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All-new Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick 4K: now with TV controls and Alexa

Get ready - the arrival of Amazon’s new Fire TV Stick 4K and Fire TV Stick is going to supercharge your streaming experience!

The Fire Stick 4K is our most powerful Fire TV streaming media stick, with sharp colour and immersive Dolby Atmos audio that will take movie night on the couch to the next level - just add popcorn. No smart TV? No problem - our new Fire TV Stick is perfect for HD TVs, combining crisp playback with Dolby Atmos. Both of our new releases come with the all new Alexa Voice Remote with TV controls to control the power and volume on your compatible TV, receiver and soundbar. We’ve also added quick access buttons to Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ and Amazon Music.

There are thousands of streaming and gaming apps available on Fire TV with more being added all the time - Netflix, Stan, Disney+, Prime Video and Optus Sport. There’s also plenty of Aussie TV too, with 7plus, ABC iview, 9Now, SBS On Demand and 10 play.

And setup couldn’t be easier - just plug the Fire TV streaming media stick into your TV’s HDMI port and connect to Wi-Fi. Once your device has updated to the latest software, select your favourite apps and you’re ready to start streaming! You can use the Alexa Voice Remote to browse and play TV shows, movies and music. To search for something to watch, press and hold the voice button and say things like “Alexa, search for comedies”, or “Alexa, play Making Their Mark” and with your Fire TV Stick 4K why not try “Alexa, find 4K movies”.

We recently redesigned the Fire TV experience, so you can now create up to six Profiles and customise the apps and watchlist available in each. You can also customise the navigation menu by pinning your most-used apps along the top. The homepage features all of the best content from your subscription apps, or you can head to the Find tab to browse by genre.

Fire TV Tips & Tricks

Your Fire TV is so much more than streaming. Give these tricks a try:

Got an Echo device in your living room? You can link your compatible Echo device with your Fire TV for a hands-free Alexa voice experience - great if you can’t find the remote.

1. Open the Alexa app.
2. Open More and select Settings.
3. Select TV & Video.
4. Select Fire TV.
5. Select *Link or Manage Devices *and follow the on-screen instructions.
6. Give it a go - try saying: “Alexa, find romantic comedies” or “Alexa, open YouTube”

Use your Alexa Voice Remote to control compatible smart home devices, including lights, plugs and locks, check the weather or set a timer. Why not try...

“Alexa, set a pizza timer for 10 minutes”
“Alexa, what’s the temperature outside?“
“Alexa, tell me a joke”
Alexa, show me the front door
Alexa, what’s on my calendar today?

Create a fun movie night routine that includes your TV. Just say “Alexa, start movie night” then...*

Alexa will announce your movie night through your compatible Echo device while you grab the popcorn, dim compatible lights, and open Prime Video via Fire TV! Get this routine by scanning this QR code or check out the Routines section of the Alexa app to set up your own custom Routine.

Get more from your Fire TV Stick and Alexa Voice Remote with Prime Video

Prime Video, Amazon’s subscription streaming service, includes thousands of movies and TV shows, including action, comedy, drama and family programming. Amazon Originals – only available on Prime Video – offers the likes of The Grand Tour, Fleabag, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Little Fires Everywhere and the award-winning series The Man in the High Castle. Learn more about Prime Membership.
“Alexa, play The Man in the High Castle”
“Alexa, play Fleabag”*
“Alexa, play This is Us”

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Explore the full Fire TV range here or find out more about Amazon Echo devices here. We're always adding new features to help ensure Alexa truly makes your everyday life easier. Discover how over in the Meet Alexa Hub.