Amazon stokes the Fire TV Stick, adds voice remote

Pre-orders open up today for the mildly upgraded Fire TV Stick.

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This morning, Amazon announced a new version of its Fire TV Stick, a plug-and-play streaming solution. The new Stick will include the Alexa Voice Remote, but maintains the same $40 price point as the previous model.

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Hot on the heels of a recent lineup refresh by Roku, Amazon is praising the new Fire TV Stick as "the only streaming media stick with a voice remote," which is entirely true.

The added Alexa functionality means you can plug the stick into your TV and access up to 7,000 channels, apps, and straight-up cool future robot Alexa functionality like asking her "What's the weather on Saturday?" or "Where's the beef?"

On the quality side, the upgraded Fire TV Stick bundles in a quad-core processor, 802.11ac WiFi, and support for HEVC. In short, it's a great way to binge watch Stranger Things in full 1080p resolution without a bunch of buffering.

Last but certainly not least, Amazon is sweetening the pot even further by offering "up to $65" in free content from Sling TV, Hulu, and Amazon Video for customers who activate the Fire TV Stick before Halloween.

Whether that's because they turn into pumpkins afterward or not, the devices themselves don't ship until October 20th, but you can pre-order now at Amazon.

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