Amazon actually launched its first TV with Fire TV OS built in past year via a partnership with Element, but this latest partnership with Best Buy cranks things up a notch by placing the TV sets front and center in one of the biggest retail stores in North America. The Fire Edition TVs by Insignia and Toshiba are created to work seamlessly with Amazon's own voice assistant Alexa.
Streaming video platform provider Roku (ROKU) saw its shares tumble on Wednesday after Best Buy (BBY) announced that it is switching from Roku to Amazon (AMZN) software for its house-brand televisions. For the upcoming models, customers will have to press a microphone button on their remote, or add Amazon Echo speaker to their overall setup, to call up Alexa. Amazon launched its first TV with Fire TV OS in 2017 via a partnership with Element.
The Richfield, Minn. -based retailer will roll out almost a dozen 4K and HD Fire TV Edition models from Toshiba and Insignia, the latter of which is one of Best Buy's private-label brands, starting this summer.
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"Amazon and Best Buy have a long history of working together, and today we take our partnership to a new level", Jeff Bezos, Amazon's founder and CEO, said in a prepared statement.
That "incredible user experience" that Fire TV Edition delivers, as Joly referenced, includes the ability to use one's voice to shop right from their couch.
Best Buy said it plans only to sell the Fire TV models on Amazon's site, and no other products. You'll have all of your normal TV functions but with the addition of Fire TV which can access content such as PlayStation Vue, Hulu, Netflix, Vudu, Plex, and more.
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These new smart TVs comes with the Fire TV experience out of the box, which blends streaming options as well as live over-the-air TV to provide a complete entertainment experience. The highlight feature of the Smart TVs is, of course, the Alexa integration.
Each of the new TVs will come with Alexa, the popular virtual assistant, built-in. Users will be able to control their smart homes including doorbells, lighting systems and other technologies supported by Alexa.
It will be interesting to see if this move benefits Amazon and its partners. If you're a big Amazon fan and have always subscribed to Amazon Prime and buy all your products from Amazon already, by all means, go for it.
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