Sep 17 AT 9:56 AM Alex Wagner 0 Comments

Amazon’s new Fire TV box has 4K support and Alexa voice control

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Today’s a big day for Amazon. Not only did it unveil four new Android tablets, including one that costs $50 and can be bought in a six-pack, but it also unveiled a new Fire TV set-top box.

The new Amazon Fire TV looks a lot like the original Fire TV box, but it’s gained the ability to play 4K video, which is a big deal if you’re lucky enough to have a 4K TV. The new Fire TV box also comes with a Fire TV Voice Remote that allows you to access Alexa, Amazon’s voice assistant, to do things like check the weather and sports scores and also play music.

In terms of raw specs, the new Fire TV box has a quad-core MediaTek processor, a Power VR GX6250 GPU, 8GB of storage, a microSD slot, 2GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.1, and HDMI, Ethernet, and USB ports.

The new Fire TV box is available for pre-order today for $99.99 and it’ll begin shipping on October 5. That bundle includes an Amazon Fire TV Voice Remote, but if you’d prefer a package that includes a Fire TV Game Controller, you can get the $139.99 Fire TV Gaming Bundle that includes a Fire TV box, game controller, 32GB microSD card, and two games. Amazon is also selling a Fire TV Stick bundle that includes the Fire TV Voice Remote for $49.99.

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