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Amazon’s Prime Video Channels may soon lose HBO option

Amazon’s Prime Video Channels may soon lose HBO option

Amazon offers its subscribers access to 'Prime Video Channels,' which is a direct way for Amazon users to sign up for certain third-party video streaming services like HBO, Starz, and more. Though Prime Video Channels isn't going anywhere, a new report suggests that WarnerMedia may remove HBO from the roster in order to bolster its competing HBO Max streaming service.

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Amazon Music gets X-Ray feature with info about albums and artists

Amazon Music gets X-Ray feature with info about albums and artists

Amazon's X-Ray feature, the one on Prime Video and Kindle that makes it possible to get info about actors in the shows you're watching, among other things, is heading to the company's music service. The feature will work similarly to X-Ray for video, giving streamers access to information about the artist they're streaming and other relevant details.

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Amazon Echo Frames available to all – Alexa smart glasses upgraded

Amazon Echo Frames available to all – Alexa smart glasses upgraded

Amazon's Alexa glasses, the Echo Frames, are graduating from the retailer's tech preview and going up for general sale, with a bunch of new updates for those eager to wear the assistant on their face. At the same time, fellow Amazon Day 1 Editions product Echo Loop - effectively a ring for interacting with Alexa - is being discontinued, the retailer says.

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Amazon just revealed a bright new PRODUCT(RED) Echo speaker

Amazon just revealed a bright new PRODUCT(RED) Echo speaker

Amazon has revealed a new, limited edition version of its latest Echo smart speaker, with the PRODUCT(RED) model promising a share of the price goes to charity. As with other PRODUCT(RED) launches we've seen, sales of the red-finish Echo will include a contribution to the Global Fund to support HIV and AIDS programs in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Amazon Pharmacy brings Prime power to medication pricing

Amazon Pharmacy brings Prime power to medication pricing

Amazon's attack on the high street continues, and now it's your medication in Jeff Bezos' sights with the launch of Amazon Pharmacy. The new service promises to do for your prescriptions what Prime has already done for, well, just about everything else in your home, with deliveries and a new "prescription savings benefit" for those paying for their drugs without insurance.

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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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Twitch rolls out a new Points feature for predicting achievements

Twitch rolls out a new Points feature for predicting achievements

Amazon's streaming platform Twitch has announced a new feature that has just rolled out to half of its Affiliates and Partners: Predictions. With this new tool, streamers can engage with their viewers by allowing them to spend Channel Points on predicting stream outcomes, giving those viewers the opportunity to get various rewards.

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Amazon GameOn is a social network for mobile gameplay clips

Amazon GameOn is a social network for mobile gameplay clips

Amazon isn't exactly a company you'd associate with gaming, except perhaps as a backend platform with AWS, but it's not for a lack of trying. It bought game streaming platform Twitch, launched its own Lumberyard game engine based on CryTek's CryEngine, and, most recently, launched its own game streaming platform Luna. But while that last bit catered more towards PC gamers on mobile, Amazon is now introducing a new social network that targets hardcore Android gamers, creating a space for them to edit and share key moments in their games since there aren't enough social networks like that.

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Amazon in-garage delivery expands to 4,000 US cities, adds groceries

Amazon in-garage delivery expands to 4,000 US cities, adds groceries

Amazon is greatly expanding its in-garage delivery option, the company announced on Thursday. The service first launched in only 50 cities; this new expansion will make it available in more than 4,000 cities in the United States. As well, Amazon says it will now also deliver groceries in the garage for eligible Prime members.

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Alexa gets new Care Hub feature for monitoring aging relatives

Alexa gets new Care Hub feature for monitoring aging relatives

Amazon has launched Care Hub, a new Alexa feature that enables users to keep tabs on family members who live independently, but who may need assistance from time to time. The feature is particularly useful amid the pandemic, making it easier to connect with isolated elderly parents and more without the risk of in-person visits.

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Alexa is getting chattier as Amazon’s AI guesses what you really wanted

Alexa is getting chattier as Amazon’s AI guesses what you really wanted

Alexa is about to get chattier, but Amazon thinks a more vocal AI will be welcome if she can correctly intuit what you might want out of the conversation. While Alexa-powered smart speakers have been able to run in conversational mode for some months now, asking back and forth questions, a new update being rolled out will help the assistant figure out what Amazon is referring to as "latent goals" from users.

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Ring recalls some second-generation Video Doorbells due to fire risk

Ring recalls some second-generation Video Doorbells due to fire risk

Owners of the second-generation ring Video Doorbell should be aware that some versions of the device have been recalled. The recall was issued due to the battery's potential to overheat, leading to fire risk. Ring says in the recall that the doorbell could overheat if the incorrect screws were used for installation.

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