The second generation Amazon Fire TV Stick is shipping out today. This new $40 device comes with a remote control that features the Alexa voice assistant and over 7,000 apps.
The updated Fire TV Stick is a major improvement in almost every way. The CPU has seen a major upgrade from the first generation’s dual-core ARM Cortex A9. It is now powered by the quad-core processor, the same one that the $50 Amazon Fire tablet employs. It has the same 8GB internal storage and 1GB of RAM as the original, but makes the jump from Bluetooth 3.0 to 4.1. It also has wireless internet access and can decode H.265 videos.
You can purchase the new Fire TV stick from Amazon today. We will be posting our full review of this device next week.