Amazon has been working with partners to sell affordable televisions with Amazon8217;s Fire TV platform built-in for the last few years. The company has been selling 4K capable smart televisions in the US for a while now, but now it has revealed the first model to support Dolby Vision.
Dolby Vision has long been pitched as the best HDR (high dynamic range) TV tech out there. It is essentially an expansion on HDR10 that delivers richer and more accurate colours. Meaning when watching films and your favourite TV shows, you get to see them as they were originally intended to be viewed by the director.
This technology used to be limited to high-end televisions, but that8217;s no longer the case. Amazon isn8217;t the first company to include Dolby Vision in an affordable smart TV, but this is the first time it8217;s come with integration with all Echo devices built right in.
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The first new 4K Fire TV Edition smart TV is being produced by Toshiba and is available to buy immediately from Amazon and Best Buy. A 55-inch model is available to buy now for $449.99, with 43-inch ($329.99) and 50-inch ($379.99) models coming at the end of the month.
Besides the Dolby Vision support, one of the most interesting features of these new Fire TV Edition televisions is the integration of all Amazon Echo devices. If you8217;re invested in the Alexa ecosystem, then you8217;ll be able to control these televisions by simply talking to your favourite virtual assistant. Whether that8217;s to watch Amazon Prime Video or binge-watch your favourite Netflix show.
Other than the support for Dolby Vision, it seems there isn8217;t much difference between the new Fire TV Edition the previous model. The new model isn8217;t being launched as a replacement, but rather a next-gen option with newer tech. However, if you8217;ve been looking for a smart TV better HDR support then this may well be it.