Fire TVs now list your unused, neglected, and recently used apps

Do you ever wonder if the people in your household are really using those Fire TV apps they insisted on installing, or worse, insisted on subscribing to? If so, now you can get some actual insight into how recently each of your installed Fire TV apps has been used thanks to a new update that has rolled out to devices. Read more ›

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Android TV 13 has finally officially been released

Android 13, for phones and tablets, has been available for nearly half a year now, but that’s not true for the TV variant of Google’s operating system. While people are already starting to talk about the upcoming features of Android 14, Android TV 13 has been unavailable on any device. That has finally changed because Google recently updated its developer page with the final release of Android TV 13, as spotted by 9to5Google. Read more ›

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New Matter casting video player for Fire TV gets certified

Amazon has received Matter certification for its new casting video player intended for use on Fire OS devices, like Fire TVs, as spotted by Dan Wroclawski behind the @Does_IOT_Matter Twitter account. This is the first step for adding support for Matter’s casting protocol to Fire TV devices. If the protocol receives widespread adoption, as many hope, it could be the first truly universal casting protocol that works across iOS, Android, and Fire OS devices. Read more ›

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Fire TV Cube 3 is back on sale as well as all Fire TV Sticks

Amazon has put nearly the entire Fire TV lineup on sale. The 3rd-gen Fire TV Cube is available for $124.99, which is 11% off its regular price of $139.99. This is only the second time the new Cube has been on sale and it matches the deal from last time. The best deal of the bunch has to be the Fire TV Stick 4K Max on sale for $34.99. That matches the lowest price it has ever been and is still a heck of a deal for the best Firestick available. Still on sale is also the Alexa Voice Remote Pro for $29.99, which is the first time it has ever been discounted. Read on for a full list of everything on sale. Read more ›

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Over 50 games will disappear from Amazon Luna this month

Amazon’s Luna cloud gaming service keeps chugging along and continues to offer free games each month for Prime members, but the service is taking a hit this month. Cloud Dosage reports that the game streaming service will be losing 55 games through the month of February. That will drop the game catalog below 200 games to around 175. At best, this is just a step to refocus the service after recently removing the Retro and Family subscription options last month. Many of the games being dropped were formerly in those discontinued packages, but certainly not all of them. At worst this is a sign that Amazon Luna is struggling and may not last much longer. Read more ›

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How to identify which model, year, generation Amazon Fire TV, Stick, Cube, Edition you have – Updated Feb. 2023

With all the different Amazon Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks (a.k.a Firesticks), Fire TV Cubes, Fire TV Pendants, Fire TV Edition televisions, and Fire TV Edition soundbars that have been released over the last few years, it’s difficult for some people to figure out exactly which model, version, year, or generation device that they own. This guide will help you easily determine what you have. Read more ›

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Amazon spent $16.6 billion on streaming content in 2022 — Up 28% from 2021

During its fourth-quarter earnings call yesterday, Amazon revealed it spent $16.6 billion on content in 2022. That’s up from spending $13 billion in 2021. That figure includes around $7 billion spent on original content, live sports, and licensed content available for free for Prime members. That’s up from $5 billion spent the previous year. While not explicitly detailed by Amazon, it’s generally accepted that the company spent $1 billion for rights to stream Thursday Night Football last year and over half a billion on the first season of its most popular original series, “The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power.” Read more ›

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Streaming Super Bowl LVII 2023 will be Free without any logins

Fox has confirmed to The Streamable that Super Bowl LVII on February 12th will be available to stream for free without needing any kind of login or account. Anyone will be able to load up the Fox Sports app on a streaming or mobile device. Fox says the game will stream in 4K resolution, but it is yet unknown if it will actually be shot in 4K or just upscaled from 1080p to 4K, as Fox has done in the past. Read more ›

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Amazon Luna cloud gaming continues free access for Prime members with 4 new games

With other cloud gaming services like Google Stadia shutting down and recent layoffs taking their toll on Amazon Luna, the future of the game streaming service seems bleak, but Amazon Luna is continuing to truck ahead with business as usual. Nearly a year since starting the trend, Prime members continue to have access to a small selection of free games on Luna. For the month of February, Prime members can play Yakuza Kiwami, WRC Generations, Potion Permit, and SkateBIRD without paying a dime or signing up for any services. While this is the third month that SkateBIRD has been offered for free, the other three titles have never been available for free. Just fire up a compatible device, connected a gamepad or use a phone as a controller, and start playing in seconds. Last month, Luna arrived on select LG TVs and Amazon consolidated its Luna subscription plans, so the service is certainly not sitting idle. New games being added in February for paid subscribers include Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider and Sail Forth.

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Hisense 50in 4K QLED Fire TV is down to $288 for Amazon Prime card holders — New Lowest Price

If you have a Prime Rewards Visa or a Prime Store Card, you qualify for a great deal on the 50″ Hisense 4K QLED Fire TV. The TV is currently on sale for $337.89, which is already a pretty decent deal as it’s 36% off the regular price of $529.99. However, if you use either a Prime Rewards Visa or Prime Store Card during checkout and select to receive cashback, you’ll get an additional 15% cashback which drops the final cost down to $287.21. For comparison, the lowest regular sale price for this TV in the past was when it dropped to $299.99 during Black Friday, that is if you don’t count the doorbuster deal during Prime Day that sold out in seconds. This Hisense TV is among the best Fire TV Smart TVs available thanks to its Quantum Dot panel, 600 nits of peak brightness, full array local dimming with 32 zones, a variable refresh rate, 4K resolution, and support for both Dolby Vision and HDR10+. The bonus 15% cashback promotion ends on February 4th and its terms and conditions can be found here.

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