New Fire TV user interface for (almost) everyone
The latest Amazon streaming sticks are currently still running under the “old” Fire TV interface. A new, heavily revised version was presented at the end of September. This should find its way to the new Fire TV sticks in the course of the year.
The new user interface will gradually be distributed to all Amazon streaming sticks – back to the first generation, as Amazon confirms to futurezone. That means: With the exception of the Fire TV set-top boxes from 2014 and 2015, the only ones that will not receive the new interface.
What the new Fire TV will look like and, above all, what it will be able to do, is still unclear. In any case, a press release from Amazon states that the new interface offers a “more intuitive and individual experience”. There will also be a new search and the Alexa voice control will be expanded. Above all, the new Fire TV will offer the option of creating user profiles.
How good the picture and sound quality is in the end depends less on the streaming sticks and more on the TV set and audio equipment. In any case, the Fire TV Stick Lite can play back content in 1080p (1920 x 1080). It supports 60 Hz, HDR10, HDR10 + and HLG.
The audio codecs include HDMI audio passthrough for Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital +, Dolby Atmos and DTS. In terms of WiFi, the Fire TV Stick Lite is compatible with 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac and can therefore also be used in the dual-band 2.4 / 5 GHz.
The Lite stick is powered by a 4-core MediaTek MT8695D with 1.7 GHz and 1 GB RAM. The internal memory is 8 GB.