After years of releasing streaming devices and infusing third-party TVs with its Fire TV software, Amazon is finally launching a few TVs of its own. The new Fire TV Omni Series consists of a range of 4K televisions with seamless Alexa voice integration that’s designed to let you control every aspect of your next movie night without ever having to touch a remote.
Starting at just over $400, the new Omni Series TVs have a range of promising features when it comes to discovering and playing content, and we’re eager to see how they stack up to our picks for the best TVs. But in the meantime, here’s everything you need to know about the first ever all-Amazon televisions, from preorder info to their wide array of smart features.
Amazon’s Fire TV Omni Series is available for preorder now at Amazon, with units expected to ship in October. The series starts at $409.99 for the 43-inch model, with more expensive options offering Dolby Vision. The 50-inch model is currently available for $110 off for a limited time.
Here’s a quick look at the full lineup.
Fire TV Omni Series 43-inch ($409.99; amazon.com) Fire TV Omni Series 50-inch ($509.99; amazon.com) Fire TV Omni Series 55-inch ($559.99; amazon.com) Fire TV Omni Series 65-inch with Dolby Vision ($829.99; amazon.com) Fire TV Omni Series 75-inch with Dolby Vision ($1,099.99; amazon.com) Amazon The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series sets are the first televisions made entirely by Amazon, which, going by the company’s claims, could mean a truly seamless all-in-one Alexa experience in which you never have to touch a remote to fire up your favorite shows and movies.
Pretty much every aspect of the Fire TV Omni can be controlled entirely with your voice with no remote required, whether you’re looking for show recommendations or want to open up a specific app. Perhaps the most exciting thing about these TVs is that Alexa can respond to natural language: In a video demonstration of the Fire TV Omni, a user simply said “Alexa, turn on the baseball game,” and the TV automatically tuned to the correct app and channel without any extra input or instructions required.
The same goes for asking things like “Alexa, what should I watch?” to get recommendations, or asking “Which actor is this?” in the middle of a show in order to pull up that info right on your screen. You can even say “Alexa, play something on Netflix” to automatically start a new show or movie based on your viewing habits, which is a new feature coming exclusively to Fire TV devices this fall. According to an Amazon representative we spoke to, these TVs are designed to keep you from having to look at your phone for extra information or show recommendations when you’re kicking back on the couch.
The Fire TV Omni Series’ Alexa controls also extend to the smart home. For example, you can monitor any of your Alexa-compatible smart cameras in picture-in-picture while watching a show, or see who’s at your door right from your TV via your Ring doorbell. You’ll also be able to control other compatible smart devices such as lights and speakers, and can even create shortcuts. For example, we saw a demonstration of how someone can say “Alexa, start movie night,” which automatically dimmed all nearby lights and fired up a movie at the same time. Other key features include the ability to watch TikTok videos on the big screen (which will likely be a hit with kids), as well as a Zoom app that can turn your living room into a conference room — complete with external USB webcam support.
In terms of tech specs, all Omni Series TVs come in 4K resolution, and feature HDR10, HLG and Dolby Digital Plus — a bunch of fancy terms that means that these sets support many of the latest standards for rich colors and high-quality audio. Speaking of audio, the Fire TV Omni Series also supports Alexa Home Theater, meaning that you can pair your TV to Alexa-compatible
Amazon just launched its own TVs — and they’re seriously smart
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