Amazon Instant Video Holiday Movie Sale


Amazon has numerous Holiday Movies on sale in their instant video catalogue. Buy or rent classics like A Christmas Story, It’s A Wonderful Life, and more while they’re on sale.

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Amazon Coins on sale for up to 30% off — Lowest Price Ever


Amazon just started running one of their best sales on Amazon Coins. The lower denominations are 4%, 5%, and 8% off for 500, 1000, and 2500 coins respectively. Those deals are fairly common, but it’s in the larger denominations where you’ll really see savings. 5,000 coins are currently 20% off and 10,000 coins are a whopping 30% off. Usually, the 20% off mark is reserved for the 10,000 coin denomination which will, on rare occasion, be bumped up to 25% off. However, I’ve never seen it at 30% off. That’s the cheapest it has ever been.

If paying for Amazon coins isn’t your thing, you can still get free coins when buying select groceries thru December 31st.

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Correlation between Amazon Fire TV Serial Number and Rootability

It’s been speculated that there may be a correlation between the Amazon Fire TV’s serial number and the software version originally on the device. If it were true, then you could determine if a Fire TV was rootable before purchasing it at a retail store because the serial number is printed on the outside of the box. I’ve created a quick form to gather information about the Fire TV’s serial number, and I’d love if you’d take a minute to help the community by submitting your Fire TV’s information.

Submit Your Fire TV Information

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CyanogenMod Lollipop ROM for Amazon Fire TV progress


Rbox has been busy chugging away at his CyanogenMod port for the Amazon Fire TV. The last time we heard from him, the ROM was crashing after the boot screen. He’s just chimed in with an update and has made tremendous progress. The ROM is now booting, but an issue with the SystemUI causes it to eventually crash. He was able to get the Android TV Launcher open, but it isn’t fully working, likely due to the lack of required Google Apps. Once he gets the ROM more stable, he says he’ll work on getting the Android TV Launcher functional.

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App Deal: Cannon Ballers down from $0.99 to FREE


Cannon Ballers, a defense game inspired by arcade classics like Missile Defender, has just gone Free. This game was free once back in July but has others held steady at $0.99. The game is compatible with both the FIre TV and Fire TV Stick, but does require a game controller to play.

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App Deal: GTA Chinatown Wars down from $4.99 to $2.99

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars haw just gone on sale for $2.99. The game was just released last week for the Fire TV at $4.99. This game was originally released for the Nintendo DS and still remains the best reviewed game on that platform with 9+ out of 10 ratings from all top publications. Whether you’ve got Amazon coins burning a hole in your pocket or just looking for a great game to play, this game is a steal at $2.99. The game requires a game controller to play and is currently only compatible with the Fire TV, but I suspect we may see it come to the Fire TV Stick since its simpler top-down gameplay view is not as graphically taxing as other GTA games which use a third-person view.

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December is turning out to be a spectacular month for Amazon Fire TV apps

There have been over 100 new apps released for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick this month. That’s more than any previous month and we’re only a third of the way through December. Last week, the Fire TV appstore passed 800 apps and is well on it’s way to a thousand. The quantity of apps isn’t the only reason this month has been so great. The quality has been superb as well. Read more ›

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New Apps for the Week of December 14th thru the 20th

Every Sunday I bring you the list of new apps and games released during the previous week for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. This week has been spectacular as far as new apps go. There were a whopping 47 new apps released. That’s more than any week in the past. Read more ›

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Free Amazon Coins for Buying Snacks — 300 coins per item purchased

Amazon has just started a new promotion where you earn Free Amazon Coins with select Grocery items. There are over 300 different items eligible which will earn you 300 coins for each item ordered. There are even some qualifying items that costs less than $3.00, making them essentially free when you factor in the value of the coins earned. Like with all free coin promotions, these free coins will expire 1 year after they’re earned, so you’ll have plenty of time to spend them. What you don’t have much time for is getting in on this promotion since it ends December 31st. So go load up on some munchies and get a bunch of free coins in the process!

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App Deal: MeteoEarth down from $4.99 to FREE

MeteoEarth, a powerful weather app adapted from a professional weather broadcast tool, is currently Free for a limited time. The app features a stunning 3D globe with cloud, rain, snow, and wind overlays. You can also pull up images from tens of thousands of live webcams around the world. The app is currently only compatible with the Fire TV.

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