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Amazon's smart TVs are back, and Best Buy will sell them

Amazon's smart TVs are back, and Best Buy will sell them

There will be almost a dozen Fire TV Edition smart TVs from Insignia and Toshiba offered by Best Buy, in both Full HD and 4K flavors. The TVs will be equipped with Amazon's software and will be available in Best Buy stores and online, including on Amazon.com where Best Buy will be a third-party seller. The Fire TV Edition models will allow users to access about 190 different streaming services and apps including Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video without having to connect it to an additional box or add-on.

Fire TV also comes with a voice remote with Alexa and also can be paired with any Amazon Echo device, so the television also can be controlled there.

"We could not have a better partner in this endeavour", said Amazon's founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos boasted that the new TVs will "deliver handsome visuals and all the movies and TV shows you love, with an experience that gets better every day with Alexa".

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Each of the TVs will also have Alexa voice assistant capabilities built-in.

The move is also just the latest example of how Amazon recognizes that many consumers still prefer to buy things like big TVs - not to mention kale - in physical stores.

The retailers are joining forces to sell Fire TV Edition displays. The new TVs will be coming to Canada later this year, the companies said.

To illustrate the goodwill between the two rivals, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly announced the partnership in person on Tuesday at a Best Buy in Bellevue, Wash. Customers can learn more at www.bestbuy.com/FireTVEdition or www.amazon.com/FireTVEdition. The TVs expand on what you can do with a Fire TV stick, letting you see live TV alongside streaming options, detect devices connected to your TV, and consult a channel guide, to name a few features. We do this by solving technology problems and addressing key human needs across a range of areas, including entertainment, productivity, communication, food, security and health.