Akai launched its Smart TV Edition that runs on Amazon Fire TV Operating System on November 26th, 2020. The new Fire TV Edition series includes televisions from Indian brand Onida.
The smart TVs will be available in four size variants – 32, 43, 50 and 55-inches. However, only the 43-inch variant will be available in the market.
“We are excited to expand our Fire TV Edition Television range and bring more choice to customers,” said Parag Gupta, Head of Amazon Devices, India. “We can’t wait to hear what our customers have to say about this excellent TV available at an affordable price point.”
The in-built Fire TV support gives access to popular apps like Amazon Prime, Disney+ Hotstar, Netflix, Sony LIV, YouTube and others.
“The Amazon Fire TV experience in these smart TVs is going to change the way Indian consumers have experienced OTT entertainment till now”, says Anurag Sharma, Director, AKAI India
Akai 43-inch Full-HD Fire TV Edition Specification
Akai 43-inch features Full-HD LED screens with 1920×1080- pixel resolution. The television offers 60Hz refresh rates with a 178-degree viewing angle. It also comes with 20W with Dolby Audio and DTS Tru Surround support.
It runs on Amazon’s Fire TV Operating System. The smart Television supports many streaming apps like Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Disney+ Hotstar, Netflix, YouTube and others. The television also supports display mirroring and offers 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage.
For the connectivity needs, the television offers 3 HDMI ports and 1 USB port. It has a DLED panel and also supports dual-band Wi-Fi.
The remote looks similar to the Fire TV Stick remote but with four dedications keys – Prime Video, Amazon Music, Netflix and Apps. The remote offers the standard power, navigation, voice and playback buttons like the Fire TV Stick remote control. It features some of the basic remote controls like volume rocker, channel change, a mute and a settings button.
The Television also offers Alexa Voice Remote for tuning on their desired shows. Alexa Voice Remote also supports the smart home controls. Akai television is positioned at the volume-driven small-screen segment in India, with this Television.
The other size variants like the 50 and 55-inch Televisions come with 4K Ultra HD resolution, and the 32-inch comes Full HD resolution.
The 43-inch variant is priced at Rs 23,999 (available in Amazon.com). The 32-inch variant is priced at Rs 14,999. The prices for the ultra HD variants – 50 and 55-inch, are yet not revealed.