Amazon could have stopped promoting its Fireplace TV set-top field, but it surely hasn’t stopped supporting it. No less than not but. In truth, merely hours after mentioned halt of gross sales, Amazon is reported to be rolling out an replace to its vary of Fireplace TV gadgets, together with the Fireplace TV Stick, with an vital new function: keyboard voice enter. This might very nicely be paving the street for the brand new 4K gadgets that can include Alexa integration out of the field.
With Amazon releasing remotes with voice enter performance, you’d assume it will enable voice enter in every single place. Alas, it solely restricted it to the common search operate. That’s, till in the present day with this replace. When you get the replace, it is possible for you to to dictate what you wish to kind every time the default keyboard pops up.
Therein lies the catch. Voice enter solely works in locations the place Fireplace TV’s default keyboard is used. For apps that implement their very own customized keyboard, there are two choices. Apps that help Fireplace TV’s common search, like YouTube, can use that to seek for content material contained in the app. However for apps like Kodi which have their customized keyboard and don’t help common search, the on display keyboard is your solely path.
The replace additionally brings NFL Thursday Evening stay video games, consistent with Amazon’s cope with the league. Because the first recreation begins 28th September, you’ll need to be sure you get the replace by then, in any other case you gained’t be capable of see it in any respect.
For these with impaired eyesight, the replace additionally introduces a Display Magnifier function. Along with zooming out and in, customers will even be capable of pan the zoomed view utilizing their distant, both manually utilizing button presses, or just simply shifting the distant itself.