- Amazon has introduced the new Echo lineup of smart speakers and the latest-gen Fire TV Stick
- The company has also announced a cheaper Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite
- Amazon has unveiled a redesigned Fire TV UI as well
Amazon has introduced a new Echo lineup of smart products, the latest generation of Fire TV Stick, an all-new affordable Fire TV Stick Lite, and a redesigned Fire TV experience. The latest generation Fire TV Stick is claimed to be 50 percent more powerful than its predecessor and it can stream 1080p content at 60fps with HDR compatibility. The Fire TV Stick also supports Dolby Atmos for the immersive sound experience. The all-new Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite is a cheaper version of the Fire TV Stick and supports full HD streaming. The next-generation Echo devices bring an all-new design language and fabric finish, bright LED light ring at the base, 3.0-inch woofer, dual-firing tweeters, and Dolby support.
Price and availability
|Amazon Echo Dot||Rs 4,499||October 26th|
|Amazon Echo||Rs 9,999||Coming soon|
|Amazon Echo Dot with clock||Rs 5,499||Coming soon|
|Fire TV Stick||Rs 3,999||October 15th|
|Fire TV Stick Lite||Rs 2,999||October 15th|
Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite specifications
The new Fire TV Stick is powered by a 1.7GHz quad-camera processor, supports dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi for a more stable connection, and the Alexa Voice Remote with dedicated power, volume, and mute buttons for easy control of TVs, soundbars, and A/V receivers.
The Fire TV Stick Lite is an affordable model that brings streaming in full HD quality. It features HDR support and comes with the new Alexa Voice Remote Lite that allows you to use voice to find, launch, and control content. Both the Fire TV Stick models support popular OTT apps, including Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, Zee5, SonyLIV, Sun NXT, ALT Balaji, Discovery Plus, and many other Apps.
The redesigned Fire TV UI puts the main menu at the centre of the screen. One can directly jump into the streaming service and the new Find experience makes it easier to discover content, thanks to broad and specific searches based on genre, categories, and more. The new UI brings improved voice controls and supports a total of six profiles for a personalised experience. It offers individual content recommendations, viewing history, watch lists, preferred settings, and more.
Alexa will automatically recognise the voice and switch to your profile, after the initial set up. The new UI has a dedicated Alexa Explore destination, which displays popular Alexa features and guides you in discovering new recipes, view stocks, and more. You can also see and control connected smart devices in your home
Amazon Echo, Echo Dot specifications
The new-generation Amazon Echo automatically senses the acoustics of your space and fine-tunes audio playback, similar to Echo Plus. It comes with a built-in Zigbee smart home hub for the first time and supports Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). The new Echo Dot has the same spherical design and fabric finish as Echo. It packs in a powerful 1.6-inch front-firing speaker, which is claimed to produce crisp vocals and balanced bass.
The new Amazon Echo Dot Clock comes with the same improvements and enhancements like the new Echo Dot, but it gets a new simple LED display that can surface time, outdoor temperature, timers, and alarm. There is a new tap-to-snooze feature as well.