Amazon has updated its popular TV dongle line-up with the introduction of the 3rd Generation Fire TV Stick, which, as its name implies, is the successor to the former 2nd Gen Fire TV Stick. It has also introduced an all-new lighter version of the same, dubbed as the Fire TV Stick Lite.
At first glance, the design of the new Fire TV Stick appears to be the same as its predecessor. However, the newer model, as per Amazon, gains a 50% improvement in performance over the earlier model. It is also said to consume 50% less power than the 2nd Gen Fire TV Stick.
The new Fire TV Stick gets support for Full-HD (1080p) streaming at 60FPS with HDR, along with Dolby Atmos support via compatible speakers. Like before, it still gets Alexa support right from the smart remote. The 3rd Gen Fire TV Stick also gains support for 5GHz networks, which should enable faster streaming with lesser buffering.
The Fire TV Stick Lite, on the other hand, is the company's most affordable TV dongle to date. It, too, has support for Full-HD streaming with HDR, but it misses out on 60fps and Dolby Atmos support. Amazon says that the Fire TV Stick Lite is equally powered as the 3rd Gen model. It also gets smart remote functionality out-of-the-box with a new Alexa Voice Remote Lite.
Both the Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen) and Fire TV Stick Lite will go on sale starting October 15. Where the 3rd Gen Fire TV Stick is priced at ₹3,999, the Fire TV Stick Lite is priced at ₹2,999. You can pre-order them starting today.