Today we're getting a much better idea of what that looks like with the low-priced Element Amazon Fire TV Edition 4K TV lineup. This is particularly helpful when there's a movie you'd like to stream, but don't want to shell out for it. Alexa can look up versions available now, but it will also show you when that title is next playing for free on TV, so you can set yourself a reminder to watch it then. The company has apparently come to the conclusion that the Fire TV service now merits its own Television set. With over-the-air broadcasts, you do that through the on-screen menu.
"Fire TV Edition helps customers easily find new programming, access live TV and control their viewing experience using just their voice", said Sandeep Gupta, vice president of smart TV, Amazon Fire TV. They in fact won't support HDR standards of any kind (including HDR10) and what you'll be getting with the models is a pretty basic 4K resolution package with SDR display and the admittedly great Amazon Fire smart TV software platform built into them.
The TVs are available with Element or Westinghouse branding, with no difference in price between the two, since they are, well, the same company.
If you want to buy one of these televisions, you must choose between four screen sizes - 43-inch ($449), 50-inch ($549), 55-inch ($649), and 65-inch ($849). That changes next month with the launch of TVs with built-in Fire TV features.
Speaking of which, the TV offers a solid mix of ports. Furthermore, the voice search aspects of the remote control for these 4K TVs let users select broadcast channels by saying their names. There isn't a headphone jack built into the remote, but you can hook up Bluetooth headphones for private listening. All options have are 4K, and based on the vibrance and clarity of my demo unit, the TVs are bright and colorful enough to do your favorite movies justice. That said, with such a low price it may be worth picking up this Smart TV now, and adding a set-top box later once the set's software updates end.
Just like on the Fire TV stick, Alexa can also control your smart home devices, like your Philips Hue lights or thermostat. Supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi networks.