With all the Alexa and Fire TV related news announced yesterday, there was much time to go into detail on tablets but Amazon somewhat quietly announced a new Fire HD 10 tablet. With the recently released Fire Max 11 tablet now taking the flagship spot in Amazon’s tablet lineup, this new Fire HD 10 is a good alternative for those wanting to save a bit on a big screen and don’t mind giving up a bit of performance. Read more ›
The biggest new Fire TV software change announced today at Amazon’s big new devices event this morning was the revamped Fire TV voice search. Second to that is the announcement that Fire TV devices will be getting a new “Continue Watching” row on the home screen that will display what you’ve been watching from both Amazon streaming services, like Prime Video and Freevee, but also 3rd-party streaming services, like Disney+, Hulu, Max, Peacock, and more. Read more ›
With two new high-end Fire TV Stick models announced today, you have more options than ever if you’re looking for a 4k-capable Fire TV. How does the 1st-gen Fire TV Stick 4K stack up against the new 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick 4K? What about the same for the old and new 4K Max? How does the latest Fire TV Stick 4K compare to the new Fire TV Stick 4K Max? Is the 3rd-gen Fire TV Cube worth the upgrade over the flagship Firesticks? Here’s a comparison table with all the specs for the 1st-gen Fire TV Stick 4K, 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick 4K, 1st-gen Fire TV Stick 4K Max, 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick 4K Max, and the 3rd-gen Fire TV Cube. Read more ›
At Amazon’s big new devices event this morning, there was a lot of focus on the new hardware being released, like the new 4K Fire TV Sticks and the new Fire TV Soundbar, but Amazon also revealed some interesting new software improvements coming to Fire TV devices. The most impressive demo was the new conversational AI-based improvements to Alexa voice searches for Fire TVs. Read more ›
In addition to the new 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick 4K and 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick 4K Max, Amazon has also announced another addition to the Fire TV lineup in the form of the new Fire TV Soundbar. However, unlike the existing Fire TV Soundbars from Nebula and TCL, which have built-in Fire TV capabilities, this new Fire TV Soundbar from Amazon is just a dumb soundbar that connects to any TV and requires an external streaming media player. Read more ›
As expected, Amazon has announced a pair of new Fire TV Sticks at its big new devices event this morning. The new Firesticks are a 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick 4K, which replaces the previous model released in 2018, and a 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick 4K Max, which replaces the model released in 2021. Both new devices receive a performance improvement and improved WiFi capabilities, compared to the models they replace. However, as is to be expected, some improvements are found only in the new Max model. Read more ›
Amazon’s SVP of devices and services, Dave Limp, announced his retirement last month after over 13 years with the company. According to a report from Bloomberg, his replacement will be Panos Panay, who just announced this morning that he will be leaving Microsoft as its chief product officer. Panay, who has been with Microsoft for nearly 20 years, led the development of Windows and the company’s Surface line of devices. As Limp’s replacement, Panay would be in charge of Amazon’s massive line of devices and services, which includes Fire TV, Echo, Fire Tablet, Kindle, Ring, Blink, Eero, Alexa, Luna, Fire OS, the Amazon Appstore, and much more.
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Amazon has added a new feature to Fire TV devices, called Preview Party, where you can find free episodes of popular TV shows across numerous streaming services. This collection of full-length free episodes consists of primarily the first episode of a series to give you a preview of the show. There’s no free-trial subscription necessary to watch these free episodes and you don’t even need to install an app to watch most of the content available. Read more ›
Amazon has announced the dates of its 2nd Prime Day of the year. The “Prime Big Deal Days” sales event, as it’s being called, will occur from October 10th through the 11th, but you can probably expect some items, like Amazon devices, to go on sale earlier than that. As for Fire TV deals, specifically, it seems like the discounts will be pretty mediocre. Read more ›
Plex is celebrating its third-annual “Pro Week,” which helps to educate Plex users on getting the most out of the app. As part of the event, Plex has put its Lifetime Plex Pass on sale for $95.99 when you enter promo code ITSPROTIME. That’s 20% off the regular price of $119.99. Having a Plex Pass unlocks additional features like hardware transcoding, file downloads, intro & credit skipping, and DVR features. This deal will end on September 22nd.
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