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.
The four Westinghouse models receiving FCC approval are the WA43UFA1001, WA50UFA1001, WA55UFA1001, and WA65UFA1001, which correspond to the 43″, 50″, 55″, and 65″ screen sizes respectively. As expected, all four telvisions feature the exact same specs and features, apart from having different screen sizes.
There will also be four Seiki branded and four Element branded televisions released, but all models, regardless of branding, will all feature the same specs and all be manufactured by the same company, Tongfang Global. The Seiki and Element televisions do not appear to have gone through FCC approval yet.
At CES, the representative from these television’s manufacturer told me they were hoping for a launch of all models around June of this year. Seeing these televisions pass through FCC approval now is a good sign that launching around June may still happen.