Playcast Beta Review: Cloud Gaming on the Fire TV

Yesterday, Playcast Media announced the start of their Cloud Gaming beta trial for the Fire TV. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, cloud gaming allows you to a use a graphically weak device like the Fire TV to play high-end video games remotely running on a server. The advantage of cloud gaming over traditional local gaming is the ability to play games on inexpensive hardware that would normally require expensive dedicated game consoles like the Xbox One or PlayStation 4. Read on for an explanation of the service, what is offered, and my initial impressions. Read more ›

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Playcast Media opens Beta Signup for Fire TV Cloud Gaming


Playcast Media has developed a Fire TV app for their cloud gaming service. The app starts public beta today. The service allows you to play high-end video games on the Fire TV which would normally be too computationally intensive for the Fire TV’s processor. Instead of running the games locally on the Fire TV, the games run on Playcast’s servers which stream the game’s video to your device. You can sign up for the beta trial here.

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How to connect a Wii Remote (Wiimote) to the Fire TV

In this guide, we show you how to connect and use a Nintendo Wii Remote (Wiimote) on your Fire TV. It is important that you follow the guide exactly and perform the steps in the exact order listed.  Read more ›

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Fix PS4 DualShock 4 button mapping on the Fire TV

The PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller is one of the best alternate game controllers that easily connects to the Amazon Fire TV right out of the box. The only problem with the controller is that the Fire TV sees it as the official Amazon Fire Game Controller which results in some buttons being mapped incorrectly. User lilcza1 on the XDA-Developer forums has created a custom android keylayout (.kl) file which correctly maps the DualShock 4 buttons. Read on for our guide on how to install the custom key layout file.  Read more ›

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Alternate Game Controllers compatible with the Fire TV


The official Fire TV game controller made by Amazon serves it’s purpose well by expanding the Fire TV’s gaming potential. The current incentive of 1,000 free Amazon coins and the free game Sev Zero that come with the purchase of the Fire TV game controller makes it a great deal. But if you’re looking to step your gaming up a notch, or just looking to get a second controller on the cheap, here are some alternate game controllers that are compatible with the Fire TV. Read more ›

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These 11 Fire TV games are 60% off, from $0.39 to $0.79 [Expired]


It’s not very often that we see games for the Fire TV with more than a 30% discount. Minecraft is still one of the rare few games with an above average discount of 50% off. Even rarer are the below 11 games currently listed at 60% off when you factor in the earned coins. Check them out and make use of those free coins your earned last week. Read more ›

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Amazon Fire TV capable of at least 12 player multiplayer gaming


Eric Froemling, the developer of the immensely fun multiplayer game BombSquad has posted the above image of the Fire TV connected to a whopping 12 controllers. It appears to be 6 controllers via bluetooth, 4 controllers via USB, and 2 smartphones via WiFi.

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