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Amazon has announced the release of two new streaming devices – The new 3rd Generation Fire TV Stick and the Fire TV Stick Lite.
Cord-cutting enthusiasts have been speculating a new model of the Amazon Firestick for months, and now it’s official.
These devices are priced at $29.99 and $39.99 respectively and seem to be slimmed down versions of the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K.
The VP of Amazon Entertainment Devices & Services, Marc Whitten, stated the following in a press release:
“With a redesigned Fire TV experience tailored to each user, it’s even simpler to stream your favorite shows with our more powerful, next-generation Fire TV Stick and our even more affordable Fire TV Stick Lite.”
You can view the full press release here – Amazon Press Release
Amazon also announced that these devices will include a new and improved interface and design titled the “All-New Fire TV Experience”.
This will roll out to other devices sometime in 2021.
Fire TV Stick Lite
The Fire TV Stick Lite is priced at $29.99 and will be available via Amazon on September 30th.
You can find more information on pricing, shipping, specs, and more on the Fire TV Stick Lite Product Page.
One thing of note about the new Firestick lite is the added “Live” button to the remote that will open all live streaming options on your device.
However, this remote will not have TV controls like those available on the Firestick 4K Remote.
This device will also NOT support 4K streaming, which is a major let down for a device released in 2020.
Below is one of the first released images of the new Fire TV Stick Lite.
With no added features and a smaller price tag, it seems Amazon is likely trying to compete with the Roku Streaming Stick+.
And for an extra $10, you can purchase the all-new 3rd Generation Fire TV Stick.
3rd Generation Fire TV Stick
The all-new 3rd Generation Fire TV Stick is priced at $39.99 and will be available via Amazon September 30th.
Similar to both the Fire TV Stick Lite and the Fire TV Stick 4K, this device will also have 8 GB of storage.
However, most specs and features on the 3rd Gen Fire TV Stick saw no upgrades.
The only improvement you will see with the purchase of the new Fire TV Stick is more volume and power controls to the Firestick remote.
The chart below shows in detail the differences in each device:
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Overall, this seems like a complete flop by Amazon and a huge miss.
While the price point may be right for some, most cord-cutters and streamers are looking for improvements in storage and overall streaming experience.
Make sure to comment below your thoughts on Amazon’s newest streaming devices!
Firestick Lite Alternatives
Although it’s cool to see Amazon releasing new models of the Firestick, these new devices lack in comparison to other superior streaming devices on the market.
Check out our quick list below of Firestick Lite alternatives.
Amazon Firestick 4K
The Firestick 4K has been the most popular streaming device on the market since it’s debut in 2018, and for good reason.
Due to its price point, 4K compatibility, ease of jailbreaking, and overall specs, it’s hard to beat the Firestick 4K.
The MECOOL KM3 is a newer Android TV Box running the true Android TV 10 operating system, which is a huge plus.
The MECOOL KM3 is one of those devices that provides similar features to the NVIDIA Shield without breaking the bank.
Tivo Stream 4K
The Tivo Stream 4K is another popular device that arrived to the streaming scene back in May.
This device is similar in comparison to the Firestick 4K in terms of price, storage, and portability, but runs Android TV OS.
For even more options check out our complete list of best streaming devices in 2020 and beyond.
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This app allows you to install the best streaming apps and tools in a matter of minutes. This has been used by over 4 million cord-cutters.
Use the link below to access this free application.
For our most popular Firestick/Fire TV tutorials, I highly recommend viewing our TROYPOINT guides below.
For more information on the new 3rd Gen Fire TV Sticks, you can check the official press release from Amazon below.
What do you think of these new Amazon Firesticks?
Are you going to purchase the 3rd gen Firestick or Fire TV Stick Lite?
Let us hear your thoughts on these new devices in the comments below!
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