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Amazon's Fire TV Soundbar Takes on Roku Wireless Speakers

The $120 soundbar promises to sync automatically with your Fire TV Stick.

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Amazon on Wednesday announced a competitor to the Roku TV Wireless speakers, the Fire TV Soundbar, which offers the ability to seamlessly connect to a Fire TV device.

The two-channel Fire TV Soundbar is compact at 24-inches wide, and the company says it's compatible with all Fire TV streaming media products and TVs. Connectivity includes Bluetooth, HDMI eARC (with DTS Virtual:X surround processing) and digital optical.

The soundbar follows the similar $149 Roku Wireless TV Soundbar and $149 Roku Wireless Speakers, which also offer simplified connection with TVs. Amazon's is cheaper, however: the Fire TV Soundbar is available now for $120.

This is a developing story.