Amazon's revamped Fire TV lineup includes a faster Cube and an OLED TV
We're in Berlin at an Amazon Fire TV event where they announce a whole slew of entertainment products.
One of the most interesting is a second generation Fire TV [UNKNOWN] They also announced a sound bar with Fire TV capabilities.
If you're in Europe, you're also getting an OLED TV with fire TV built in.
And a TV that actually has those far field microphones.
Us isn't getting that yet though, but first, that fire TV cube looks pretty.
This is the second generation Amazon fire TV cube.
If you're not familiar with the fire TV cube, it's basically an Amazon echo dot plus a universal remote.
It can control your TV It can show you streaming content like a fire TV stick and it will respond to voice commands via Amazons assistance.
You can talk to the assistant to scroll to your content like the grand tour.
Either anything else you might do with the Amazon eco dot such as control your smart home, ask about whether Check your calendar.
What's cool about the Fire TV Cuban particular is it has those same far field mics.
So all of that sets the base.
Now what's new on the second generation is that there's a much faster processor in here.
It's twice as powerful as the first generation Fire TV cube.
So it'll be able to respond to your voice commands faster, it'll be able to bring up Content faster, and it's going to be able to store commands in the cube itself such as scrolling.
So when you ask the assistant to scroll left or right or up or down, it's going to have that command stored so it doesn't need to send to the cloud and you get a faster response time.
It's equipped with lots of bells and whistles, Dolby vision, HDR 10 plus, Dolby Atmos sound, lots of stuff to make sure that when you're watching content it looks and sounds great.
So if you want a streamer to control your entertainment that also doubles as a smart speaker, the second generation Amazon Fire TV Cube is due out on October 10th for $120.
So this is a sound bar from Anchor, it's called the Nebula, and it actually has Amazon-fired TV built in.
So hook this up to your TV, and you can watch all of the streaming content you want through Amazon Fire TV.
It also works with Amazon's whole home audio, so you can sync it up to other smart speakers and play music Music and this will cast content to your TV in high definition Dolby vision.
It seems like a pretty cool option if you want more streaming on your television and also wanna upgrade your sound a little bit.
One of the interesting omissions is that it doesn't have far-field voice recognition You won't be able to talk to it like you would a smart speaker, you're still going to have to hold a button down on the remote and you wonder where that's omitted as there are other sound bars that have far field in there.
Still, it's a pretty good looking gadget with some pretty impressive specs, and it's coming out on November 21st, for a little bit of a hefty price of $230 Amazon had a few other highlights from the event.
Toshiba debuted a 65-inch Fire TV, which we're expecting to be pretty much the same as the other Toshiba Fire TV's, but bigger.
[SOUND] Bigger is nice.
And that's pretty much it for the US.
But again, overseas we're getting a couple of nice things.
One is an OLED Fire TV.
OLED is the best picture quality out there, and I hope we see one of those in the US at some point.
But for right now, Europe is getting it.
That same TV has far field mics built right into the television I wonder why Amazon isn't doing that in the US yet, but they're probably trying to test it and make sure it works and make sure the TV can hear you over its own volume.
Still, it sounds pretty cool to be able to put the remote down without any other hardware.
So Amazon has a lot of cool stuff here.
Not all of its coming to the US.
But if you want to upgrade your entertainment system, you do have a few options.
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