Amazon refreshes the Fire TV Stick and announces its cheaper Lite variant

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Amazon has launched a refresh to its Fire TV Stick that is 50% more powerful than the original one. The new 3rd-gen Fire TV Stick is accompanied by a cheaper Fire TV Stick Lite. Let’s check out the specs, features, expected price, and availability of Amazon Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite in Nepal.

Fire TV Stick (2020) Overview

Here, the 3rd-Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick features a quad-core processor with a clock speed of up to 1.7GHz. The graphics are handled by IMG GE8300 GPU. With the upgraded internals, Amazon is claiming it to be up to 50% more powerful than its predecessor.Amazon Fire Stick TV HDMI Connection

It can connect to your high-definition TV through an HDMI connection. Amazon recommends using an HDMI extender for the best Wi-Fi reception. The Fire TV Stick supports dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac. Amazon has adopted dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO) for better stability. Similarly, it can connect to your headphones, speaker, and other Bluetooth devices as it supports Bluetooth 5.0 and LE.

In terms of output, it is still limited to FHD streaming. So, if you need to stream 4k contents, you’ll need to get the 2018’s Fire Stick 4K that costs $10 more. The 4K version also has Dolby Vision support that the new Fire TV Stick lacks. It supports HDR, HDR 10, HDR10+, and HLG formats. Amazon has also improved the sound quality with Dolby Atmos. It will provide an immersive experience while watching compatible content.

Fire TV Stick Lite Overview

Here, Amazon Fire TV Stick and the Lite variant are basically the same devices with similar internals and output capability. The only difference between the vanilla and the Lite variant is the remote. While Amazon Fire TV Stick comes with Alexa Voice Remote control (2nd-gen), like the one in the 4K version, Fire TV Stick Lite comes with Alexa Voice Remote Lite. The two remotes are the same except for the dedicated TV controls, including the volume and mute buttons, which are only available in the premium option. Amazon Fire Stick Lite with Remote

Amazon Fire TV Stick (2020), Lite Specifications:

  • Dimension: 3.4 x 1.2 x 0.5-inch; 32.0g
  • Processor: Quad-Core (1.7GHz)
  • GPU: IMG GE8300
  • Storage: 8GB
  • Output: 1080p / 720p up to 60Hz
  • Video Formats: HDR 10, HDR 10+, HLG, H.265, H.264, Vp9
  • Sound: Dolby Atmos
  • Connectivity: Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0 + LE
  • Ports: HDMI output, micro-USB port (for power)
  • Remote Control: Alexa Voice Remote (2nd-gen) / Alexa Voice Remote Lite

Amazon Fire TV Stick, Lite Price in Nepal and Availability

Amazon Fire TV Stick (2020) and Fire TV Stick Lite have a price tag of $39.99 and $29.99, respectively. We can expect the price of Amazon Fire TV Stick and Fire Stick Lite in Nepal to be around NPR 6,000 and NPR 4,800, respectively through unofficial channels.

Streaming Device Price (Global) Price in Nepal (Expected)
Amazon Fire TV Stick (2020) $39.99 NPR 6,000
Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite $29.99 NPR 4,800
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