Why it matters: Amazon introduced an upgraded version of the Fire TV Stick 4K with faster wireless and better overall performance. According to Amazon, this is the most affordable streaming media device that supports Wi-Fi 6 in one long shot.
The Fire TV Stick 4K Max has a 1.8GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM. According to Amazon, this set of devices is 40% more powerful than the hardware featured in the original Fire TV Stick 4K, which means apps load faster and navigation should be smoother. Amazon's new player supports 4K UHD, HDR, and HDR10+, as well as Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, and features the latest Alexa voice remote control. With Alexa Home Theatre, users can wirelessly connect to Echo Smart Speakers or Echo Studio for an immersive audio experience.
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The Fire TV Stick 4K Max is also Amazon's first media player to support Wi-Fi 6, which is enabled via the MediaTek MT7921LS Wi-Fi 6 chipset. Sure, you'll need a Wi-Fi 6 compatible router. To use the connection is faster, but with everything in place, you'll need 4K streaming and smoother gaming with Amazon Luna.