Prime Members get 10% off anything at Woot! — Today only

Woot! is currently offering Amazon Prime members a 10% discount on anything they sell. To receive the discount, you must instal the Woot! app (iOS & Android), login using your Amazon account by selecting the “login with Amazon” button, and then make a purchase throught he app. You’ll see the 10% discount automatically applied at checkout. There is a $20 maximum discount, so buying something under $200 would be ideal. This deal is for today only and ends April 29, 2021 at 11:59pm CT. A great buy is the TCL Fire TV Edition soundbar for $62.99 with this discount. Another good deal is a 2nd-gen Echo Show for $134.99 after the additional savings.

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Simplifying and breaking down the numerous new Fire HD 10 variants and bundles

Amazon revealed the new Fire HD 10 tablet this morning and introduced a ridiculous number of variants and bundles for it. It used to be that you just needed to decide how much storage you wanted and if you wanted to pay extra to remove ads. Amazon then added a kids version to the mix, but this year there is a “Plus” model and a “Kids Pro” model. All that and we haven’t even gotten to the different bundles, like the Productivity bundle, the wireless dock bundle, and the case bundles. If you’re thinking of pre-ordering one or, more realistically, planning to buy it when it inevitably goes on sale, here is a simple breakdown of what each bundle or variant has to offer and how much extra each additional feature costs. Read more ›

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Remote detection message running amok on Fire TVs since recent software update

If you use anything other than the original remote to control your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, you may have run into a new annoying message appearing since the most recent software update. The message, seen above, informs you that the Fire TV cannot detect your remote and provides suggestions on how to resolve the issue. The problem is that the message seems to now be appearing when Fire TV owners are controlling their device through HDMI-CEC, an Echo, or a universal remote and have no intention of using the original remote that isn’t being detected. Read more ›

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New Amazon Fire HD 10, HD 10 Plus, HD 10 Kids, & HD 10 Kids Pro tablets announced with better performance and screen

Amazon has announced an all-new Fire HD 10 tablet for $149.99 and, for the first time, a Fire HD 10 Plus variant for $179.99 that comes with a bit more RAM and extra features. Compared to the outgoing model that was released in 2019, the new Fire HD 10 has more RAM to improve performance and a brighter screen that is made with stronger glass. The extra $30 for the “Plus” model adds even more RAM, wireless charging, and a premium soft touch finish. Read more ›

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Fire TV devices already do what Google is likely asking of Roku devices

Roku and Google are currently in a dispute which may result in the YouTube TV app being removed from Roku devices. At the core of this dispute are features that Google wants Roku devices to support. Neither company is being overtly specific about the features in question but Roku says they “harm users” and are “anticompetitive,” while Google says the features “ensure a high-quality and consistent experience for our viewers.” The more we learn about these requested features, the more it seems like Amazon’s Fire TV devices already support them, and rightfully so. Read more ›

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All 3 Echo Dot versions have gone on sale — Starting at $24.99

Amazon has put all versions of their Echo Dots on sale for a limited time. First is the 3rd-gen Echo Dot on sale for $24.99, which is 38% off its regular price of $39.99. You can also get it with a Smart Plug for $10 more, which saves you 46% off the bundle’s regular price. This is the best price for the 3rd-gen Echo Dot that you’ll likely see outside of Black Friday, when it was at its all-time low price of $18.99. Next is the latest 4th-gen Echo Dot on sale for $29.99, which is 40% off its regular price of $49.99. This is a fantastic price since it is just $1 over the lowest price that it has ever been. It too is available with a Smart Plug for just $10 more. Last is the Echo Dot Kids Edition on sale for $39.99, which is 33% off its regular price of $59.99. This too is only $1 above the lowest price that it has ever been. For an extra $15 you can get it bundled with the Echo Glow kids smart lamp.

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YouTube TV may disappear from Roku devices due to contract renewal dispute

Another month, another dispute between streaming services and streaming hardware manufacturers. This time it’s between Roku and Google over the presence of YouTube TV and YouTube app on Roku devices. It looks like the agreement between the two companies is up for renewal shortly and negotiations “have broken down,” according to an email Roku sent to its customers in hopes of garnering support that they can leverage against Google. Read more ›

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Amazon finally lets you hide its preinstalled apps on Fire TVs

Among the features brought on by the new Fire TV interface is the addition of user profiles that allow you to customize the device for different people. One aspect of that customization is the ability to hide apps, without requiring you to uninstall them entirely, so that one user’s apps don’t clutter up a different user’s app list. When the new Fire TV interface first launched with the ability to hide apps, Amazon, unfortunately, decided to not allow its own apps to be hidden. A recent update has, thankfully, changed that and you can now hide any and all of Amazon’s own apps. Read more ›

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Amazon Fire TV Cube launches in India for the first time with new Alexa Voice Remote

Amazon has just released the Fire TV Cube in India. This is the first time Amazon’s flagship Fire TV model has been available in India, where, before today, the Fire TV Stick 4K was the best Fire TV model one could buy. In another first, the Fire TV Cube for India is being bundled with the new Alexa Voice Remote which, unlike past remotes, includes app buttons. This is the first time the Fire TV Cube in any region has been bundled with the new remote. Read more ›

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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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