Alexa Invades Best Buy with New Fire TVs

Amazon Partners with Best Buy on new Fire TV Edition Smart TVs

Best Buy will offer more than 10 Fire TV Edition 4K ultra-high-definition televisions from Toshiba and Insignia starting this summer in the USA and Canada.

The press release reveals that more than ten new TV models from Insignia (Best Buy's own brand) and Toshiba will become available in the next few months.

The bundled Alexa-compatible remote will allow voice commands for launching apps, searching for TV shows, playing music and switching inputs, among others.

On the surface, the partnership seems to make a lot of sense. In physical, brick and mortar Best Buy stores, Amazon will sell their Amazon Fire TV smart television sets.

In another example, Kohl's started accepting returns for Amazon in its stores, in hopes of boosting store traffic.

Ky. Busch wins second straight race with last-second pass
Stage 2: After running 79 laps in Stage 2 on Sunday, NASCAR ultimately postponed the remainder of the race until Monday afternoon. NASCAR announced the race will start at noon Monday and will be broadcast on FOX (PRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

As Oklahoma teachers declare victory, Colorado educators walk out of class
Katrina Ruff, a local Oklahoma City teacher, stood with hundreds of fellow protestors at the Capitol chanting "No funding, no future!"

Risk for severe weather in SC on Sunday just increased, forecasters say
For more information about Duke's emergency response plan for tornados, visit the DukeALERT website . Carpenter said the winds will likely be strong throughout the day gusting up to 40 miles per hour.

Seems fair. But this also is a trick that feels all too familiar-a bit like the Trojan horse being walked right through the gates of Troy.

Best Buy will sell them in its stores and online in the USA, and later from Canada.

The announcement marks another collaboration between the two rival retailers, with Best Buy already selling many Amazon devices in its stores and bringing a limited set of its inventory for sale via voice shopping on Amazon's Alexa. The TVs will be the only thing Best Buy lists on Amazon.

We at Best Buy work hard every day to enrich the lives of consumers through technology, whether they come to us online, visit our stores or invite us into their home. I just hope they don't find themselves with a knife sticking out of their back at some point down the line. The partnership is a win for both companies. "Clearly, Amazon has been a leader in the bolt-on business with the Fire TV sticks and boxes, but they were behind a little bit in getting out to televisions". American customers will be able to purchase the TVs in the summer. Other TV brands that license Roku TV software include Hisense, Hitachi, RCA, Sharp and TCL.

Related News:



Most liked

Get your Tax Day freebies here
On April 17, the first 17 people who call to book requesting the "Tax Day rate" will get a one-night stay for just $4.17. Chili's Grill & Bar - $5 Cuervo Blue Margarita special for Tax Day at participating locations, no coupon is required.

Avengers: Infinity War Casts Carrie Coon as Proxima Midnight
If you crave longer post-credits scenes in your Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, you nearly got your wish with Black Panther . The action-packed Marvel film is star-studded, to say the least, but it seemed that the cast is getting bigger and bigger.

Hey congressman: Facebook's problem is its users
Facebook itself famously ran a test to see whether they could influence Facebook users. As users of Facebook , we should be concerned about the status of our privacy.

Detained American pastor goes on trial in Turkey
Erdogan has mentioned a sort of quid pro quo for Brunson's release, wanting to exchange Brunson for Turkish cleric Fetullah Gulen. Brunson, who moved to the country in 1993 and opened his Izmir church in 2010, added: 'I haven't done anything against Turkey.

Day two of Starbucks protests
Friday, almost eight hours after the initial 911 call. "There is no explanation for that", Saahene said. "This is a Starbucks ". Meanwhile, the manager at the cafe who originally called 911 made a decision to leave her position, according to the Inquirer .

Narwhal Capital Management Buys 75 Shares of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)
It increased, as 16 investors sold CASH shares while 42 reduced holdings. 151 funds opened positions while 383 raised stakes. Williams Jones & Associates LLC raised its position in Amazon.com by 22.7% in the second quarter. (NASDAQ: AMZN ).

FBI Sought Trump 'Access Hollywood' Tape Records in Michael Cohen Raid
At the time , Cohen was a top lawyer at the Trump Organization and not formally affiliated with the campaign. Daniels has publicly stated the payment was hush money to insure her silence about a 2006 affair with Trump.

Joel Embiid to remain sidelined for Game 2
Amir Johnson , who is expected to take Embiid's place, is three inches shorter than Whiteside. The 76ers are coming off of a 16 game win streak that is mostly credited to Ben Simmons .

US VP drops summit banquet, abruptly goes to hotel in Peru
But he called on the region to take a harder line on Maduro's government, a message he intends to deliver in Brazil next month. Pence says he will be calling on USA allies to provide additional humanitarian aid during the Summit of the Americas in Lima.

F1: Red Bull's Ricciardo wins Chinese Grand Prix
All six of his wins have come after he started from fourth or lower. "This sport's insane ", he said. "This sport's insane . They barely made it, with mechanics seen snapping pieces of the car's body back into place with about a minute to spare.

Kim Kardashian Reacts To Khloe Kardashian's New Baby Following Scandal
Fans at the time were upset with Kim, because the news had broken on Wednesday that Tristan Thompson allegedly cheated on Khloe. The pictures were clicked during her trip to Turks and Caicos Islands, with her sister Kourtney Kardashian .

Celtics to face Bucks in first round of playoffs
While the Bucks are relatively healthy, the Celtics are without their top two players in Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving . The Boston Celtics are averaging 113 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 48.2 percent shooting.

Netanyahu: 'Full Support' for US Syria Strikes
Israel said on Friday that an Iranian drone shot down in February by its air force had been fitted with explosives intended.

Afghan District Governor Among Those Killed In Taliban Attack
The Taleban planted mines to prevent government reinforcements from coming to help and quickly took responsibility for the attack. President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack and said it was carried out by "Afghanistan's enemy", a reference to the Taliban.

Russia, Iran Denounce Airstrikes on Close Ally Syria
Russia's military said Syrian air defense units downed 71 out of 103 cruise missiles launched by the USA and its allies. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis asked all civilised nations to urgently unite in ending the Syrian civil war.