Amazon has been selling its Fire TV and the inexpensive, affordable 4K TVs with Fire TV software built in them for quite some time. But now, Amazon has announced a new and the first TV model, which comes with Dolby Vision support. This TV is manufactured by Toshiba and it will be sold exclusively by Amazon and Best Buy.
Amazon Fire TV television price and availability
The new TV with 55-inch display size costs $499 (approximately Rs 34,749) and its sale is currently live on Amazon.com. There is also the 50-inch TV with a price tag of $379.99 (approximately Rs 26,461) and the 43-inch model selling for a price of $329.99 (approximately Rs 22,979). But these models of TVs will be available for purchase from June 30 onwards in western countries only.
As mentioned above, the new TVs with Dolby Vision support will exclusively be available on Amazon and Best Buy. Currently, their availability in other markets is not known.
Sandeep Gupta, Amazon’s VP of Fire TV development said, “We worked closely with Best Buy and Dolby to build an amazing TV. In launching our products over the last year, we’ve wanted to make sure they follow our philosophy: simpler and smarter.”
Amazon Fire TV television specifications and features
Amazon’s new and inexpensive TV comes with Dolby Vision in an HDR format that offers a wider range of colours and more highlights than a regular TV. According to the company, the new HDR in the TVs is even superior to the HDR10 as it can adjust the picture quality of the content greatly (scene-by-scene) while HDR10 applies a single setting to the entire content. And as mentioned above, it comes in three different screen sizes with varying prices – 55-inch, 50-inch and 43-inch.
Amazon has also integrated its voice Assistant Alexa support with the Fire TV software so that the user can give voice commands using Alexa to their Fire TV. When the user uses Alexa’s voice commands, the Fire TV automatically will tune either to the user’s OTA antenna tuner or to an OTT service like the PlayStation Vue. Alexa will choose what platform the user uses on Fire TV to watch and will choose according to it. The Fire TV Edition television sets can even be controlled using Amazon Echo speakers.
According to Amazon, it had launched more than 20 models with the Fire TV smart television sets since June 2018. And currently, Fire TV has more than 34 million monthly active users. More in the Fire TV department, Amazon also offers Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick 4K with Dolby Vision support, and Fire TV Cube with Dolby Atmos audio support.
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