Toshiba releases new 2021 line of 4K Fire TV Edition televisions with Dolby Vision HDR in the US

Toshiba has just released the first set of new Fire TV Edition televisions for 2021 in the US, which they’re calling the C350 Series. Available immediately is a 43-inch 4K TV for $349.99 and a 50-inch 4K TV for $469.99, but coming in the near future will be 55, 65, and 75-inch screen sizes of the same TVs. Aesthetically, these new 2021 TVs are a significant upgrade from the 2020 and older Fire TV Edition televisions by Toshiba, thanks mostly to much thinner bezels along the top and sides. Functionally, these new TVs are mostly identical to last year’s models, apart from more internal storage and a couple of additional ports. Read more ›

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New Amazon Fire HD 10, HD 10 Plus, HD 10 Kids, & HD 10 Kids Pro tablets announced with better performance and screen

Amazon has announced an all-new Fire HD 10 tablet for $149.99 and, for the first time, a Fire HD 10 Plus variant for $179.99 that comes with a bit more RAM and extra features. Compared to the outgoing model that was released in 2019, the new Fire HD 10 has more RAM to improve performance and a brighter screen that is made with stronger glass. The extra $30 for the “Plus” model adds even more RAM, wireless charging, and a premium soft touch finish. Read more ›

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Amazon Fire TV Cube launches in India for the first time with new Alexa Voice Remote

Amazon has just released the Fire TV Cube in India. This is the first time Amazon’s flagship Fire TV model has been available in India, where, before today, the Fire TV Stick 4K was the best Fire TV model one could buy. In another first, the Fire TV Cube for India is being bundled with the new Alexa Voice Remote which, unlike past remotes, includes app buttons. This is the first time the Fire TV Cube in any region has been bundled with the new remote. Read more ›

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Roku announces new Express 4K player and Streambar Pro soundbar

Roku has announced a few new products this morning. First is a pair of new entry-level 4K streaming media players, the Express 4K for $34.99 as a Walmart exclusive and the Express 4K+ for $39.99 (Amazon link). These replace the companies aging Roku Premiere models and differ only in the remotes that they come with. Roku is also refreshing its primary soundbar model with the new Streambar Pro for $179.99. This appears to just be a rebranding of the older Roku Smart Sounbar, but with a slightly better remote. Read more ›

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New Alexa Voice Remote for Fire TV released with added Guide and App buttons

Amazon has released a new Alexa Voice Remote for Fire TV devices. This remote has unofficially appeared in a few places already but now it is officially available for purchase. Amazon has also chosen to swap out the remote that comes with the 3rd-gen Fire TV Stick for this new remote in many regions, including the US, Canada, Germany, and others. This new remote preserves all the features of the existing Alexa Voice Remote and adds a few extras like a Live Guide button and four app buttons. Read more ›

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Fire TV Stick & Fire TV Stick 4K with New Alexa Remote released in Australia, Brazil, and Mexico

Amazon has released the 3rd generation Fire TV Stick and 1st generation Fire TV Stick 4K in Australia, Brazil, and Mexico for the first time. These firesticks are the same exact hardware that has already been available in other regions since 2020 and 2018, respectively, but what is new is the Alexa Voice Remote included with these Fire TV models. We’ve already seen this remote pass through FCC approval and now it’s officially available. Compared to the existing Alexa Voice Remote, this new remote adds a Live Guide button, four app buttons, and a blue microphone button with the Alexa logo in place of the black microphone button. Read more ›

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Croma releases 5 new Fire TV Edition television models in India

Croma, a popular electronics retailer that is part of the Tata Group, has just released 5 new Fire TV Edition televisions in India. The new models range in size from 32 inches to 55 inches and include 720p, 1080p, and 4K resoultion sets. The new models start at ₹17,999 (~$248 USD) and top out at ₹46,499 (~$641 USD) for the 55 inch TV with Dolby Vision. Read more ›

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2022 Jeep Wagoneer will be the first vehicle to come with Amazon Fire TV integration

Amazon and Stellantis, the auto manufacturer formerly known as Fiat Chrysler (FCA), have announced that the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will be the first vehicles to come with Fire TV capabilities, dubbed Fire TV for Auto, built into their front and rear screens. Above is the first screenshot of the new touch-enabled Fire TV interface that will allow passengers to watch movies, TV Shows, play games, and interact with Alexa. Read more ›

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Amazon releases its first Amazon-branded Fire TV Edition televisions

Amazon has just launched its first Amazon-branded Fire TV Edition televisions using its AmazonBasics private label in India. The first two TVs being released, among several in the series, are a 55-inch model for ₹34,999 (~$480 USD) and a 50-inch model for ₹29,999 (~$410 USD). Both sizes are 4K UHD TVs with support for Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG high dynamic range formats, as well as Dolby Atmos audio. Read more ›

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Google announces new Chromecast running Android TV rebranded as Google TV

Google has just announced the new Chromecast (2020) with Google TV, their first true competitor to Amazon’s Fire TV line of streaming media players. Unlike past Chromecast models that required a mobile phone to use, this new Chromecast comes with a remote and runs Android TV, which has a completely redesigned interface that Google is branding as Google TV. Like past Chromecasts and the Fire TV 3, the new Chromecast is a pendant-style device that hangs off of its permanently attached HDMI cable. It supports 4K video at 60fps, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and costs $49.99. Read more ›

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