Previously, Amazon Fire TV only came as a streaming media player and a USB stick that lets you access Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, YouTube, Amazon Video and more. But today, at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas, it was announced that Amazon’s Fire TV will finally be available in an “actual” TV form.
Amazon partnered with Westinghouse, Element and Seiki – brands owned by Chinese electronics giant, Tong Fang Global, to release their own Fire TV-powered TV sets. The sizes will range from 43 to 65 inches; will come with a 4K resolution, 3GB of RAM, 16GB internal memory for apps and a remote control.
HD Guru also reports that the e-commerce giant is working on Alexa’s functionality to add more skills like scene-by-scene navigation of viewed content. Right now, the popular virtual assistant is already available on the Fire TV streaming media players through the Alexa Voice Remote that allows you to find a movie or show, play music, order pizza and more, with just your voice.
“Teaming up with brands including Seiki, Westinghouse and Element on a new range of smart TVs allows Amazon to deliver an experience that’s familiar and easy to use. Fire TV Edition offers access to a great selection of streaming and over-the-air TV and movies, Alexa for easy voice search and content control, and the many other features and experiences customers have come to expect from the best-selling line of Amazon Fire TV products, said Marc Whitten, vice president, Amazon Fire TV.”
No prices were revealed yet but the new Fire TV sets will be available later this year.