Netflix has started offering a small selection of content for free. The good news is that you don’t need to create an account or log in to start watching. The bad news is that they’re not making it easy to watch the free content on your TV. If you install and launch the Netflix app on a Fire TV, you’re just greeted with the usual login/sign up screen and no way to get to the free content. Here is how to watch the free Netflix content on an Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick. Read more ›
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All Amazon Alexa enabled devices are currently able to listen to the Audible audiobook A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens for free. Just say “Alexa, read A Tale of Two Cities from Audible” and the audiobook will begin playing without needing to sign up for anything. The book is available to listen to for free through September 30th, so you’ll have a little over a month to finish it the 15-hour long unabridged audiobook. Thanks to the newly refreshed Alexa interface on Fire TV devices, you can use the Fire TV remote to control playback, rewind, and fast-forwarded as needed. You can also control playback through Alexa voice commands. Amazon is also currently offering the Kindle ebook version of the book for free if you want to read along.
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Breakeroids has just gone free for the first time. This game was released 3 years ago but has never dropped below its former price of $0.99. If you’re familiar with classic arcade games, Breakeroids is a combination of Brick Breaker and Asteroids, where you defend your planet from aliens and asteroids by reflecting projectiles with a paddle. It’s compatible with all Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, and Fire TV Edition televisions. You can play the game with either a game controller or a remote.
The Fire TV game developer Realtech VR has made all three of their paid games free for a limited time. Quantum Revenge, which is normally $2.99, is a Mecha robotic armour fighting game. This is the first time it has ever been free. Brotherhood of Violence, which is normally $2.35, is a street fighting game with over 30 unique environments and 400 different opponents. It too has never been free before today. The last game that’s free is No Gravity, which is normally $2.99. It’s a space combat shooter with 31 missions and 5 different spaceships to choose from. This game was free once over 2 years ago when Amazon used to somewhat regularly give away bundles of games during special promotions. All of these games are compatible with the 1st and 2nd generation Fire TV, as well as the Fire TV Edition television. Brotherhood of Violence is the only one that is compatible with the 2nd-generation Fire TV Stick and none are compatible with the 1st-generation Fire TV Stick. You will need a game controller like the Fire TV Game Controller to play these games.
The game Asteroid: Space Defender has just gone free for the first time. This was released a month ago and has been $0.99 ever since. It’s space shooter game modeled after the classic Asteroids game and has 80 waves to conquer. The game is compatible with all Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television models and can be played with either a remote control or game controller.
Dream Machine: The Game has just gone free for the first time. This is a new game that was released just over a month ago for the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television. It is designated as Amazon’s “Fire TV Game of the Month,” which is why it has gone free. Dream Machine is a 3D puzzle game that uses optical illusions and perspective to create intersting scenarios for you to figure out. It can be played with a remote control, so you don’t need to have a Fire TV Game Controller.
The very popular racing game Riptide GP2 has just gone free to celebrate the game’s 4 year aniversary. This game is normally $1.99 and has a great 4.5 star rating from over 1,000 reviews. The sequal to that game, Riptide GP: Renegade, is also celebrating the aniversary with a sale. Riptide GP: Renegade is normally $2.99 but is currently down to $0.99, which is the new lowest price it has ever been. Both of these games are compatible with all Fire TV devices except the 1st-gen Fire TV Stick. They are both playable with either a remote control or game controller.
The new game Kill ’em All has just gone free for the first time. It was released just over a month ago and has been $1.99 ever since. This is a speed and reflex game where you stand-off against opponents to see who can draw their weapon and fire off a shot the quickest. You can play against the computer AI or play against family and friends through local multiplayer. The game will connect between multiple Fire TVs, phones, and/or tablets as long as they are on the same local network. It’s compatible with all Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models, and works with both the remote and game controller.
Cube Jump Dash, has just gone free for the first time. This simple game was released a little over a year ago and has been $0.99 ever since. It’s a different take on the Flappy Bird style of game and features a fun 8-bit inspired retro soundtrack. Cube Jump Dash is compatible with all Fire T\V and Fire TV Stick models and works with either a game controller or the remote control.
Tennis Champs Returns is a retro tennis game that has just gone free for the first time. This game was released a little over a month ago and has been $2.99 ever since. It’s a remake of the original Tennis Champs game from the Amiga PC. This Fire TV version of the game is programmed by the developer of the original Amiga version. Tennis Champs Returns is compatible with all Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models. It works with either a remote or game controller and features up to 4 player local multiplayer, as well as other game modes.