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Amazon Fire TV Cube is getting webcam support (yes, really)

Amazon Fire TV Cube is getting webcam support (yes, really)

Amazon is rolling out some rather surprising functionality for the Fire TV Cube today by giving it webcam support for two-way video calling. That will enable users with a Fire TV Cube to place a video call to any other Alexa device with a display, such as another Fire TV Cube connected to a webcam and TV or something with a built-in display like an Echo Show. Fire TV Cube users can even place a video call to those using the Alexa app on a smartphone.

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HBO Max released to Amazon Fire TV and tablets

HBO Max released to Amazon Fire TV and tablets

This week Warner Media announced they'd be bringing HBO Max to a whole bunch of Amazon devices. Included in the mix are not only Amazon Fire tablets, but Amazon Fire TV streaming devices and Fire TV Edition smart TVs, too. This expansion to Amazon devices should be a massive win for HBO and the HBO Max brand as the world launches into the holiday gift-giving season 2020.

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The Roku Channel free movie streaming app launches on Amazon Fire TV

The Roku Channel free movie streaming app launches on Amazon Fire TV

Home entertainment company Roku has announced that its 'The Roku Channel' streaming app is now available on Fire TV devices, a somewhat surprising expansion of the app that was originally limited to only Roku devices. Roku first expanded the streaming platform to desktop and mobile browsers, and most recently it launched a standalone Roku Channel app for iOS and Android. This time around, you can download the app through the Amazon App Store for Fire TV.

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Fire TV Stick Lite kicks smart TV down to $30

Fire TV Stick Lite kicks smart TV down to $30

It's difficult to deny the value proposition that is the Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite. It's a smart TV stick that plugs in to your television via an HDMI port to deliver smart TV content. That includes access to free video apps like YouTube, and subscription video apps like Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, and Prime Video.

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Amazon Fire TV will get a big HBO streaming app change this weekend

Amazon Fire TV will get a big HBO streaming app change this weekend

Amazon Fire TV users will still be able to access to the HBO Now content library going forward, but the app itself will get a big change starting on August 1, according to a new report. The change will come amid the relatively recent launch of HBO Max and its slow expansion across platforms, underscoring the confusing nature of WarnerMedia's naming structure.

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Amazon Fire TV Live gets new OTT services like Hulu and YouTube TV

Amazon Fire TV Live gets new OTT services like Hulu and YouTube TV

The 'Live' Section on Amazon Fire TV has been updated to include additional streaming services, namely OTT options like Sling TV, YouTube TV, and Hulu Live TV. Through this portal, users are able to find apps that provide access to live television content, building upon the on-demand services that largely dominate the streaming market. It may be a few days before users see all three services.

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There’s HBO Max bad news if you use Amazon Fire TV or Roku

There’s HBO Max bad news if you use Amazon Fire TV or Roku

HBO Max may be launching today, but there's bad news if you're using two of the most popular platforms for streaming TV and movies at home. Those with an Amazon Fire TV device or TV, or a Roku device or TV, are discovering today that they're not invited to the HBO Max party.

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Amazon Fire TV gets new Free section to help users find more content

Amazon Fire TV gets new Free section to help users find more content

On Tuesday, Amazon announced that it is adding a 'Free' section to the top bar on the Fire TV interface, making it easy for users to find free content from a variety of sources. The content featured in the new menu is curated, according to Amazon, which says that users will find a mixture of movies, TV shows, news, and other ad-supported streaming options.

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Fire TV’s new AtHome section curates free shows from major partners

Fire TV’s new AtHome section curates free shows from major partners

Amazon has launched a new section on Fire TV and Fire Tablets called '#AtHome' that curates free content from a variety of partners, including Showtime, CBS, HBO, and more. The new 'experience,' as Amazon calls it, will be made available to users located in the United States; the company says it will add more content over time. In addition to entertainment, the section also includes fitness and news content.

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Amazon smart TVs don’t exist because of alleged Android TV contract

Amazon smart TVs don’t exist because of alleged Android TV contract

It may not be as ubiquitous as its smartphone original, especially in a volatile TV market, but Android TV admittedly has the lion's share of the smart TV market. That's not exactly surprising given the different forms Google's platform takes, from dongles to actual hulking TVs. It isn't the only option in the market, of course, but one long-time rival is curiously absent from the TV segment. Amazon's Fire TV has been unable to outgrow its dongle and set-top box forms and sources say it's because of Google's questionable tactics.

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March Madness Live app’s best feature is no longer limited to Apple TV

March Madness Live app’s best feature is no longer limited to Apple TV

The NCAA has announced that its March Madness app, which enables basketball fans to watch their favorite games over the Internet, has released one of its best features for the Fire TV and Android TV platforms. With this new feature, fans can watch two different games at the same time, something that was previously limited to only the Apple TV version of the streaming app.

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New ‘latest’ Hulu ‘won’t work on this device’ list drop

New ‘latest’ Hulu ‘won’t work on this device’ list drop

In late 2019, Hulu decided to split their app into two versions. They called these versions "Classic Hulu app" and "the latest Hulu app" in support documentation. Every device Hulu supports for the "latest" Hulu app will have access for years to come, more than likely. This includes Apple TV (4th gen and later), Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 (not including live programming), Nintendo Switch, Windows 10 devices, Echo Show, Chromecast, and a variety of others. What we're interested in here is the latest guidance from Hulu on devices on which "New" Hulu will and will not work.

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