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Amazon has some good news for Disney+ subscribers

Amazon has some good news for Disney+ subscribers

Some signs over the past couple of months had teased the potential for a Disney+ launch that wouldn't include support for Amazon's Fire TV platform. In an announcement today, the company put those rumors to rest by confirming that Fire TV will support the Disney+ streaming service when it launches in a little over a week from now. Users will be able to download the Disney+ app from the Amazon App Store.

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Apple TV app arrives on Fire TV, but only the newer Stick models

Apple TV app arrives on Fire TV, but only the newer Stick models

The Apple TV app has officially arrived on Amazon's Fire TV platform, enabling streamers who don't own an Apple TV device to easily access Apple's content on their television. The arrival comes only days ahead of the Apple TV+ video service, which will be accessible to subscribers through the Apple TV app. Unfortunately, the app is only available on a couple of Fire TV Stick models for now, meaning many Fire TV users won't be able to access it.

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Disney+ may not support Fire TV when it launches next month

Disney+ may not support Fire TV when it launches next month

Last month, Disney announced the list of devices that will support its Disney+ streaming service when it launches next month. As we noted at the time, Amazon's Fire TV was notably absent from the list, which covers just about every other major platform on the market, including everything from mobile and desktop to Chromecast and gaming consoles. According to a new leak, the absence may hint at a dispute taking place behind closed doors.

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Amazon launches new Fire TV Cube, OLED smart TVs, and soundbar

Amazon launches new Fire TV Cube, OLED smart TVs, and soundbar

Amazon has officially announced a new lineup of Fire TV products, including new Fire TV Stick models, new smart TVs running the company's software, an updated Fire TV Cube, and more. This was the company's biggest Fire TV announcement ever, covering more than 20 new products destined for the markets in Europe and North America. The company has teamed with TCL, JVC, Anker, and others for its latest product lineup.

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Sling TV is offering a big service credit for new Fire TV customers

Sling TV is offering a big service credit for new Fire TV customers

In the days when streaming live television was more of a new novelty than a common method for getting TV, companies competed for subscribers by offering free streaming devices and other perks. Though these deals aren't quite as great or common as they once were, we've seen a number of notable promotions pop up over the months, the most recent being a temporary offer from Sling TV for new Fire TV customers.

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Fire TV’s new feature demonstrates Amazon’s device strategy

Fire TV’s new feature demonstrates Amazon’s device strategy

It might not be a known fact but Amazon is actually an Android manufacturer. Not the traditional kind but its Fire line of devices, particularly the tablets, are based on a Google-less form of Android. Unlike other OEMs, though, it sells its Fire hardware almost at a loss. That's because it has a different strategy, one that focuses more on services and features for those services, as demonstrated by the new Live tab for Fire TV.

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Amazon unveils its first 4K Fire TV Edition smart TV with Dolby Vision

Amazon unveils its first 4K Fire TV Edition smart TV with Dolby Vision

Amazon has announced the first Fire TV Edition smart TV that features Dolby Vision HDR, offering consumers what Amazon calls 'ultra-vivid' image quality. As with existing Fire TV Edition smart TVs, the new 4K model offers the Fire TV experience without the need for a separate stick or box, as well as integration with over-the-air television.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K gets Miracast display mirroring support

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K gets Miracast display mirroring support

Amazon released Fire OS update 6.2.6.3 this week for its Fire TV Stick 4K. The new version began rolling out to devices yesterday, though the update didn't specify any features or changes that it was bringing. Now that users have had time to explore the update, one big addition is apparent: the arrival of support for Miracast screen mirroring.

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Amazon free video news app tipped to launch on Fire TV

Amazon free video news app tipped to launch on Fire TV

Amazon is currently developing its own video news app, according to a new leak, that would enable Fire TV device owners to access both live and on-demand news broadcasts. The app would be compatible with the larger Amazon ecosystem, assuming the report is correct, eventually supporting Alexa and devices through which the personal assistant is accessible.

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Epix Now streaming service finally arrives on Roku and Fire TV

Epix Now streaming service finally arrives on Roku and Fire TV

Premium network Epix has a streaming service option for viewers who don't have a traditional television plan but want access to the network's content. Called Epix Now, this service provides on-demand access to movies and the network's original shows via supported streaming devices, which now includes Roku and Fire TV. The service was already available on mobile and Apple TV.

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This half-price new Alexa Voice Remote deal won’t last

This half-price new Alexa Voice Remote deal won’t last

Shouting at the TV has never been so useful, since smart assistants like Amazon's Alexa took up occupancy in streaming adapters such as the Fire TV. That's why we're such big fans of Amazon's latest Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote, which not only supports voice control but now has those all-important TV controls too.

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Fire TV Stick upgrade brings new Alexa Voice Remote with TV control

Fire TV Stick upgrade brings new Alexa Voice Remote with TV control

Amazon has updated its Fire TV Stick with the new Alexa Voice Remote previously launched alongside the Fire TV Stick 4K. Unlike the last version that was included with the entry-level Fire TV Stick, the new Alexa Voice Remote can be used to control the television, soundbars, and similar home entertainment devices via IR and Bluetooth support.

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