Amazon just released a new fire tv stick that is not only faster it includes a voice remote. We have them and they are awesome!

Here are some of the new features:

  • The newer version features a Quad-core processor – previous versions had a Dual-core – what does this mean, FASTER!
  • Voice remote included (note voice remote does not work within the kodi application)
  • WiFi -addition of 802.11ac support (previous versions only supported up to 802.11n)

The upgrade to a quad-core device with a voice-control remote as standard puts the Fire Stick in the same class as the Apple TV and that’s important for Amazon.

Below you can compare the various Amazon streaming devices:

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NEW – Fire TV Stick Amazon Fire TV Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition
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Price $90 $165 $200
Processor Quad-core Quad-core Quad-core
Memory 1 GB 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB
Remote with Voice Support Included Included Optional
Game Controller with Voice Support Optional Optional Included
Game Play Casual games and more High performance games High performance games
with 2 games included
Supported Resolution Up to 1080p Up to 4K Ultra HD Up to 4K Ultra HD
Wi-Fi Connectivity Dual-Band, Dual-Antenna,
802.11ac (MIMO)
Dual-Band, Dual-Antenna,
802.11ac (MIMO)
Dual-Band, Dual-Antenna,
802.11ac (MIMO)
Ethernet No Yes Yes
Expandable Storage No microSD slot microSD slot
plus included 32 GB microSD card