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Anker's car microphone for Alexa is just $19 for today only

Before there was the Echo Auto, there was the Anker Roav Viva: an accessory that is part phone charger, part microphone for Amazon's Alexa voice assistant. If that sounds like something you might get some use out of, it's just $17.99 at B&H Photo for the next few hours.

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Amazon will now pay you more if you're willing to wait longer for your order

People are staying home and ordering even more stuff online lately. That's putting strain on delivery supply chains, as warehouses and drivers struggle to keep up with increased demand. To cope, Amazon is offering Prime subscribers increased No-Rush Shipping credit if they voluntarily delay their deliveries.

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As Amazon limits shipping of 'non-essential' items, every single one of its own products remains in stock

Amazon took the very unusual step of delaying shipments for non-essential items last week, but we live in unusual times as coronavirus sweeps the globe. It makes sense, though. You want people to be able to get food, clothing, health supplies, and other essentials. However, Amazon's technology products appear to be essential, too. Devices like the Fire TV, Echo speakers, and Ring Doorbell are all shipping immediately while competing products are more often than not delayed until late April.

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Amazon is making some kids content free to fight coronavirus quarantine boredom

Amazon is making a whole pile of children's content free to stream, even without a paid Prime membership. A selection that includes Amazon Prime original shows and PBS KIDS series. You will still need an Amazon account, though.

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Amazon is delaying shipment of 'non-essential' items in the US up to a month

Last week, Amazon began to prioritize shipments for sanitary products and pantry staples during the coronavirus pandemic as it faced and continues to face extraordinary demand for essential products. Today, though, many customers browsing around for items on the site have noticed that nearly all items considered to be non-essential now have a ship-by date of April 21 for Prime subscribers.

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Amazon Prime Video now lets you add up to six user profiles

Amazon’s streaming service tied to the retailer’s Prime subscription tries to do a lot with its “Included with Prime” shows, separate paid channels, and rentals — all under one app. Despite all those options and standout features like X-Ray, Prime Video has always felt lacking without support for user profiles, something its rivals have supported for a long time. Amazon is changing that now as it rolls out the option to add more profiles, but only in certain markets.

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Amazon temporarily stops selling some non-essential items in Italy and France

Our only effective defense against the novel coronavirus is staying at home, which leads to an unprecedented impact on the economy, but also on logistics. With a lot of people confined to their apartments, it's no wonder that Amazon is experiencing an influx of orders, a lot of which include essential goods like groceries, health and household items, baby products, and more. To help get these items to people in need as soon as possible, the company has announced that it will stop shipping non-essential items in Italy and France, which are among the hardest-hit countries.

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The ultimate guide for installing the Google Play Store on Amazon Fire tablets

Amazon's Fire tablets are incredibly popular, mostly because they're incredibly cheap. However, none of them come with access to the Google Play Store, which is how most Android devices download and install applications. Instead, Fire tablets come bundled with the Amazon Appstore, which has a much smaller library and lacks any Google-made apps and services. No YouTube, no Chrome, and so on.

The good news is that it's not incredibly difficult to install the Play Store on a Fire tablet, and the whole process can take as little time as 10 minutes. This complete guide for installing the Play Store on Fire tablets has detailed instructions for every model produced since 2014, with added troubleshooting steps if you run into issues.

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Amazon's 2016 Kindle e-reader is just $50 right now

Amazon's latest entry-level Kindle currently costs $89.99, but for today only, there's a cheaper alternative. Woot is currently selling the previous-gen Kinde for just $49.99, a $50 savings from the original MSRP.

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Amazon's Fire HD 8 tablet is $50 for today only

Amazon's Fire tablets are incredibly cheap for the hardware you get, and the current-generation Fire HD 8 isn't actually a bad device — as long as you stick to media consumption and gaming. The Fire HD 8 has been discounted to just $49.99 in a one-day sale, $30 below the usual price.

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