Philo TV has announced that they will be consolidating their streaming service offering to a single $20 per month plan that includes all 58 channels that they carry. This means that the currently available $16 package with 45 channels will no longer be available after May 6th. The great news is that anyone who signs up for the cheaper plan before May 6th will be able to keep the plan and the lower price indefinitely. To sign up by the deadline, follow this link and be sure to select the 45 channel plan before entering your payment info. Read more ›
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Amazon is currently running a targeted promotion that allows select customers to buy a Fire TV Stick 4K for $29.99 using promo code POWERFUL4K. You can also try the promo code 4KUPGRADE. The savings code will only work for certain customers and there is no way to know who those customers are or why they qualify. The offer terms indicate that this is an upgrade promotion being sent out to customers who have previously purchased or registered a streaming device, but having purchased a Fire TV model in the past is not enough to guarantee you’ll qualify for this promotion. The promo code is set to expire on May 7th.
This past week there were 51 new apps and games released for Amazon Fire TV devices. Revenge of the Furry is a new tower defense strategy game for Fire TVs, which is a genre that we rarely see released on the platform. XUMO is a new free streaming service that offers over 160 channels of news, comedy, sports, and more. REELZ, which is a TV network focused on true stories and documentaries about celebrities and infamous people, has arrived this week on Fire TV devices. Harmony Express is a companion app for the new Logitech Harmony Express Remote, which allows the remote to launch Fire TV apps.H he armony Express Remote is a shift in Harmony’s universal remote strategy because it has Alexa built-in so that you can achieve most actions using only your voice. Continue on for the full list of new apps and games released in the last 7 days. Read more ›
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Amazon has just announced a new free music service for Echo owners. If you’re not a Prime member with access to Prime Music and are not an Amazon Music Unlimited subscriber, you can now stream music from Amazon on your Echo device without paying anything. Read more ›
Amazon and Google have just jointly announced that an official YouTube and YouTube TV app will be coming to Amazon Fire TV devices and Fire TV Edition televisions later this year. Additionally, Amazon Prime Video will be coming to Android TV devices and Chromecasts. The long disagreement between the two companies that has kept their services apart seems to finally be coming to an end. Read more ›
A new update rolling out to Fire TV devices has restored the ability to move apps on the Fire TV home screen and on the app grid screen. An update last month replaced the move functionality with a new pinning feature. This latest update appears to roll things back because the option to pin is gone and has been replaced with the previous “Move” and “Move to front” options. Read more ›
Get this Fire TV Stick Deal
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is on sale for $29.99 as part of Amazon’s huge Spring Sale on devices. This is Amazon’s most popular streaming device by a long shot because it provides a great deal of functionality for a great price. That value is even better now that the Fire TV Stick includes the new Alexa voice remote with built-in power and volume buttons. If you have room in your budget, I highly recommend spending an extra $10 and getting the Fire TV Stick 4K on sale for $39.99 instead, due to its improved performance. However, if you’re on a budget and/or don’t have a 4K TV, then the regular 1080p Fire TV Stick is still a very capable device. Also on sale is the Fire TV Cube for $79.99 and the Fire TV Recast for $189.99.
Get this Fire TV Stick 4K Deal
The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is sale for $39.99 as part of Amazon’s huge Spring Sale on devices. The Fire TV Stick 4K is the most powerful streaming device Amazon currently sells. Even if you don’t have a 4K TV, it is highly recommended to pay the extra $10 to get this model instead of the regular Fire TV Stick, which is currently on sale for $29.99. The extra power, among other improvements, is well worth the extra money. All Fire TV models now come with the new Alexa voice remote with power and volume buttons built-in, so that’s no longer a major reason to get the Fire TV Stick 4K over other models. Also on sale is the Fire TV Cube for $79.99 and the Fire TV Recast for $189.99.
Get this Fire TV Cube Deal
Amazon has the Fire TV Cube on sale for $79.99 as part of their huge Spring Sale on devices. That’s $40 off the regular price of $119.99. The Fire TV Cube is slightly less powerful than the Fire TV Stick 4K, which is also on sale for $39.99 right now, but it’s still certainly worth considering because of the included Ethernet adapter ($15 value), double the internal storage, universal IR blaster capabilities, and the built-in hands-free Alexa speaker. Also on sale is the Fire TV Stick for $29.99, and the Fire TV Recast for $189.99.
Get this Fire TV Recast Deal
Amazon has put the Fire TV Recast on sale for $189.99 as part of their huge Spring Sale on devices. That saves you $40 off of the regular price for the 500GB model that comes with 2 tuners. You can spend a bit more and get the 1TB Fire TV Recast on sale for $229.99 which includes 4 tuners. The Fire TV Recast now supports external USB storage, so the internal capacity isn’t as important as it once was, but I’d still spring for the higher-end model so that you get the ability to record 4 channels at once and not have to worry nearly as much about recording conflicts.