Amazon is introducing three new members of its Fire TV family of streaming video products. All of them include support for Alexa, Amazon's digital assistant that was first introduced with the Amazon Echo connected speaker.
The Amazon Fire TV Stick HDMI dongle now includes a Voice Remote for the price of $49.99, allowing the owner to use their voice while searching for movies and TV shows. It can also access Alexa to get information on the weather, traffic, sports scores and more. The Amazon Fire TV set-top box has a MediaTek 64-bit quad-core processor and a dedicated GPU which the company claims gives it a 75% performance boost compared to the first Fire TV. It also supports 4K video streams for the first time.
Amazon is also selling the Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition for $139.99. It's basically the same thing as the new Fire TV box, but with a Game Controller and a 32GB microSD card bundle with it. It also comes with two free games (Shovel Knight and Disney DuckTales: Remastered).
Both the new Fire TV and Fire TV Gaming Edition will ship on October 5, while the Amazon Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote will ship on Oct. 22.