Amazon & Best Buy Team Up to Offer New Fire TV Edition Smart TVs

Posted Wed Apr 18, 2018 at 12:00 PM PDT by
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The retailers are joining forces to sell Fire TV Edition displays.

Amazon and Best Buy have announced a multi-year partnership to offer Fire TV Edition smart TVs to consumers. As part of the deal, Best Buy will begin selling new 4K and HD Fire TV Edition displays from Insignia and Toshiba this summer, expanding the lineup's presence to the company's many brick-and-mortar stores.

"Amazon and Best Buy have a long history of working together, and today we take our partnership to a new level," said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO. "These Fire Edition smart TVs by Insignia and Toshiba deliver beautiful visuals and all the movies and TV shows you love, with an experience that gets better every day with Alexa. We could not have a better partner in this endeavor."

Fire TV Edition smart TVs feature integrated support for the Fire TV platform, offering access to a variety of streaming services like Netflix, Prime Video, HBO, PlayStation Vue, Hulu, and more. Likewise, the displays also provide easy access to live over-the-air TV content when paired with an HD antenna. In addition, units include a Voice Remote with Alexa support, allowing customers to launch apps, search for content, switch inputs, control smart home devices, and more through spoken commands. 

"Our goal is to enrich the lives of our customers by offering them the very best products and services, whether they come to us online, visit our stores, or invite us into their home," said Hubert Joly, Best Buy chairman and CEO. "Our partnership with Amazon is exciting because we believe Fire TV Edition delivers an incredible user experience and further strengthens the growing connection between home theater, home automation and voice control."

The first Fire TV Edition smart TV from Toshiba will hit Best Buy stores this summer, and you can sign up to be notified when they become available by clicking HERE.

Additional models will then be released throughout the year. Fire TV Edition smart TVs will be available exclusively at Best Buy stores, through BestBuy.com, and from Best Buy as a third-party seller on Amazon.com. 

Source: Amazon via BusinessWire; BestBuy.com

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