Lite is just right
Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite
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Amazon Fire TV Stick (3rd Generation)
You almost have to double-check when comparing Amazon Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen) and Fire TV Stick Lite, as the devices look almost identical. Truth be told, they are not sin different, as the specific table below shows. Let 's go in and see why you might prefer one of these flow sticks over the other.
The Amazon Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite are both excellent, affordable options in the streaming space, especially if you have no worries about 4K video, or don't have a TV that can play UHD content .
|Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite||Amazon Fire TV Stick (3rd Generation)|
|Meudan||3.4 x 1.2 x 0.5-inch||3.4 x 1.2 x 0.5-inch|
|Image quality||Up to 1080p Full HD with support for HDR, HDR 10, HDR10 +, HLG||Up to 1080p Full HD with support for HDR, HDR 10, HDR10 +, HLG|
|Sound||HDMI pass-through support for Dolby Atmos Audio||Native Dolby Atmos sound|
|RAM||1 GB||1 GB|
|Storage||8 GB||8 GB|
|remote||Alexa Voice Remote Lite||Alexa Voice Remote (3rd Generation)|
As you can see, there are two main areas where these Fire TV Sticks differ: audio output (sort of) and their remote controls. Let’s get into that.
I had a hard time figuring out the differences between these two devices when I looked through the press releases and product pages on the Amazon website, so you would be forgiven for it. be a little upset too.
Both Fire TV Sticks share the same video capabilities and can display up to 1080p with support for the following formats: HDR, HDR10 / 10 +, and HLG. Both come with 8GB of storage (which is not much if you want to download games like Jackbox Party Pack), and both share the same quad-core processor.
The only areas where they differ are in how you can output and process Dolby Atmos Audio and in the useful Alexa Voice Remotes. The Fire TV Stick Lite and Fire TV Stick are both capable of playing video with Dolby Atmos Audio, but the Fire TV Stick Lite requires an HDMI pass to process.
But what most users notice, and perhaps are more concerned about, is the type of Alexa Voice Remote that each one has. The Fire TV Stick comes with the full Alexa Voice Remote with buttons to control the power and volume of your TV, but the Fire TV Stick Lite does not. The Lite version of the Alexa Voice Remote can control the Fire TV experience user interface, and there is push button voice access to Alexa, but there is no way to control your TV.
These two devices are very similar and are only split by $ 10. I know I offered more cons for the Fire TV Stick Lite, but it would still be my top recommendation here for a reason or two. For starters, while having the full Alexa Voice Remote TV controls is good, they are not essential. And this may sound like a big guess, but I bet if you can't play Dolby video, you probably don't have to worry about Dolby Atmos Audio (and it certainly wouldn't be too difficult for you to pass HDMI -through used to). enable).
The Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen) is a great device, but if you're updating, I think it's worth the extra $ 10 to pay for the Fire TV Stick 4K get. And if you really want the best Amazon Fire TV Stick, you will want to spring for the brand new Fire TV Stick 4K Max. The only downside is that you end up spending an extra $ 25 for the latest and greatest Fire TV Stick.
Amazon's latest HDMI dongle is the cheapest Fire TV stick ever. At $ 30, the Fire TV Stick Lite delivers the extra TV controls from its main body, but the work is still in progress.
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Amazon's updated Fire TV stick is still a fast streaming stick and comes with an updated remote control for easier access to TV controls. It still only produces 1080p, though.
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