New Apple TV 4K announced with new remote and support for high frame rate HDR

Apple has announced an update to the aging Apple TV 4K, which debuted back in 2017. The new Apple TV 4K finally ditches the much-hated touchpad remote for an all-new remote with a traditional circular directional button pad. The Apple TV for 2021 is now powered by Apple’s A12 Bionic process which allows it to support 60 FPS Dolby Vision video playback. Read more ›

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Recent changes show that Amazon is not done improving the new Fire TV interface — What do you want changed?

The new Fire TV interface is now available on most Fire TV models. Reception of the new interface by Fire TV owners has certainly been a mixed bag. Some love it, others hate it, some can’t wait to get it, others want a way to block it, and everything in between. As pointed out by this comment from HG which highlights the recent addition of progress bars and timestamps to Fire TV Recast recordings in the new interface, Amazon is clearly not done tweaking the new interface. Read more ›

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Amazon Kids is now available on Fire TVs in the UK and Germany

Amazon Kids, formerly known as Amazon FreeTime, has been available on Fire TV devices since the first model was released in 2014, but only in the US. That finally changes because now Fire TV owners in the UK and in Germany can also access the child silo on Fire TV devices. Amazon Kids, not to be confused with Amazon Kids+ the paid service for child content, is a child-focused interface for Amazon devices that allows kids to only have access to specific kid-friendly content. While Amazon Kids is available on other Amazon devices in Canada and Japan, it is not yet available on Fire TV devices in those regions. Also note that Amazon Kids is not available on all Fire TV models, even if you’re in the US, UK, or Germany.

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New Fire TV remote app buttons can be remapped with my Remapper app

My own order of the new Fire TV remote with app buttons has, unfortunately, been delayed so I haven’t been able to test things out myself yet, but several of you have already told me that my Remapper app does work to remap the app buttons on the new remote. That certainly makes the new remote a more compelling purchase since it means you can customize which apps get opened when you press one of its app buttons. Read more ›

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How to remap the App Buttons on Fire TV Remotes with Remapper (Updated April 2021)

The app buttons at the bottom of the newest Fire TV Remote and Fire TV Edition remotes can either be fantastic or useless. They’re great if it’s an app that you use often, but they’re a complete waste if you don’t even have the app that they’re for installed. This guide will show you how to reassign the app buttons to open any app you want. This method uses my Remapper app and works for Netflix, HBO, Hulu, PS Vue, Disney+, CTV, Crave, DAZN, TVNOW, and other buttons. It works on the new remote paired to a Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, and Firestick, as well as Fire TV Edition devices from Element, Toshiba, Insignia, Onida, Grundig, JVC, and more. Read more ›

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Subscription and Library tabs go missing on YouTube app for Fire TV and other TV platforms

Many Fire TV owners are reporting that the “Subscription” and “Library” tabs in the navigation menu of the YouTube app have suddenly gone missing. The same thing is happening on Rokus, LG and Samsung smart TVs, Xbox and Playstation gaming consoles, and other TV platforms, so the issue is widespread and not restricted to Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks. Some have had success in restoring the missing tabs by logging out or switching accounts, but there doesn’t seem to be a definitive fix for the issue. Read more ›

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Get a Fire TV Stick Lite and 1-month Discovery+ subscription for just $4.98

Discovery+ is currently running a fantastic promotion that gives you a Fire TV Stick Lite for free when you pay for just 1 month of service. At just $4.98 per month for the least expensive Discovery+ plan, there is no cheaper way to get a Fire TV Stick Lite. This promotion is for the latest Fire TV Stick that was released in 2020 which normally costs $29.99 but is currently on sale for $19.99. The lowest price the Fire TV Stick Lite has ever been is $17.99, so even if you don’t care about the 1-month Discovery+ access, you’re still getting an unbeatable deal on the Fire TV Stick Lite at only $4.98. Read more ›

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Amazon announces new cheaper and smaller 2nd-gen Echo Buds for $99.99 w/ introductory discount

Amazon has announced the all-new 2nd-gen Echo Buds. The new models, now available in either matte black or matte white, are 20% smaller with active noise cancellation. They’re regularly priced at $119.99 with a USB-C charging case, but an introductory price currently drops them to just $99.99 for a limited time. Alternatively, you can get them with a wireless charging case for $139.99 regularly, but the introductory price drops that to $119.99. Lastly, the wireless charging case can be bundled with an Anker wireless charger, that is specially made for the Echo Buds case, for $157.98 which drops to $137.98 during the introductory discount. Read more ›

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Price Mistake! Get an Echo Studio for $114.98 before the price is corrected

Amazon has incorrectly listed the Echo Studio with a Smart Bulb for $114.98. The title of the listing says “Echo (4th Gen)” which explains the low price, but when you add the bundle to your cart, an Echo Studio gets added instead without changing the price. The Echo Studio alone normally costs $199.99 and the lowest price it has ever been is $149.99 during Prime Day last year. This price mistake saves you $85 off the regular price and $35 off the lowest price that the Echo Studio has ever been, without even factoring in that you get a free smart bulb with the deal. Be sure to checkout fast because this will surely be corrected very soon. Read more ›

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Amazon Echo 4th-gen is on sale for $79.99 — Lowest price since Black Friday

The Amazon Echo is on sale for $79.99. That’s $20 off its regular price of $99.99. The lowest price the Echo has ever been is $69.99 during Black Friday last year, so this is likely the lowest it will be until Prime Day later this year. The all-new Echo comes in Charcoal, White, and Blue colors. You can pay an extra $10 and get it with an Amazon Smart Plug, which saves you an extra $15 compared to buying both seperately. This latest Echo model has an upward firing woofer and two front facing tweeters. It is also the first standard Echo to include a built-in Zigbee hub which allows it to control some smart home devices, like Ring Smart Lights and Philips Hue Smart Lights, without needing an additional hub. While the Echo looks exactly like the Echo Dot in pictures, the Echo is actually considerablly larger in size in order to produce a much fuller sound.

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