This is just a quick heads up that if you have “No-Rush” credit from Amazon that you earned by selecting slower shipping options, there is a good chance some of it will expire this Sunday, February 28. You can check to see how much credit you have and when it will expire on Amazon’s No-Rush Rewards Summary page. If you’re looking for something to spend the credit on, consider buying the movie Whiplash, which is on sale for $0.99, along with other films. There are also movies on sale for $4.99, such as Shutter Island, Django Unchained, Get Out. Read on for more movies on sale. Read more ›
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XUMO is the latest app to integrate into the Fire TV’s Live Experience. The Comcast owned streaming service, which touts both on-dmand and live movies and TV shows for free, has made 50 of its channels available in the Fire TV’s Live tab and channel guide. Read more ›
The Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite is on sale for $21.99. Just like the Fire TV Stick 4K, which is also on sale, this price is pretty much the second best price you’ll see for the Fire TV Stick Lite, since it only drops lower than this during Prime Day and Black Friday sales. The main difference between the Fire TV Stick Lite and the regular Fire TV Stick, which is oddly not on sale, is the included remote. The Fire TV Stick Lite has a remote that includes a dedicated button for the Fire TV’s live channel guide, while the Fire TV Stick has a remote that includes power, volume, and mute buttons to control your TV and/or soundbar. The Fire TV Stick Lite is a significant upgrade in performance over the previous 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick and if you already have the better remote with TV controls, you can use that with the Fire TV Stick Lite to achieve a very inexpensive upgrade and not lose any functionality.
The Fire TV Stick 4K is on sale for $37.99. That’s $12 off its regular price of $49.99. Some qualifying customers will be able to drop that price down to $29.99 by entering promocode 4KFIRETV at checkout. At $37.99, this is the second best sale price you’ll see for the Fire TV Stick 4K because it only drops lower than this during Prime Day and Black Friday. During those sales it reached $29.99. The Fire TV Stick 4K is the best all-around model in Amazon’s lineup by balancing key features, like 4K, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos, with a great price.
Amazon has just put the Fire TV Cube on sale for $99.99. At $20 off the regular price of $119.99, this deal is essentially as good of a discount as you’ll see outside of Prime Day and Black Friday, when the Cube was available at its all-time lowest price of $79.99. This 2nd-gen Fire TV Cube is the most powerful Fire TV that Amazon has ever made, thanks to its 6-core 2.2 GHz processor. It packs in 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (2x more than the Sticks), 802.11ac WiFi, and includes an Ethernet adapter. The Fire TV Cube ticks all the boxes by supporting 4K UHD at 60fps, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10, and Dolby Atmos audio. In addition to being a great streaming device, it doubles as an Echo device thanks to its built-in Alexa smart speaker. While it comes with Amazon’s best Alexa voice remote that can control your TV, soundbar, and AV receiver, there are also IR blasters built into the Cube itself to control your home theater equipment hands-free with voice commands.
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Earlier this week, Amazon launched a new crowdfunding-like program called Build It where the number of pre-orders of a product determines if the product gets released. The program launched with three potential Alexa Gadgets and, after less than 3 days, the first of those products has already reached the required number of pre-orders to be released. The Smart Sticky Note Printer, which allows you to print notes, lists, puzzles, and more on inkless sticky paper by asking Alexa, will be released later this year. Anyone who places a pre-order for the printer before March 19 will pay $89.99, while all orders after that date will pay the regular price of $114.99. The printer is estimated to be released between July – September 2021. As of this posting, the Smart Nutrition Scale and Smart Cuckoo Clock have only received 39% and 35% of their necessary pre-orders, respectively.
Amazon has kicked off a new crowdfunding-like program called Build It where they allow customers to pre-order a new product that will only be built if it reaches a pre-order goal. Customers can cancel their pre-order anytime and even return products after they ship, like any other Amazon purchase, making the program far less risky than traditional crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. The program is launching with 3 Alexa products: a Smart Cuckoo Clock, a Smart Nutrition Scale, and a Smart Sticky Note Printer. Read more ›
The latest version of the Amazon Echo is on sale for $79.99 and it includes 2 free Philips Hue smart bulbs. The included bulbs normally cost $29.99 for the pair and the Echo is normally $99.99, so this deal saves you about $50 versus buying the bundle at their regular prices. While Philips Hue smart bulbs normally require a separate hub to work, the latest Amazon Echo has the necessary hub functionality built-in, so this bundle provides everything you need to control the bulbs. Just set up the Echo, power on the bulbs, and say “Alexa, find my devices” to get everything linked up. This bundle was available for $69.99 during Black Friday, which is the lowest it has ever been, so this sale is pretty good since it’s not far off from that all-time lowest price. The Echo is available in Gray, White, Red, and Blue colors and all colors include the free bulbs.
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So far, Amazon’s new Fire TV interface has only been pushed out to the Fire TV Stick Lite and Fire TV Stick 3 that were released last year. It won’t be that way for much longer because we now know that the Fire TV Stick 4K, the Fire TV Cube (both 1st and 2nd gen), and the 3rd-gen Fire TV (pendant) are next in line to get the interface update, according to Protocol. Those four Fire TV models should be updated to the new interface in March. Read more ›
Woot currently has the TCL Alto8+ Fire TV Edition soundbar on sale for $74.99 with free shipping for Amazon Prime members. At 62% off its regular price of $199.99, this sale matches the lowest price that this soundbar has ever been. This soundbar by TCL has a Fire TV Stick 4K embedded inside that has all the same capabilities as the stand-alone Fire TV Stick 4K, including 4K video at 60fps, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and HDR10 support. The soundbar features 6 speakers and an integrated subwoofer that together produce 120 watts of output power. It comes with Amazon’s latest Fire TV Edition remote, an HDMI cable, optical cable, and mounting hardware.