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"Plus, Fire TV Stick 4K gives you access to the vast catalog of content now available on Fire TV including thousands of 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+ titles", says Amazon.

New Alexa Voice RemoteThe company also announced a new Alexa Voice Remote created to control TVs, soundbars, and receivers by using a combination of bluetooth, infrared, and cloud services. Plus, for the first time, it features volume, mute, and power buttons. It's also 80 per cent faster than past Fire TV Sticks, supports Dolby Atmos (if you have the right audio setup), and has a quad-core 1.7GHz processor built in to speed up all your streaming and browsing. The Alexa-enabled stick lets you access a vast library of content available in 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+ by just using your voice.

Trade in whatever media streaming player you own and once it's received, Amazon will take $20 off the cost of a new Fire TV Stick 4K when you go to checkout. The device can be pre-ordered effective immediately for$49.99, and will ship in the USA and Canada at the end of the month. You can say "Alexa, show me 4k TV shows" or "Alexa, watch Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" to get started.

The refreshed Alexa Voice Remote allows you to control TVs, AV equipment, and cable boxes through Bluetooth and multi-directional infrared. And it's the second recent addition to Amazon's Fire TV lineup. With that said, if Google apps and services are not important to you, Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K looks like a great device at a very affordable price. It will also be compatible with the earlier Fire TV stick and will be available as a standalone remote for Rs 1,999. Both will begin shipping on October 31 in the United States and Canada.

"The device will be available on pre-order on starting today and will start shipping on November 14".