After I reviewed the Echo Present 15 in April I concluded that it’s disappointing that Amazon Australia didn’t take the chance of a delayed launch for the Echo Present 15 to make the system extra Australian by including the complete ABC iView, 7, 9, 10, SBS catch-up in addition to different Aussie particular video streaming providers like STAN and Kayo.
Nicely that needs to be mounted now as Amazon Australia has confirmed to Ausdroid that Australian homeowners of current Echo Present 15 good shows can now replace to get a free Hearth TV software program improve, including many new apps to the 15.6″ display playback functionality.
Amazon Australia says:
“Prospects will now have the ability to simply stream world streaming providers together with Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Paramount+, YouTube and extra. Native streaming providers on the system may also embody 9Now, 7Plus, 10 Play, SBS On Demand, ABC iView and extra”.
“The Hearth TV replace for Echo Present 15 is accessible now through your system’s newest software program replace. Simply say, “Alexa, go to Gadget Settings”, choose Gadget Choices, then Verify for Software program Updates on the touchscreen. The Hearth TV widget will then be out there on your private home display.”
Amazon is eager to push the Alexa Voice Distant (third Gen) with TV Controls as handy $20 additional bundle with Echo Present 15 purchases however should you primarily use it through voice and chat on the kitchen benchtop as I do then you definitely received’t want a distant.
I’d love to point out you the way the brand new streaming apps work however the replace appears to have bricked my Echo Present 15, it’s displaying a black display and is unresponsive to voice, contact or button use.
As soon as Amazon lets me know how you can repair it, or they substitute it, I’ll report again with data about the way it performs Disney+, Youtube, 9Now, 7Plus, 10 Play, SBS On Demand, ABC iView and many others.