The Nebula Soundbar - Fire TV Edition is available for pre-order on Amazon.co.uk for £179.99 and will begin shipping on 21st October. And Grundig will offer Fire TV Edition sets in Germany and Austria, including the first OLED Fire TV set with hands-free Alexa controls.
The second-generation Fire TV Cube also supports Local Voice Control to quickly rattle off the most common voice commands.
Amazon's new Fire TV Cube. In the U.S., Toshiba will start selling a 65-inch Fire TV-Amazon's largest 4K HDR set yet for this market-at Best Buy. You only need to hook up the soundbar to your TV, and you'll be able to stream and watch content as if you had a stand-alone Fire TV.
The new Fire Cube TV will be available in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, and Japan. According to Amazon, Fire TV Cube owners use eight-times more voice commands to control their TV when compared to other Fire TV users. Some folks may not want to compromise on audio quality for the sake of stuffing in streaming video, and it's unclear whether people will understand the concept of a soundbar that effectively replaces their smart TV or streaming stick. And now, Amazon has jumped into the mix with its first Fire TV Edition Sound Bar with Anker Innovations.
In a nutshell, Amazon's latest products boost the number of Alexa compatible TV products on the market.
The other new products Amazon unveiled today, the full rundown of which is here, include the first OLED Fire TV Edition smart TV (in Germany and Austria), a Fire TV Edition smart TV with built-in far-field voice control, and Amazon's first-ever Fire TV Edition soundbar.
Amazon unveils new Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Edition televisions and soundbar
"Fire TV Cube was the first hands-free streaming media player powered by Alexa, and since launching past year we have gathered a wealth of feedback from customers about how they use voice in the living room", said Marc Whitten, Vice President of Amazon Fire TV, in a statement.
Amazon has officially announced a new lineup of Fire TV products, including new Fire TV Stick models, new smart TVs running the company's software, an updated Fire TV Cube, and more.
The Nebula is Amazon's first foray into smart soundbars, but it's not the first product of its kind.
Amazon has announced a new lineup of Fire TV products. They will be the first Fire-powered TVs to be available in the UK. The new Nebula Soundbar for Fire TV Edition, meanwhile, has launched for preorder in the U.S. at $229.99 United States dollars. The sound bar will be available in the United States and United Kingdom for $230 and £180, respectively (Australian details weren't available).
The new device supports 4K Ultra HD, a unified smart TV user interface, near-field Alexa voice control, Dolby Vision pass-through, and more.
It also uses multi-directional infrared technology, HDMI CEC and cloud-based artificial intelligence to allow Alexa to control all your kit, including TVs, AV receivers, and set-top boxes. The soundbar acts and functions as a normal soundbar, improving your TV's audio, but also have Fire TV support built into it.More news: Samsung Galaxy Fold to Launch in South Korea on September 6
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