Alexa, what’s the deal with the new Amazon Fire TV line? – CBS New York

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Of Amazon prime to the Alexa virtual assistantAmazon always seems to have something new when it comes to online shopping.

In September 2021, Amazon made another huge intro: its own Exclusive range of Fire TV smart televisions which are part of their ever-growing suite of connected home technologies (your move, Apple).

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Of course, Amazon has been selling TVs under the Fire TV moniker for years, running the Fire TV operating system on units made by companies like Insignia and Toshiba. But now they are taking the reins of manufacturing.

The two new units are the Fire TV series 4 and the Omni Series. Both sets have 4K UHD resolution and support HDR and built-in connectivity between the TV and other Amazon devices, like Ring cameras and Echo speakers.

And, of course, with these televisions, you won’t need a Fire TV Stick Where cubebecause Amazon’s streaming interface is preinstalled in the unit. If you prefer Apple tv or other streaming device, you can connect it through one of the four HDMI ports.

The Series 4 and Omni are available for pre-order today and are scheduled to ship on October 27, 2021.


Amazon Fire TV series 4

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This new model comes in three sizes – 43, 50, and 55 inches – and starts at $ 370.

All Series 4 sizes have 4K and HDR 10 resolution. And all sizes of this model will fit perfectly with your range of Amazon devices. Hands-free control works through the Alexa voice remote or the Fire TV app.

If you buy a mid-size 4K TV, this model is just a little more expensive than TCL Roku TVs of similar size and performance.

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Pre-order your Amazon Fire TV Series 4


Amazon Fire TV Omni Series

Amazon Fire TV Omni Series

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The Omni comes in five sizes, from 43 to 75 inches along the diagonal. Prices range from $ 410 to just under $ 1,100.

But what do you get for the extra money?

The two larger units (65 and 75 inches) come with enhanced Dolby Vision HDR capabilities.

The Omni also pushes your Amazon-centric connectivity a step further than its cheaper cousin, giving you the ability to view, key in your favorite show, and watch live video from your Ring camera. In addition, with this model, you will not have to speak into your remote control: the Omni is equipped with a far-field microphone for hands-free requests, ala “Alexa, play TikTok”.

For the privacy-conscious, the Omni also has a manual switch below the display that turns off the microphone.

This television is available in black or silver metal finish.

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Pre-order your Amazon Fire TV Omni Series


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