Quad Core Fire TV Stick Announced

Amazon announced a new Fire TV Stick with a quad-core processor set to roll out October 20. The new item which will support up to 1080p picture quality will cost $39.00 and ship with a voice-controlled remote.  The new product is the second refresh of the Fire TV Stick and first major hardware upgrade since the product rolled out.

What is the difference between the Fire TV Stick and The Fire TV Set-top Box
Besides its price of course, the Fire TV stick features 1 GB of Ram while the box has 2 GB. Another differnce is that The quad core Fire Stick will support casual games while the box supports high-performance games.

Full Specs
3.4″ x 1.2″ x 0.5″ (85.9 mm x 30.0 mm x 12.6 mm)
1.1 oz. (32.0 g)
MediaTek Quad-core ARM 1.3 GHz
Mali450 MP4
8 GB internal
1 GB
Wi-Fi Connectivity:
Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi supports 2×2 MIMO 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1
Voice Support:
Yes, with Alexa Voice Remote (included) or free Fire TV Remote App (available for download on Fire, Android, and iOS)
Game Controller:
Support Yes, optimized for Amazon Fire TV Game Controller and most games are compatible with other Bluetooth controllers
Cloud Storage:
Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
HDMI output, Micro USB for power only
Audio Support: Dolby Audio, 5.1 surround sound, 2ch stereo, and HDMI audio pass through up to 7.1
Content Formats Supported Video: H.264 1080p30H.265 1080p30,
Audio: AAC-LC, HE-AACv1 (AAC+), HE-AACv2 (eAAC+), AC3 (Dolby Digital), eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MIDI, MP3, PCM/Wave, Vorbis, AMR-NB, AMR-WB
Output Resolution Supported:
720p and 1080p up to 60fps
System Requirements: High-definition television with available HDMI input, Internet connection via Wi-Fi, a power outlet.
TV Compatibility:
Compatible with high-definition TVs with HDMI capable of 1080p or 720p at 60/50Hz

Included in the Box Fire TV Stick

  • Alexa Voice Remote
  • USB cable and power adapter
  • HDMI extender
  • 2 AAA batteries
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Alexa Voice Remote
  • Size 1.5″ x 5.9″ x 0.7″ (38.4 mm x 150.7 mm x 16.7 mm)
  • Weight 2.4 oz (68 g) with batteries / 1.6 oz (45 g) without batteries
  • Batteries 2 AAA (included)
  • Battery life Up to 12 months battery life with typical use