Firefox update adds bookmarking and updated interface to Amazon Fire TV devices

Firefox has just updated their Fire TV app to version 2.0, as first spotted by CordCuttersNews. This significant update adds what was probably the most request feature, which is the ability to bookmark pages. The update also makes a few changes to the main interface. Read more ›

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Jeopardy! PlayShow lets you play along as you watch the trivia game show on your Amazon Fire TV

Jeopardy! PlayShow is a new app that was just released for all Amazon Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, and Fire TV Edition televisions. With it you watch a real episode of Jeopardy! and play along by using your phone to buzz in and your phone’s microphone to speak your answer. The result is a seamless experience that pits you up against real Jeopardy! contestants, as well as your family and friends. Read more ›

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Video sharing site Dailymotion releases new app for the Amazon Fire TV

Dailymotion has just released a new app for Amazon Fire TV devices. If you’re not familiar with the service, it’s among the largest video sharing sites existing in YouTube’s massive shadow. Having been started in France, Dailymotion has always been more popular in Europe than in the US, but the service has expanded its US presence last year with a major update to the platform. It has also recently been shifting its focus from user-generated content to top-tier videos from trusted publishers like CNN, the NBA, Vanity Fair, Cheddar, Bloomberg, CBS, and many others.

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Dr. Seuss interactive books for the Amazon Fire TV have dropped from $3.99 to $1.99

Most apps available in the Amazon Fire TV appstore are either streaming video apps or games, but one category of apps that you may not be aware of are interactive books that let kids flip through books as a narrator reads each page. Oceanhouse Media is the largest publisher of interactive books on the Fire TV with 62 titles that include The Berenstain Bears, Little Critter, and Dr. Seuss books. This morning, all of the Dr. Seuss interactive books that were previously $3.99 have been reduced to $1.99. If you have children under the age of 6, take a look at the selection. Some of these interactive books are also compatible with mobile phones and tablets. There is one free book, Just Go to Bed – Little Critter, to try before buying some of the other titles.

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Educational kids games for Fire TV by Eggroll Games are all on sale

Eggroll Games produces a series of educational kids games available for all Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models. The games cover topics such as addition, substraction, multiplication, division, counting, and color/shape identification for elementary school kids in pre-K through 4th grade. All of their paid titles have just gone on sale at roughly 50% their regular prices. You can try their free versions before committing to buy the full apps.

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Bookmarker for YouTube app is now available in the Amazon Fire TV appstore

I have just released a new version of my Bookmarker app called Bookmarker for YouTube in the Amazon Fire TV appstore. The new app is functionally identical to my previous Bookmarker apps, but it has YouTube’s television optimised URL preloaded and provides a more relevent icon. Read more ›

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Crunchyroll brings their VRV streaming service to the Amazon Fire TV

A new VRV app from Crunchyroll has just arrived in the Fire TV appstore for all Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV television models. The streaming service dubs itself as “a video experience for anime, animation, gaming, comedy, sci-fi, and tech fans.” VRV consists of multiple channels including Crunchyroll, Funimation, Rooster Teeth, Cartoon Hangover, Geek & Sundry, Nerdist, MONDO, Tested, Shudder, MUBI, CuriosityStream, DramaFever, and VRV Select. You can watch select episodes for free with ads or pay $9.99 per month for complete ad-free access to all content.

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TvExplorer is a new File Manager made specifically for streaming devices

As someone starts to tinker with the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, or Fire TV Edition television, it’s almost inevitable that they install a file manager. Now that File Commander has sadly dropped support for Fire TV devices, the list of good and free file managers in the Fire TV Appstore consists of ES File Explorer, Total Commander, and Data Manager, so it’s notable when a new one joins the group. TvExplorer is a new file manager that just arrived in the Fire TV Appstore a few days ago. Unlike the other three file managers mentioned, it was made specifically to be used on a television streaming device. Read more ›

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Vudu possibly reveals plans for upcoming Amazon Fire TV app

Vudu might have let slip that an app for Amazon Fire TV devices is in the works. A post in Vudu’s forum indicates that Vudu briefly listed the Fire TV as one of their supported devices on their main about page. The page has since been updated to no longer include the Fire TV. Notably, a screenshot of the about page showing the Fire TV listed, that the forum poster uploaded, has also been taken down by Vudu. Read more ›

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Firefox for Fire TV adds Turbo Mode for slightly faster browsing

Firefox for Fire TV has just updated their app to version 1.1. The biggest feature added with the new version is something called Turbo Mode which is supposed to speed up web browsing by blocking third-party trackers. The update also adds support for VoiceView on the Fire TV. Read more ›

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