Amazon Could be Getting Ready to Release a New Fire TV with Echo Support & More [Rumor]

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  1. dgstorm

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    We received a tip from an anonymous source that Amazon may be planning a new version of their Fire TV device that could include support for syncing up with the Amazon Echo. Earlier this morning a new Amazon device called an "HDMI Digital Media Receiver" was spotted at the FCC. That report suggested the device will be a second generation Amazon Fire TV box, and will include a new microSD slot feature along with the usual functions already found on the current model.

    The new intel we received suggests that Amazon is taking things a bit further though, by adding in more powerful internal hardware and including the aforementioned support for working directly with their Echo device.

    On top of this, there is another bit of info which supports the idea that the company plans to reveal something new: the OG Amazon Fire TV is out of stock on Amazon's website. Either they are completely killing off the device, or they are replacing it with an all new version. The later theory seems like a safe bet considering Amazon would probably like to play a marketing war with Apple's new Apple TV. If true, we can't wait to see (and try) the result!
     
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    I hope they can just upgrade the original Fire TV set top box to have the Echo's support since I would love that, would rather not have to upgrade if I can help it.
     
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    I will be happy if they can add Bluetooth headset support to the Fire TV stick which I hope they update as well as the regular Fire TV.
    They work so well. The Roku 3 I use for a bunch of channels you cannot get on the Fire TV but mainly use the Fire TV stick it just works so well.
     
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    Everything I could ever want is on my FireStick. We hardly ever watch broadcast tv anymore.
    The ability to pair my Echo to it would be awesome though. Definitely looking forward to the new set top box.
     
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