Amazon is partnering with Best Buy to release a new wave of Fire TV Edition smart TVs that will exclusively be sold at Best Buy’s stores and website as well as on Amazon.com through Best Buy as a third-party seller. It’s the first time that the two retailers have teamed up in such a direct fashion.
The multiyear partnership starts this summer with a TV from Toshiba, and Best Buy is pledging to sell more than 10 Fire TV Edition sets from Insignia and Toshiba (with both 4K and regular HD models available) in the future.
The multiyear partnership starts this summer
In addition to the standard Fire TV features, like Alexa voice controls and the usual slate of streaming services, you’ll also be able to connect a TV antenna to receive regular broadcast channels. You can also use Alexa for things like changing the channel, which is a nice bonus.
There aren’t too many details regarding the actual hardware or prices of the new TVs, but based on the companies involved and past Fire TV Edition models, it’s likely that they’ll hew toward the more affordable side of the smart TV market. In other words, you’ll probably have to keep waiting for a 75-inch 4K HDR OLED panel with Fire TV built in.