Walmart clarifies which Onn 4K Pro remote is here to stay

Walmart’s Onn 4K Pro offers a lot of premium features for a streaming device under $50. One of those features is a backlit remote, but getting the remote isn’t currently straightforward because some units include a more basic remote and Walmart keeps switching the remote it advertises with the Onn 4K Pro. Walmart has finally chimed in on which remote you can expect to get with the Onn 4k Pro moving forward. Read more ›

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Careful! Downloading some Fire TV apps will now automatically subscribe you to the service by default

Amazon has made a sneaky change to how apps are downloaded on Fire TV devices that is bound to trick some people into unintentionally subscribing to streaming services when all they meant to do was download a free app. When searching to install select apps, such as Paramount+, Apple TV, Philo, Starz, and others on a Fire TV, the default option is no longer to simply download the free app, as it has been for the last 10 years. Instead, the default option has now changed to both download the app and simultaneously subscribe to the service. Read more ›

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Matter Casting is now rolling out to more Fire TV devices and coming soon to more streaming apps

Earlier this year, Amazon was the first to support Matter Casting, the open alternative to proprietary casting formats like Google Cast and Apple Airplay, when it first rolled out the feature to the Echo Show 15. Amazon is now rolling out the feature to most Fire TV devices over the coming weeks, according to The Verge. While Prime Video is still the only streaming app that supports Matter Casting, that won’t be the case for long. Read more ›

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Google announces new features coming in Android TV 14

Google is holding its annual Google I/O developer conference this week and has revealed a few new features coming to Google TV and Android TV devices with the upcoming Android 14 update. The changes include performance improvements, reduced power consumption thanks to new power modes, accessibility improvements, picture-in-picture multitasking, and more. Read more ›

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Plex is currently knocking 20% off its Lifetime Plex Pass

If you’re a frequent Plex user and don’t have a Plex Pass yet, then you can currently get 20% off a Lifetime Plex Pass by entering promo code GETGEEKY at checkout. This promotion is in celebration of Geek Pride Day which is on May 25 and is also the last day the promo code will work. The deal drops the price from $119.99 to $95.99 as a one-time payment for access to premium features like hardware transcoding, TV show intro skipping, credits skipping, remote content downloading, and more.

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Walmart updates Onn 4K Pro listing to remove premium remote

Walmart has updated the images on its listing of the Onn 4K Pro. When the listing first appeared at the start of the month, the images showed a more premium remote that included backlit buttons. The updated images now show the standard remote without backlit buttons. Read more ›

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Woot! has the Fire TV Soundbar on sale for $79.99, a new all-time low, and other Fire TV deals

Woot! currently has several deals on Fire TV devices including the Fire TV Soundbar for $79.99, which is 33% off its regular price and the new lowest price that it has ever been. While I’m not a fan of the Fire TV Soundbar at its list price of $119.99, at $40 off it’s starting to make more sense for those that want a very basic soundbar. Woot! also has the Refurbished Fire TV Pro Remote for $21.99 and the Refurbished 1st-gen Fire TV Stick 4K for $16.99. There are also some deals on Amazon-branded Fire TV Smart TVs and Fire Tablets to consider. All items ship for free if you’re a Prime member, since Woot! is owned by Amazon.

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2nd-gen Fire TV Stick 4K is now available in India for the first time

When Amazon launched the 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick 4K late last year, it was available in nearly all locations globally where Fire TVs are sold, but one exception was India. That’s now no longer the case as the latest 4K Firestick is now available to preorder in India for the first time. Unfortunately, you still can’t buy the Fire TV Stick 4K Max or the Fire TV Cube in India, so the 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick 4K is the most powerful Fire TV you can buy in India. It’s available for ₹5,999, which is about $70 USD, and will be released on May 13th.

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Comparison of all 4K Android streaming devices from Amazon Fire TV, Walmart Onn, Google Chromecast, and Nvidia Shield TV

If you’re in the market for a 4K streaming device running Android, there have never been more options to choose from. Whether it’s running Google TV, Android TV, or Fire OS, you’ve got a wide selection of devices ranging from $20 to $200. Here’s a detailed table to compare all the specs of the most popular boxes, sticks, pendants, tubes, and cubes from Amazon, Google, Nvidia, and Walmart. Read more ›

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Comparison of Walmart’s Onn HD Stick, Onn 4K Box, and Onn 4K Pro streaming devices with Google TV

Walmart’s selection of Google TV streaming devices used to be simple to compare. If you wanted to forgo 4K support to save $5, you purchased the Onn HD Stick, but if you wanted it all, you purchased the Onn 4K Box. Things have gotten a little more complicated now that Walmart has released the new Onn 4K Pro. Here’s a comparison table of all the specs and features of each model to help you decide. Read more ›

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