Google might be working on a competitor for Amazon’s Echo, but that doesn’t mean that they’re not willing to play along with the consumer giant. You can now use Alexa to control your Nest thermostat.
Amazon’s Fire TV is the Amazon Fire of set top boxes. I’m not saying that to sound like an idiot. I’m trying to emphasize how Amazon’s affinity for highly proprietary and basically functional hardware spans categories. The fancy new Fire TV is no exception.
“We decided not to mess with what’s working,” says Amazon devices VP Peter Larsen. That’s why his new Fire TV looks exactly the same. But inside this tiny box, you’ll find components powerful enough to stream 4K movies. It’s one more impulse buy from the kings of online shopping.
Last year, Amazon’s excellent Fire TV got access to HBO Go, the crown jewel of VOD services. Or it did, assuming your cable provider was anything but Comcast. If you had Comcast, you were inexplicably screwed. No longer!
Sling TV is the over-the-top TV service we've been waiting for (or at least, it will be once it gets AMC), and right now they're giving away popular streaming devices just for signing up.
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is the bargain version of Amazon's super-fast voice search-enabled Fire TV. The HDMI version certainly sacrifices a lot of things that make Fire TV great, but is that bargain worth it? Absolutely.
Amazon just announced its very own (crazy cheap) $40 Chromecast competitor, the Fire TV Stick. And if you're an Amazon Prime member, you have until Wednesday to pick one up for a mere $19.
Amazon's Fire TV just got some new apps and games, most notably good-Amazon-Prime-Music-alternative Spotify, and season two of Telltale's fantastic Walking Dead game series.
Amazon's Fire TV is a great, speedy, oddly expensive piece of hardware, and so naturally Amazon needs to find something that can make it special. Something that can make use of that controller. And what better console-selling exclusive than...Flappy Bird? Yep.
You have more streaming TV options than you could hope for, especially now that Amazon has entered the fray. And while Apple TV, Chromecast, and Fire TV all have their strengths, they also share the same crippling weakness: self-interest. That's what makes Roku so important.
Amazon pitched its Fire TV as a streaming device to end all streaming devices. The company touted its simple and effective search, and its open ecosystem boasting enough apps to burn your eyes out. We spent some time messing with the Fire TV and found that for the most part, it makes good on those promises.
Amazon debuted its $100 streaming TV box today. It's impressive! It's affordable! And it has a whole bunch of apps. It just doesn't have HBO Go, which is probably the one app that so, so many folks were hoping for. And that could be problematic.