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Amazon introduces Watch Party for virtual Prime viewing with friends

With recent world events keeping us at home, it can be hard to stay connected with friends and family.  Social events like going to movie theaters might not be an option right now, but that doesn't mean you can't watch a movie along with your favorite group of amateur film critics. Amazon is introducing a feature called Watch Party that lets groups of up to 100 Prime members view content together simultaneously.

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The newest Amazon Fire HD 8 is $30 off in its first Deal of the Day

Amazon's latest refresh of the Fire HD 8 is on sale for the first time in both its regular and kids editions. To top that off, the platform is also discounting a few other Fire tablets from the days of yore.

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Amazon's Fire tablets are slow, but you can (probably) make them faster

Amazon's Fire tablets are a great value, and offer an incredibly affordable way to watch movies, play games, and browse the web on a larger display than your smartphone. But they can be slow, there's no way around it. A big part of that is just the budget-level hardware Amazon powers its cheap tablets with, and unfortunately there's not much we can do about that—after all, we can't just download more RAM. But there are some steps you can take to improve things, and we legitimately think they're worth taking.

We aren't miracle workers, of course—and these steps won't turn your tablet into a high-end device—but there's a good chance you'll see a noticeable difference in performance afterwards.

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Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) review: The good, cheap Android tablet Google won't build

I think it's fair to say that Amazon's lineup of Fire tablets don't have the best reputation, particularly in the tech community. Fire tablets have historically paired bottom-of-the-barrel hardware with outdated versions of Android, and Amazon's extensive changes to the operating system aren't widely loved. The tablets also don't ship with the Google Play Store, though that at least is a quick fix.

Amazon has been selling the same Fire HD 8 since 2018, but the company finally released a new model last month. It brings most of the improvements from last year's Fire HD 10 to the 8-inch lineup, including USB Type-C and faster performance, and I think it's a pretty great buy for $90.

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Insignia and Toshiba's new 4K Fire TVs start at $240

Amazon, through Insignia and Toshiba, is iterating on its entry-level 4K Fire TV Editions with new 43", 50", and 55" models for 2020. Some are available for purchase right now between the U.S. and Canada with stark differences in starting prices.

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Get a refurbished Samsung Galaxy Watch for only $140 ($120 off) on eBay and Amazon

When we first reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Watch, we were impressed with its fantastic build quality and battery life, but couldn't justify the steep price tag. If you've been eyeing one for yourself, the refurbished 42mm Rose Gold model is currently on sale for $140 ($120 off) on eBay and Amazon, the lowest we've seen yet.

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Keep an eye on your home with a TP-Link Kasa Indoor Camera for $40 ($20 off)

Smart home technology has taken indoor (and outdoor) security to the next level. If you're looking for some added surveillance in your house, with smart action capabilities, the TP-Link Kasa Indoor Camera is worth considering. It's currently available for only $40 $20 cheaper than the usual price-tag.

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Get an Echo Show for $10 when you buy one of these discounted Blink XT2 cameras

Amazon introduced its Blink XT2 smart security camera system last summer, and while it didn't quite compare to the likes of Nest and Arlo, it stood out for its affordability. It was already a good value for someone looking to do wireless security, and now it's even better with the bonus of a basically free screen. For a limited time only, you can buy an Echo Show 5 for only $10 when you pick up a set of Blink XT2 cameras.

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Reelgood brings its streaming guide to Android TV

With more people staying at home and quarantining, streaming services have never been more popular. If you're like me and have subscribed to more services than you thought you did, you may be familiar with Reelgood. It's a guide that centralizes all of your streaming subscriptions so you can search and browse them in one place. What debuted as a web service, followed by apps on iOS and Android has led to the company's latest expansion, Android TV.

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Amazon’s Echo Studio speaker is down to $170 and comes with a free Hue bulb ($60 off)

If the Amazon Echo is not powerful enough, you should consider the higher-end Echo Studio. It was unveiled in September and is Amazon's answer to the Google Home Max. It's currently down to just $170 and comes with a free Hue bulb, which represents a $60 discount over the traditional MSRP.

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