Amazon’s 43-inch Fire TV Omni Series is on sale

Amazon’s 43-inch Fire TV Omni Series is on sale

Need a new mid-sized TV to watch the Super Bowl? Look no further: The Amazon 43-inch Fire TV Omni Series is on sale for $230 — and it will arrive in time for the game. That’s a hefty $180 off and an unbeatable deal for a set that’ll likely last you a decade or more. The Omni Series is notable for a number of reasons, not the least of which is Amazon’s baked-in Fire TV interface. This affords access to not only every major streaming service but also a nifty selection of games and apps.

If all of those games and apps aren’t enough to satisfy you, here’s some big news: Zoom has joined that roster. Big-screen video calls, anyone? To use it, you’ll need a USB camera. Amazon recommends one of Logitech’s webcams, but any Zoom-compatible webcam should work.

All models in the Omni Series also support hands-free Alexa operation, meaning you can say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV,” or “Alexa, watch What We Do in the Shadows on Hulu,” without ever touching the remote. I honestly didn’t think that was a big deal until I started testing one of these TVs, but trust me: Hands-free commands are pretty convenient.

Features like that, along with the aforementioned app support, help give Fire TV the edge over Roku. And I say that as someone who tends to prefer the latter’s interface. Right now, especially with the addition of Zoom support, Fire is winning the smart-TV war.

Ease of use versus performance

The Omni Fire TV is simple to use and gives easy access to all of your favorite services, especially with the four on-remote buttons that let you jump straight to Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+, or Netflix. That said, some models — at least the 43-inch in particular — lack support for more advanced features. It doesn’t support Dolby Vision at this size, although the same TV does support this feature at the 65-inch and 75-inch sizes.

This model is inexpensive, and larger sizes are on sale — but there are some features that aren’t available with smaller TVs. That said, it does have three different HDMI ports, as well as a dedicated HDMI port for surround sound systems that will give you a more immersive experience.

Add a webcam (as seen on the top here) to the Fire TV Omni Series and you can enjoy big-screen Zoom calls

You don’t even have to touch the remote to use this Omni Series Fire TV, which supports hands-free Alexa operation. (Photo: Amazon)

Actually, nearly all the models in the Omni Series are discounted right now. Here are some others ones if you want to check them out:

  • Fire TV 50″ Omni Series 4K UHD Smart TV

    $306$365Save $59

  • Fire TV 65″ Omni Series 4K UHD Smart TV

    $600$760Save $160

  • Fire TV 75″ Omni Series 4K UHD Smart TV

    $800$1,050Save $250

We’re just a few days away from the Super Bowl and a ton of other great content that you’ll want to check out. Make sure you have the best possible TV before that time comes!

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

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