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Amazon Fire TV with Alexa support baked into some 4K TVs

Amazon is pushing Fire TV with Alexa support into select 4K televisions

By Anthony Garreffa from Jan 4, 2017 @ 16:13 CST

CES 2017 - Something that caught my eye early on at CES this year was that Amazon has been working with Seiki Digital, Westinghouse, and Element Electronics - who are all by the way, owned by Chinese company Tongfang Global - with Alexa-powered 4K TVs.


This means Amazon's Fire TV Edition will be something worth paying attention to, as the TVs are 4K-capable, sport 3GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage, Bluetooth/Wi-Fi/Ethernet connectivity, and will arrive in sizes between 43 inches and 65 inches.

They all rock the latest and greatest Fire TV interface (which looks great in person) - as you can use voice commands to switch between 4K Blu-ray through one of the HDMI ports, or even rename one of the HDMI ports with voice commands. You can switch to traditional TV, different outputs, or tell the remote what show you want to watch next.

The new TVs will support all sorts of apps, including Netflix, Hulu, and more - with the Alexa voice assistant capable of letting you launch apps, search through content, play music, control smart home devices, and so much more.

These new Fire TV Edition Smart sets will be available through Amazon's website, and select retailers across the US later this year, with pricing to follow.


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