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Amazon branded TVs unveiled

As heavily rumoured, Amazon has announced an all-new lineup of Fire TV devices with its first-ever Amazon branded smart TVs, the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series and 4-Series smart TVs, and the all-new Fire TV Stick 4K Max. “We’ve reimagined what a TV can do by building it with two of our most popular experiences […]

September 10, 2021By Colin Mann

Technicolor, Vodafone deploy Super Wi-Fi 6 boosters with Alexa

Media and entertainment technologist Technicolor Connected Home has partnered with Vodafone to deploy next-generation Wi-Fi 6-enabled Super Wi-Fi boosters with Alexa Built-in as part of the latest Vodafone Pro Broadband offering – Vodafone Pro Broadband with Alexa Built-in. It says the Super Wi-Fi boosters represent a first in bringing Wi-Fi 6 to Vodafone’s UK customer […]

August 18, 2021

Vodafone launches Pro Broadband with Alexa

UK multiplay telco Vodafone has launched Vodafone Pro Broadband with Alexa Built-in which it claims offers customers a UK broadband first – a Super WiFi Plus booster with Alexa Built-in, hybrid 4G broadband back-up and dedicated WiFi Xperts support from £38 (€45) a month. Vodafone’s new booster includes Alexa – giving households the ability to […]

August 9, 2021

Spain: Vodafone launches new TV 4K Pro STB

Vodafone Spain is launching a new STB, the Vodafone TV 4K Pro. The device makes its debut in Spain, following its launch in France, with a Bang & Olufsen audio system, bluetooth, 4K HRD video, voice control and V Home and Amazon Alexa. It also includes three integrated loudspeakers with Dolby Atmos sound. +With a […]

July 14, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Amazon Alexa on third-party TVs

Amazon Alexa will be coming to a wide range of third-party TVs powered by webOS, LG Electronics’ proprietary TV platform. TV brands such as Advance, Blaupunkt, Eko, JSW, Manta, Polaroid, RCA, Seiki and Skytech as well as original design manufacturers Ayonz, Dualshine, Konka, Silicon Player, Skyworth and Xianyou, among others, will soon be offering this […]

July 14, 2021

Toshiba TVs add Tyldesley knowledge to Alexa

Toshiba TV and renowned football commentator Clive Tyldesley have partnered ahead of the Euro 2020 tournament to help England, Scotland and Wales fans settle football arguments and brush up on their football knowledge, with the help of Amazon’s Alexa. Home Nations’ fans can now ask questions such as ‘Alexa, what’s England’s record against Scotland?’ and […]

June 7, 2021

ZEASN launches new smart voice solutions

ZEASN, a provider of OTT and Smart TV solutions, has unveiled its new smart voice solutions – Whale Speaker OS and Whale AI Voice. The company has also announced that a new Smart Speaker product equipped with Whale Speaker OS has successfully passed the Amazon Alexa ACM Audio Call Certification recently, being the world’s first […]

May 27, 2021

‘HBO Max Recommends’ skill on Alexa

HBO Max, the US streaming service, has announced the launch of the ‘HBO Max Recommends’ skill for Alexa, an interactive voice-first discovery service allowing users the opportunity to quickly browse and swipe yes or no on titles from across the HBO Max library. Available immediately on Alexa-enabled devices, ‘HBO Max Recommends’ is a solution for […]

May 19, 2021

Research: Over 8m TV sets sold in UK in 2020

With lockdown measures enforced around the globe, it is understandable that 2020 saw the steepest growth in UK TV sales in over a generation, which exceeded 8 million sets, reports Futuresource Consulting. Being deprived of opportunities to enjoy holidays, cinema, theatre, concerts and so forth, people naturally gravitated towards the TV and diverted their spend […]

April 21, 2021

Wiztivi makes voice control accessible for all operators

Wiztivi now offers a unique solution allowing operators, media and OTT players to easily integrate voice control into their user interface. Voice assistants are still relatively new, but they have great potential and numerous possible applications. Suppliers are expanding their offering at breakneck speed and the end user is now becoming more and more familiar […]

January 28, 2021