With each passing day, more people receive video content via streaming. If you want to watch that content on a TV, you need some type of device to provide the streaming content. Today we’ll look at the latest offering from Amazon. Yes, I’ll include some links to purchase that earn me a tiny commission. No, I didn’t receive anything else for writing this.
I’ve gotten almost all of my content via streaming for several years now. I use two primary devices that I purchased three years ago. One is the Amazon Fire TV Cube and one is the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K. Both of them are working well for me. But I’m considering getting another streaming device and so it was time to look at the latest options available.
The latest and greatest streaming stick from Amazon is the Fire TV Stick 4K Max and admittedly the differences are fairly minor. The first difference is one that will benefit me as it now has support for WiFi 6. For those who have a WiFi 6 capable router, this gives you a way to connect on a channel that is not as congested. In theory, it also gives you access to a higher speed connection though you’d like see higher speeds in reality.
There is a slightly faster processor, a slightly faster GPU and a little bit more memory as well. Will you see an improvement strictly due to these better specs? Likely not. Since I last purchased, the remotes have also gained a few more buttons for dedicated services. These are nice, but I don’t feel those will provide a benefit for me.
Even though the improvements are very incremental, the Fire TV Stick 4K Max will be my choice when I add to my streaming device collection. If you don’t think the benefits are worth the higher price, go for the Fire TV Stick 4K.