Amazon Fire 4K TVs revealed at CES

By Nathaniel Dalby - Wed 4th Jan 2017 News

Amazon looks set to re-kindle the Smart TV market. 

 

Amazon has announced a new range of 4K TVs which feature Amazon Fire already inside.

Amazon’s Fire TV devices plug into standard TVs and allow the viewer to stream video via services such as Amazon Prime and YouTube.

The company offers box Fire TV Boxes and Sticks currently, but this is the first time it will offer Smart TVs with the Amazon-specific capability. 

Amazon announced the new TVs at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, with manufacturers Seiki, Westinghouse and Element all contributing to the line. 

The TVs will have access to over 7000 apps and games via the Amazon Fire TV Store, which is huge when compared to other Smart TVs on the market. 

Users will also have access to Amazon’s Alexa programme - a voice-activated assistant that helps you navigate the device. 

The TVs are reported to come in four different sizes - 43, 50, 55 and 65 inches - and will all have Ultra HD 4K resolution.

The remote control used on the TVs is expected to have a microphone for voice control as access to a built-in channel guide.

Whilst the price of the Amazon Fire TVs is not yet known, the devices are confirmed to be released later this year on Amazon, with other retailers getting them later.

Amazon Prime Video is the company’s own-brand streaming service, which offers films and TV series along with Amazon Original content.

To find out more about Amazon Prime Video, check out Digital TV.

Source: Techradar