This week there were 29 new apps and games released for the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition televisions. Kaiju Big Battel Fighto Fantasy is a new role-playing game using the 16-bit style of classic consoles, like the SNES. For those of you with cable subscriptions, you might be interested in installing the new Paramount Network app that arrived this week. If you have a QNAP NAS, you might want to try out the new Qmedia app for accessing your videos, photos, and music through a Fire TV. 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 put the Fire TV Recast on sale for $189.99. That’s for the 2-tuner version that comes with 500GB of storage, which can hold 75 hours of HD video. The larger 4-tuner 1TB Fire TV Recast is also on sale for $229.99. Both of these sales are just $10 more than Amazon offered during their Black Friday sale. This is only the second time that Amazons over-the-air DVRs have ever been on sale. Also on sale is the Fire TV Stick 4K for $34.99, the Fire TV Cube for $69.99, and the Fire TV Stick for $24.99.
Amazon just put the Fire TV Stick 4K on sale for $34.99. This is the same price they had during their Black Friday sale. To save even more, you can get a 2-Pack for just $59.99, which saves you an additional $10 off the already discounted price. Also on sale is the Fire TV Cube for $69.99 and the regular Fire TV Stick for $24.99.
The Amazon Fire TV Cube just went on sale for $69.99. This price is $10 more than it was during Amazon’s Black Friday sale. This bundle includes the all-new Alexa Voice Remote that comes with power and volume buttons. It also includes Amazon’s $15 Ethernet adapter. The Fire TV Cube offers hands-free Alexa voice control, universal remote capabilities, official external storage support, and several other unique features not found with any other Fire TV model. Also on sale is the Fire TV Stick 4K for $34.99 and the Fire TV Stick for $24.99.
Amazon has put the Fire TV Stick on sale for $24.99. This is $15 off of the regular price and it’s the same price that Amazon offered during Black Friday. An even better deal is a 2-pack of Fire TV Sticks for $39.99. Just add two to your cart and the discount will automatically appear at checkout. Also on sale is the Fire TV Stick 4K for $34.99 and the Fire TV Cube for $69.99.
Amazon has just put all of their various Echo smart speakers on sale. Starting at the bottom, the 2nd Gen Echo Dot is on sale for $24.99, which is $15 off of the regular price of $49.99. That might seem tempting, but it’s well worth spending just $5 more to get the all-new 3rd Gen Echo Dot for $29.99 because its speaker sounds considerably better than the previous model. An even better deal is a 2-Pack of 3rd Gen Echo Dots for only $50. Just add any two to your cart and the extra savings will automatically appear during checkout. For those wanting even better sound, the full sized Amazon Echo is on sale for $69.99, which is just $1 more than Amazon’s Black Friday price for the smart speaker. You can also get a pair of Echos for $119.98. The Amazon Echo Plus is on sale for $119.99. That price includes a fee Philips Hue smart bulb and it’s just $10 more than it was on Black Friday. Also just $10 more than it was during Black Friday is the Echo Spot for $99. For just $5 more, you can add a Wyze camera to an order of the Echo Spot. Lastly is the flagship Echo Show on sale for $179.99. That price matches Amazon’s Black Friday price and includes a free Philips Hue smart bulb.
Amazon has the Fire HD 8 Tablet on sale for $59.99. That’s $20 off of the regular price and just $10 more than it was during Black Friday. Also on sale is the Fire HD 10 Tablet for $119.99. That price is $30 off of the regular price and is $20 more than it was during Black Friday. Amazon also has all three of their kids edition tablets on sale for about 30% off.
Amazon has just pushed a new update to the Alexa app for iOS devices and, in doing so, has revealed several upcoming new Alexa capabilities. In the coming weeks, US Alexa users will be able to trigger location based reminders and Alexa Routines. This will make it possible to, for example, automatically turn on your smart lights as you arrive home. The other new feature coming is email integration that will allow users to check their Gmail, Outlook, and Hotmail email hands-free with Alexa. Read more ›
Amazon currently has the NVIDIA Shield TV on sale for $130.60. The price is a bit strange because the Shield TV is on sale for $139.00, but there is also a 5% off coupon on the page. When you “clip” the coupon, you’ll see the final $130.60 price during checkout. Thanks to that extra coupon, this is among the lowest prices that the Shield TV has ever been. This is a lightening deal, so it will end some time later today.
One of the confusing and cumbersome aspects of using Amazon’s Alexa to control smart home devices is the need to sometimes say “Alexa, ask…” before issuing a command. Prefacing a command with “ask” or “tell” is necessary when a smart home device manufacturer provides capabilities that go beyond what Amazon supports in their regular set of Alexa smart home control commands. Amazon is now allowing developers to extend the capabilities of regular smart home Alexa skills with extra functionality so that they don’t need to resort to a custom skill that requires the user to say “ask” before issuing an advanced command. Read more ›