New Apps for the Week of October 15th thru the 21st

This week there were 30 new apps and games released for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Jackbox Games has released Jackbox Party Pack 4, which is their latest collection of party games for 2-8 players. IndieFlix is a new streaming service focused on indipendent films. Their catalogue consists of over 4,000 films and costs $4.99 per month or $39.99 per year with a 7-day free trial. Tubi has released an all new app this week. They’re a completly free streaming service with movies and TV shows. Continue on for the full list of new apps and games released in the last 7 days. Read more ›

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The third and final season of ‘Red Oaks’ debuts today, and other Amazon originals news

Season 3 of Amazon’s original series Red Oaks is available today for Prime members to stream. Amazon has already announced that this will be the final season of Red Oaks. Amazon’s original movie The Wall starring John Cena is also debuting today on Prime Video. As for upcoming originals, Amazon has finally announced the premier date for Jean-Claude Van Johnson, the action comedy series staring Jean-Claude Van Damme as a martial arts & film sensation who is secretly the world’s best undercover private contract killer. The first season of Jean-Claude Van Johnson debuts on December 15th. Be sure to catch the newly released trailor.

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Amazon Fire TV 3 will not support Miracast display mirroring

Amazon’s 3rd generation Fire TV won’t be released until next week but parts of Amazon’s site are already being updated to include information about the new model. One such page that was just updated is Amazon’s “Display Mirroring on Amazon Fire TV” help page. It now says that the Fire TV 3 does not support display mirroring. Read more ›

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Movies Anywhere app returns to 1st-gen Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

I’m guessing most of you had no idea, but the new Movies Anywhere app that debuted last week on all Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition televisions dropped support for the 1st generation Fire TV and Fire TV Stick shortly after it was released. The app itself is not crucial to using the digital locker service, but it’s good to see that it is once again compatible with the older Fire TV devices. Read more ›

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The new UE Blast and Megablast are the best portable speakers with hands-free Alexa

Ultimate Ears just announced a pair of new portable speakers with hands-free Alexa capabilities that easily dethrone the Amazon Tap to become the best portable Alexa speaker. The new UE Blast and UE Megablast are essentially updated versions of the great sounding and very popular UE Boom and UE Megaboom speakers, but with built-in WiFi and far-field microphones to work with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. Read more ›

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Jackbox Party Pack 4 released for all Amazon Fire TV devices

Just as they’ve done last October and the year before that, Jackbox Games have released a new set of party games for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. The Jackbox Party Pack 4 is a collection of 5 new games that are most fun with large groups of people. The included games are Fibbage 3 (2-8 players), Survive the Internet (3-8 players), Seeking Monster (3-7 players), Bracketeering (3-16 players), and Civic Doodle (3-8 players). All games use the Fire TV as the main board and use mobile devices as the controllers, so it’s easy to get a big game started without having to buy any extra controllers or remotes. Read more ›

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Woot is selling the refurbished Amazon Tap for $54.99 — Lowest price ever [Expired]

Woot is currently selling the certified refurbished Amazon Tap for $54.99. This is the lowest price that Amazon’s portable Alexa speaker has ever been. Even though it’s probably the most versatile Alexa smart speaker, thanks to its built-in battery and newly added hands-free capabilities, it doesn’t seem like Amazon will release a successor to the Tap anytime soon. Amazon still sells the Tap themselves for its full original price of $129.99, and most recently put it on sale for 79.99, but the price has never been as low as Woot is currently selling it.

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You may have free Amazon credit if you purchased Kindle books between 2010 and 2012

A second round of Amazon credit has just been distributed to customers due to the federal court approved settlement related to Apple’s 2014 antitrust lawsuit. If you purchased Kindle e-books between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012, you probably received free credits back in June of last year. If you redeemed any of those, you’re entitled to additional credits that were distributed yesterday. You can check this page to see if your Amazon account received free credit. If you did receive credit, it will automatically be applied to your next Amazon purchase. you can learn more about the lawsuit and settlement here.

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App Deal: Ticket to Ride down from $6.99 to $1.99

The game Ticket to Ride has just dropped in price from $6.99 to $1.99. Apart from when the game was offered briefly for free last year, this is the lowest price it has been. This is the official electronic adaptation of the immensely popular board game of the same name. Ticket To Ride is touted as a game that takes a minute to learn, but a lifetime to master. The Fire TV version features solo play against up to 4 AI players, online multiplayer, and local multiplayer which allows mobile devices to connect up to the Fire TV. The game has a great 4.2 star rating from over 600 reviews. Ticket To Ride is compatible with all Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV EDition television models, and works with either a remote control or game controller.

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Amazon’s newest Prime Exclusive phone is the Moto X4 with hands-free Alexa

Motorola’s next flagship phone has just been added as Amazon’s newest Prime Exclusive Phone. The all-new 4th Generation Moto X (a.k.a. Moto X4) has all power and features you’d expect from a flagship phone, but also adds something you won’t find on other phones, which is hands-free Alexa capabilities. Read more ›

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