#Amazon has upgraded the popular Fire TV Stick, with one important addition – Alexa voice assistant. This is done via the remote that is supplied with the Fire TV Stick, which comes with a dedicated Alexa button to receive voice commands. This feature will no doubt make it an attractive proposition for customers who are seeking a low cost alternative to the larger consoles.
The Fire TV Stick also has some crucial upgrades under the hood. Most importantly, the device now has a Mediatek 8127D chipset, the ability to decode H.265 video, support for Bluetooth 4,1, WiFi 802.11ac and much more. The storage and RAM capacity remains unchanged at 8GB and 1GB respectively.
On the software front, the Fire TV Stick is still running the same Fire OS, which is believed to be based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. While this might sound disheartening to Android purists, the Fire OS has been tweaked extensively to give users a pretty decent software experience. The device can be pre-ordered right away and will be available for purchase on the 20th of October for $39.99. Hit the link below for more details.