Amazon has a giant launch occasion at this time, and on the TV-side of issues, the corporate is launching a brand new Hearth TV. It is $69, has a brand new kind issue, and has 60FPS 4K HDR assist.

4K HDR is a giant deal for Amazon for the reason that firm is definitely producing 4K HDR content material. Earlier than at this time, it wasn’t potential to make use of Amazon to look at Amazon reveals like The Grand Tour of their full HDR glory. Now, Amazon lastly has a complete HDR and content material resolution it may pitch to prospects.

The shape issue of the brand new Hearth TV is totally different from its predecessor. The earlier Hearth TV was a set-top field designed to sit down on a bit of furnishings like a cable field. This new Hearth TV seems loads like a sq. model of a Chromecast—a field of electronics hangs off the again of the TV by way of a super-short HDMI cable. This works a lot better for clear wall-mount installations, a favourite setup of wire cutters.

The brand new Hearth TV additionally comes with an Alexa voice distant. Moreover dealing with the distant management duties, it additionally has a microphone, giving customers entry to Alexa voice instructions and abilities.

Below the hood there is a Amlogic 1.5GHz SoC with 4 Cortex A53 cores, a Mali450 MP3 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, an 802.11ac Wi-Fi connection, and Dolby Atmos assist. And, after all, since it is a Hearth gadget, below the hood it runs an Amazon-built fork of Android with all the standard apps and video games from Amazon’s Hearth TV app retailer. The one port is a rear Micro-USB port, which Amazon’s spec sheet notes is used “for energy solely.”

The launch date is October 25, however the gadget is obtainable for pre-order now from—you guessed it!—Amazon.


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