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A new Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa is coming to the UK and it'll only cost £40

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The Amazon Fire TV Stick is getting a pretty massive upgrade, which is great news for everyone who hates socialising, going outside, and being forced to move more than three feet from their sofa (all of us). 

And the even better news is that while it’s gaining a whole load of new functionality, the price is only going up about a fiver.

The new version of the stick has Alexa, Amazon’s voice assistant, built in – which means you’ll be able to do way more than just flick between episodes of TV shows you’ve already watched five times before.

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The new "cinematic" home screen display for Amazon Fire TV

As well as the voice control, you’ll be able to use the new Fire TV Stick to do things like check the weather, find out the weekend’s football fixtures, order an Uber and turn your heating up (if you’ve also got Hive).

Alexa will also help solve a small but irritating problem with the current stick, in that you won’t have to manually rewind or fast forward through your TV show or film and risk accidentally seeing a spoiler. Instead, you can simply ask it to “fast-forward five minutes”.

The stick will also be roughly 30% faster than the older generation, and has a new “cinematic” interface which feels more dynamic and will also give you more options to customise your home screen.

It’s available to pre-order on Amazon now, with deliveries beginning from April 6, and will also be available in stores. 

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