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Fire TV Stick 4K Max is a stellar streaming stick you can live without

Published Oct 13 2021 at 6:30 PM GMT
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  • Amazon has made a killing over the years by offering decent products for cheaper prices than its competitors, like the Echo Buds 2 But for better or for worse, the new Fire TV Stick 4K Max takes a slightly different approach.
  • The latest $54.99 streaming stick from the Bezos empire prides itself on, among other things, being the cheapest WiFi 6-compatible streamer on the market (WiFi 6 being a newer and faster version of WiFi that every new device will support eventually).
  • The competition in this narrow category isn't especially fierce, as the $179.99 Apple TV 4K refresh from earlier this year is basically the only other option right now.
  • But while the Fire TV Stick 4K Max is a value on the WiFi 6 front, there are actually some pretty great, recent 4K streamers from the likes of Roku and Google that cost less than what Amazon is offering here.
  • This isn't an Echo Buds 2 situation either, where a handful of technical compromises are forgivable because it's just so much cheaper than the competition.




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  • Published Oct 13, 2021 6:30 PM GMT