Woot currently has the refurbished 1st-gen Fire TV and the refurbished Amazon Tap on sale. The refurbished Fire TV 1 is $52.99, which is $3 more than the lowest price I’ve ever seen for it. If you’re looking for something a bit more powerful than the Fire TV Stick but don’t want to spend the money for the Fire TV 2, the Fire TV 1 is still a very capable device. Plus, it’s the only model that has an optical audio port, which many can’t live without. The refurbished Amazon Tap is $79.99, which is not that enticing of a price, considering the brand new Tap was on sale for just $10 more just a few days ago.
Big Fish Games, the very popular mobile game publisher with hundreds of games under their belt, have put three of their Fire TV games on sale. Atlantis Sky Patrol and Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst are down from $1.99 to $0.99. Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder in the Rue Morgue Collector’s Edition is down from $2.99 to $0.99. The first two games are compatible with all Fire TV and Fire tV Stick models, while the Dark Tales game is only for 1st and 2nd-gen Fire TV boxes.
Prison Run and Gun has just gone on sale for $0.99. This is the first time this fairly new game has ever been on sale. This is a fast paced retro puzzle platformer. The game has 30 levels, unlockable weapons, and no in-app purchases to get in your way. It’s compatible with all Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models, but it does require a game controller to play, which is currently still on sale for a great price.
When it rains it pours because a bunch of top Amazon Fire TV games just went on sale this morning. I couldn’t find any reason as to why all of these games went on sale at the same time, but if you’ve been looking for something to play on your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, here’s your chance to pick up some new high quality games at a discount. I personally recommend Machinarium, which is a fun tranquil puzzle game with beautifull art that hardly ever goes on sale. Remember, the Fire TV Game Controller is still on sale for $39.99 if you need one for the game you want to play.
With this unusually high number of app sales, I knew there had to be something going on and I just found it. Amazon is having a “Gather Around the Fire” promotion which includes these games.
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All four Final Fantasy games have just gone on sale for $7.99 each. That matches the lowest price any of these games have been. This is a great role-playing game series packed with dozens of hours of gameplay in each game. All four games are compatible with both the 1st and 2nd-gen Fire TV, as well as the new 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick. They’re marked as compatible with the remote control, but you’ll probably want to play these with a game controller, which is currently still on sale, to really enjoy them.
Adventures of Mana has just gone on sale for $6.99. This is the new lowest price this game has ever been and it’s only the second time it has ever been on sale. This game by Square Enix is a modern remake of the original Game Boy title Final Fantasy Adventure. It’s an action role-playing game with fully remastered 3D visuals. This is a console caliber game with dozens of hours of gameplay. Adventures of Mana is compatible with both generations of the Fire TV. It can be played with either a remote control, or game controller, which is currently still on sale.
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The game Cyboid has just gone on sale for $2.99. This is the new lowest price this game has ever been. It is one of the few first-person shooter games available on the Fire TV and the only one with original high-speed 3D gaming, reminiscent of classic shooter games like Quake. Cyboid also offers split screen local multiplayer gaming, and it has multiple game modes and difficulty levels. The game is compatible with all Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models, and works with either a remote or game controller.
The game Ticket to Ride is currently available for free. This game was just added to the Fire TV appstore a couple weeks ago and normally sells for $6.99. 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, local multiplayer play with up to 4 people, and online multiplayer. The online multiplayer is cross-platform, which means there will always be plenty of Android, iOS, Mac, and PC players to play with. Ticket To Ride is compatible with all Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models, and works with either a remote control or game controller.
A new software update, carrying version number 220.127.116.11 (build 565189420), just popped up on Amazon’s source code notice page. The update is currently listed under the 2nd-gen Fire TV and the 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick. There is a very good chance this update will include the new revamped user interface that is expected to arrive by the end of the year. Amazon said the new interface would come to 2nd-gen devices first, so it makes sense this new software version is currently only listed under 2nd-gen devices. Fire TV 1 and Fire TV Stick 1 devices will get the new interface later this year.
I haven’t heard of anyone getting this new update yet, so I don’t know if it’s already rolling out. Be sure to comment below if you receive this update and let us know what has changed.
The $25 off $100 promotion that Best buy is having if you use Visa Checkout can create some pretty good combo deals if you’re looking to pick up multiple Amazon devices, since Best Buy is still matching all of Amazon’s Black Friday prices. You can buy both a Fire TV 2 and Fire TV Stick 2 for a total of $79.98. Another combo is a Fire TV 2 and Echo Dot 2 for $89.98. A more interesting assortment could be a Fire TV Stick 2, Echo Dot 2, and Fire 7″ Tablet for just $78.31. The $25 discount is automatically applied at checkout when selecting Visa Checkout as your payment method, regardless of which items are in your cart as long as the total exceeds $100.