Amazon has added a new feature to Fire TV devices, called Preview Party, where you can find free episodes of popular TV shows across numerous streaming services. This collection of full-length free episodes consists of primarily the first episode of a series to give you a preview of the show. There’s no free-trial subscription necessary to watch these free episodes and you don’t even need to install an app to watch most of the content available. Read more ›
You may have noticed it appearing throughout the month, but Amazon has now officially released its new-ish Fire TV Channels app on Fire TV devices. Over the past few years, Amazon has been adding free ad-supported content throughout the Fire TV home interface in the form of short clips and full-length videos across numerous categories like news, sports, entertainment, gaming, cooking, travel, and more. Earlier this year, Amazon branded all this built-in free content as “Fire TV Channels” with the promise that it would soon add “a single, easy-to-navigate” method to access this content. That method has now arrived in the form of the new Fire TV Channels app, which isn’t actually as new as it may seem. Read more ›
Amazon has announced that it will be streaming an NFL game on Black Friday, November 24, for free to anyone that wants to watch. You will not need a Prime membership to watch the game, as you do for all of Amazon’s other NFL game streams. Given how important of a shopping day that is to Amazon, you can probably expect plenty of Amazon shopping tie-ins and ads during the stream, but if you’re not a Prime member and have never watched one of Amazon’s game streams, this will be your chance to try it out without signing up for anything.
Amazon has expanded the free ad-supported content that is available on Fire TVs. It has worked with XITE to release a new Music Videos on Fire TV app that will stream an endless supply of music videos with personalized recommendations, playlists, and unlimited skips. Amazon has also added new free news categories, including business, finance, entertainment, gaming, and esports. Read more ›
Amazon is offering select Fire TV customers a Free $6 Prime Video credit. There are three known ways to see if you qualify for the free credit. The first is to visit this page while logged into your Amazon account. If the page is blank, then you likely don’t qualify. Otherwise, you should be given the option to earn your free credit. Another way to see if you qualify is to turn on your Fire TV and look for the green banner shown above. If you see it, select it with your remote and you’ll be shown a QR code to scan that will earn you the free credit. The last method is to check your email for a message from Amazon titled “Here’s a $6 rent or buy credit to watch a holiday classic.” The email will contain instructions for how to redeem the free credit. This promotion is running through December 11, so keep an eye out for the banner and/or email. The free credit must be used within 90 days.
As it tends to do with every large sale, Amazon is offering a free $10 credit when you purchase one of several $50 gift cards. Unfortunately, this time Amazon is only making the deal for purchasing a $50 Amazon Gift Card available to those that haven’t purchased one recently, so the landing page for this deal might say you’re not eligible. However, even if you don’t qualify by purchasing the Amazon Gift Card, you likely qualify for the free $10 credit if you purchase one of the other $50 gift cards. These are the participating $50 gift cards and the promo code to use with them to get the $10 credit: Amazon with code NEWGC2022, Panera with code PANERA22, Gap with code GAP22, Dinning Card (works at Cheesecake Factory, Red Robin, BJ’s, Outback, and more) with code DINING22, Entertainment Card (works at AMC, Grubhub, Dave & Buster’s, and more) with code YOU22, Fanatics with code TRUEFAN22, and Doordash with code DASH22. Just add a $50 gift card from any of the ones I just listed to your cart and enter the promo code to see if a message appears that says you will get the $10 credit. Note that the Doordash card is the odd one out and needs to be $100 to get $15 in free credit.
Update: I can confirm, from my own purchases, that you will get $10 for EACH code you use. You can’t use the same code twice, but each new code you use from the ones listed above will earn you an additional $10 credit.
Amazon has added some new built-in free content to Fire TV devices. In various areas of the main Fire TV interface, you’ll now find new rows of videos labeled “Sports News & Highlights,” Food & Cooking From Fire TV,” and “Trending Trailers From IMDb.” The videos presented are ad-supported and range from short clips that are under a minute long to full-length TV episodes. Read more ›
HBO has put the first episode of its Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon, on YouTube for everyone to watch for free. I’m sure it’s not a coincidence that this is happening just after Amazon released its new series, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Both shows are under a lot of pressure from critics and audiences, given the immense success of Game of Thrones and The Lord of the Rings series. The first episode on YouTube is, unfortunately, region locked to the US. However, Sky has uploaded its own version, found here, for those in the UK. Both versions on YouTube will require you to log in to watch, due to them being age restricted.
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Amazon is continuing its trend of offering Prime members a selection of games to play for free through Luna Cloud Gaming for free each month. However, unlike all past months which offered four games to play for free, there will be six games available during the month of September. The six free games are Earthworm Jim, EVERSPACE, Hot Wheels Unleashed, Riptide GP: Renegade, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, and Ys IX: Monstrum Nox. As for those of you paying for a subscription, you’ll be getting some new games in September. Luna+ Channel subscribers will see Endling — Extinction is Forever and Tetris Effect: Connected added to the lineup. Family Channel subscribers are getting Smurfs: Mission Vileaf and Youtubers Life added and Retro Channel subscribers will get Baseball Stars 2 and Metal Slug added. These Luna games are playable on most Fire TV models, computers, phones, tablets, and newer Samsung Smart TVs. They work best with the Luna Controller, thanks to its ability to connect directly to Luna’s game servers over wifi for reduced latency, but any Bluetooth, Xbox, or PlayStation control works as well. You can even use your phone as a virtual controller if you don’t have a physical control yet.
You probably try to avoid the banner ads on Fire TV devices, but there’s one right now that will instantly earn you a $5 Prime Video credit for simply watching a 15-second video ad. The banner ad is for a Lincoln SUV and it is being shown to select Fire TV customers. Here is how to find the ad and earn your free credit. Read more ›