In a much-needed replace, Amazon has modernized the look of the Fireplace TV working system and launched two new streaming sticks.
Amazon mentioned it designed its new Fireplace TV expertise to be extra personalised and customizable, whereas additionally making it simpler to find content material and work together with Alexa.
There at the moment are consumer profiles on Fireplace TV so that every individual will get their very own customized expertise. Amazon says you’ll be able to add six of those and you’ll swap between them by merely saying, “Alexa, change to my profile.” After all, you’ll must just be sure you have ‘Voice Match’ arrange for this to work.
The brand new Fireplace TV setup can be used for video chatting. Meaning when you have a Fire TV Cube you’ll be able to plug in a USB webcam to make use of the machine for video calls.
The brand new Alexa show now takes up much less of the display screen when it’s triggered making it much less obtrusive to make use of.
Total, we are able to’t say a lot in regards to the replace till it rolls out and we get our fingers on it, however for now, it seems to be so much nicer than the previous model, which ought to assist Amazon keep updated with different trendy sensible TV working methods.
After this replace, the one one that’s nonetheless rocking an outdated look is Roku, which I don’t see altering any time quickly.
New Fireplace TV Sticks
When you nonetheless have a 1080p tv and also you need to combine your TV with Alexa you should buy one among Amazon’s two new Fireplace TV sticks.
The common Fireplace TV stick has been upgraded with a brand new processor that’s 50 p.c sooner than the older mannequin, which permits it to stream 1080p content material at 60 fps in HDR. The corporate additionally boosted the Wi-Fi antenna with assist for 5GHz connections leading to a extra secure connection general.
The distant now has devoted energy and quantity controls so you’ll be able to management your Fireplace TV and TV with one single distant.
Lastly, it additionally has assist for Dolby Atmos, nevertheless, I’m unsure what number of 1080p TVs have the best audio setups and HDMI ports to output the usual. Nonetheless, it’s good to have and I’m positive some folks can be appreciative of it.
In Canada, the brand new Fireplace TV stick prices $60 CAD.
The Fireplace TV Stick Lite is principally the identical machine however it’s $50 and with out the common distant or Dolby Atmos audio. That is principally only a tremendous low cost means so as to add streaming capabilities to any TV with an HDMI port.
Each sticks are at present accessible for pre-order on Amazon and can be delivered by September 30th.