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Alexa Home Theater now supports external audio sources

Alexa Home Theater now supports external audio sources

From Alexander Ghee
Amazon is releasing an update to the Alexa Home Theater functionality, which makes it possible to play external audio sources such as game consoles via Echo Smart Speakers. Until now, smart speakers could only be played on a Fire TV device and only its audio signals could be re-enabled. The release of the update should be completed within the next few weeks.

Integrate external audio sources such as the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X / S into the Alexa Home Theater? Thanks to the update to the Fire TV Stick 4K Max, this will soon not be a problem – this way it is also possible to play signals from digital receivers or antenna receivers. To do this, the Fire TV Stick must be connected to the TV only via the HDMI eARC port (eARC: “Advanced Audio Return Channel”). External device connected via HDMI, emitted via echo boxes such as voice-controlled Echo 4 or Echo Studio. According to Amazon, the update to the Alexa Home Theater function will be fully released within the next few weeks.

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What can Fire TV Stick 4K Max really do?

According to Amazon, the latest model in the series, which includes the Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick 4K, offers more performance than the specified streaming sticks. With 40% more power than its direct counterpart, the Fire TV Stick 4K Max can launch applications faster and ensure “smoother navigation”. Additionally, the device supports Wi-Fi 6 with a compatible router, which certainly benefits from streaming on 4K Ultra HD. The Fire TV Stick 4K Max also supports Dolby Vision, HDR, HDR10 + and Dolby Atmos.

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Incidentally, the Max version of the Fire TV Stick has a quad-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz. Compared to its predecessor, it has 0.5 GiByte of RAM and 2 GiByte. The integrated GPU is 100 MHz higher than the Fire TV Stick 4K.

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