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Nougat-based Amazon Fire OS 6 is out but no one can get it

Nougat-based Amazon Fire OS 6 is out but no one can get it

The relationship between Google and Amazon has just taken a sour turn, but they have never really been best buds from the beginning. While Amazon's Fire tablets and TV devices do run Android, they use a heavily customized, not Google-certified, version that doesn't keep up with the latest Android updates. At least until now. Despite making a big splash about new hardware products, Amazon was nearly totally silent about the release of Fire OS 6. And there reason might be to prevent user backlash about this latest update not being available to any existing Fire device in the market.

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Amazon’s new Fire TV takes the fight to Apple TV 4K

Amazon’s new Fire TV takes the fight to Apple TV 4K

Earlier in the month, we heard that Amazon was plotting to unveil a new Fire TV streaming box by the end of September. As it turns out, that particular rumor was right on the money, with Amazon unveiling a brand new Fire TV today. This new model has its sights set squarely on the new Apple TV 4K as well, so get ready for a battle over the cash in your wallet.

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Westinghouse 4K Amazon Fire TV Review: Great for anyone, especially cord-cutters

Westinghouse 4K Amazon Fire TV Review: Great for anyone, especially cord-cutters

Roku got a jump on the budget smart TV market, but Amazon's own platform is ready to battle for top spot. The company first introduced its media box product in the form of the Fire TV and then the Fire Stick, and now that same system has been built into select televisions to bring the same features (and more!) without the actual dongle or box. Chief among these televisions is Westinghouse's new 4K lineup.

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Amazon Fire TV software update rolls out ahead of device refresh

Amazon Fire TV software update rolls out ahead of device refresh

Amazon may have stopped selling its Fire TV set-top box, but it hasn’t stopped supporting it. At least not yet. In fact, merely hours after said halt of sales, Amazon is reported to be rolling out an update to its range of Fire TV devices, including the Fire TV Stick, with an important new feature: keyboard voice input. This could very well be paving the road for the new 4K devices that will come with Alexa integration out of the box.

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Fire TV sales stop on Amazon: two new 4K models expected soon

Fire TV sales stop on Amazon: two new 4K models expected soon

Days after a big leak revealed alleged upcoming versions of the Fire TV set-top-box, Amazon has stopped selling the current Fire TV device through its website. Though refurbished and third-party units are still available to purchase, Amazon has new units of the existing model listed as 'Currently unavailable' with no details about why.

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New Amazon Fire TV leaks with a huge Alexa upgrade

New Amazon Fire TV leaks with a huge Alexa upgrade

It appears that Amazon has two new Fire TV devices on deck for 2017. While one of these is a mid-range box, the other seems poised to become Amazon's flagship Fire TV model. Unsurprisingly, this new top-of-the-line Fire TV will come equipped with Alexa - a move most of us have been expecting for quite some time.

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Plex Live TV and DVR launches support for Amazon Fire TV

Plex Live TV and DVR launches support for Amazon Fire TV

Cord cutters using Plex Live TV and DVR received a happy bit of news today. Plex announced today that Live TV and DVR have come to Amazon Fire TV, giving you another option for streaming your over-the-air shows. This expansion will be a welcome one for Plex subscribers, as previously, Plex Live TV and DVR was only accessible on Android, iPhone, Android TV, and Apple TV.

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Alexa connects to Fire TV: the Echo circle is now complete

Alexa connects to Fire TV: the Echo circle is now complete

Amazon Fire TV can now be controlled by any Amazon Echo device once the two are connected in a home network. This system utilizes the personal assistant Alexa to allow users to initiate a variety of functions on the Fire TV with far-field control with an Echo device. In addition to the features listed below, a future update will allow this connectivity to show compatible smart home camera feeds by saying "Alexa, show my basement camera."

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Hulu Live TV hits Amazon Fire TV with new UI

Hulu Live TV hits Amazon Fire TV with new UI

Hulu's Live TV service is being added to the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, spreading availability of the company's latest beta, and its new interface. The update, which is rolling out today, will include more personalization and, the company claims, better content recommendations. Amazon's set-top boxes join gadgets from Apple, Microsoft, and others in having support for the new Hulu.

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With “Amazon Fire TV Edition”, 4K TVs now come with Alexa

With “Amazon Fire TV Edition”, 4K TVs now come with Alexa

There's a way in which some brands of ultra-HD television are coming with Amazon's Alexa - and it's not a separate element. While users can still buy an Amazon TV box, there's a new set of televisions with the abilities of Amazon TV inside. They're branded with Amazon's new "Amazon Fire TV Edition" brand, and come with the Amazon Fire TV experience built in. That makes things easier for those users that don't want to take the time to plug in an extra piece of technology.

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All-New Amazon Fire TV Stick makes its way to the UK

All-New Amazon Fire TV Stick makes its way to the UK

Folks in the US have had access to Amazon's All-New Fire TV Stick for about six months now, but today Amazon customers in the UK are getting in on the action. After opening up pre-orders back in February, Amazon has announced that it's finally shipping out to customers beginning today. Not only that, but a number of Amazon devices are getting updates that add Alexa support.

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Facebook Video app released for Apple TV, Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV

Facebook Video app released for Apple TV, Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV

Facebook Video was announced for release today for several major TV platforms: Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, and Apple TV. What's missing from that list is Google's Android TV - which is surprising. Especially given the staying power of the Android TV platform and the fact that Amazon Fire TV is so extremely similar at its base. It's also strange given the attention Facebook has paid to Google's video products before - like Facebook's ability to stream from a smartphone to a Chromecast of Android TV device (which has Chromecast ability within).

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