Amazon Announces 4K Ultra HD Upgrade To Fire TV

Amazon Announces 4K Ultra HD Upgrade To Fire TV

Following the Apple TV unveiling last week, rival Amazon announces a new 4K Ultra HD upgrade for its Fire TV lineup.

In addition to 4K support, the new Fire TV boasts a 64-bit quad-core processor and a dedicated GPU, offering 75 percent more processing power than its predecessor.

Also, despite the improvements, the Fire TV retails for under $100, while the Gaming Edition will cost you $140 USD, which includes everything available to the regular Fire TV, in addition to a 32GB microSD card and the new Fire TV Game Controller with headphone jack and voice capabilities.

The upgrade also introduces a new Fire TV Stick with voice-search capabilities via the included remote. So, you can say the name of a movie, TV show, actor, director, or genre into the remote to get results right away.

This upgraded Amazon Fire TV releases Oct. 22 for $50 USD, while the Fire TV to drop onto the online store on October 5.