Amazon’s video service is one of the last hold outs for Android TV owners as there’s no official way to watch the video. Yet that’s not entirely true. Sony TVs have had an Android TV optimized app for a long time, and a developer has created an unofficial, third party method to watching Amazon Prime.
The partnership between Amazon and Sony will
Philips TVs will be able to take advantage of the highest possible resolution, 4K (or Ultra High Definition) video will be available on TVs that can support this resolution. Although the amount of 4K content is slim, having devices that can play this content is a major step in getting more adoption.
Also announced at CES is that Philips’ AmbiLux TVs will begin distribution in a few weeks. These TVs are very slim and have LEDs coming out of the back of the TV. As your content plays, the LEDs change color based on the on-screen colors to make the media seem more immersive. It makes the TV seem thinner by minimizing the bezels.
Philips is continuing to be dedicated to Android TV, including in the 4K AmbiLux TVs. It would be interesting to see how gaming is impacted by this greater immersiveness.