ABC7 now available on Amazon Fire TV

ABC7 now available on Amazon Fire TV

Still, Google Home is a fair bit pricier at £129, so if you'd rather spend £39.99 for an improved Fire TV Stick with Alexa remote, you can do that from today at Amazon, Dixons Carphone, Argos, John Lewis, and Tesco.

One of Google Home's selling points over Amazon Echo was that it added voice control of Netflix (and certain other video services, via third-party apps) when it launched in the United Kingdom, two hours ago. It's nice to see that the All-New Fire TV Stick is shipping to United Kingdom customers at long last, and existing Fire TV customers will probably like to have Alexa along for the ride.

The update should be a great way for consumers to experience the cloud-based assistant that powers the best-selling Amazon Echo, which Express.co.uk praised in our review.

The Amazon Fire TV Stick simply plugs into the HDMI port in the back of a compatible TV.

As well as offering control over the playback of video on your device, Alexa will also give access to a wide range of other voice functionality such as giving you weather alerts, controlling smart devices around your house or even having it tell you jokes. Today Amazon also announced that it will be pushing out an update that adds Alexa to all Fire TV hardware in the UK.

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The new Fire TV Stick has been completely redesigned, with a quad-core processor and the fastest Wi-Fi of any streaming media stick.

In addition to launching the new Fire TV Stick in the UK, Amazon also announced a software update that will bring Alexa to all Fire TV devices in the UK.

Until now, Alexa's domain had been the Echo and Echo Dot smart speakers.

Fast, accurate voice search powered by Alexa also allows users to search quickly for apps and content across a variety of services.

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