Amazon had announced Fire TV Stick 4K with Dolby Vision, HDR10+ support and Alexa Voice Remote back in October here in India and all-new Kindle Paperwhite with a 6-inch display, IPX8 Waterproof design a couple of weeks ago. All the three products are now available and will start shipping from today.
Fire TV Stick 4K
The Fire TV Stick 4K features a new quad-core 1.7GHz processor, delivering a fast streaming experience and gives you access to the vast catalog of content currently available on Fire TV including 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+ titles. It is the first streaming media stick available with Dolby Vision. By saying “Alexa, show me K TV shows” or “Alexa, watch Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” you can get the 4K contents easily. You can also enjoy 3D surround sound when connected to compatible home audio systems. Fire TV Stick 4K also gives you access to thousands of apps and Alexa skills, as well as over thousands of movies and TV episodes from Prime Video, Hotstar, Netflix, Sony LIV, Zee5, and others. With Firefox or Silk browsers, you can visit millions of websites like YouTube, Facebook, and Reddit. Listen to songs, playlists, live radio stations, and podcasts through services like Amazon Prime Music, Saavn and TuneIn. With Alexa available on Fire TV, just press and ask to easily find, search and control movies, TV shows, and apps. Alexa on Fire TV is always getting smarter with new Alexa skills and voice functionality. View live camera feeds, check sports scores, order food, book a cab and stream millions of songs using your remote.
You can also pair any of your Echo devices with your Fire TV for easy control of your entertainment experience using Alexa, hands-free. Just ask Alexa to play and search for movies and TV shows, launch apps, and control playback on your Fire TV without lifting a finger. Alexa on Fire TV, including the far-field control of Fire TV, will also become available on all existing Fire TV devices in India, via a software update, starting November 14.
Alexa Voice Remote
Combining Bluetooth, multidirectional infrared technology and powered by Amazon’s cloud-based service, the all-new Alexa Voice Remote allows you to power on your compatible TV with a single remote. The all-new Alexa Voice Remote is compatible with all Fire TV devices available in India and can control power and volume on thousands of TVs.
The Echo Sub is an addition to the Echo lineup of products and will provide immersive audio experience. You can connect Echo Sub to compatible Echo devices to create a 1.1 or 2.1 pairing for stereo sound. With the equalizer feature, you can adjust the bass, mid-range, and treble of the pairing simply by using your voice. Each band can be adjusted between minus 6 dB and 6 dB. To make an adjustment, just say: “Alexa, set the base to minus 6”, “Alexa, decrease the treble”, “Alexa, set mid-range to maximum”, or “Alexa, reset equalizer”
It comes with a 6-inch, high resolution 300 ppi display, laser-quality text that reads like real paper. It also includes five LEDs and an adjustable front light for a uniform, glare-free display even direct sunlight. The Kindle Paperwhite features a sleek, flush-front design and a back made of soft, easy-to-grip material so it rests easily in your hand. It is designed to withstand accidental splash in the rain, drops in the bathtub, hot tub, pool, and beach. It is IPX8 rated to protect against immersion in up to two meters of fresh water for up to one hour. It is available in two storage options- 8 GB and 32 GB for storing larger libraries for avid readers. Features of the new Kindle Paperwhite
- The new home experience makes it easier to find your next read based on your reading history, including books that are free for you to read from Kindle Unlimited or Prime Reading.
- Easily personalize your reading with reading settings, selecting the font, boldness level, and orientation settings you prefer, all from the main menu and quickly switch between those settings.
- Whispersync—Saves and synchronizes your last page read, bookmarks, and annotations from your Kindle eBooks across all of your Kindle devices and apps, so you can always pick up where you left off on any device, whether you’re reading or listening.
- Goodreads—Kindle is integrated with the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations, with over 50 million members, 1.3 billion books added, and 47 million book reviews.
- X-Ray—Explore the “Bones of the Book”—see all of the passages across a book that mention relevant ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places, or topics of interest.
- Word Wise—Available on many popular English language titles, Word Wise makes it easier to enjoy and quickly understand more challenging books. Short and simple definitions automatically appear above difficult words so you can keep reading with fewer interruptions.
- Smart Lookup—Integrates a full dictionary definition with other reference information via X-Ray and Wikipedia.
Pricing and Availability
The all-new Kindle Paperwhite is priced at INR 12,999 for the 8 GB WiFi model and INR 17,999 for the 32 GB model, which comes with 4G+WiFi support. It is now available on Amazon. For a limited time, you get three months of Kindle Unlimited subscription for free on pre-orders, in addition to a free 3-month KU subscription, buyers will get a 2-year extended warranty for all pre-ordered devices
- Fire TV Stick 4K is available on Amazon.in for INR 5,999
- Alexa Voice Remote is available as a standalone remote for INR 1,999
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