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

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Source: https://variety.com/2021/digital/news/amazon-own-fire-tv-tiktok-netflix-shuffle-1235059585/
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.

TV Specs: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08P3QVFMK
  • Brilliant 4K entertainment - Bring movies and shows to life with support for vivid 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, HLG, and Dolby Digital Plus, and control the TV hands-free with Alexa.
  • Scenes that leap off the screen - 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, and HLG deliver a clearer and more vibrant picture with brighter colors compared to 1080p Full HD.
  • Hands-free TV with Alexa - With built-in microphones, just ask to turn on the TV, and find, launch, and control content, no remote needed.
  • Watch what you want - Stream over 1 million movies and TV episodes. Watch favorites with subscriptions to Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, and more.
  • All your entertainment in one place - Watch live and free TV, play video games, and stream music.
  • Smart and always getting smarter - Fire TV adds new Alexa skills, features, smart home capabilities, and voice functionality all the time.
  • Connect all your devices - Use the 3 HDMI inputs to connect to cable or satellite and video game consoles. The HDMI eARC lets you add audio equipment for enhanced sound.
  • Designed to protect your privacy - Built with privacy protections and controls, including a switch that electronically disconnects the microphones.
 

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TikTok .. most of the vids wife shows me are shot vertically, not convinced it will be a good exp on tv
 
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