In India, Amazon sells Ondia, Croma and AmazonBasics TVs with Fire TV software, which are available from Rs.16,499 to Rs.50,990.
Business Insider reported on Thursday that Amazon plans to launch its Amazon-branded TVs in the US as early as October. Citing people familiar with the matter, the report said that work on the TV launch has been going on for almost two years involving teams from Amazon Devices and Lab 126.
The report states that the TV’s voice assistant will be powered by Alexa and currently it has been designed and developed by third parties, one of which is TCL. Apart from this, many great features will also be available in the upcoming TV. However, Amazon did not respond to this comment. Let us tell you that Amazon has some experience in the TV market. It offers affordable TVs under the AmazonBasics brand.
Amazon Fire TV software available in India
The tech giant had already launched AmazonBasics TV in India late last year. The retail giant has partnered with BestBuy to sell Toshiba and Insignia TVs that run Amazon’s Fire TV software. In India, the company sells Ondia, Croma and AmazonBasics TVs with Fire TV software, which are available from Rs 16,499 to Rs 50,990.
Amazon also sells the Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Cube, which you can convert the TV into a Smart TV. The third generation Fire TV Stick is available for Rs 3,999, while the Fire TV Stick 4K is available for Rs 5,999. Fire TV Cube comes with a price tag of Rs 12,999.
In other Amazon-related news, CEO Andy Jesse said on September 1 that the company plans to hire 55,000 people for corporate and technical roles globally in the coming months. This is equivalent to more than a third of the total number of Google as of June 30 and is close to all of Facebook.
In his first press interview since joining Amazon’s top post in July, Jassi said the company needs to work harder to keep up with demand in retail, cloud and advertising, among other businesses. The company’s new condition for launching the satellite into orbit to increase broadband access, called Project Kuiper, would also require several things, he said.
With Amazon’s annual job fair starting September 15, Jassi expects now to be a good time for hiring. “During the pandemic, there are a lot of jobs that have been displaced or replaced and there are a lot of people who are looking for different and new jobs,” Jesse said, citing a US survey by PwC.