Fire TV Stick 4K
Fire TV Stick 4K
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
Amazon has updated its Alexa Voice Remote with some new tricks.
The second-generation remote is still a slim rectangular wand with a prominent circular navigation pad and a pinhole microphone near the top for using Alexa.
It still has menu and playback controls, and now power and volume buttons join them.
The Fire TV Stick 4K can directly control your TV’s power and volume, letting you jump directly into watching streaming media without picking up a second remote.
It currently only adjusts volume and toggles power, so you can’t navigate your TV’s menus or change inputs, but if your Fire TV Stick is the primary device you’re going to watch, it’s a very useful upgrade.
Setting up the Fire TV Stick 4K is simple, and works just like setting up any other Fire TV device. Plug it into your TV, plug in the power adapter, then follow the instructions on your TV to connect the stick to Wi-Fi. After that, you can log in with your Amazon account and you’re set.
You don’t need a paid Amazon Prime account to use the Fire TV Stick 4K; a regular, free Amazon account will work.
If you have Amazon Prime, though, you’ll automatically get access to streaming media through Prime Music and Prime Video.
Fire TV OS
The Fire TV experience is generally consistent across all Fire TV devices, from the non-4K Fire TV Stick to the Fire TV Cube to Fire Edition TVs.
The main menu is arranged in large rows of apps and media, both personally organized by you and suggested by Amazon. Suggestions are obviously very Amazon-centric, but plenty of third-party apps and services are available, and the content search function aggregates across Amazon and several of those third parties.