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who's buried in Grant's Tomb?!.....Amazon unveils its own line of 'smart' TVs......
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 09, 2021 12:26PM to ship in October.....prices starts at $409.99. A slightly lower priced Fire TV-4 Series starts at $369.99....

......they probably 'watch you back' or listen to what you are saying......

Amazon Unveils First of Its Own Smart TVs, Will Bring TikTok to Fire TV in U.S. and Canada

....Amazon is officially in the TV set business.

After years of selling Fire TV devices that plug into third-party HDTVs and teaming with TV makers for Fire TV-based products, the ecommerce giant is rolling out the first-ever Amazon-built TVs: the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series ($410 and up), which provides hands-free Alexa voice navigation, and the value-priced 4-Series smart TV line ($370 and up). They’re set to ship in October.

In addition, Amazon is baking in new features to the overall Fire TV platform, including bringing TikTok content to the platform in the U.S. and Canada; letting users access Netflix’s shuffle-mode feature via Alexa; and being able to ask Alexa for movie or TV show recommendations. The company also is bowing the new Fire TV Stick 4K Max ($55), which it says is more powerful than the prior-generation model and is Amazon’s first streaming media player to launch with Energy Star certification and Wi-Fi 6 support.

The new Amazon-branded Fire TV sets offer customers more choice and will let the company more easily integrate new features, according to Daniel Rausch, VP of Amazon’s Entertainment Devices and Services division. “At Amazon, deep selection is important,” he said. And by selling its own televisions, Amazon will be able to collect a broader set of viewing data.

With the Fire TV Omni line, “We’ve reimagined what a TV can do by building it with two of our most popular experiences at the core — the intelligent, always-available power of far-field Alexa, and Fire TV’s content-forward approach to entertainment,” Rausch added. He declined to identify manufacturing partners for the Amazon-designed TV sets.

Even as it launches its own branded TVs, Amazon is expanding its partnership with Best Buy — which currently sells more than 80 Fire TV television models in the U.S. and Canada. The two companies are introducing new Fire TV-based TVs from Pioneer (to begin shipping in late September) and Toshiba, which is building smart TVs that use a four-microphone array for far-field Alexa support like the Amazon Fire TV Omni. The new Toshiba Fire TV televisions are expected to be available in the spring of 2022.

Moreover, the Amazon-built TVs will be available — starting next month — in the United States exclusively at and Best Buy. Customers who buy Fire TV smart TVs on Amazon can continue to pick them up at their local Best Buy store.

The baseline Fire TV Omni Series, with support for 4K Ultra HD, HDR10, HLG and Dolby Digital Plus, will be available in three screen sizes: 43-inch ($409.99), 50-inch ($509.99) and 55-inch ($559.99). The Fire TV Omni Series with Dolby Vision will be available in 65-inch ($829.99) and 75-inch ($1,099.99) models.

The Fire TV Omni’s hands-free Alexa voice controls are always available — whether the TV is on or off or when using an HDMI input. Users can ask Alexa to tune to a specific show or live event without needing to specify channel, streaming service or input device to switch to. The feature also lets you use voice commands to control playback, closed captions and brightness, manage TV or soundbar volume, switch inputs, and more......



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Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 09/09/2021 12:40PM by NewtonMP2100.
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Re: who's buried in Grant's Tomb?!.....Amazon unveils its own line of 'smart' TVs......
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: September 09, 2021 12:36PM
Sizes and price of Omni series

43" - $410
50" - $510
55" - $560
65" - $830
75" - $1100

but Black friday should be interesting

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