Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Amazon Reveals New Fire TV Stick That Would Connect Alexa To Your TV


Amazon's Fire TV Stick has been a smash hit when it comes to cheap streaming on your TV.

Today the company has launched a follow-up version that builds in Alexa, the voice control tech from the Echo speaker. A microphone on the new remote control allows you to search for the programme or film you want to watch.

It'll also understand commands like "skip back 10 minutes," saving you the irritation of jabbing the rewind button like a madman after inadvertently falling asleep.

Although the outward design hasn't changed, Amazon has upped the internal specifications. It claims the new streamer is 30% faster than the original Fire TV Stick when it comes to browsing the likes of iPlayer, Netflix and Amazon's own exclusive shows.

“Fire TV Stick is our fastest-selling UK device ever, and has 37,000 5-star customer reviews,” said Jorrit Van der Meulen, vice president, Amazon Devices International.

“The all-new Amazon Fire TV Stick has been completely redesigned with incredible performance, powerful voice search and the included Alexa-powered remote to deliver instant access to a vast selection of movies, TV shows, games and Alexa skills."

The original Fire TV Stick has sold out on the Amazon store and so the new one will take its place and is available to pre-order today.

It will also be available to buy in stores like Argos, John Lewis, Tesco and Maplin.

Amazon is keeping the price down at a bargain £39.99. However, if you want to watch the likes of Netflix or Amazon Prime exclusives, you're going to need to pay for a subscription.



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