The new Amazon Fire TV Stick (2020) comes with a host of new improvements. It features a 60fps frame rate, 3 HDMI streaming sticks, support 1080p video with HDR (high dynamic range), dual-band, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Dolby Atmos audio. See the 2021 model.
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The device is powered by a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor that’s 50 percent faster than the one in the previous model and also includes a remote with Alexa built-in that lets you use voice-control technology to search for what you want to watch with the touch of a single button.
The Amazon Fire TV Stick (2020) also has the ability to manage streaming from the main services such as Netflix, YouTube, Dazn, Prime Video, Rai Play, Disney +, etc.
Amazon Fire TV Stick (2020) Key Features
- 1080p and 720p up to 60 fps resolution
- 3 HDMI Ports
- Voice Remote with Alexa
- 60 Hz Refresh Rate
- Quad-core 1.7 GHz
- Dual-band Wi-Fi
- IMG GE8300 GPU
- 8 GB internal Storage
- Voice support with Alexa Voice Remote
- Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital+ surround sound
Fire TV Sticks are USB stick-sized devices that plug into a spare HDMI port on your TV. It is a very portable design, looking a little bigger than an average-sized flash drive. It features a plastic chassis with an Amazon logo on the side.
Furthermore, the Amazon Fire TV Stick is designed to be plugged into a TV or monitor via an HDMI port. On the side, there is still a micro USB port for the power supply which can also be done through the USB port of the TV if the device allows it. An adapter can be connected to the same port to obtain the Ethernet connection (not included in the package) and any external memories (Fat32 format).
Amazon Fire TV Stick (2020) supports 1080p video resolution with HDR (high dynamic range) content in HDR10 and HLG. Unlike the Stick 4K Max, This stick is best for 1080p TVs, but, you can also connect to your 4K TV that converts 4k content from HD. This means the TV stick offers increased color and contrast in your HD images, with more nuanced tones and a larger spectrum of light and dark shades.
In addition, this stick also supports up to a 60fps refresh rate that enables smoother motion with less blur or judder during fast-moving scenes, though some of this will come down to your television’s processing.
Processor and Smart Features
The Amazon Fire TV Stick (2020) is powered by a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor. According to Amazon, it is 50% more powerful than the 2019 version. It is backed up by an 8GB onboard storage memory which is not expandable.
Amazon’s Fire TV platform has a powerful media streaming ecosystem and an accessible interface. While it is based on Android, Fire TV doesn’t have access to Google Play services, and can’t access Google Play Movies & TV content.
Furthermore, the fact that the Amazon Fire TV Stick is a streaming stick for enjoying online content on your TV, means it offers users access to over 500,000 TV episodes and movies on Apple TV, Disney+, Hulu, Netflix, Sling TV, Twitch, and YouTube. Thousands of apps are available on Amazon’s Fire TV app store.
Above all, Fire TV also features Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. The voice controls which means you can easily control your TV with your voice by pressing the microphone button on the remote and speaking into it.
Other Specs and Features
For the ultimate audio experience, the Amazon Fire TV Stick (2020) supports Dolby Atmos surround sound which means you can get more immersive audio. This speaker comes alongside the general 5.1 and 7.1 Dolby surround audio output plus HDMI Audio pass-through.
In the box, this package comes with Alexa Voice Remote that has buttons for volume, mute, and power, allowing you to control those functions on your TV.
Furthermore, the device supports dual-band, 802.11ac Wi-Fi on board with MIMO for fast wireless connectivity and Bluetooth connection.
Amazon Fire TV Stick (2020) Price and Availability
The Amazon Fire TV Stick (2020) price starts at $39.99. It is available on Amazon, BestBuy, and other reputable online stores, leading retail chains, as well as Toshiba Electronics stores in your country.
The device is also available in Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana.
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Amazon Fire TV Stick (2020) Specs
Here are a few specs of the Amazon Fire TV Stick (2020):
- Size: 3.4” x 1.2” x 0.5” (86 x 30 x 13 mm)
- Weight: 1.1 oz (32.0 g)
- Processor: Quad-core 1.7 GHz
- GPU: IMG GE8300
- Storage: 8 GB internal
- Wi-Fi: Dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac , dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO) f
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0 and Bluetooth Low Energy.
- Voice support: Yes, with Alexa Voice Remote
- Ports: HDMI output, micro-USB for power only
- Audio support: Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital+ surround sound and HDMI Audio passthrough for Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital+, Dolby Atmos.
- Display Features: HDR, 60fps, 1080p or 720p at 60/50 Hz.
- Included in the box: Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen), Alexa Voice Remote 2nd Gen, USB cable and power adapter, HDMI extender, 2 AAA batteries, Quick Start Guide