HBO has been dropped from Amazon’s Fire TV Edition television remotes

Fire TV Edition televisions from Toshiba and Insignia now have a new remote that includes one small but noteworthy change. The HBO app button that used to take up the bottom left-most spot on the remote has been swapped out for an IMDb TV button. An HBO button has been on Amazon’s Fire TV Edition television remotes ever since the 2nd-generation models debuted in 2018. That 3 year run now ends, possibly due to the disagreement between Amazon and HBO that kept HBO Max out of the Amazon Appstore for 6 months. Read more ›

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Fire TV Edition TVs purchased on Amazon can now be picked up and returned in-store at Best Buy

Amazon and Best Buy partnered up a few years ago to sell Fire TV Edition televisions. That partnership is expanding a bit because you can now purchase select Fire TV Edition televisions from Amazon and pick them up in-store at your local Best Buy as quickly as the same day. You can even return those picked-up TVs at Best Buy if you’d like. This arrangement is exclusive to Fire TV Edition TVs and Best Buy specifically, so you can’t pick up other items in-store. Read more ›

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How to remap the App Buttons on Fire TV Edition Remotes with Remapper

The app buttons at the bottom of Fire TV Edition remotes can either be fantastic or useless. They’re great if it’s an app that you use often, but they’re a complete waste if you don’t even have the app that they’re for installed. This guide will show you how to reassign the app buttons to open any app you want. This method uses my Remapper app and works for Netflix, HBO, Hulu, PS Vue, CTV, Crave, DAZN, TVNOW, and other buttons on Fire TV Edition devices from Element, Toshiba, Insignia, Onida, Grundig, JVC, and more. Read more ›

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Introducing Remapper, my new app to reassign the App Buttons on Fire TV Edition Remotes

Ever since the first Fire TV Edition televisions were released, there have been people wanting to reconfigure the app buttons on the bottom of the remote to launch an app of their choice. Now that there are numerous Fire TV Edition devices with various different remotes in several different countries, all with their own set of app buttons, that desire has continued to grow. Introducing Remapper, a new set of apps that I’ve created to reassign the app buttons on the bottom of Fire TV Edition remotes so that they launch any app that you want. Read more ›

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Amazon releases its first Amazon-branded Fire TV Edition televisions

Amazon has just launched its first Amazon-branded Fire TV Edition televisions using its AmazonBasics private label in India. The first two TVs being released, among several in the series, are a 55-inch model for ₹34,999 (~$480 USD) and a 50-inch model for ₹29,999 (~$410 USD). Both sizes are 4K UHD TVs with support for Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG high dynamic range formats, as well as Dolby Atmos audio. Read more ›

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Insignia releases first ever 70-inch 4K Fire TV Edition television

Insignia has just released a new 70-inch 4K Fire TV Edition television (also at Best Buy). This is the first Fire TV Edition television ever released with a screen this large. Toshiba, Element, JVC (UK), Grundig (Germany), and Insignia themselves have all released 65-inch TVs with Amazon’s Fire TV operating system, but none have pushed beyond that size until now. Read more ›

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Sideclick Remote Attachment is compatible with the new 2020 Fire TV Edition remotes

Somebody asked me if the Sideclick Remote Attachment was compatible with the new 2020 Fire TV Edition remotes that are now included with Toshiba and Insignia Fire TV Edition televisions, as well as TCL and Nebula Fire TV Edition soundbars. Sure enough, the Sideclick fits perfectly. That was no surprise, since, unlike the old remote which is thicker, the newer Fire TV Edition remote is the exact same width, thickness, and shape as the Alexa Voice Remote which comes with Fire TV Sticks and Cubes. Read more ›

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Overview of the new Recent button on the 2020 Fire TV Edition Remote

The new line of 2020 Fire TV Edition televisions come with a new remote that is backwards compatible with all past and present Fire TV Edition televisions made by Toshiba and Insignia. Among several differences, compared to the old remote, is a new “Recent” button. Here’s an overview of how the button works and the hidden menu that it opens. Read more ›

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New 2020 Fire TV Edition Remote for Toshiba and Insignia TVs is Now Available to Order — Backwards compatible w/ 2018 & 2019 TVs

The new Fire TV Edition remote for Toshiba and Insignia televisions is now available to order for $29.99. While this is the new remote that you get with the new 2020 Fire TV Edition televisions, it is also compatible with all older 2018 and 2019 Fire TV Edition televisions made by Toshiba and Insignia, regardless of model, year, or screen size. If you have a TV made by either Toshiba or Insignia that runs the Fire TV OS, this remote will work with your TV and it comes with several advantages over the older remote. Read more ›

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Fire TV Edition Soundbar by TCL is back in stock after being unavailable for 5 months

The TCL Alto 8+ Fire TV Edition Soundbar is back in stock at Amazon. It was announced in January, released in February, and quickly went out of stock, where it remained until now. This soundbar has the equivalent of a Fire TV Stick 4K integrated into it and uses the same remote that is included with the 2020 Fire TV Edition televisions. The price is a bit steep, at $199.99, considering it does not come with a separate subwoofer. Instead, it comes with a built-in subwoofer as part of its speaker array. Read more ›

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