Editor’s comment: Amazon may shake the TV industry with its first branded kits, but they’ll have to prove themselves first. Personally, I would wait and let early adopters evaluate the quality of the kits before spending the money. And you can almost guarantee they’ll hit the shelves during Black Friday, so skipping introductory prices probably won’t be a lengthy penalty.
Amazon has unveiled its first Amazon-branded smart TVs and will be available in the US starting next month.
First generation Amazon kits are divided into two product categories. Premium line, Amazon Fire TV Omni Series, provides 4K Ultra HD, as well as support for HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Digital Plus. They will be available in 43, 50, 55, 65 and 75-inch screens, with the two largest models also featuring slim bezels and Dolby Vision support.
As the name suggests, the Fire TV Omni series additionally includes built-in Amazon Fire TV technology as well as far-field voice technology for hands-free Alexa control. This feature works regardless of whether the TV is on or off, making it easy to jump to your favorite show without touching the remote control.
V Amazon Fire TV Series 4Meanwhile, it is a more affordable alternative. These kits also combine 4K UHD with HDR10 and HLG and will be offered in 43, 50 and 55-inch screen sizes. The 4-Series additionally provides many of the same Alexa capabilities as the Omni Series, but you’ll have to access them using the Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote.
Amazon-branded TVs will be available exclusively at Amazon and Best Buy from next month. Pricing starts at $ 409.99 for the 43-inch Omni series and climbs to $ 1099.99 for the 75-inch model, while the 43-inch Series 4 costs $ 369.99 and rises to $ 519.99 for the 55-inch model. inch model.
For a limited time, you can save $ 110 on the 50-inch Omni and 4-Series models, which will drop to $ 399.99 and $ 359.99 respectively (pricing will be reflected at checkout).