"Alexa, watch KGUN9"
Amazon and Best Buy are teaming up to create a brand new "smarter" TV experience that's powered by Amazon's Alexa.
Best Buy will begin selling at least 10 different models of Amazon's Fire TV sometime this summer, which will be made by Toshiba and Best Buy's own brand, Insignia.
Amazon's Fire TVs will offer streaming services like Netflix, Amazon's Prime Video, HBO, PlayStation Vue, Hulu, and live broadcast and cable networks.
At @BestBuy catching up with CEO Hubert Joly and announcing our collaboration on the next generation of smart TVs. Couldn’t ask for a better partner, and the product is killer. Full Alexa integration: “Alexa, watch ABC” or “Alexa, watch Westworld.” #FireTVEdition pic.twitter.com/Dsq8VBOSA7
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) April 18, 2018
If the technology sounds a little familiar, Roku has been selling Smart TVs over the last couple of years, but now the company has something to worry about.
Since the announcement, the news sent shares of Internet-streaming device maker Roku down 12%.
If you'd like to be notified when the Fire TV is available for pre-order, you can sign up and learn additional product information at bestbuy.com .