Apple is expected to introduce a new 4K Apple TV this coming Tuesday, and if you are looking for set top box that supports 4K and you’re not really a fan of the Apple TV, you might be in luck because it looks like Amazon could have something for you as well. This is according to a report from AFTVNews (via iMore) who claims that Amazon has two new Fire TV devices in the works.
The report claims that the new Fire TV devices will be set for a release later this year, when exactly remains to be seen, but there will be two models. One of which is said to be a mid-range offering while the other will be a flagship model, but both are expected to support 4K HDR video playback at 60fps.
So what are the differences? Basically the mid-range model is said to be pretty standard and comes with specs that makes it more powerful than the Amazon Fire TV Stick, but it is also expected to be relatively compact similar to that of the Google Chromecast. As for the flagship model, this will come with all the bells and whistles.
AFTVNews claims that this model will combine the features and functionality of the Fire TV, Echo Dot, and will also have an IR emitter like the Harmony Hub, all into a single device. It is also expected to come with Alexa integrated into it, so that users will be able to access Alexa’s various skills and features from the device itself. No word on availability yet, but AFTVNews speculates that for pricing, the mid-range model could cost between $60-80, while the flagship model cost upwards of $100.