Hold off on purchasing an Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, as it’s highly likely that two new models are on the horizon.

Upgraded Fire TV sticks are on the horizon, as indicated by recent FCC filings.

If you’re considering purchasing a new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, it might be wise to hold off, as these regulatory approvals strongly suggest that two new Fire TV stick models will be launching very soon.

As reported by tech journalist Janko Roettgers (via AFTVnews), Amazon has recently submitted two devices categorized as ‘Digital Media Receivers’ for FCC approval, a telltale sign of imminent product launches.

While the FCC filings do not explicitly mention the Fire TV Stick by name, several clues within the documents strongly suggest that these are new iterations of Amazon’s popular streaming sticks. Among these clues is the ‘Digital Media Receiver’ description, previously used for Fire TV devices. Additionally, the filings mention testing with a large LG accessory, likely a TV or monitor, and a Bluetooth accessory, possibly the Fire TV remote control.

Determining which Fire TV Sticks these new models might succeed is currently a challenge. The filings only differentiate them based on Wi-Fi capabilities, with one being a Wi-Fi 6 device and the other featuring Wi-Fi 6E, a faster form of wireless connectivity with reduced latency.

However, AFTVnews speculates that these new streaming sticks are likely 4K models. This assumption arises because the current third-generation Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite, released in 2020, are likely too budget-friendly to incorporate the latest Wi-Fi technology at their price points. The existing Fire TV Stick 4K Max already supports Wi-Fi 6.

Another hint pointing toward the possibility that the new models could replace the first-generation Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K and Fire TV Stick 4K Max is the fact that the latter is currently available at its lowest-ever price for non-Prime members during the Labor Day sales.

Alternatively, Amazon might be planning to introduce a new Fire TV Stick 4K and a new Lite version, matching the lineup for its standard Fire TV Sticks.

In any case, we won’t have to wait long for confirmation. Amazon’s Senior Vice President of Devices and Services, David Limp, has announced a major launch event scheduled for September 20, and it’s highly anticipated that new Fire TV Sticks will be among the announcements.

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