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Amazon’s new Fire TV fits behind your shade and plays 4K HDR during 60fps

The new Amazon Fire TV is here, and it’s smaller and cheaper than ever. In fact, it looks some-more like a Google Chromecast than it does prior editions of a set-top box.

Amazon announced a new streaming device during a sly press eventuality during a Seattle, Washington domicile during that TechRadar was in attendance. It’ll cost only $69 or £69 when it launches after this year.

That cost will get we 4K, HDR video playback during 60 frames per second with Dolby Atmos audio, and an Amazon Alexa voice remote enclosed in a box.

Fire TV Stick size, set-top box performance

Amazon has clearly managed to miniaturize a existent Fire TV set-top box so good that a need for a Fire TV Stick is all though nonexistence during this point. The new Fire TV appears to be smaller than even a remote that’s enclosed in a box.

Inside, a new Fire TV uses 802.11ac Wi-Fi – or Ethernet around a microUSB adapter – to tide video during adult to 2160p fortitude during 60fps, all powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor interconnected with 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. This latest device streams 4K HDR video regulating a latest HDR10 standard, naturally requiring concordant TVs to do so.

Amazon hasn’t suggested who’s providing such a little absolute chip. The many new indication before today’s proclamation is versed with a MediaTek processor interconnected with an ARM Mali GPU, for reference.

Finally, a new Fire TV will have entrance to Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant, not to discuss a tens of thousands of Alex skills that have been grown in a past year or so. 

That means a Fire TV will be means to double as a intelligent camera hub, means to correlate with and see by to a far-reaching accumulation of Wi-Fi cameras from Arlo, Ring, Nest and Logitech. Luckily, all Fire TVs and second-generation Fire TV Sticks will benefit this underline when it launches during an undisclosed time (hopefully this year).

The new Amazon Fire TV starts shipping on Oct 25 for $69 or £69 (about AU$87).

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