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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Google announces new Chromecast running Android TV rebranded as Google TV

Google has just announced the new Chromecast (2020) with Google TV, their first true competitor to Amazon’s Fire TV line of streaming media players. Unlike past Chromecast models that required a mobile phone to use, this new Chromecast comes with a remote and runs Android TV, which has a completely redesigned interface that Google is branding as Google TV. Like past Chromecasts and the Fire TV 3, the new Chromecast is a pendant-style device that hangs off of its permanently attached HDMI cable. It supports 4K video at 60fps, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and costs $49.99. Read more ›

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Amazon announces new rounded Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Dot with Clock, and Echo Dot Kids Edition

Amazon has announced a series of new spherical ball-shaped Echo smart speakers. Seen above in the following order is the new 4th-gen Amazon Echo for $99.99, the new 4th-gen Echo Dot for $49.99, the new Echo Dot with Clock for $59.99, and the new Echo Dot Kids Edition for $59.99. While the new Amazon Echo may look just like the new Echo Dots from the outside, they’re quite different on the inside. The Echo packs in premium sound, thanks to its dual 0.8″ tweeters and 3.0″ woofer, as well as a Zigbee smart hub, while the Echo Dots have just one 1.6″ speaker. Read more ›

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Amazon announces new Luna Game Controller for Fire TV

While the new Fire TV Sticks and the new Luna Cloud Gaming Service were the stars of today’s Amazon devices event, Amazon did also announce a new first-party game controller that will work with both Fire TVs and the gaming service on other platforms. The Luna Controller is packed full of connectivity options. It can connect directly to the Luna service over WiFi to the lowest latency gameplay, can connect more conventionally over Bluetooth, and can even connect over a USB cable to PCs and Macs. It will be $49.99 for those accepted to the early access program and will run $69.99 when more generally available. Read more ›

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Amazon announces new Luna cloud gaming service for Fire TV

At their annual hardware event today, Amazon revealed their new Luna cloud gaming service. Not much is known about the service, but it will be available on Fire TVs, PCs, Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Android phones. The service will cost $5.99/month during an introductory early access period, which you can request to be a part of now. Over 100 games will be available and stream at up to 4K and 60fps to up to two devices simultaneously. Read more ›

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Amazon announces redesigned Fire TV Interface

Along with the all-new 3rd-gen Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite, Amazon has announced that Fire TV’s will be getting a completely new redesigned interface. This will be only the second time that the Fire TV interface gets overhauled and the first time since the last one in 2016. The new interface will first come to the new Fire TV Stick later this year and other existing Fire TV models soon after. Read more ›

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New 3rd-gen Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite announced by Amazon

Amazon has announced the all-new 3rd generation Fire TV Stick and, for the first time, a new Fire TV Stick Lite model. These two new models for 2020 replace the outgoing 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick that first debuted in 2016. Both new devices share identical hardware, in regards to the streaming media player itself, which is based very closely on the much loved Fire TV Stick 4K. The new Fire TV Stick 3 carries the same price of $39.99 as the outgoing model and comes with the exact same Alexa voice remote that is included in the rest of Amazon’s Fire TV lineup, which features universal remote capabilities thanks to its built-in IR blaster and power/volume/mute buttons. The Fire TV Stick Lite is being introduced for the first time at $29.99, which is lower than any previous Fire TV model before it. The Firestick Lite comes with a new Alexa voice remote that forgoes device control buttons and adds a new Channel Guide button to make access live content easier. Read more ›

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Blink announces all-new Indoor and Outdoor Cameras with up to 4 years of battery life

Blink, which has now been an Amazon company for nearly 3 years, has just announced their all-new Blink Indoor and Blink Outdoor security cameras. These new cameras continue to provide Blink’s unique capability of lasting up to 2 years on just 2 included AA lithium batteries, thanks to their proprietary chip technology. For the first time, Blink has also announced a Battery Expansion Pack which adds 2 additional batteries for up to 4 years of power. Read more ›

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Amazon announces Amazon Halo, a new Fitness Band and Health Service

Amazon has announced Amazon Halo, a new fitness band that is coupled with a subscription health service. The band, and accompanying optional service will help you track and improve your body fat, sleep, exercise, and even the tone of your voice using built-in microphones. Amazon Halo is available by early access invitation for $64.99 and comes with 6 months of service. That price will increase to $99.99 once it becomes available without an invite and the subscription service, which is required for the device’s more advanced features, will cost $3.99/month after the free 6 months end. Read more ›

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New 2020 Toshiba and Insignia Fire TV Edition televisions are now available in US & Canada


Toshiba and Insignia have released their new Fire TV Edition televisions for 2020. There are 11 variations of screen size and resolution available across the US and Canada. They range from 24-inches for $149.99 and up to 55-inches for $429.99, with 32, 39, 43, and 50-inch sizes in between. There are more models this year than in previous years that support Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Additionally, for the first time, there are now models that support DTS Virtual:X passthrough surround sound. Read more ›

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