Friday, 16 November, 2018

The Amazon Fire TV Edition is coming, will you be buying?

Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.                  Amazon Best Buy Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Amazon Best Buy
Elsie Buchanan | 19 April, 2018, 01:53

The companies will sell 11 models, starting this summer with TVs by Toshiba and Best Buy house brand Insignia.

While Best Buy and Amazon announced the deal Wednesday, the companies' CEOs, Hubert Joly and Jeff Bezos, sat side by side talking about the deal with a handful of reporters on Tuesday.

Amazon is looking to sell its Fire TV Edition smart televisions in a big box store, but thankfully it's not Whole Foods.

Best Buy already sells plenty of Amazon products, from Echo speakers to Kindle e-readers to Fire TV streaming devices.

What do you think of these Amazon TVs?

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.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos added on Twitter that he "couldn't ask for a better partner" than Best Buy.

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It isn't exactly a secret that Best Buy and Amazon are rivals.

That "incredible user experience" that Fire TV Edition delivers, as Joly referenced, includes the ability to use one's voice to shop right from their couch.

"In this iteration, Best Buy gets new devices that will drive foot traffic into its stores, and Amazon gets a brick-and-mortar showroom for more of its proprietary products", O'Shea said.

Shares of Roku are down 37% since the beginning of 2018, while Best Buy is up 9%. I just hope they don't find themselves with a knife sticking out of their back at some point down the line. There will be a mixture of HD and 4K models.

Both Amazon and Best Buy expect they will benefit from the deal. Searching for content on streaming apps such as Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, YouTube, and others alleviates the task of entering in phrases character by character with an on screen keyboard.

Neither company is providing any additional details on model specifics of pricing, but we do know that the first Fire TV Edition smart TVs will be available this summer in the United States. For Best Buy, it will be the first time the retailer will have access to Amazon's online customers.

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