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Amazon is Working On a Mid Range Fire TV With 4K HDR


You may have noticed that the Fire TV has been hard to find on Amazon.com recently. Last week Amazon also redid the Fire TV page on their website and now we may know why.

According to AFTVnews.com Amazon is about to launch a new Fire TV.

This is what Elias from AFTVnews has to say:

This information is based on a benchmark I’ve discovered and other information I’ve acquired. The new model will support 4K UHD playback at 60 fps and high dynamic range (HDR) video, which is superior to all existing Fire TV models, although I expect the new model to be sold alongside both existing Fire TV models. This will be Amazon’s first HDR capable streaming device and is meant to be an entry-level model for 4K HDR streaming, to compete with the Chromecast Ultra. The new device will run a version of Fire OS that is based on Google’s latest Android 7 Nougat operating system, which is a significant upgrade from their current Fire TV lineup that runs Fire OS 5 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Now AFTVnews.com does say they do not expect the new Fire TV to hit anytime soon and may not come out till this fall. They also predict that this will be a new version and will not replace any current Fire TV models.

For more information and a detailed look at what we know visit AFTVnews.com.

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  • Richard smith

    Trying to justify upgrading, don’t see a use if my tv/bluray player both do HDR.

  • Daniel Richards

    how would this be a mid tier if it has better video quality then the current bo? wouldn’t the current one become the mid tier and this new model be above it?

    • Richard smith

      It can do Hdr and 60 fps with hdmi 2.0. The box can’t even though it has better specs.

      • Daniel Richards

        so it will be a lower spec device, kinda like the 2nd gen Stick but with HDMI 2.0? this article didn’t really discuss hardware differences so I’m confused why this new device that can do higher resolution and HDR is going to be a lower tier.

        • Richard smith

          It’s between the first generation box and the 2nd generation stick. All current devices can only use hdmi 1.4 which can’t do hdr or 60fps in 4k. It’s basically like a chromecast ultra

  • Ctrl-Opt-Del

    Will this AOSP-7-based version of FireOS come to previous Fire devices or are my Fire TV & Kindle Fire 7 gonna be left stuck on AOSP 5.1? 😒