Toshiba launches a UK’s initial hands-free Alexa TV

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No need to place your paws on a remote, Toshiba’s new WK3 operation is a initial to have far-field microphones embedded in a bezel so viewers can pronounce to Alexa hands-free

Toshiba has been pulling a voice partner capabilities of a TVs with a final few efforts. The UL5 and UL7 were both concordant with a outmost Toshiba Connect Alexa device that authorised we to chaperon commands to a TV. They’ve left a step serve with a WK3 range.

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Available in 24-inch (£179) and 32-inch (£199) sizes, a WK3 operation is a Alexa-capable TV that’s a initial in a UK marketplace to have far-field microphones in a bezel so users can speak to a TV hands-free.

Many other TVs have far-field microphones, though this appears to be a initial that allows we to speak to a TV though a assist of a remote.

Could this spell a finish of a appliance we’ve come to call a pointer, zapper and flipper over a years? Probably not, though it does meant viewers can change a volume, spin a TV on/off, entrance continue forecasts and play song though carrying to remember where they final put a remote.

Both TVs are HD-ready/720p and underline streaming built-in apps and catch-up TV options. With Freeview Play included, we get a choice of 85 live Freeview channels and thousands of hours of on-demand calm from BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, UKTV Play, CBS Catch-up Channels UK and Horror Bite

Bart Kuijten, Commercial Director during Toshiba UK said:“The WK3 is a illusory tender for a customers, a Alexa embedded record takes voice activation to a new turn for a customers. With a immeasurable infancy of day-to-day functions available by hands giveaway voice control, this illusory TV is ideal for observation while cooking, cleaning or bathing, expelling a need to collect adult a remote.”

The 24WK3A63DB and 32WK3A63DB are on sale now during both Amazon and AO.com, with prices starting during £179. Availability during Very.co.uk and Currys is approaching in a entrance weeks.

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