Amazon Expands Free Local News Coverage on Fire TV

Amazon has expanded its free local news coverage on its Fire TV streaming device.

Echo Becomes the First Non-Apple Device to Support Apple Podcasts

Starting Friday, Amazon Echo has become the first device aside from Apple’s HomePod to offer full support for Apple Podcasts. Prior to this announcement, the only way to play Podcasts on an Echo was to AirPlay them from another Apple…

Amazon Fire TV Gets Major Software Update

Starting today and over the coming weeks, Amazon will be rolling out a free over-the-air software update to Fire TV customers. It includes Alexa support for first-generation Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices. It also includes improvements to Amazon’s…

Amazon Claims Record Weekend For Its Devices

Amazon says it had a record holiday shopping weekend for sales of its devices. While the company didn’t reveal any hard numbers, it says it sold “millions of devices” and 3x over last year. The top-selling products across all of…

Amazon Is Ramping Up TV-Commerce

Amazon is about to make a huge push into TV-commerce. Here’s the scenario: You’re using your Amazon Fire TV, catching up on episodes of The Good Wife. You spot an incredible pair of shoes. OMG, you say. I must have…

Amazon Banishes Apple TV and Chromecast

In that’s sure one way to middle finger the competition news, Amazon is about to stop selling the Apple TV and Google’s Chromecast. Apparently, all traces of said devices will be gone from Amazon.com by October 29th. Bloomberg got its…

Amazon Just Unveiled A Bunch Of New Fire Devices

Amazon has been making headlines over the failure of its Fire Phone, but its Fire tablets and Fire TV devices live on with new models just being unveiled in time for the holiday shopping season. The company announced a new…

HBO GO Finally Hits Amazon’s Fire TV

Back in April, Amazon launched Fire TV, its streaming device for the connected living room. It was missing one key service however. It didn’t support HBO GO. While Amazon has since added HBO content to Prime Instant Video, those don’t…

Amazon Fire TV Stick Is Now Shipping

Amazon’s Chromecast competitor, the Fire TV Stick, has now begun to ship. According to Amazon, the pre-order buzz for the new device was the most impressive the company has ever seen. “Fire TV Stick has been our most successful device…

Amazon Announces Fire TV Stick To Rival Chromecast

Amazon just announced its own competitor to Google’s Chromecast, which is more expensive and includes a separate remote. It’s called the Fire TV Stick, maintaining the brand of its previously released streaming device. The Fire TV Stick connects to the…

Amazon Gives An Update On Fire TV

Back in April, Amazon unveiled its long-anticipated streaming device Fire TV. While the company has made a number of other hardware announcements since then (including a new phone and new tablet and Kindle device), we we haven’t really heard that…

Fire TV Price Cut to Just $84 by Amazon

Amazon this week cut the price of its Fire TV streaming media player by $15. The device now costs just $84 and will remain at that price for a limited time. The Fire TV is Amazon’s entry into the streaming…

Amazon Fire TV Ad Stars Gary Busey

At a large announcement event today in New York Amazon officially unveiled its long-rumored streaming set-top box device. Called the Amazon Fire TV, the device is a streaming video and entertainment box priced at $99 to compete with other streaming…

Amazon Fire TV Launches Sans HBO Go

As you may have heard, Amazon stepped onto the streaming video device stage in a huge way today with the unveiling of their $99 Fire TV, their new set-top box. At launch, Amazon Fire TV boasts a bunch of third-party…

Amazon Fire TV: $99 Streaming Box Launches into Crowded Field

As expected, Amazon unveiled their long-awaited streaming device today in an event in New York. Contrary to the rumors, however, the device isn’t a dongle like Google’s Chromecast. Instead, it’s a super-thin (0.7 inches) set-top box that the company is…