Why Fire TV owners should subscribe to HBO Max through Prime Video Channels instead of directly through HBO

HBO has long been an entertainment juggernaut. With the recent announcement that all new Warner Bros. movies in 2021 will be available at no extra charge through HBO Max on the same day as their theatrical release, you might be considering subscribing to HBO Max. The fact that HBO is finally going to be streaming content in 4K, starting with the release of Wonder Woman 1984 this Christmas, makes the streaming service more enticing than ever. If you’re a Prime member and you do decide to subscribe, as a Fire TV owner you are much better off subscribing to HBO Max through Prime Video Channels than directly through HBO. Here are several reasons why. Read more ›

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Amazon’s News app on Fire TV gains Local News Channels for 12 US cities

Amazon has announced that their News app on Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, Fire TV Cubes, and Fire TV Edition televisions now has live and on-demand local news for free from 12 major US cities. The Fire TV’s News app already offers numerous national news sources, including CBS News, ABC News, Bloomberg, USA today, and others. Now it is adding local channels to the mix, such as CBSN Chicago, ABC7/WABC-TV New York, KIRO7 Seattle, and more. Read more ›

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All new Warner Bros. movies in 2021 will be released simultaneously on HBO Max

Warner Bros. has announced that they will be releasing all of their new films in 2021 both in theaters and on HBO Max on the same day. All films will be available in 4K, starting with Wonder Woman 1984 on Christmas day. This hybrid release model is set to last for just the one year. Read more ›

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Wonder Woman 1984’s release on Christmas will be HBO Max’s first 4K title

HBO Max has some of the most compelling content of any streaming service, but it all caps out at 1080p. That finally changes this Christmas with the release of Wonder Woman 1984 on December 25th. The movie is coming to both theaters and the streaming service on the same day and it will be HBO Max’s first title available in 4K. The movie will also stream in Dolby Vision, HDR10, and with Dolby Atmos audio. HBO explicitly mentions that this “premium viewing experience” will be available on the Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick 4K, and 4K Fire TV Edition televisions. We’ll have to wait and see if other Fire TV models will also have access to the improved resolution and formats.

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Amazon Fire TV Cube can now do Two-Way Video Calling via USB Webcam

Amazon has added the ability to place and receive two-way video calls on the 2nd-gen Fire TV Cube. The capability was briefly mentioned earlier this year at Amazon’s new devices event and now it has arrived. By connecting a USB webcam to the Fire TV Cube, you can have an Alexa video call with any other Fire TV Cube 2 or an Alexa-enabled device with a screen, like the Echo Show 5, Echo Show 8, and Echo Show 10. Video calls with a Fire TV Cube can also be placed to and received from anyone with a phone or tablet through the Alexa App. Read more ›

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How to update HBO Max on Fire TV / Firestick and fix the Unsupported Version error message

Some HBO Max apps, including sideloaded versions, have stopped working today because HBO just released a new version of their app. The app is now displaying the “Unsupported Version” message seen above. If you have sideloaded HBO Max onto your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, rather than updating your sideload app, it’s best for you to uninstall the app and re-install the official version, which is now available in the official Amazon Appstore. Read more ›

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Amazon Fire TV’s Data Monitoring is about protecting your Wallet, not your Privacy

I’ve been seeing an influx of articles and videos for “Fire TV Tips” that insist you should turn off the Data Monitoring option on your Fire TVs and Firesticks to “stop amazon from spying on you” and to “protect your privacy.” That’s utter nonsense and a complete misunderstanding of what the setting does. Here’s an explanation of what it does, why it has nothing to do with your privacy, how turning it on could actually save you money, and a bonus use for the setting that isn’t what it was intended for. Read more ›

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Huge list of Amazon Device Cyber Monday Deals — Fire TV, Echo, Fire Tablet, Kindle, Ring, Blink, and more!


Here’s a list of all the main Amazon Cyber Monday Deals on their devices, including Fire TV Sticks, Fire TV Cubes, Fire TV Edition TVs & Soundbars, Echo Dots, Echo Studios, Fire tablets, Ring & Blink cameras, Kindles, Eeero mesh WiFi routers, and a bunch more. Read more ›

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Amazon has started switching Sidewalk settings from OFF to ON, without asking, to share your Internet WiFi with the public

Amazon Echo owners have begun confirming that Amazon is switching the Amazon Sidewalk setting in the Alexa app from OFF to ON without asking or notifying them. As mentioned earlier this week, this setting allows Amazon to share your internet access with the public. People are saying that they are sure the setting was disabled last week and are now finding that it has enabled itself. Read more ›

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Top Black Friday deals on Fire TVs, Firesticks, Fire TV Edition TVs, Bundles, Accessories, & more [UPDATED]


Here’s a full list of all of the current Black Friday deals on Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, Fire TV Cubes, Fire TV Edition televisions, Fire TV soundbars, Fire TV bundles, Fire TV accessories, and more. Read more ›

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