Philips TVs To Get Amazon Video, and AmbiLux TVs

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 . It is likely that Amazon will continue to keep the apk locked to these devices only in order to continue making these exclusive partnerships with companies, so people will not be able to extract the app and sideload it to other devices.

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.

Philips AmbiLux

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.

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub ( Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop. Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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