Toshiba announces 2020 range of Android TV and Alexa sets
At IFA 2019, Toshiba announced its 2020 range connected TVs for the UK, which will feature Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant smart home integration, as well as Dolby Atmos audio.
The new 4K Toshiba Android TV (Android Pie) sets have Chromecast casting technology and Google Assistant voice controls built-in.
That means viewers will be able to send content directly from their mobile apps with Chromecast, or ask for it with their voice via the Assistant. The latter can also be used to control smart home gadgets compatible with the Google Assistant.
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Beyond that, the company is also offering the Toshiba Connect with Alexa that includes access to Amazon Music and everything else we can associate with the voice-powered personal assistant. Unlike the Amazon-branded device announced yesterday, this set does not offer the Fire TV interface.
All of the decidedly mid-range sets in the range offer 4K resolution and no HDR. There is Dolby Atmos audio onboard though. A press release from Toshiba did not offer the specific display sizes and prices on offer, but we’ve followed up for confirmation.
European Sales and Marketing Director, Bart Kuijten, said: “with our 2020 series we’re continuing our commitment to make innovative TV technology accessible to all, by offering connected home integrations with Amazon and Google. By collaborating with these smart ecosystems we’re offering the choice to connect your home in the way that best suits your lifestyle, whilst ensuring an exceptional viewing experience through enhanced visual and audio technologies.”
We’ve had a look at Toshiba’s most recent TVs in the UL5 and UL7. Keep an eye out for reviews on Trusted Reviews in the coming weeks