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Apple has announced that it is reducing the price of the Apple TV from $99 to $69, likely in an effort to help the wireless media streamer gain a bit more traction against more full-featured alternatives like Amazon Fire TV and the Roku 3 (not to mention cheaper streaming sticks like the Fire TV Stick, the Roku Streaming Stick and Google Chromecast). But what may be the biggest boon for the platform is the announcement that HBO Now will be a launch-exclusive for Apple. The streaming service will give you access to all HBO programing — past and present — including blockbusters titles like The Sopranos and Game of Thrones. The only thing that you will need to access the service is an Internet... Read more...
Just last month, Dish Network announced the launch of Sling TV, a live, over-the-top (streaming) television service that runs $20 per month. At the time, Dish said a number of hardware devices were expected to support Sling TV, including Roku players and TV models, Amazon Fire TV, and Amazon Fire Stick. Well, Roku added support from the get-go and today Amazon is welcoming Sling TV to the fold. Even better, there are discounts available for either platform.If your preference leans towards Roku, you can receive 50 percent off the company's flagship Roku 3 set-top box or receive a free Roku Streaming Stick when you prepay for three months of Sling TV. To pick one or the other, just head here and... Read more...
Amazon is killing it this holiday shopping season, or so the online retailer claims. According to Amazon, Black Friday sales of Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets on the company's website have grown by leaps and bounds year-over-year. Specifically, Fire tablet sales were up three-fold on Black Friday compared to last year, while Kindle e-reader sales nearly quadrupled. "This holiday there are going to be a lot of customers opening up new Amazon devices," said Dave Limp, Senior Vice President, Amazon Devices. "We’re energized by the year over year growth of tablet and e-reader Black Friday sales on Amazon.com, plus the success of the new product categories we’ve launched this year."Indeed, we took... Read more...
Been wondering if Flappy Bird would ever fly again? Now you have your answer -- as promised, Dong Nguyen, the creator of the original hit mobile game that spawned numerous clones trying to cash in on the craze, just released Flappy Birds Family via his Gears studio through the Amazon Appstore for Android. It's a free title and compatible with Amazon's Fire TV platform, though at the time of this writing, it's not available through Google Play or on Apple's iOS platform. "Flappy Birds now are on Amazon Fire TV with incredible new features: Person vs Person mode, more obstacles, more fun and still very hard," the game's description reads on Amazon. "Enjoy playing the game at home (not breaking... Read more...
Procrastination gets the better of us from time to time, and with Father's Day peeking around the corner -- this Sunday, June 15th, in case you forgot -- you may find yourself in a panic yelling, "Game over man, game over!" Don't sweat it, there's still time to be the hero son or daughter (or wife, or whatever) by taking advantage of Amazon's marked down Fire TV and Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch 16GB bundle. Amazon is selling the bundle for just $249. That's a $79 savings over buying them separately, in which you'd be paying $328. And heck, with the money you save, you can knock out most of the cost of an Amazon Prime membership if you don't already have one -- as luck would have it, Amazon just today... Read more...
Good news, football fans -- the NFL today announced new distribution partnerships with Amazon Fire TV and Kindle Fire, along with the Roku streaming platform for NFL Now, which is scheduled to launch in August ahead of the 2014 NFL season. NFL Now will be personalized based on each fan's interests, so they can follow the NFL how they want, where they want, and when they want. You'll be able to pick your favorite team, fantasy players, and which videos you like or don't like. Based on your choices, the content stream will be personalized to deliver customizable news, analysis, and highlights. NFL Now will also grant access to on-demand NFL video content. "We’re thrilled to bring on a trusted... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks webcast, Iyaz, Dave and Marco discuss HotHardware's Z97 Motherboard Round Up, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, OCZ's killer-fast RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD, Amazon's Fire TV streamer and details of our next give-away where you could win a killer gaming rig based on EVGA performance PC components! 01:55 - Z97 Motherboard Round-Up 09:45 - OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCI Express SSD 17:43 - Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Preview 30:38 - Amazon Fire TV Review 37:56 - Details of our next killer gaming rig give-away!... Read more...
The ability to stream movies and other content to your TV is relatively commonplace thanks to set top boxes such as the Roku 3, Apple TV, gaming consoles that support streaming, and built-in functionality that comes with many of today’s Blu-ray players and TVs. Even so, there’s always room for additional competition, right? Amazon believes there is, and recently launched its Fire TV to prove it. Amazon Fire TV provides access to a number of popular services including Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, Showtime Anytime, Pandora, tunein, YouTube, Vimeo, Crackle, and much more. You can also rent videos, view photos, stream music, and play games using the Fire TV. Recognizing... Read more...
The ability to stream movies and other content to your TV is relatively commonplace thanks to set top boxes such as the Roku 3, Apple TV, gaming consoles that support streaming, and built-in functionality that comes with many of today’s Blu-ray players and TVs. Even so, there’s always room for additional competition, right? Amazon believes there is, and recently launched its Fire TV to prove it. Amazon Fire TV provides access to a number of popular services including Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, Showtime Anytime, Pandora, tunein, YouTube, Vimeo, Crackle, and much more. You can also rent videos, view photos, stream music, and play games using the Fire TV. Recognizing... Read more...
In a perfect world, you'd never need to crack open any of your electronic devices because they'd work forever, dutifully doing their job and never needing repair. Here in the real world, things break, and they have a tendency to happen once that all-important warranty period expires. What then? Well, if you're handy and feeling adventurous, you can try repairing the device yourself. The level of adventure varies by device, and when it comes to Amazon's recently announced Fire TV streaming box, the odds are pretty good you'll be able to get in there without making things worse, provided you practice a bit of patience. The folks at iFixIt stuck their hands in Amazon's Fire TV for its latest teardown... Read more...
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