CES is the land of TV announcements, and the latest comes from Amazon, as they have partnered with three new third-tier brands to include their Fire TV OS as the standard Operating System.
The three brands included are Westinghouse, Element, and Seiki, which is made by Tong Fang Global and is typically found at BestBuy, Target, and WalMart. Each company has brand new 4K TVs that are based on the aforementioned Fire TV OS platform. The brand name is the only difference between the new TVs that were announced in screen sizes ranging from 43, 50, 55, and 65-inches.
All of the TVs offer the same user interface that is found on the Fire TV, and streaming services like HBO, Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Video is on board here. There is also an option for adding your own antenna to receive over the air channels. The included remotes have Alexa compatibility, so you can access all of its skills right from your hand. Interestingly, the TVs can be controlled through Amazons Echo, and Amazon is also supposedly working on Alexa control for third-party apps and scene-by-scene content navigation.
Unlike most TVs being announced at CES, there isn’t any HDR support included on these TVs, and there are no pricing details available either. The only information we got is that they’ll be available “later this year” on Amazon and other retailers.
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