Amazon and Best Buy have announced that they plan to collaborate in order to bring the next generation of Fire TV Edition smart TVs to the U.S. and Canada. The arrangement will see Best Buy launch more than ten 4K and HD Fire TV Edition models from firms such as Insignia and Toshiba. The products are expected to go on sale as soon as this summer.
Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO, said:
“Amazon and Best Buy have a long history of working together, and today we take our partnership to a new level. These Fire Edition smart TVs by Insignia and deliver beautiful visuals and all the movies and TV shows you love, with an experience that gets better every day with Alexa. We could not have a better partner in this endeavor.”
Hubert Joly, Best Buy chairman and CEO, said:
“Our goal is to enrich the lives of our customers by offering them the very best products and services, whether they come to us online, visit our stores, or invite us into their home. Our partnership with is exciting because we believe Fire TV Edition delivers an incredible user experience and further strengthens the growing connection between home theater, home automation and voice control.”
With the new generation of Amazon Fire TV Edition models you’ll be able to watch live over-the-air programming and be able to access all of your streaming content. Once you’ve connected any HD antenna, you’ll be able to use Alexa to search through broadcast content, or your streaming content from sources including Netflix, Prime Video, HBO, PlayStation Vue, and Hulu. All Fire TV Edition models will include a Voice Remote with Alexa making it easier to control your TV.
You can find out more at Bestbuy.com.