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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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Amazon Fire TV finally gets Apple Music streaming

Amazon Fire TV finally gets Apple Music streaming

Apple Music is now available on Amazon Fire TV, enabling customers to play music through their television using voice commands. The new support has arrived in the Apple Music skill, which has already been available for Echo device owners to utilize. In addition to the new Fire TV support, Apple Music will also soon arrive for Echo and Fire TV device owners located in the UK.

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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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The new Amazon Fire TV Recast price is already slashed for Black Friday

The new Amazon Fire TV Recast price is already slashed for Black Friday

Amazon's Fire TV Recast may be among the newest of the cable-cutting DVRs, but a pre-Black Friday deal is already making it even more affordable. Part of the retailer's week-long Black Friday promotions, the unassuming Alexa-compatible box could well be the gift that gets friends and relatives to consider cutting their expensive cable TV once and for all.

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Amazon Black Friday 2018 already underway: The first deals

Amazon Black Friday 2018 already underway: The first deals

Today we're having a peek at all the already-released so-called Black Friday deals coming from Amazon. These items and likely more will be announced and pushed in a big way by Amazon and their associated brands and such in the next week. Today we're seeing what's going on so far - up until the day, when we'll have the rest, more than likely.

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Amazon Fire TV Recast Review: Easy cord-cutting

Amazon Fire TV Recast Review: Easy cord-cutting

Amazon's Fire TV Recast isn't just a DVR for cord-cutters, it actually cuts any physical connection between the set-top box and your TV itself. Instead, the newest addition to the Fire TV line offers up a wealth of free, over-the-air channels and the storage to record them, then beams that wirelessly to your TVs, smartphones, and Echo smart displays, complete with a splash of Alexa convenience. Sounds good, but has the Fire TV Recast missed the boat in this age of on-demand entertainment?

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Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, new Alexa Voice Remote offers more ways to binge

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, new Alexa Voice Remote offers more ways to binge

Google may be planning on unveiling a new Chromecast and even a Smart TV Kit bundle, but Amazon just got the jump on them. Rather than wait for another week, Amazon is giving cord-cutters what they want now. With the new Fire TV Stick 4K, not only will you be able to bask in glorious 4K resolutions, you'll also get to see all the HDR colors, too. And with the all-new Alexa Voice Remote, you can finally give those tired fingers a rest and let your voice do the controlling.

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Here are all the new Amazon devices out to buy or preorder now

Here are all the new Amazon devices out to buy or preorder now

Amazon revealed a flurry of new Echo, Fire TV, and and Alexa devices this week, now a bunch are up for sale. Below we've run down the list of devices that are either available right now or are up for pre-order right now. I'm going to warn you right now, before you go any further: You're probably either going to feel like this is all nonsense or that you want every item on the list - either way, here they are!

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Amazon Fire TV Recast is the new DVR to beat

Amazon Fire TV Recast is the new DVR to beat

Today Amazon tapped into the DVR business with Amazon Fire TV Recast. This is a device that connects to an antenna on one end and broadcasts TV networks through Amazon Fire TV devices on the other. It's simple, and it's about to do some real damage to companies like TiVo and Dish, quite likely.

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