Days after Apple introduced its new Apple TV set-top box, Amazon has introduced a refreshed box of its own.
The new Amazon Fire TV is now officially official, and while it looks similar to last year’s box, it’s got the notable addition of support for 4K Ultra HD video. You can also use Amazon's Alexa voice assistant to do things like check sports scores or the weather, play music, and more. Inside the box lives a quad-core MediaTek processor, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, Bluetooth 4.1, dual band Wi-Fi, and support for the Fire TV Voice Remote as well as the Fire TV Game Controller. In terms of ports, the Fire TV has HDMI, Ethernet, and USB outlets on its backside.
The new Fire TV is available for pre-order today for $99.99 ahead of its October 5 launch. That bundle includes a Fire TV Voice Remote. You can also pre-order a bundle that includes the Fire TV box, Fire TV Game Controller, 32GB microSD card, and two games for $139.99. Finally, Amazon is selling its Fire TV Stick in a bundle with a Fire TV Voice Remote for $49.99, with a launch date of October 22.