On September 10, Amazon launched their new tv stick called Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max in India. The fire tv 4k has been long overdue for an upgrade. The last upgrade Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K came out in 2018. With this upgrade, Amazon claims that this TV stick is now 40% faster than the last one and also, now it supports Wi-Fi 6. Amazon Also says that this Wi-Fi 6 provides smoother 4K streaming and ‘Cloud Gaming’.
by this word Amazon actually tells us that they have become more serious about ‘Cloud Gaming’. If you don’t know about Amazon Cloud Gaming, Amazon actually has a good platform for Cloud Gaming, where they have ‘LUNA Controller’ like Google Stadia and own superfast server (AWS) all over the world. It is not available in India right now, but they definitely brought it to India in the future. Leave this topic aside, and let’s talk about Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max specifications, features and price.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max Price and Availability
The old Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is priced at Rs. 5,999 and the new refreshed The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max is priced at Rs. 6,499 in India, and in the US it is priced at USD 54.99. You can buy these devices through Amazon India and Amazon US.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max Design
The Fire TV Stick 4K Max looks identical to the Fire TV Stick 4K and has the same dimensions of 99 mm x 30 mm x 14 mm (only housing) and 108 mm x 30 mm x 14 mm (including the connector). But this time it weights 48.4 grams which is slightly lighter than the Fire TV Stick 4K that is 53.6 grams in weight.
Also it comes with the 3rd Gen Alexa Voice Remote (included). This remort is 5.6-inch tall and 1.5-inch width. This remort can sync to Alexa and can control all smart devices works with Alexa. Also it comes with HDMI 2.1 ARC output, micro USB for power only.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max Specifications
The new 4K Fire TV Stick Max features a Quad-core MediaTek MT8696 SoC that is clocked at 1.8GHz and is paired with 2GB of RAM and an IMG GE8300 GPU clocked at 750MHz. Amazon claims that this TV stick is now 40% faster than the last one. If we talk about the old Fire TV Stick it has a Quad-core MediaTek MT8695 processor clocked at 1.7GHz, along with an IMG GE8300 GPU clocked at 650MHz.
Apart from that, the new 4K fire TV Stick has 2GB RAM and 8GB Internal storage onboard where the old one has 1.5GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Apart from that the new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max comes with Android 9 on top of FireOS 7. One more update on this device is at Wi-Fi, now it is supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) network and Bluetooth 5.0 + LE thanks to MediaTek MT7921LS chipset.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max features
If we talk about the features of amazon fire tv stick, it comes with all features from the previous model with new AV1 and Dolby Vision support. It comes with 2160p, 1080p and 720p up to 60 fps video output. In Audio, it supports Dolby Atmos, 7.1 surround sound, 2-channel stereo, and HDMI audio pass through up to 5.1. Dolby Atmos is available for an immersive sound experience on compatible TV units and for select content (Prime Video, Netflix, and Disney+ Hotstar titles when connected to compatible equipment).
Coming to formats, it supports Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR10+, HLG, H.265, H.264, VP9, AV1 for Video, AAC-LC, AC3, eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MP3, PCM/Wave, Vorbis, Dolby Atmos (EC3_JOC) for audio and JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP for Photo.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max vs. Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
|Device||Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max||Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K|
|Processor (SoC) and GPU||Quad-core MediaTek MT8696 @1.8GHz|
IMG GE8300 GPU clocked at 750MHz
| Quad-core MediaTek MT8695 @1.7GHz|
IMG GE8300 GPU clocked at 650MHz
|Memory||2GB RAM with 8GB Storage||1.5GB RAM with 8GB Storage|
|OS||Android 9 (Fire OS 7)||Android 7.1 (Fire OS 6)|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 (a/b/g/n/ac/ax)|
|Wi-Fi 5 (a/b/g/n/ac)|
|Video codecs||Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR10+, HLG, H.265, H.264, VP9, AV1||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)||AAC-LC, AC3, eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MP3, PCM/Wave, Vorbis, Dolby Atmos (EC3_JOC)|
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max Pros and Cons
It is not and review, but still think it should be improved. Pros: 40% Faster, 500MB more RAM, Latest OS, Wi-Fi 6, HDMI 2.1 (low letency). And now things should be improved are More internal storage and USB 2.0.
So yeah, that’s pretty much everything you need to know about the new refreshed Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max. Check out latest tech updates on our Website.