Amazon produces its own Fire TV models, which are both attractive and functional.
The new Fire TV Omni series offers competitive specifications at an affordable price.
The Amazon Fire TV platform has been included in televisions manufactured by Toshiba and Insignia for some time, but Amazon is now creating its own line of smart TVs that use the Amazon Fire TV platform. The new Fire TV Stick 4K Max, together with the new Pioneer and Toshiba Fire TV models, represent a significant step forward for Amazon in its battle against the Google TV and Roku TV platforms.
Amazon has released two different Fire TV models. They are the company’s premium offering, including 4K Ultra HD screens of the highest quality, far-field voice control with Amazon Alexa, and simple connecting to other smart home devices, such as the Amazon Echo devices. Despite the fact that the Fire TV 4-series is the more inexpensive option, it still provides 4K UHD image quality and an Alexa voice control.
Users wanting to purchase a Fire TV now have a plethora of options available at relatively comparable price points, but it is apparent that this is the goal. There are more than 18 models available with HD and 4K resolutions, ranging in size from 24 inches to 65 inches, with costs ranging from $170 to $830 (£120-£600) at the moment.
THE OMNI SERIES ON AMAZON FIRE TV
The Amazon Fire TV Omni is available in five different sizes, ranging from 43 inches to 75 inches. All of these devices have 4K Ultra HD LED screens and compatibility for both HDR10 and HLG color gamuts. Dolby Vision is also supported on the 65-inch and 75-inch versions, respectively. These are likewise finished in metallic silver rather than black, and the bezels are smaller than on the previous model.
The far-field speech technology (which is most likely the same technology that will be used in the new Toshiba models) allows you to operate your TV and any connected devices, such as sound bars and cable boxes, using your voice. It is now available in certain Toshiba models. It also continues to function even when the television is turned off – however there is an option to turn off the microphone as well.
Each device has four HDMI connectors, one of which is an eARC 2.1 HDMI port, as well as an ethernet port and a USB port for connecting peripherals. Unfortunately for gamers, it only offers a 60Hz refresh rate, and there is no mention of a variable refresh rate on the specification sheet.
Prices start at $409.99 for the 43-inch variant and go up to $1,099.99 for the 75-inch model. Pre-orders are being accepted today, with deliveries scheduled to begin on October 27.
4 PARTS OF THE AMAZON FIRE TV 4-SERIES
The Amazon Fire TV 4-series is available in three different sizes: 43, 50, and 55 inches. Despite the absence of hands-free voice control, it does have a voice remote that can be used in a similar manner to a traditional remote with the push of a button.
These models, like the Omni series, all include 4K UHD resolution with support for the HDR 10 and HLG codecs, as well as Dolby Digital Plus audio and Dolby Vision. The number of HDMI ports is the same, and they all feature one HDMI 2.1 eARC connector, as well as USB and ethernet connections.
The 43-inch model is priced at $369.99, the 50-inch model at $469.99, and the 55-inch model at $519.99, according to the manufacturer. All of these items are available for pre-order, with delivery beginning on October 27.