Amazon Fire Tv is the ultimate powerful 4k box.This new Fire TV has a way faster processor and including the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard support and it now streams Amazon Prime and Netflix videos in the 4K Ultra HD. On this model, the optical audio output is no more, but there’s now a new MicroSD card slot for storing more apps and games etc. Else it’s very same like the original 2014 model with the same price tag, remote control, size, and software features.

Features of Amazon Fire TV

New Powerful 4K double-play

The original Fire TV did well with its processors, so for streaming purposes, but in this new model, the new chip mainly serves to support the 4K Ultra HD playback. MediaTek Quad-core up to 2 Ghz & Dual-core @ 2.0 GHz + Dual-core @ 1.6 GHz is really powerful. Provided you have a 4K TV with an HDCP 2.2-enabled HDMI port, along with a fast Internet connection at least 15Mbps, then you can stream Ultra HD content from either Amazon Video or even Netflix. You will enjoy Netflix here more.

Compared to all other 4K streamers, Like Apple TV, Roku 4, the Fire TV’s catalog is same as them. The main drawback here is – You can’t stream YouTube in 4K, nor can you watch 4K videos on networked storage devices via Plex. Services that support 4K rentals, such as Vudu isn’t available, either, so it means you’re stuck buying Ultra HD videos at full price from Amazon’s store if you want to get the maximum out of it.

Prime, Prime, and more Prime and Fire TV

If you want to get the full features and enjoy then you better have plans to subscribe to Amazon Prime. Still now, Fire TV still isn’t accommodating to people who lack Amazon Prime subscriptions.

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Final wrap

It’s a great product but currently, if you don’t have a prime subscription then the fire tv 4k is not for you now. You can go for Apple TV, Roku 4 etc. They will be the best options for you.