Wayfarer review: Amazon’s powerful Fire TV Stick 4K a streaming delight

by James Wilkinson

Amazon has firmly upped the ante when it comes to streaming at home and on the road with the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, media stick loaded-up with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos and access to over 200,000 movies and TV episodes.

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is the company’s most powerful streaming media stick to date and it’s ease of set-up means you can use it in your TV at home or plug it in to hotel TVs when you hit the road.

The latest Fire TV Stick is 80 percent more powerful in fact than the best-selling Fire TV Stick and it features a new quad core, 1.7GHz processor, that delivers a faster streaming experience, quicker load times, and brilliant picture quality.

With Fire TV Stick 4K, you can access Amazon’s vast catalogue of content currently available on Fire TV, which includes thousands of 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+ titles.

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K works brilliantly with the Sonos Arc, both offering Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos and being able to control the soundbar with the new Alexa Voice remote

It is the first streaming media stick available with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, two brilliant features that are now available on a number of leading TVs and soundbars, such as the Sonos Arc, Wayfarer‘s favourite home cinema experience product.

You’ll find plenty of content in that quality on the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K thanks to Prime Video and Netflix both supporting Dolby Vision.

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is the first Amazon Original to support Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and HDR10+ on compatible TVs and all of the recent Amazon Originals are in HDR10+ including The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Bosch, Sneaky Pete, and The Man in the High Castle.

Stream over 200,000 movies and shows with the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

With the Fire TV Stick 4K, you’ll also have access to lots of channels, apps, and Alexa skills, as well as over 200,000 movies and TV episodes on Fire TV, including favourites from Netflix, Stan, Prime Video, and many more.

With Amazon Silk browser, you can visit millions of websites and on the audio front, you can listen to songs, playlists, live radio stations, and podcasts through services like Amazon Music, Spotify, and iHeartRadio.

Where the Fire TV Stick 4K also stands out is the all-new Alexa Voice Remote, which combines Bluetooth, multi-directional infrared technology and not only controls the on-screen content, but also allows you to power on tens of thousands of TVs, sound bars, and AV receivers.

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K has full voice control with the new Alexa-powered remote

The new remote also has dedicated power, volume, and mute buttons, along with the ability to use voice commands to find and control content.

The enhanced in-app Voice Control works well with apps like Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ and YouTube, and you can also se Alexa to play, rewind, fast forward, and navigate through content with your voice.

Even more impressive, you can also pair Fire TV Stick 4K with your favourite Echo device and Alexa will control your content hands-free using far-field voice recognition.

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K (AU$99) is available direct from Amazon and leading retailers.