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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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Peloton app launched for Amazon Fire TV exclusively, for now

Peloton app launched for Amazon Fire TV exclusively, for now

The Peloton App was given a new edition today for Amazon TV devices. This app will be released on Amazon Fire TV streaming devices and Fire TV Edition smart TVs exclusively. That's not to say that there won't ever be a Peloton app for other Android devices or Apple TV, but for now it's exclusive - it's just on Amazon Fire TV devices right out the gate.

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Amazon Fire TV Blaster gives Alexa your TV remote

Amazon Fire TV Blaster gives Alexa your TV remote

Amazon may have had a great gush of new products last month, but it's back on the announcement train today with the Fire TV Blaster, an IR blaster for Alexa. It'll give Amazon's assistant greater control over your home entertainment devices, such as being able to power on TVs, projectors, audio systems, and more.

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Amazon free music streaming expands to Fire TV and mobile

Amazon free music streaming expands to Fire TV and mobile

Earlier this year, Amazon announced that its Amazon Music service was now free (with advertisements) for anyone who owned a smart speaker featuring its Alexa personal assistant. Amazon has expanded that perk to its wider ecosystem, namely the Fire TV platform, as well as on Android and iOS using the Amazon Music app. Users aren't required to have an Amazon Music Unlimited or Amazon Prime membership.

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Amazon reveals free News streaming app for Fire TV

Amazon reveals free News streaming app for Fire TV

Amazon has launched a news app for Fire TV, making it easier for its home entertainment customers to watch news broadcasts from a variety of sources. Simply called the News app on Fire TV, this new offering joins the previously launched news aggregator on Plex and similar offerings from competing companies. The News app is free for Amazon's Fire TV users.

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YouTube TV finally arrives on Amazon Fire TV

YouTube TV finally arrives on Amazon Fire TV

YouTube TV is getting a pretty major expansion today, as it's coming to a wide array of Amazon Fire TV devices. With the regular NFL season in the midst of its 4th week and both the NBA and NHL regular seasons about to begin, this is a big move for YouTube TV, as Amazon's Fire TV devices are some of the more popular streaming devices around.

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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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Google and Amazon don’t hate each other anymore

Google and Amazon don’t hate each other anymore

For years now, Google and Amazon have been embroiled in a feud that saw the services of one company removed from the platforms of the other. Back at the beginning of last year, for example, Google decided to block devices like Fire TV and Echo Show from accessing YouTube. Amazon, meanwhile, has restricted its Prime Video app on Chromecast and Android TV. It was a particularly petty retail war that ultimately gave consumers fewer options, but today, it seems to be coming to an end.

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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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