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We've seen a few hot deals on Smart TVs over the past week, with both 43-inch and 55-inch TCL Roku TV's falling to highly enticing prices at Amazon. Now Amazon is returning the favor with the Insignia NS-50DF710NA19 50-inch Smart TV. The Insignia 50-inch TV is definitely right up Amazon's alley, as it comes loaded with its own Fire TV interface. That means that you have instant access to Amazon's entire ecosystem of streaming content along with built-in Alexa integration. In addition to Amazon Prime Video, you can also access other popular streaming services like YouTube, Hulu, Showtime, Netflix and HBO. Getting down to the nitty gritty details, this 50-inch TV has a 4K Ultra HD resolution... Read more...
We've all been there at some point with our favorite shows. A prolonged time between seasons can leave fans having a hard time remembering how some characters figure into the show. The Amazon Prime Video X-Ray feature is powered by IMDb and draws all sorts of information about a character to shed insight on a backstory. X-Ray is perfect for the times where someone new to a series tries to watch without starting from the beginning of a series and knows nothing about the characters. This feature also offers information on cast members so when you recognize a face, but can't quite place what an actor was in before, that data is right at your fingertips. Incidentally, Amazon owns IMDb. Apple... Read more...
While the Apple TV has long been home to streaming video services like YouTube, Netflix and Hulu, one company has been jarringly absent: Amazon. Amazon Prime Video, which is available as a separate $8.99/month service or packaged in with the $99 yearly cost of Amazon Prime, has been barred from the Apple TV due to disagreements between the two companies over “acceptable business terms.” That will all change next month, as it is being reported that Apple and Amazon have finally reached an agreement, allowing the Prime Video to arrive on the Apple TV platform. According to BuzzFeed, Apple will make the announcement at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which kicks off on June 5th in San... Read more...
Amazon is trying to persuade sports fans to give up their cable networks and join Prime. To pull this off, Amazon is currently negotiating to carry live streaming video of sporting events. The company is particularly interested in sports with international appeal such as tennis, golf, soccer, rugby, and auto racing. Tennis Channel Chief Executive Officer Ken Solomon remarked, “Amazon has been leaning forward on sports. They want to be a new age MSO (multiple systems operator).” Solomon claims he has been in talks with Amazon for over a year. Live sport offerings could give Amazon an edge over competitors like Netflix, and it could help it break into traditional television’s monopoly over the... Read more...