Amazon continues to expand its lineup of Fire TV-enabled devices with three new offerings, all of which are available for pre-sale immediately with availability later this fall: the Nebula Fire TV soundbar, a second-generation Fire TV Cube and a 65-inch Fire TV 4K TV from Toshiba.
Amazon partnered with Anker to produce the Nebula – Fire TV Edition ($229.99, shipping November 21) soundbar, which supports 4K streaming, and features a unified TV user interface, near-field Alexa voice control and Dolby Vision pass through. Included with the Nebula will be an Alexa voice-enabled remote to enable voice content searches and interface navigation, along with TV power and soundbar volume and power control. As a bonus, customers who pre-order the Nebula are eligible for an Amazon Music Unlimited 90-day free trial of the company’s premium music subscription.
The second-gen Fire TV Cube ($119.99, shipping October 10) retains the price and aesthetics of the original streaming and smart home control box, but now is powered by a hexa-core processor making it twice as powerful. Also added is far-field voice control powered by 8 microphones, beamforming and noise suppression to make sure commands are heard above TV noise and conversation, along with support for 4K 60fps and both Dolby Vision and HDR 10+. Enhancing Alexa is Local Voice Control, a new on-device processing feature that enables 4x faster execution of frequent TV control voice commands, and both an IR extender cable and an Ethernet adapter are included. Those who pre-order also are eligible for the extended Amazon Music free trial.
For an unspecified limited time, the Fire TV Cube and the Ring Video Doorbell 2 have been bundled together for $249.99, a $69 savings.
The 65-inch 4K Toshiba – Fire TV Edition ($599, shipping next month) joins the existing 55-inch model, which launched three months ago. Like its predecessor, the 65-inch model will be sold through Best Buy as well as Amazon.
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