The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max is the latest generation of the streaming solution from Amazon, which turns almost any TV into a flexible “cinema” with on-demand programming in the simplest way.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max is the company’s best streaming stick to date, Amazon promises, and is certain that it can offer a solution for picture and sound in the best quality.
Even if many current smart TVs offer access to content via Amazon ex works, the need for solutions like the new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max should still be there.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max for movies, TV shows, music and apps
Solutions like the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max are supposed to offer access to Amazon’s complete range of movies and TV shows in the simplest, most intuitive way possible. There is also a large selection of music titles and you can use various apps.
Amazon Prime Video is one of the leading providers of streaming movies and TV shows, alongside Netflix, Apple TV, and Disney+. The company claims to provide thousands of movies and TV shows from a wide variety of genres with Amazon Prime Video and millions of music tracks for streaming with Amazon Music, while now also linking competitor content and offering access to Netflix and Disney+ in addition to Amazon Prime Video. Sky Ticket, DAZN and YouTube as well as Spotify and Apple Music can now also be accessed with the new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max.
This is a solution that provides very comprehensive streaming, both for audio and video.
New processor for better performance
Amazon claims that the new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max is 40 percent more powerful than the previously available Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K. It features a new quad-core processor with a clock speed of 1.8 GHz and 2 GB of RAM. Apps are supposed to start even faster and the navigation through different types of content is always smooth.
Another new feature is that the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max now has a Mediatek MT7921LS WiFi 6 chipset, which forms the basis for smooth streaming in 4K, although it can of course only realize its full potential when connected to multiple WiFi 6-compatible devices.
Picture and sound in the best quality
Amazon promises the best quality picture and sound for the new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max, with this supporting 4K UHD, HDR and HDR10+, as well as Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.
The connection of the stick is, how could it be otherwise, very simple via HDMI directly to the TV or also a soundbar or AV receiver.
For a real home theater atmosphere, customers can connect the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max wirelessly with compatible Amazon Echo devices, and this is also supposed to apply to multi-channel surround. Soon Alexa home cinema will also support HDMI inputs for devices such as cable receivers or game consoles, the manufacturer promises. The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max is also said to be Amazon’s first streaming stick to enable picture-in-picture live video. Without having to interrupt their show, users can thus check compatible security cameras or have their Ring video doorbell display when someone is at the front door.
New Amazon Alexa voice remote
Of course, it is equipped with the latest Amazon Alexa voice remote. This should allow users to easily search for desired content, but also control their smart home systems in the household. Preset app buttons can be used to call up specific apps, as we already mentioned, Amazon Prime Video can be found here, as well as Amazon Music, but also Netflix and Disney+.
It goes without saying that this remote control can also be used to control the TV as well as any soundbar or AV receiver, and HDMI CEC is used for this.
The new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max can be pre-ordered from Amazon now, with the actual delivery to take place from October 7, 2021. The price for the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max is € 64.99.
Getting to the point
Even if many smart TV devices already allow direct access to content from Amazon without additional hardware, some will find the new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max the right solution to expand their AV system. Not only does it allow direct access to Amazon content, but it also provides access to other streaming services from competitors, as well as a direct connection to smart home systems.