AKAI has launched TVs running on the Fire TV OS. This is the same OS found on the Fire TV Stick. The TV will be available in 32, 43, 50 and 55-inch screen sizes. However, only the 43-inch is available as of writing this article.
Commenting on the launch, Anurag Sharma, Director, AKAI India said, “It gives us immense pleasure to bring in a brand-new range of Akai TVs with built-in Fire TV experience this festive season. The Amazon Fire TV experience in these smart TVs is going to change the way Indian consumers have experienced OTT entertainment till now. Seamless, blazing-fast, and at the touch of a button, our new range promises to deliver entertainment like never before. AKAI brand is a symbol of trust and quality with over 90 years of technical expertise, and we constantly push our boundaries to bring in innovations and cutting-edge technology for our customers in India. Akai India also is a strong believer of Make in India policy by the Indian government pushing the Indian industries ahead as part of economic growth”
"We are excited to expand our Fire TV Edition TV range and bring more choice to customers," said Parag Gupta, Head of Amazon Devices, India. “The Fire Edition smart TVs by AKAI deliver excellent picture and sound quality and offer your favourite movies and TV shows, all in one place. The Fire TV experience is designed to give customers access to an ever-growing selection from a vast catalogue of movies and TV shows from Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, Netflix, Zee5, Sony LIV, and more. With the Alexa Voice Remote, customers have a full range of capabilities on their fingertips- from easily launching their favourite shows to even setting the right lighting for the movie marathon through smart home control. We can't wait to hear what our customers have to say about this excellent TV available at an affordable price point.”
As we mentioned above, the AKAI Amazon Fire TV Edition Smart TV is available in 32, 43, 50 and 55-inch screen sizes. The 32-inch and 43-inch TVs are FHD TVs with a 1920x1080p resolution while the 50 and 55-inch TVs are 4K TVs. The price of the 50 and 55-inch TVs hasn’t been revealed. The 32-inch variant is priced at Rs 14,999 while the 43-inch TV has an introductory price of 23,999.
As mentioned above, the 50 and 55-inch variants bring a 4K resolution while the 32 and 43-inch TVs have an FHD resolution. Since the 43-inch variant of the TV is available, let’s focus on the specifications of this variant. The 43-inch TV brings with it a Full HD resolution of 1920x1080p and a 60Hz panel. For your connectivity needs, the TV has 3 HDMI ports and 1 USB port. It has 20W of sound output and supports Dolby Audio and DTS Tru Surround. It has a DLED panel and supports dual-band Wi-Fi as well.
Moving over to the remote control, it looks like the Fire TV stick remote control but comes with some added buttons. You get the standard power, navigation, voice and playback buttons found on the Fire TV Stick remote control. In addition, you also have the volume rocker, and a button to change the channels. You also have a mute and settings button as well.
This isn't the first time we have seen a TV running natively on the Fire TV OS. We have seen the 43-inch Onida Fire TV in early 2020 and you can check out our review of the TV here.
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