The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max is now available for purchase. It claims to be faster than the normal Fire TV Stick 4K. It costs $55, which is the same as the older model’s standard retail price.
If you’re in the market for a new streaming gadget or want to upgrade your current Fire TV Stick 4K, read on for a complete description of the new capabilities.
Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K Max price
Amazon now has the Fire TV Stick 4K Max for $55. Best Buy and Target sell the streaming device for the same price.
Amazon now sells a $100 bundle that includes the Fire TV Stick 4K Max and a Luna controller. The Luna controller is normally $70, so the bundle saves you $25.
In comparison, Amazon’s regular Fire TV Stick 4K costs $5 more. However, the basic Fire TV Stick 4K is now only $34, making it a more enticing option for those who don’t need the new model’s enhanced functionality.
What’s new with the Fire TV Stick 4K Max?
The Fire TV Stick 4K Max is an improved version of the Fire TV Stick 4K. The updated model’s 2GB RAM and quad-core 1.8GHz processor should result in smoother navigation and speedier load times. Amazon claims the Fire TV Stick 4K Max is 40% faster than the previous model.
Wi-Fi 6 is also new in the Fire TV Stick 4K Max. Apple’s earlier-released 4K Apple TV also offers Wi-Fi 6, but it costs $179. For $55, the Fire TV Stick 4K Max offers the latest Wi-Fi standard at a lower cost.
Wi-Fi 6 is intended to improve multi-device Wi-Fi streaming in 4K or cloud gaming with Amazon’s Luna. This feature requires a Wi-Fi 6 compliant router.
For example, it supports Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, HDR10, and HDR10+ just like the earlier Fire TV Stick 4K. A voice remote for Alexa is integrated.
Should you buy the 4K Fire TV Stick?
Amazon’s new Fire TV Stick 4K Max seems like a respectable streaming stick at $55. This is especially true if you don’t already own a previous Fire TV Stick model.
To be sure, it will have to outperform the present Fire TV Stick 4K. The new hardware should speed up navigation, but video playback capabilities remain unchanged. The Fire TV Stick 4K Max may be worth upgrading for faster navigation, but you should wait for reviews before making the switch.
We’re presently reviewing the Fire TV Stick 4K Max, so check back for more details.
Amazon today announced the Fire TV Stick 4K, which joins the Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite. The new “Fire TV Stick 4K Max” (sigh) has more processor power, more memory, and faster Wi-Fi 6 wireless networking. It also supports Dolby Vision and other HDR standards. Preorders begin today, with an estimated delivery date of October 7th.
The Fire TV Stick 4K Max is 40% faster than the Fire TV Stick 4K, thanks to a new quad-core 1.8GHz processor and 2GB of RAM. It now boasts a 750MHz GPU and auto low-latency mode to further optimize Luna cloud gaming performance.
Amazon claims Wi-Fi 6 isn’t available in streaming devices under $179. (That is, the Apple TV 4K of 2021.) The company considers it a substantial upgrade for more robust streaming. The Fire TV Stick 4K Max is the first Amazon Fire TV device to be Energy Star certified. Its low power mode uses 15% less power than the current Stick 4K’s low power mode.
In addition to the improved software experience, the Fire TV Stick 4K Max includes Amazon’s Alexa Voice Remote with branded shortcut buttons.
Amazon claims the Fire TV Stick is the best-selling streaming device in the US, and it hopes to keep that trend continuing with this new edition for under $60.