The Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite (2020) is a more affordable version of the Amazon Fire TV Stick. However, it’s affordability doesn’t mean that it’s cheap. It packs basically everything that comes with the “regular” Fire TV Stick.
Where to Buy Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite (2020) Edition
It features 1080p with supports for HDR, HDR 10, HDR10+, HLG and is powered by the same quad-core 1.7GHz CPU, however, unlike the higher variant, this stick lacks Dolby Atmos Audio and dedicated volume/power buttons.
Although, the Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite (2020) comes with a handy Alexa Voice Remote, however, the Voice Remote can’t control your TV like the Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick 4K remotes can.
Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite (2020) Key Features
- 1080p and 720p up to 60 fps resolution
- Alexa Voice Remote Lite
- 60 Hz Refresh Rate
- Quad-core 1.7 GHz
- Dual-band Wi-Fi
- IMG GE8300 GPU
- 8 GB internal Storage
- Free cloud storage
- HDR 10, HDR10+, HLG, Video format.
Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite (2020) is a USB stick-sized device that plugs into a spare HDMI port on your TV. It helps stream audio and video content from dozens of different apps while connected to your Wi-Fi connection.
It is made of black plastic material and sports a rectangular shape, looking a little bigger than an average-sized flash drive, yet, still portable. This stick has a micro USB port on the side that provides power with the included USB cable and an adapter for Ethernet connection (not included in the package) and any external memories.
There is also a subtle Amazon logo on the side to give it a premium feel. Basically, the lite version design is the same design as the Fire TV Stick 2020 or Fire TV Stick 4K.
It measures a dimension of 86 x 30 x 13 mm and weighs 32.0 g, hence, it can blend perfectly with your TV.
Alexa Voice Remote Lite
Amazon includes a sleek black and curved design remote in the package. Unlike the regular 2020 Amazon Fire TV Stick, this remote lacks the buttons for volume controls. That means if you want to increase or reduce the volume of your TV or turn any connected AV equipment on and off, you won’t be able to do it with this remote.
The Alexa Voice Remote Lite still maintains the microphone button and pinhole microphone that sit above the circular navigation pad, with menu and playback controls below. An additional TV button appears to access live TV through a variety of services on the stick.
Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite (2020) supports Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080), with HDR (high dynamic range) content in HDR10 and HLG. This stick is best for 1080p TVs, but, you can also connect to your 4K TV that converts 4k content to 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.
This Streaming stick does not support Dolby Atmos, but it supports HDMI audio pass-through that offers Dobly Atmos Audio and other Dolby audio formats.
Processor and Smart Features
The Amazon Fire TV Stick (2020) is powered by a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor. According to Amazon, this processor is 50% more powerful than the 2019 version. It is backed up by an 8GB onboard storage memory which is not expandable.
Since the remote offers support for voice search and commands through Alexa. You can stream videos, listen to music, interact with Alexa, and play games.
Amazon 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, Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite (2020) supports dual-band, 802.11ac Wi-Fi on board with MIMO for fast wireless connectivity and Bluetooth connection.
Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite (2020) Price and Availability
The Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite (2020) price starts at $17.99. It is available on Amazon, BestBuy, and other reputable online stores, leading retail chains, as well as Toshiba Electronics stores in your country.
Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite (2020) is also available in Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana.
Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite (2020) Specs
Here are a few specs of the Fire TV Stick Lite (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 Lite
- Ports: HDMI output, micro-USB for power only
- Audio support: 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 Lite, Alexa Voice Remote Lite, USB cable and power adapter, HDMI extender, 2 AAA batteries, Quick Start Guide.