Amazon prepping pair of 4K60 Fire TV models for release shortly after Apple TV refresh

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Amazon appears to be on the cusp of announcing a pair of new streaming devices, with both capable of 4K resolution at 60 frames per second.




According to a report on Monday from AFTVnews, one form is a dongle similar to the Google Chromecast. The second is a cube-shaped device with far-field microphones, a built-in speaker, and a LED indicator -- granting the device the abilities of the Amazon Echo Dot.

The Fire TV with the dongle form factor won't replace the existing Fire TV Stick, which will reportedly remain in the product lineup. It will be relatively unadorned, with only the HDMI plug, and a micro USB port for power.

Previous leaks peg the processor in the device as the ARM Mali-450 MP. Performance on it is still less than either the first or second generations of the Fire TV streaming box.

The higher-end cube-shaped device does not have a leaked benchmark, and as such, specific performance details are not known.

The dongle form-factor device is expected to debut in September, and ship in October. AFTVnews predicts a selling price between $60 and $80. The higher end device is expected to be released before the end of 2017, and sell for more than $100.

A new Apple TV with 4K support is expected at Tuesday's iPhone reveal event. According to the leaked iOS 11 build, users will need a stable 15Mbps connection to stream 4K, 60 frames-per-second content on the next-generation Apple TV.

As of yet, the promised Amazon Prime Video app has not made an appearance on the Apple TV.

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  • Reply 1 of 9
    rob53rob53 Posts: 1,766member
    Surprise, surprise.
  • Reply 2 of 9
    fallenjtfallenjt Posts: 3,669member
    sog35 said:
    I've always pictured the new AppleTV as a homehub.

    That was my prediction for the new AppleTV in 2013.

    funny thing is Apple did follow my vision:  but seperated it into 2 devices - ATV and Homepod
    Bullshits. Your HomeHub idea was crap and you lost the bet to me: 1 month self ban, but I forgave you. Apple followed you vision? LOL. Stop smoking too early in the morning, dude.
    edited September 2017 StrangeDays
  • Reply 3 of 9
    I hope the next Fire TV comes with more internal memory than the current models.  My Kodi/PLEX setup has just about eaten all of the memory space on my Fire TV. Those thumbnails take up a lot of memory space.

    Whatever Apple can do, Jeff Bezos will make sure Amazon can do it better. That's why Amazon is valued so highly despite lack of profits. A CEO who hates to lose can really push a company to always win. Greedy investors love companies that destroy other companies. That's why Amazon is constantly praised for everything it does.
    edited September 2017 Ofer
  • Reply 4 of 9
    wood1208wood1208 Posts: 1,281member
    Oh!, talking in hindsight.
    sog35 said:
    I've always pictured the new AppleTV as a homehub.

    That was my prediction for the new AppleTV in 2013.

    funny thing is Apple did follow my vision:  but seperated it into 2 devices - ATV and Homepod
    It's OK. Easier to say in hindsight.
    StrangeDays
  • Reply 5 of 9
    So very very underpowered... yep, amazon sure produce quality heh
    basically dump near crap like most of their products

    stfu sog, you are annoying in your prescient hindsight that ignores actual reality of any kind
    StrangeDays
  • Reply 6 of 9
    More fallout from the iOS 11 leak. The leak that keeps on giving. /s
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 9
    fallenjt said:
    sog35 said:
    I've always pictured the new AppleTV as a homehub.

    That was my prediction for the new AppleTV in 2013.

    funny thing is Apple did follow my vision:  but seperated it into 2 devices - ATV and Homepod
    Bullshits. Your HomeHub idea was crap and you lost the bet to me: 1 month self ban, but I forgave you. Apple followed you vision? LOL. Stop smoking too early in the morning, dude.
    Sogg’s ego is absurd. His compulsion to attribute so many of Apple’s accomplishments to himself personally is telling of a personality disorder. 
    Soliwatto_cobra
  • Reply 8 of 9
    sog35 said:
    I said this FOUR YEARS AGO.
    But then again, people were saying it 12 years ago, so…  :p


    watto_cobra
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