Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is on sale for $39.99

Amazon has just put the Fire TV Stick 4K on sale for $39.99. This is a fairly mediocre price, since we’ve seen it go on sale for $34.99 numerous times and it was $29.99 during the major sales in 2020. That said, this may be the lowest price we see until the next Prime Day, which will likely be in July if it takes place at its usual time. If you were holding out on buying the Fire TV Stick 4K because you thought the recent leaks were for an all-new model, which turned out to just be a new remote, here’s your chance to save $10 off the regular price of $49.99. None of the other Fire TV models are currently on sale, but the Fire TV Blaster is on sale for $19.99.

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All Amazon Fire Tablets are currently on sale with the Fire HD 8 being the best deal

Amazon is having a Spring Sale on their devices. Included in the sale are Fire tablets which have all been discounted. The Fire 7 tablet is on sale for $39.99, which is a $10 savings. unless you’re on a tight budget, I’d skip on this because it’s the oldest tablet in Amazon’s lineup and it has been $10 cheaper in the past. The Fire HD 8 tablet is on sale for $59.99, which is $30 off the regular price of $89.99. In my opinion, this is the best deal of the bunch because this is the newest tablet in Amazon’s lineup and this sale is just $5 more than the lowest price it has ever been. If you want a bit more performance, the Fire HD 8 Plus is on sale for $79.99, which is also a $30 savings. For the extra $20 it gets bumped up to 3GB of RAM, has wireless charging, and includes a faster wired charger. At the top of Amazon’s line is the Fire HD 10 on sale for $94.99. While that price is not as good as the $79.99 price we saw during Black Friday, it is the 2nd lowest price it has ever been. Lastly, Fire 7 Kids Edition, Fire HD 8 Kids Edition, and Fire HD 10 Kids Edition are on sale for $59.99, $89.99, and $139.99, respectively. That’s the lowest ever price for the Fire 7 and $10 shy of the lowest price for the Fire HD 8 and 10.

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Amazon’s motorized Echo Show 10 is on sale for the first time along with other Echo models

As part of a Spring Devices Sale, Amazon has put the all-new Echo Show 10 on sale for $209.99. At $40 off its regular price of $249.99, this is the first time the new motorized Echo Show that keeps the screen within view has ever been on sale. For just $5 more, you can get it bundeled with a Blink Mini security camera. Numerous other Echo models are also on sale, including the new 4th-gen Echo Dot for $34.99, the new 4th-gen Echo Dot w/ Clock for $44.99 and the new 4th-gen Echo for $79.99. Read on for a full list of Echo models and bundles that are on sale. Read more ›

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2nd-gen Fire TV box will not receive the new Fire TV interface

Amazon has informed me that, along with the 1st-gen Fire TV and 1st-gen Fire TV Stick from 2014, the 2nd-gen Fire TV box released in 2015 will also not be receiving the new Fire TV interace. I mistakenly thought 2015 and newer devices would receive the new interface update, and incorrectly stated so previously, but it turns out that the much-loved Fire TV 2 is just behind the cut-off of 2016 and newer models. Read more ›

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Peacock is telling Fire TV users to sideload their app

In a first by a major streaming service, Peacock is essentially telling Fire TV users, who ask about the app not being available in the Amazon Appstore, to sideload the app. As spotted by Scott Porch and covered by Jared Newman on TechHive, Peacock is replying to Fire TV users on Twitter and Facebook that complain about not being able to watch the upcoming WWE WrestleMania event to explore “sideloading options.” Before you think this is just some social media intern getting creative, Peacock’s official help article about supported devices also mentions sideloading on Fire TVs with a link to a Google search that leads people directly to my guide for sideloading the Peacock app. Read more ›

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New Fire TV Interface update begins rolling out today to more devices

Amazon has announced that the software update which brings the new Fire TV interface will begin rolling out to more devices starting today. The Fire TV Stick 4K, both 1st and 2ng-gen Fire TV Cubes, and the 3rd-gen Fire TV pendant are the models that will be getting the interface update over the next few days. Read more ›

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How to switch TV inputs with the Fire TV or Firestick remote

Among the discussions of the new Fire TV remote that was just released, several people said they wished that Amazon added an input button for changing their TV’s input. While it’s not as convenient as a dedicated button, both the existing and the new Fire TV Voice Remote are actually capable of switching inputs on your TV and it works regardless of whether you have a Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, or Fire TV Cube. In case those people, or you, aren’t aware of how to do it, here are instructions for how to change TV inputs using a Fire TV remote. Read more ›

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Are the app buttons on the new Fire TV remote an upgrade or a downgrade?

Amazon has released a new Fire TV remote and the most significant change, compared to the older remote, is the addition of four app shortcut buttons. The question of whether app buttons are good or bad often leads to a heated debate among streaming device owners. On one hand, they’re great because they give you a quicker and easier way to open apps by utilizing otherwise unused space on a remote. On the other hand, they act as a persistent advertisement for the apps they launch, which you may never use. I’d love to hear your thoughts as we understand these buttons further. Read more ›

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New Alexa Voice Remote for Fire TV released with added Guide and App buttons

Amazon has released a new Alexa Voice Remote for Fire TV devices. This remote has unofficially appeared in a few places already but now it is officially available for purchase. Amazon has also chosen to swap out the remote that comes with the 3rd-gen Fire TV Stick for this new remote in many regions, including the US, Canada, Germany, and others. This new remote preserves all the features of the existing Alexa Voice Remote and adds a few extras like a Live Guide button and four app buttons. Read more ›

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Fire TV Stick & Fire TV Stick 4K with New Alexa Remote released in Australia, Brazil, and Mexico

Amazon has released the 3rd generation Fire TV Stick and 1st generation Fire TV Stick 4K in Australia, Brazil, and Mexico for the first time. These firesticks are the same exact hardware that has already been available in other regions since 2020 and 2018, respectively, but what is new is the Alexa Voice Remote included with these Fire TV models. We’ve already seen this remote pass through FCC approval and now it’s officially available. Compared to the existing Alexa Voice Remote, this new remote adds a Live Guide button, four app buttons, and a blue microphone button with the Alexa logo in place of the black microphone button. Read more ›

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