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Amazon Fire TV Stick with voice control

February 21, 2017

By Nik Roseveare

Amazon has revealed that its all-new Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote will launch in the UK on April 6th. Amazon says the device is 30 per cent faster than the previous version, and is the first UK version to ship with an Alexa Voice Remote included.

“Fire TV Stick is our fastest-selling UK device ever, and has 37,000 5-star customer reviews – today we’re making it even better,” commented Jorrit Van der Meulen, Vice President, Amazon Devices International. “The all-new Amazon Fire TV Stick has been completely redesigned with incredible performance, powerful voice search and the included Alexa-powered remote to deliver fast access to a vast selection of movies, TV shows, games and Alexa skills—all for just £39.99 [47.14].”

With the new Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, customers have access to a redesigned interface that makes finding what to watch even easier. Fire TV Stick offers a new cinematic experience, delivering video trailers and content screenshots to help customers access the content they want – without the need to open and close multiple apps. Fire TV shows users the available viewing options – stream, rent, or buy – to help them choose apps based on convenience and value. Finding and enjoying apps and games is also easy with a customisable apps list on the home screen. Other features include:

Alexa is the cloud-based voice service that powers devices like Amazon Echo, Echo Dot—and now Fire TV Stick.  With the included Alexa Voice Remote, users can ask Alexa to get the news and weather, check their commute, get sports scores, play music, order a car from Uber or takeaway from Just Eat, and much more.

The all-new Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote is available for pre-order now through Amazon now, and at launch will also be available at high street stores including Dixons Carphone, Argos, John Lewis, Tesco and Maplin.

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