FCC filing suggests Sonos is working on a new TV sound bar with Alexa voice control

Sonos has just received FCC approval for a new “Home Theater Speaker” that was first spotted by Variety. The upcoming product is described as “a high-performance all-in-one home theater smart speaker,” which suggests it is the successor to the Sonos PLAYBAR. A diagram in the filing shows that the home theater speaker has a microphone, which is a good indication that it will have hands-free Alexa capabilities, like Sonos’ latest smart speaker, the Sonos One. Unlike Sonos’ existing PLAYBAR, which connects through an optical audio port, the new home theater speaker appears to use an HDMI port for its audio connection.

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New Google branded pendant streaming device running Android TV appears in FCC filing

A new pendant-shaped streaming device running Android TV that shares a lot of similarities with the current Amazon Fire TV has just passed through FCC approval. The device, carrying FCC ID number 2AOVU-SN5B6AD, is made by Chinese manufacturer Shenzhen SEI Robotics Co., Ltd and was first spotted by Ausdroid. The Google branding on both the device and remote heavily suggest that it will be the successor to the Nexus Player and sold by Google. Read more ›

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New Amazon tablet passes through FCC approval

A new Amazon tablet has just passed through FCC approval. The tablet carries FCC ID # 2AIP5-3975 and model number SL056ZE. As with all of Amazon’s FCC filings, there is no explicit marking that the tablet is made by Amazon, but it has plenty of signs that give it away as an Amazon device. Read more ›

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New Amazon Fire TV remote passes through FCC approval

A new remote for the Amazon Fire TV line of devices has just gone through FCC approval. As always, there is no actual indication that this remote is made by Amazon, since Amazon always uses a different shell company for all of their FCC filings, but I have absolutely no doubt that this device is the new Fire TV remote. Read more ›

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Two new Amazon tablets pass through FCC approval

A pair of new tablets from Amazon have just gone through FCC approval. First spotted by Liliputing, the two tablets have been filed with the FCC under shell companies to try and hide the fact that they are made by Amazon, but there are telltale signs that make it certain these are future Amazon Fire tablets. As is always the case, photos and other revealing aspects of the FCC filing have been held back due to a confidentiality request, but there are still bits of interesting information to learn from the fillings. Read more ›

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Westinghouse’s four Amazon Fire TV Edition televisions pass FCC approval

Westinghouse’s four upcoming Fire TV Edition televisions have just gone through FCC approval. This should mean the sets are inching closer to launching in the US. These are the televisions that were announced at CES at the start of the year. These televisions will be the first to run Amazon’s Fire OS as their primary operating system, the same OS on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Read more ›

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New Amazon Dash barcode reader passes FCC approval

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It appears Amazon is planning to release a new version of their Amazon Dash barcode scanner. A device that matches the Dash’s capabilities just received FCC approval. It carries FCC ID number 2AETI-0610, model number PL46MN, and is described as a “Wireless Barcode Reader.” Amazon Dash allows customers to order products from Amazon by simply scanning the barcode of a product you already have, or by speaking your order into the device’s microphone. It’s intended to be used primarily in the kitchen to order everyday consumable products. It seems like Amazon’s Dash Buttons have been more popular than the Dash scanner, but I guess the scanner is popular enough to merit a new model.

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New Amazon Fire TV Stick 2 goes through FCC approval

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A device that is very likely a new Amazon Fire TV Stick 2 has just received FCC approval. As with all Amazon hardware, the FCC filing is done using a shell company, but there are clear indicators that this is undoubtedly an Amazon device. The product carries FCC ID 2AE6S-0948, model number LY73PR, and is described as an “HDMI Digital Media Receiver.” It is very likely a new Fire TV Stick, and not a new Fire TV, because of the long rectangular shape, a USB cable being used to power the device, and the mention of an HDMI extender being used during testing. A confidentiality request is keeping the most revealing documents offline, but the available documents tell us the new Fire TV Stick 2 will have dual-band 802.11ac WiFi capabilities, which is a bump up from the existing models 802.11n WiFi radio. Read more ›

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New NVIDIA Shield TV passes through the FCC

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We saw a new NVIDIA Shield Game Controller and a new NVIDIA Shield Remote appear in the FCC last week, and now it’s the main device’s turn. Appearing in the FCC this morning is a new NVIDIA Shield TV carrying model number P2897 abd FCC ID VOB-P2897. The device is described as an “Android TV Game Console,” so from that alone, it seems NVIDIA will still be pushing the Shield TV as a gaming device first and a streaming media box second. As usual, the FCC filing doesn’t reveal much about the device due to confidentiality requests submitted by NVIDIA, but we do know it’s still an 802.11ac WiFi device and it appears to have the same general rectangular shape as the current model. Now that a new Shield TV is confirmed, it shouldn’t be long before we hear about what it packs inside.

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New NVIDIA Shield remote passes through the FCC

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Just one day after a new NVIDIA Shield Game Controller made an appearance at the FCC, there is now a new NVIDIA Shield Remote to go with it. The game controller could be dismissed as not enough evidence of a new Shield TV, since NVIDIA’s tablets and other devices can use game controllers, but a Shield remote is really only intended to be used with a Shield TV, so seeing a new one emerge is pretty strong evidence a new Shield TV is on the way. As mentioned in my article about the game controller, there’s a decent chance a new Shield TV might not be much different hardware wise from the existing Shield TV, since the current model likely still has enough power to be on par with whatever the new generation of streaming boxes have to offer. Read more ›

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