AI-generated background art feature is now rolling out to Fire TVs

Back in March of last year, Amazon previewed an upcoming Fire TV feature that allowed customers to create AI-generated art for use as background wallpaper on Fire TV devices. That feature is now rolling out to devices that include the Fire TV Ambient Experience, which includes the 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick 4K Max and Fire TV Omni QLED Smart TVs. Read more ›

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Panasonic switches to Amazon’s Fire TV OS for its 2024 flagship OLED Smart TVs

Panasonic has announced that its two flagship OLED smart TV models for 2024 will come with Fire TV built-in instead of its own operating system. Once released later this year, these new Panasonic TVs will easily be the best Fire TV Smart TVs available and will, for the first time, make Fire TV Smart TVs comparable to the best OLED TVs from Sony, LG, and Samsung. Read more ›

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Ambient Experience on Fire TV Stick 4K Max can now stay on longer or forever

The 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick 4K Max, which is currently on sale at an all-time low of $39.99, debuted earlier this year as the first non-television Fire TV device with the Fire TV Ambient Experience. Disappointingly, the Echo Show-like screensaver replacement would only run for about 15 minutes before the device went to sleep, making the feature nearly useless for many people who thought the feature could turn their TV into a smart display of sorts. In a new software update, Amazon has now made it possible to set how long the TV stays on with the Ambient Experience running. Read more ›

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Amazon announces 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick 4K & Fire TV Stick 4K Max w/ WiFi 6E, Fire OS 8, higher performance, and more storage

As expected, Amazon has announced a pair of new Fire TV Sticks at its big new devices event this morning. The new Firesticks are a 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick 4K, which replaces the previous model released in 2018, and a 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick 4K Max, which replaces the model released in 2021. Both new devices receive a performance improvement and improved WiFi capabilities, compared to the models they replace. However, as is to be expected, some improvements are found only in the new Max model. Read more ›

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Amazon Omni QLED Series Fire TVs can now display a new Dynamic Art collection

Amazon has announced that its flagship Omni QLED Fire TV Smart TVs are gaining a new dynamic art collection that can be set as the TV’s background while displaying the Fire TV Ambient Experience. In collaboration with artist Samuel Stubblefield and his technical lead Ethan Rainbolt, the dynamic art is personalized by using algorithms to change based on the ambient light in the room, your location’s weather, and the time of day. This new dynamic art option can be found in the Fire TV’s ambient gallery options, which can be accessed by saying “Alexa, go to Ambient gallery,” starting today in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, and Mexico. As the Amazon Omni QLED Fire TVs are the only ones with the Fire TV Ambient Experience at the moment, they are the only Fire TV devices that support this new feature.

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Amazon announces new Fire TV Omni QLED Series 4K Fire TV Smart TVs

Last year, Amazon released its first self-branded Fire TV Smart TVs with the introduction of its 4-Series TVs and its hands-free Omni Series TVs. Amazon is now following up those TVs with a more premium version of the latter with its announcement of the Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series of Fire TV Smart TVs. These new TVs from Amazon step up the picture quality significantly with quantum dot displays, full array local dimming, adaptive brightness, and more. Read more ›

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