for the different performance is also that the CPU and the available memory in a Smart TV are not only available for the Prime Video App, but they have to share the performance with the entire image optimizers in the background mostly running. This is just different with the stick, because it uses the available computing power primarily for its core competence.

For the price of currently just under 60 € you get a really neat streaming stick, which also leaves little to be desired because of the available apps.

The 4K Fire TV is currently offered as a variant with and without Alexa Dot (third generation). Optionally, in case of poor WLAN also an additional module can be plugged in, which makes the connection possible also via Ethernet cable.

After trying out the new 4K Fire TV Stick for several hours and testing both the audio and the new HDR and 4K functionalities, we can conclude that the purchase or change to the new model was really worth it.

The stick is not only noticeably faster in response time as far as the menu is concerned than its predecessor, but even faster than the Fire TV box, which had at least 512 MB more RAM. Here, the entire software seems to have been completely put to the test in order to provide a really solid performance.

For streaming 4K content, our real-time online counter has never shown more than 15 Mbps. Which is probably also due to a revised compression method and the cache of the Fire TV sticks.

The comparison in terms of speed, sound and picture quality between the Sony 4K HDR Smart TV used by us and the stick has clearly shown why Amazon has thought of the app rather as a last resort. Because despite a comparably strong processor and memory equipment in our TV set this could never even keep up with the performance of the stick. On the new stick, everything runs really nice crisp and fast, and selected videos start almost immediately. And that’s why the switch is worthwhile even for owners of Smart TV’s.

One reason for the different performance is also that the CPU and the available memory in a Smart TV are not only available for the Prime Video App, but they have to share the performance with the entire image optimizers in the background mostly running. This is just different with the stick, because it uses the available computing power primarily for its core competence.

For the price of currently just under 60 € you get a really neat streaming stick, which also leaves little to be desired because of the available apps.

The 4K Fire TV is currently offered as a variant with and without Alexa Dot (third generation). Optionally, in case of poor WLAN also an additional module can be plugged in, which makes the connection possible also via Ethernet cable.

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Michael Suhr
Michael SuhrWebdesigner / Economist
After 20 years in logistics management, I have been working as a freelance web designer and office trainer since the beginning of 2015. Incidentally, I give tips and tricks for more digital skills in my blog as time permits.

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About the author:

Michael Suhr
Michael SuhrWebdesigner / Economist
After 20 years in logistics management, I have been working as a freelance web designer and office trainer since the beginning of 2015. Incidentally, I give tips and tricks for more digital skills in my blog as time permits.

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