Amazon has updated the games that Prime members can play for free on Amazon Luna, its cloud gaming service. December brings five new games that can be played all month and they are Dusk, a retro FPS, The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero, a role-playing game, , Joggernauts, a co-op platformer, Windjammers 2, a disc throwing sports game, and The Smurfs: Mission Vileaf, another platformer. These Luna games are playable on most Fire TV models, computers, phones, tablets, and newer Samsung Smart TVs. They work best with the Luna Controler, thanks to its ability to connect directly to Luna’s game servers over wifi for reduced latency, but generic Bluetooth, Xbox, or PlayStation controllers work as well. If you don’t have a controller to use, you can use your phone as a virtual controller to give the service a try without spending any money.
Just as Amazon did last year, it has added a Holiday Hub to Fire TV devices where you can find festive movies and TV show episodes to watch. For now, you can get to the new hub by saying “Open Holiday Hub” into your remote, but don’t be surprised if an icon to launch the hub appears in your app list in the coming days. The Holiday Hub has rows of content related to the holidays, such as a row of holiday romance movies, top holiday TV episodes, classic holiday movies, holiday comedies, and more. Amazon being Amazon, you’ll also find a row of various holiday shopping guides and deals that you can browse if you’d like.
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Amazon has just put up one of the best Echo Show deals it has ever offered. Right now, you can buy an Echo Show 8 for $69.99 and get an Echo Show 5 Kids for free. Paying $69.99 for the Echo Show 8 is a great deal on its own since that’s the lowest price it has ever been. The Echo Show 5 Kids edition on its own is on sale for $39.99, which is also the lowest price it has ever been, so you’re saving $40 if you buy this deal. Both Echo Shows included are the latest generation models released last year. While the Echo Show 5 that is included comes with the green Chameleon fabric pattern, it doesn’t have to be configured as a kids device and can be used as a regular Echo Show 5 if you prefer. As far as I’m aware, Amazon has never offered a bundle like this before so there’s no telling how long it will last.
You probably use your Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Cube, or Fire TV Smart TV remote every day without knowing that it has tons of hidden capabilities. Holding down certain buttons and certain button combinations serve as shortcuts to a lot of common tasks like rebooting the Fire TV, opening apps, checking the time, skipping ads, and much more. Here is a list of the top tips, secrets, and hidden features of the Fire TV remote. Read more ›
The vast majority of Black Friday deals are still available today as Cyber Monday deals. While a few deals are no longer available, an even smaller number of items are actually less expensive now than they were during the Black Friday sale. One of those items is the 65-inch Toshiba C350 Series 4K Fire TV Smart TV now on sale for $399.99. The current sale price is $30 less than it was during Black Friday and is now the lowest price it has ever been. This is a great TV that falls perfectly in the middle of the Fire TV Smart TV lineup. It has a few extra nice features, like Dolby Vision and a decently bright panel, that you won’t find on the absolute cheapest Fire TV Smart TVs, but it doesn’t have things like local dimming or a QLED panel, which you’d have to pay at least $100 more to get. If you’re looking for a large screen that doesn’t break the bank without too many compromises, the C350 Series from Toshiba is the one to get. This series also tends to sell out the quickest of all Fire TV Smart TVs, so grab it fast if you’re interested.
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While there’s a lot of focus on streaming device deals during Black Friday, there are just as many streaming service deals to consider. Here is a list of all the streaming service deals currently available from services like HBO Max, Hulu, Paramount+, Peacock, Discovery+, and more. Read more ›
There’s never a better time to upgrade your streaming hardware than during Black Friday. Whether you’re looking for a Fire TV, a Chromecast, a Shield TV, an Apple TV, a Roku, or some other streaming hardware, here’s a list of all the best Black Friday deals on streaming devices. Read more ›
One of the highest discounts available during Black Friday is on the Echo Show 5 + Echo Auto bundle for $34.99. At 74% off the list price of $134.98 for both devices, you’re not going to find many deals that give you a larger discount. The Echo Show 5 included is the latest 2nd-gen model, but the Echo Auto is the older 1st-gen model since a new one was just announced a couple of months ago but hasn’t been released yet. $34.99 matches the lowest price the Echo Show 5 has ever been on its own, so you’re still getting a great deal even if you’re not terribly interested in the Echo Auto.
I just updated my list of all Fire TV Smart TV deals for Black Friday and among the changes since yesterday is the 50-inch Hisense QLED Fire TV going on sale for $299.99. This is noteworthy because this is the new lowest regular sale price that this TV has ever reached. This TV was one of the doorbuster deals during Prime Day that sold out in under a minute, but besides that unusual event, this TV has never been this low before today. This is one of the newest Fire TV Smart TVs on the market and it’s among the best ones thanks to a laundry list of features like a Quantum Dot panel, 600 nits of peak brightness, full array local dimming with 32 zones, a variable refresh rate, 4K resolution, and support for both Dolby Vision and HDR10+. Under the hood is the standard MediaTek MT9020 (MTK T31) quad-core 1.5 GHz CPU and Mali-G52 MP1 504 MHz GPU found in nearly every Fire TV Smart TV, along with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. Connectivity includes four HDMI ports (at least one is HDMI 2.1), of which one is ARC capable, composite in, optical audio out, a 3.5mm headphone jack, Ethernet, 802.11ac WiFi 5, Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay, Miracast, and a USB port for media and peripherals. While this TV falls in the middle of the pack as far as screen size, it makes up for it with what is one of the best-looking Fire TV Smart TV screens on the market. There is also a 58-inch version on sale for $469.99, but that’s only an average good price at 22% off compared to the 43% you save with the 50-inch deal.
As you’d expect, Amazon has put nearly all Fire TV Smart TVs on sale for its Black Friday Sale. With more TV makes and models available this year than ever before, it’s difficult to know which deals are legitimately good and which ones are horrible. Here is a full list of every Fire TV Smart TV on sale and how the current price compares to past sales so you know if it’s a good deal or not. Some highlights include the 24in Insignia 720p Fire TV (2022 Model) for $79.99, which is the new lowest price it has ever been. An even better deal is the 50in Toshiba 4K Fire TV w/ Dolby Vision for $259.99, which is $30 less than it has ever been in the past. Also worth mentioning is the all-new 2022 65in Amazon Omni QLED 4K Fire TV for $549.99, which is $50 less than it has ever been. Read more ›