Leak suggests Walmart will release an Onn 4K “Pro” streamer

A new unreleased Google TV streaming device from Walmart called the “Onn 4K Pro Streaming Device” has appeared in a Bluetooth regulatory filing. First spotted by 91mobiles, the listing suggests Walmart is close to releasing its next streaming device, and the “Pro” in the name suggests it will be better than its existing Onn 4K Streaming Box, which debuted last year. While the current Onn 4K box is a great bargain, it leaves a lot to be desired in terms of advanced features. While nothing is known about the specs of the upcoming Onn 4K Pro, I don’t expect it to be on par with top-tier devices like the Fire TV Cube and Shield TV, but, hopefully, it ends up being a decent alternative to something like the Fire TV Stick 4K Max.

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New unreleased Chromecast model makes its first appearance

Many people feel the Google Chromecast with Google TV, which was released in 2020, is long overdue for an update. It seems like Google may agree because 9to5Google has found evidence of a new unreleased model referenced in Google’s Home app. Read more ›

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Exclusive: Fire TVs may soon uninstall your apps for you to free up storage space

A common issue many Fire TV users run into is running out of internal storage space for their apps and games. Even though it has been nine years since the first Fire TV debuted with 8GB of internal storage, nearly all Fire TV models, including all Fire TV Sticks, still only come with that same 8GB of storage. Worse yet, as Fire OS has increased in size over the years and the number of pre-installed system apps have ballooned in both size and quantity as well, there is now less than 4GB of free space on most Fire TV models out of the box. One solution to the problem that Amazon is working on is simply automatically removing apps you don’t use much, but, thankfully, it seems like it won’t be as ridiculous of a solution as it may initially sound. Read more ›

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Two unreleased 2023 Fire TV models pass through FCC approval

What appears to be a pair of new Fire TV devices have just received FCC approval, as first spotted by Janko Roettgers. Both of the two new models were submitted to the FCC by Amazon as a “Digital Media Receiver” and, while there is no explicit mention of either one being a Fire TV device, the fillings have familiar characteristics that allude to these being Fire TV Sticks. Furthermore, the two devices are variants of each other, which likely means these are either a standard model and a “Lite” model, or a standard model and a “Max” model. Read more ›

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Next-gen Blink Security Cameras from Amazon revealed in new leaked images

With most of the spotlight usually pointing towards Amazon’s Ring cameras and products, people often forget about Blink, the other security camera company that Amazon aquired. It’s a shame because Blink’s main product, a series of cameras that can run for up to 2-years on a pair of AA batteries, is quite impressive. Dave Zatz from ZatzNotFunny! has uncovered the next generation of those Blink security cameras before they’ve been announced. Read more ›

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Amazon leaks the existence of an unreleased 3rd-gen Echo Show 5

Amazon has inadvertently leaked that a new 3rd-gen Echo Show 5 is in the works. Little is known about the unreleased device other than its model number, which is H97N6S. If you’re in the market for a new smart display, you should hold off as the new Echo Show 5 will likely be released in the coming weeks. Read more ›

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Amazon likely close to launching its own cheaper Fire TV-branded TVs

Smart TVs from various manufacturers with Amazon’s Fire TV operating system built-in have been around since 2017. However, it wasn’t until 4 years later that Amazon decided to release its own branded Fire TV Smart TVs with the introduction of the Fire TV 4-Series and Fire TV Omni Series TVs in late 2021. While those TVs did all have 4K screens, they lacked many high-end features. It wasn’t until last year with the release of the Fire TV Omni QLED Series in 2022 that Amazon incorporated premium features into its own line of TVs. Now it’s looking like the next set of Amazon-branded Fire TV Smart TVs will target the opposite end of the TV market with cheaper TVs. Read more ›

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New Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet passes through FCC approval

A new tablet, which is very likely the next-generation Amazon Fire HD 10 model, has just passed through FCC approval as spotted by Liliputing. The current Fire HD 10 was released in 2021 so it is the oldest model in the lineup and most due for a refresh. The FCC listing also indicates the tablet is approximately the same size as the current Fire HD 10 tablet, so it seems pretty certain that it’s going to replace Amazon’s largest tablet. Not much else is known about the tablet at this time, but the FCC filing does seem to list NFC and GPS support, which would both be firsts for a Fire tablet if correct.

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Exclusive: Amazon is working on a Fire TV feature for apps to explicitly share your viewing activity with Amazon

Amazon Fire TVs have always had dedicated home screen rows to keep track of what users have recently watched, but they’ve always been pretty useless for tracking and displaying watched content in 3rd-party (i.e., non-Amazon) apps. If you select 3rd-party content through the main Fire TV interface then it usually shows up in the Fire TV’s universal “Recently Watched” row on the home screen, but the Fire TV has always been blind to anything selected within 3rd-party apps so the recently watched content listed on the home screen quickly becomes inaccurate. That’s soon going to change because Amazon is working on a way for any app to explicitly share your viewing activity in the app with the Fire TV so that a truly accurate and universal watchlist, and more, can be displayed. Read more ›

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New Walmart Onn 4K Android/Google TV Streamer makes its first appearance

Nearly two years ago, Walmart began selling its first 4K Android TV streaming device, the Onn 4K Streaming Box. While it was as generic of a streamer as you could get, it offered unmatched value with a retail price under $30. The Onn 4K box and matching Onn 1080p Stick quietly began to disappear from both Walmart’s website and retail shelves, suggesting the models were being discontinued. Now, the first indication of a successor to the Onn 4K Streaming Box has made an appearance. Read more ›

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