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Amazon Music app for Google TV and Android TV OS released

Amazon Music app for Google TV and Android TV OS released

The Amazon Music app is now available on Google TV and Android TV OS, bringing easier access to the streaming music service from TVs, consoles, and set-top boxes. It joins the exiting Amazon Music apps for iOS and Android phones and tablets, as well as Fire tablets and the web-based player.

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Amazon Luna game streaming lands on Fire TV, no invite needed

Amazon Luna game streaming lands on Fire TV, no invite needed

Stadia definitely took a PR hit when Google announced the shutdown of its in-house, first-party Stadia Games and Experiences studio (SGE). Its rivals seem to be taking the opportunity to remind people that Stadia isn't the only game in town, no pun intended. As if to prove its commitment to gaming, both for its own Amazon Game Studios as well as its nascent game streaming service, Amazon is announcing the arrival of Amazon Luna to all Fire TV owners, even those who haven't received an invite.

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Amazon tests a Smart Cuckoo Clock, but its future is uncertain

Amazon tests a Smart Cuckoo Clock, but its future is uncertain

The cuckoo clock -- the kind where something cute or amusing comes out to mark a new hour -- has largely fallen out of fashion. Analog clocks in the home are, in general, something you don't see too often, but that didn't stop Amazon from launching a hybrid smart analog clock...and now it is testing a cuckoo clock concept.

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Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 adds radar for more nuanced motion alerts

Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 adds radar for more nuanced motion alerts

Ring has revealed a new, smarter doorbell camera, with the Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 borrowing sensors you might normally expect to find on cars and clever drones for a big upgrade to motion detection. The new model packs a radar sensor for 3D Motion Detection, for what Ring says is an improvement in detection along with a bird's eye view of the area around your front door.

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Ring Geofence could help trim alert overload

Ring Geofence could help trim alert overload

Ring is adding a new Geofence feature to its video doorbells and security cameras, promising to cut down on unnecessary alerts as well as make more intelligent use of home/away mode. Rolling out from today, Ring Geofence sets up a virtual boundary around your home, and then uses that as a barrier to adjust which notifications and more you get from the system.

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Amazon Built It teases weird new products for pre-order pledges

Amazon Built It teases weird new products for pre-order pledges

Amazon today rolled out a new platform called Build It, which is part of its larger Day One Editions program. While Day One Editions focuses on limited-volume product runs to get new devices in the hands of consumers for the purposes of receiving feedback, Built It products will only be produced if enough Amazon customers register their interest through pre-orders. Amazon is kicking off its Built It program with three different products, and one of them is an Alexa cuckoo clock.

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PlayStation 5 restock hits Amazon and Target without warning

PlayStation 5 restock hits Amazon and Target without warning

Both Amazon and Target appeared to release the Sony PlayStation 5 (PS5) without much warning, putting the next-gen console on sale to the public. It would not appear that Best Buy, Walmart, or GameStop have been gifted additional stock of the exceedingly fast-selling video game console. If either Amazon or Target follow the methods used with the most recent restocks of PS5 and Xbox Series X, there's a good chance one or both will have more stock today or tomorrow.

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Fall Guys Ultimate Knockout bundle dropped with Amazon

Fall Guys Ultimate Knockout bundle dropped with Amazon

If you already have an Amazon Prime account and already play Fall Guys, now might be a good time to scoop some loot. There'll be 6 total "drops" available for this game with Amazon Prime Gaming over the next few months, including "the exclusive MVP Bundle," with its own "super sporty costume and three Crowns."

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Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 leak suggests big upgrades coming

Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 leak suggests big upgrades coming

Although it is still mired in privacy controversy, Amazon's Ring video doorbells remain one of the most popular brands in that specific market. It's so popular that there are almost a dozen models just for the video doorbell alone. Of course, there's always room for one more and Best Buy accidentally revealed one that's coming in over a month, bringing a much-needed upgrade to the Ring Video Doorbell Pro with features that seem to be opportune for today's health situation.

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith is being turned into a TV show for Amazon

Mr. & Mrs. Smith is being turned into a TV show for Amazon

Amazon will be home to a TV show adaptation of the hit 2005 movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith. The reboot is coming from Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the duo announced in Instagram stories, indicating the series will be available to stream sometime next year. Amazon Studios and New Regency are behind the show.

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Ring Video Doorbell gets Alexa Greetings and Quick Replies

Ring Video Doorbell gets Alexa Greetings and Quick Replies

Ring Video Doorbell customers are getting a variety of new capabilities in the form of Smart Responses, including Alexa Greetings, Motion Warnings, and Quick Replies. With these features, users can have Alexa greet visitors, get more information about why they're visiting, offer directions for delivery services, and more.

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Amazon wall-mounted Echo touchscreen tipped as your smart home hub

Amazon wall-mounted Echo touchscreen tipped as your smart home hub

Amazon is reportedly building a new, wall-mounted Echo, a touchscreen smart display which would act as a hub for family organization, smart home tech, media, and more. Alexa has already found its way into several generations of smart display, though so far they've been designed to sit on kitchen counters, desks, and nightstands.

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