The all-new Fire TV Cube, a hands-free, 4K Ultra HD streaming media player with Alexa, and the fastest and most powerful Fire TV ever, is launching for the first time in the the United Kingdom for just £109.99
Amazon and Anker Innovations announce the Nebula Soundbar – Fire TV Edition, delivering a cinematic entertainment experience with the Fire TV experience built-in
Amazon, in collaboration with several of the industry’s most recognisable brands, today introduced Fire TV Edition products for UK customers, including the first Fire TV Edition smart TVs from JVC and the first-ever Fire TV Edition soundbar from Anker Innovations.
Fire TV Edition devices come with the Fire TV experience built-in and continue to improve even after your purchase, with new Alexa skills, software features, and applications added regularly. There are tens of thousands of Alexa skills already accessible today, giving you amazing entertainment experiences, and letting you view and control your compatible smart home connected cameras, lighting, security systems, and more. You can also pair Fire TV Edition products with an Echo device for hands-free control of your device—just ask, and Alexa will start a show, help you find a good movie to watch, control playback, and more.
Fire TV Edition Smart TVs coming to the United Kingdom Following the growth of Fire TV Edition in the United States and Canada, Amazon is announcing a collaboration with Dixons Carphone to bring the next generation of Fire TV Edition smart TVs to customers in the United Kingdom.
Fire TV Edition Smart TVs with Dixons Carphone Amazon and Dixons Carphone, parent company of Currys PC World, have joined forces to launch JVC Fire TV Edition Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TVs, the first Fire TV Edition smart TVs in the United Kingdom — sold at Currys PC World and by Currys PC World as a third party seller on Amazon.co.uk. Available in three models—40”, 49” and 55”—each supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision, providing an expanded contrast range and superior brightness, as well as over 8 million pixels for stunning clarity and vivid colours. Fire TV Edition smart televisions bring together live TV and all your streaming channels on the home screen. Users can watch live TV through a Freeview aerial TV connection and streaming apps including ITV Hub, All 4, My5 and more. Plus, Prime members can subscribe to Prime Video Channels with an add on subscription such as Eurosport Player and ITV Hub+ to stream even more of their favourite live TV. In addition, choose from a vast catalogue of streaming movies and TV shows from apps including Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, Disney Life, Curzon, Hayu, and more. Fire TV Edition smart TVs from JVC come with a Voice Remote with Alexa, which lets you control your entertainment, manage compatible smart home devices, switch inputs, and more, using just your voice. To learn more about JVC Fire TV Edition Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TVs, visit: www.amazon.co.uk/JVC-FireTVEdition and currys.co.uk.
Introducing the All-New Fire TV Cube Amazon also announced the all-new Fire TV Cube, the second-generation hands-free, Alexa-enabled Fire TV experience, and the fastest and most powerful Fire TV ever—still just $119.99. The all-new streaming media player features far-field voice control built directly into the device and is now available for pre-order in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan.
With Fire TV, you can watch favourites from the Netflix, YouTube, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, and more. Fire TV gives you access to tens of thousands of apps, Alexa skills, and channels, as well as over 200,000 TV episodes and movies with thousands of titles in 4K Ultra HD. The vast Fire TV catalogue combined with powerful voice control makes it easier than ever to enjoy TV, simply say “Alexa, watch The Crown on Netflix” and your compatible TV will turn on, open Netflix and pick up playback right where you left off.
The Fastest, Most Powerful Fire TV Ever Featuring an ultra-powerful hexa-core processor, the Fire TV Cube delivers a fast, fluid experience, with access to Dolby Vision and 4K Ultra HD content at up to 60 fps. Being the fastest and most powerful Fire TV ever, Fire TV Cube supports the brilliant colours of HDR including Dolby Vision and HDR 10+, as well as the audio clarity of Dolby Atmos. In addition, Fire TV Cube comes with Local Voice Control, which is a new on-device processing feature that lets you execute some of the most frequent voice commands like “Alexa, scroll right,” or “Alexa, go home,” quicker.
Easy Control of All Your Entertainment Fire TV Cube features cutting edge far-field voice recognition with eight microphones and advanced beamforming technology that combines signals from the individual microphones to suppress noise, reverberation, content currently playing, and even competing speech to make sure Alexa clearly hears your request when placed next to your TV. When combined with the powerful new processor, you can easily search, play and navigate content using just your voice. At launch, streaming apps like Prime Video, Netflix, YouTube, My5, and more, will support enhanced in-app voice controls. From across the room, just say, “Alexa, play The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; “Alexa, pause”; or “Alexa, fast forward 2 minutes,” and Alexa will respond to your request. Enhanced in-app voice control for ITV Hub, All 4, and Hayu will follow later this year. In addition, Fire TV Cube uses multi-directional infrared technology, cloud based protocols and HDMI CEC, that when combined with Alexa, let you control your compatible TV, soundbar, A/V receiver, and other compatible smart home devices. You can also tune to live TV channels with satellite boxes from providers like Sky. With the built-in speaker, Fire TV Cube lets you check the weather, listen to the news, and more—even with the TV off.
Always Getting Smarter The Alexa service is always getting smarter with new features, device control capabilities, and hands-free voice functionality added regularly, meaning Fire TV Cube is going to get even better over time. Many Alexa responses are optimised for the big screen and accompanied with visual information, allowing you to view your compatible smart home camera feeds, watch video flash briefings, view sports scores, see extended weather forecasts, and watch trailers for movies playing in nearby theatres. Fire TV Cube also supports Alexa features such as Multi-Room Music, Alexa Communication features, Follow-Up Mode, Alexa Voice Browsing, and more.
Introducing the First-Ever Fire TV Edition Soundbar Building off the success of Fire TV Edition smart TVs in the United States and Canada, Amazon is introducing an entirely new category of products—Fire TV Edition soundbars. The Fire TV experience is integrated directly into the soundbar system, delivering a complete home cinema experience with expansive video streaming and superior sound, all in a single device. You can even add your Fire TV Edition soundbar to a multi-room music group in the Alexa mobile app, letting you stream from Amazon Music and others throughout your home.
Fire TV Edition Soundbar with Anker Innovations The first expansion of Fire TV Edition beyond smart TVs is from Anker Innovations and Amazon, who have teamed up to launch the Nebula Soundbar – Fire TV Edition, which turns any TV into a cinematic smart TV experience. Featuring support for 4K Ultra HD, a unified smart TV user interface, near-field Alexa voice control, Dolby Vision pass through, and more, the Nebula Soundbar – Fire TV Edition gives you a cohesive entertainment experience with rich sounds that will fill any room. You can use the included Voice Remote with Alexa to easily navigate the Fire TV experience, turn your compatible TV on and off, and control soundbar functions like power, volume and mute. The Nebula Soundbar – Fire TV Edition is launching in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany.
Pricing and Availability JVC Fire TV Edition Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TVs will be available in 40”, 49” and 55” models, starting at just £349.99, and are sold at Currys PC World and by Currys PC World as a third party seller on Amazon.co.uk. Starting today, customers can sign up at Currys.co.uk or at www.amazon.co.uk/JVC-FireTVEdition to be notified when they are available.
JVC – Fire TV Edition Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TVs start at £349, and are sold at Currys PC World and from Currys PC World as a third party seller on Amazon.co.uk. Customers can sign up today on currys.co.uk or amazon.co.uk/JVC-FireTVEdition to be notified when they are available.
The Nebula Soundbar – Fire TV Edition is available for pre-order on Amazon.co.uk for £179.99 and will begin shipping on 21st October.
What other countries? This might be good to post on the amazon.com forum as well if you haven't already. It might encourage customers to migrate their accounts to the other sites. I think there are still a lot of Irish customers who stayed with amazon.com