Amazon brings its Alexa assistant to first-gen Hearth TVs
Now that the 4K Hearth TV has taken middle stage, Amazon may be forgiven for displaying rather less love for its older streaming units. Nevertheless, that does not look like the case, after the web retailer begun seeding a brand new replace that not solely upgrades the unique Hearth TV to Android 5.1 Lollipop but in addition equips it with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant.
AFTV Information reviews that whereas the Hearth OS 5.zero.5 replace is making its method to Amazon’s first-gen streamer, rollouts are historically sluggish and can’t be pressured on units themselves. It allows house owners to press the microphone button on their Hearth TV distant and ask for info, music, audiobooks, climate, visitors and sports activities updates. Alexa will not be as extensible as it’s on the Echo however it may cease individuals from taking out their smartphone to look issues up.
The unique FIre TV will probably be first to obtain the replace, however it seems that older Hearth TV Sticks will get it too. Amazon has not but famous the improve on its software program replace web page, however the full particulars will grow to be obtainable as the corporate nears the top of its replace cycle.