Amazon’s New Fire TV Smart TVs & Soundbars Come with New, Improved Remotes

amazon buildingEarlier this week Amazon announced a new line of smart soundbars and TVs. Recently Cord Cutters News got a hands-on look at the new remotes and discovered that they come with a new, improved remote.

Now you find the Fire TV remotes with new features on the new TCL Fire TV soundbar and Grundig Fire TV Edition Smart TV.

With the TCL Fire TV Soundbar, you will find a new set of buttons including a new guide button that takes you directly to the Fire TV guide, a settings button, and quick launch buttons to name a few. You will also find a channel change button to jump up and down through different services.

Here is an image of the new TCL remote:

The new Grundig Fire TV Edition Smart TV not only includes a guide button but also a full keypad to let you switch between channels on your TV just by entering the channel number. This version of the Grundig Fire TV Edition Smart TV is only coming to Germany but hopefully a version of the Fire TV remote will come to the US soon.

Here is an image of the new Grundig remote:

Here is what Amazon announced about soundbars and new smart TVs this week:

Amazon’s Fire TV Edition for Soundbars

Amazon recently launched their first Fire TV-powered soundbars from Anker. Amazon has partnered with TCL to make the TCL Alto 8+ Soundbar–Fire TV Edition. The TCL Alto 8+ is available on Amazon in the US and Canada, and customers of amazon.co.uk, amazon.de, amazon.fr, amazon.it and amazon.es can sign up today to be notified when the TCL TS8011 Soundbar–Fire TV Edition is available on Amazon. Both soundbars are designed to support premium acoustic performance, with carefully tuned speaker drivers and support for Dolby Digital Plus producing clear, dynamic, and immersive sound.

Amazon has also partnered with Anker, Polk Audio, and Tonly to make new Fire TV soundbars. Later this year Amazon will bring new features to its Fire TV edition soundbar offering including Dolby Atmos support, device control, HDMI switching, and far-field voice control, along with a co-branded experience with partner customizations.

New Fire TV Edition Smart TVs & International Expansion

To continue this growth with the Fire TV edition smart TVs, Amazon has partnered with Grundig, JVC, Onida, and Anker and retailers like Best Buy, Currys PC World (UK), and MediaMarktSaturn (Germany). Amazon will continue its international expansion with more brands launching Fire TV edition smart TVs in the US, Canada, India, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, and Mexico later in 2020.

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