Amazon Fire TV Stick Max: energy bar for streamers

Streamers should be pleased: With the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max, Amazon is setting the indicator on the left on the information highway. He comes with Wifi 6 and should work faster.

When it comes to streaming devices, Amazon gives you the full choice. The cheapest alternative is the Fire TV Stick Lite , which brings pictures on the screen in Full HD, at the other end is the 4K-capable Fire TV Cube , which also takes on the tasks of an echo loudspeaker if required. All Fire TVs available to date have one thing in common: they don’t offer WiFi 6 . Time for the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max. Not only does it have a very long name, it is also ready for the current WLAN standard. A suitably equipped router not too far away and a good signal provided, streamers benefit from higher speeds.

Fire TV Stick 4K Max with HDR10 + and Dolby Vision

The Fire TV Stick 4K Max should also deliver this during operation. Amazon is equipping it with a new quad-core processor, which, according to the company, offers 40 percent more performance than its counterpart in the Fire TV Stick 4K without the Max addition. Like the older version, the new version also supports standards such as HDR, HDR10 +, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Great: If the stick is in sleep mode, it switches to energy-saving mode at the same time.

Fire TV Stick 4K Max with voice remote control

Otherwise little changes. Due to its inconspicuous appearance, the Max fits seamlessly into the series of HDMI sticks in Amazon’s Fire range. Because it is plugged into the back of most televisions, many users do not get to see it anyway. As usual, the voice remote control is in the box. It offers access to Alexa. Voice searches can also be started with the new stick or smart home devices can be controlled. As usual, in addition to volume up and down, the remote control also has speed dial buttons for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney + and Amazon Music. You can also use the input device to switch compatible televisions and soundbars on or off.

Prices and availability

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max is now available for pre-order. Delivery will start on October 7, 2021. In terms of price, the HDMI bar ranks between the Fire TV Stick 4K (regular 59.99 euros) and the Fire TV Cube (regular 119.99 euros) at 64.99 euros. The latter are, by the way, significantly reduced as part of the Amazon September offers (September 6th to 14th, 2021).

Leave a Reply