In September, Amazon revealed it was getting into the TV game by announcing two Amazon-branded TVs that are based on the company’s Fire TV smart TV software. Now those TVs — the Fire TV Omni Series and Fire TV 4-Series — are available to buy, with prices starting at $370. As part of the release of these new models, Amazon has also said that both will receive Apple AirPlay 2 and Apple HomeKit support via an upcoming firmware update.
Fire TV Omni Series
Amazon describes the Fire TV Omni as a “cinematic home theater experience,” and while that may be a stretch for the smaller screen sizes of this TV, there’s no doubt that the largest versions — 65- and 75-inch sizes — deserve that label, as they support Dolby Vision
The Omni Series is also notable for its support of hands-free Alexa via a set of built-in far-field microphones that can be disabled using an electronic switch located at the bottom of the TV’s bezel.
Omni Series TVs have three HDMI 2.0 ports and a single HDMI 2.1 port with eARC support for external soundbars and A/V receivers. The TVs support Dolby Digital Plus and provide passthrough support for other Dolby Audio signals like Dolby Atmos. In addition to the usual Fire TV features like a Live TV tab and personalized content recommendations, the Omni also lets you do picture-in-picture mode for any Alexa-compatible smart home cameras you may have around the house.
You can buy the Fire TV Omni Series in the following sizes:
- $410 43-inch
- $510 50-inch
- $560 55-inch
- $830 65-inch
- $1,100 75-inch
Fire TV 4-Series
The Fire TV 4-Series offers 4K resolution and support for both HDR10 and
Fire TV 4-Series models are all Dolby Digital Plus compatible (with passthrough for Dolby Audio) and are equipped with three HDMI 2.0 ports and a single
You can buy the Fire TV 4-Series in the following sizes:
- $370 43-inch
- $470 50-inch
- $520 55-inch
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