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Score an Amazon Fire TV for less this Black Friday, up to $40 off at Staples

The streaming TV stick genre has plenty of options, depending on your preference or brand loyalty. If you're a fan of Amazon's Fire TV lineup, then this deal might be of interest to you. Staples has a Fire TV Stick 4K for just $30 during Black Friday, a nice $20 off the $50 MSRP. Amazon...

Get this Insignia 50-inch 4K Smart Fire TV for $150 at Best Buy

If you've been looking for a great deal on a 4K smart TV this Black Friday, then your search ends here. Insignia's 50-inch 4K UHD Smart Fire TV is now up for sale on Best Buy for just $150. The Insignia 50-inch 4K UHD Smart Fire TV usually retails for $350 on Best Buy. Thanks...

Google reportedly blocks Android TV makers from also using Amazon Fire TV

Google and Amazon have long been engaged in a cold war for user share. The two internet giants cross each other's path in several product categories – TV dongles, smart speakers and smart displays, voice assistants and a host of voice-activated products, and even app stores for Android devices. The feud took an ugly turn...

FTVLaunchX enables custom launchers on Amazon Fire TV devices without root

Amazon doesn’t officially make any Android-powered smartphones but the e-commerce giant does have a range of products that utilize Android. Amazon's Fire TV devices, for example, run a fork of Android, called Fire OS, with Amazon’s customized user interface on top. Although the underlying software is based on Android, Amazon doesn’t make it any easier...

[Update: Available] Onida launches a smart TV in India with Amazon’s Fire TV software

Onida, formally known as MIRC Electronics, is an Indian TV brand that was very popular in the 1990s and early 2000s for its CRT televisions. After plummeting initially to the wave of Plasma TVs, and eventually LCD and LED TVs, and competition from international brands like Samsung, Sony, and LG, Onida has transitioned into a...

YouTube TV launches on Amazon Fire TV devices

Google and Amazon have become fierce competitors in the past few years, competing for dominance on a lot of things such as artificial intelligence, voice assistants, and the smart TV ecosystem. They've even tried to take on Google's dominance in the smartphone marketplace. In the case of smart TVs, though, Google's Android TV is challenged...

[Update: Rolling out] YouTube is finally coming to Amazon Fire TV, Prime Video to get Chromecast support

For a long time now, trying to use Google and Amazon services on their respective platforms has been a frustrating experience. Amazon's Prime Video apps have never supported the Chromecast, and for a long time, you couldn't buy Chromecast devices from Amazon.com. Google removed YouTube from the Amazon Echo Show and Fire TV back in...

The 2015 Amazon Fire TV 2 can now be rooted (again)

For years, Amazon has been known for being the undisputed biggest online retailer out there, but more recently they've started dedicating efforts into their ecosystem of services, which include a virtual assistant (Alexa), an app store of their own, and, of course, their own fleet of Android-based devices. Amazon has released their own lineup of...

Alexa Cast is Amazon’s answer to the Chromecast Audio, but it only works with Amazon Music

One of the many great features you get with owning a Chromecast is the ability to cast pretty much any media you want. You can stream Netflix, YouTube, Spotify - even Amazon Music - directly to it. You can use an Amazon Alexa device as an audio-based Chromecast, but there's a catch - it only...

Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick Devices are being Infected with Cryptocurrency Malware

Several users in our forums have reported that their Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire TV Stick devices have suddenly become very slow to use. This sudden slowdown coincides with the appearance of an app simply called "test" that keeps popping up randomly. Not only is the popup annoying, but it also causes video playback...

Amazon Fire TV Cube combines the Amazon Echo and Fire TV into a single device

Amazon and Google have been the two major players in the smart speaker market, but it was Amazon who enjoyed a big lead through most of this time. Data released last month showed that Google was actually able to beat Amazon in overall sales for Q1 2018. This was the first time that had happened...

Mozilla Announces Firefox for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

There are a lot of advantages to having a web browser on your big-screen television set, especially in social settings where there are multiple people around. Being able to pull up a website, video, or photo on your TV is much more entertaining than passing around a smartphone or tablet, but the user experience of...