OUR VERDICT The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K (2021) is the latest refresh of the standard Fire TV streaming stick, The 4K version is enhanced by adding a host of new improvements such as 4K HDR, and compatibility with Dolby Atmos audio.
There are a number of versions in the firestick family with the cheapest being the Fire TV Stick Lite. However the basic model is just that basic. If you want all the all the features then your best going for the fully fledged model.
The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K(2021) is a very capable HD streamer with very good capabilities.
For this 2021 model, you're getting HDR support , ensuring smoother and richer images – as long as your television support the same specs.
You'll also get native 4K resolution here.
The difficulty in judging the Fire TV Stick 4K is that Amazon has brought in a new entry-level model, the Fire TV Stick Lite.
There are some notable differences – mainly, the inclusion of volume controls and mute button on the step-up model's remote, as well as the ability to connect and control other AV equipment.
The volume controls really do make a difference, and switching back to the Lite model's remote is difficult. You can also programme the remote to control your TV volume and other controls as well.
I've also found that your can control your FireStick via an Alexa as well.
The firestick 4k supports all major streaming services. besides all the main Amazon apps, you can use all the major UK TV channels on demand services, as well as Pluto TV, You Tube and Sling TV. There are 100s of apps to use.
The usual price for the Amazon 4K firestick is £49.99 however check the link below as there are usually special offers available via Amazon throughout the year.
So in review the Pros are:
Small and can fit on the back of your TV
Supports all major streaming services
Access to Free Services
Easy to set up
Access to all Amazon Apps
Turns a normal TV into a smart TV at a fraction of the cost of a new TV.
No Unique streaming Features
Constant self promotion.
Dependant on your internet speed
I hope that you found this brief review of help and if you do purchase a Amazon Firestick 4K, that it serves you well.