In celebration of the annual event to introduce Amazon’s new devices, held last week, Amazon introduced the third generation of Fire TV Sticks. It is the Fire TV Stick and its cheaper version, the Fire TV Stick Lite that comes to replace the Fire TV Stick Basic Edition. Both devices are identical in terms of technical specifications and only differ in the remote control keypad of the Lite version, which does not have an on/off button, or a volume control or mute.
The novelties in this third generation of Fire TV come from the hand of a more powerful CPU and GPU, where the graphics processor supports the OpenGL 3.2 library, an essential requirement to render 3D graphics of more current games or emulate retro video game consoles.
Regarding the Apps catalog, we will have the most popular and well-known platforms such as Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, Disney +, Apple TV or DAZN.
In short, these two new Fire TV models come to share with the Xiaomi TV Stick in terms of performance and price, since currently the Xiaomi stick is around $39.99. The price of the Fire TV Stick Lite is $29.99 and that of the Fire TV Stick is $39.99, the latter being the most similar to the Xiaomi TV Stick in terms of remote control controls.
Finally, comment that these two new Fire TV stick will be compatible with the new streaming video game service Amazon Luna, which will allow you to play more than 100 games in the cloud through a monthly subscription of $ 5.99 / month.
The technical specifications of the Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite are as follows:
- SO: Fire OS 7 (Android TV 9.0)
- Resolution: 1080p
- CPU: Quad-Core de 1,7 GHz
- GPU: IMG GE8300
- RAM: 1 GB DDR4
- ROM: 8 GB
- Connectivity: HDMI, Micro-USB
- WiFi: 2.4 and 5 GHz
- Bluetooth: 5.0 and Bluetooth Low Energy
- Sound: Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital+
- Remote control with Amazon Alexa (without volume control and switch on/off buttons in Lite version)
- Price: $29.99