It also has more stable, stronger 802.11ac Wi-Fi, the new Fire TV user interface and comes bundled with an Alexa Voice Remote.
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.
"Not only are we shipping a new Fire TV Stick - a faster and more powerful successor to our fastest-selling United Kingdom device ever - we're also rolling Alexa out to every single Fire TV device in the UK". Before you can use the device's skills-Amazon's term for its audio controlled apps-you first have to enable them.
Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, the company's flagship Alexa devices, have been a huge hit since their arrival past year and so adding Fire TV to the range is a logical next step.
After Srinagar, flood declared in south Kashmir
Authorities have closed down all schools in the Valley till Sunday in view of the rain and snowfall at this time of the year. In Srinagar , officials declared flood after the Jhelum's water level crossed 18 feet in Ram Munshibagh area in the evening.
Amazon has been selling Fire TV devices since way back in 2014, and the rough concept has remained the same ever since.
Alexa will also be able to read the news to viewers and will be able to carry out chores, such as setting reminders.
The software update will make Alexa available to millions of customers with Fire TV devices already set-up in their home - without the need for any additional hardware.
Fire TV now features an overhauled Netflix-type user interface - called the Cinematic UI (pictured) - that is created to make finding movies and TV shows easier.
Mets' Seth Lugo has torn elbow ligament, surgery possible
The right-hander made his big league debut last season, throwing 64 innings over 17 appearances, eight as a starter. The Mets say pitcher right-hander Seth Lugo has been diagnosed with a partial UCL tear in his pitching elbow.
They say that the new Alexa driven TV experiences will bring benefits making finding easier and more enjoyable.
'Not only are we shipping a new Fire TV Stick - a faster and more powerful successor to our fastest-selling United Kingdom device ever- we're also rolling Alexa out to every single Fire TV device in the UK. It features a new quad-core processor that makes it 30 percent faster than the previous version, according to the company.
Since its inclusion on Amazon's Echo speakers, Alexa has grown into a formidable voice assistant.
They can also check the news and weather, plan their commute, get sports scores, create shopping lists, play music, order a vehicle from Uber or takeaway from Just Eat.
Paul Ryan: Push for health-care reform will continue
President Trump pointed fingers on his Twitter account Sunday following the failure of the Republican health care bill. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York , flanked by Sen.