Amazon announced this Thursday its first line of televisions . These are the Amazon Fire TV Omni, which will cover the high-end, and the Fire TV Series 4, the most affordable. All options will be offered in different sizes and prices will range from $ 369.99 to $ 1,099.99.
The company founded by Jeff Bezos already offers USB streaming devices , like the Fire TV Stick 4K introduced recently, and was working with TV manufacturers to include their Amazon Fire interface in some of their products, but until At the moment he had not been interested in selling his own televisions.
Amazon’s move responds to its need to create a Fire TV user experience “smoother than ever” . This will be possible thanks to an advanced interface, a wide catalog of applications and important improvements in Alexa. For example, voice commands on Omni TVs will be available even with the device “off”.
The company explains that Alexa may be asked to find content to watch , as usual, or adjust the brightness, volume or change the video inputs. Those who already have Echo speakers will be able to link them wirelessly to improve the TV audio experience.
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Also, Amazon’s new TVs include a “smart home control panel.” At the moment it will allow monitoring of security cameras and Ring doorbells, but it is expected that by the end of this year more functions and controls designed for devices in the “connected home” will be included.
All Amazon’s Fire TV Omni models will feature 4K resolution and support for HDR10, HLG and Dolby Digital Plus . Of course, the larger models will include thinner frames “that will be integrated into the home decoration.” The Fire TV Series 4 will also arrive with 4K, but some premium features will be left by the way, such as the ability to access Alexa without the remote control.
At the moment, Amazon televisions, although it seems that they are manufactured by the Chinese technology TCL, will be available from October in the United States. United. It is still unknown if the company will offer them in other markets as well. Below, the details in inches and prices mentioned by The Verge .
Fire TV Omni:
75-inch: $ 1,099.99 (with Dolby Vision)
65-inch: $ 829.99 (with Dolby Vision)
55-inch: $ 559.99 50 inches : $ 509.99
43-inch: $ 409.99
50-inch: $ 469.99
43 inches: $ 369.99