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Fire TV devices have a new hub for all your live content

Smart TV platforms are slowly getting better at organizing all the media services you're subscribed to. Much like how different streaming services have different shows and movies available, you might be subscribed to multiple live TV services that don't have the same channels. Amazon is rolling out an update to its Fire TV devices that organizes all your live content in one centralized location.

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Peace in our time: YouTube is coming to Fire TV, Amazon Prime Video to support Chromecast and Android TV

To say that Google's and Amazon's relationship has been going through a rough patch over the past couple of years would be an understatement. The two companies have been on a path of mutual destruction, causing services of one to disappear from devices of the other, and vice versa. It looked like a resolution was nowhere in sight, so you can imagine our surprise when we saw the news that Google and Amazon have finally kissed and made up.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K picks up Miracast display mirroring

Amazon's affordable and feature-rich Fire TV Stick 4K has learned a new trick: the little streamer now supports display mirroring through Miracast. An update to Fire OS version 6.2.6.3 includes the new functionality, and it's rolling out now.

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Amazon Fire TVs won't ask for your WiFi password during setup

Setting up a new device can sometimes be time consuming, as you need to unwrap it, plug it in, and go through the installation process before you can finally use it. To smoothen these steps, Amazon has created its "Frustration-Free Setup" program with "Wi-Fi simple setup", so you won't have to spend time authenticating when launching a new Alexa-enabled device for the first time.

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Amazon's deals for Valentine's include the cheap $20 Echo Input, $70 2nd gen Echo, and $100 Spot

Just a few days after Google's "Dump your valentine" discount, Amazon has come up with its own deals, in time for February 14. These offers are more relevant, though, and are worth considering if you're short of gift ideas. Most of the giant's connected home devices are on sale, including Echo speakers and smart displays, Fire TVs, cameras, and even Kindles.

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In time for the Super Bowl, Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is $10 off, Cube $40 off

If you're looking for a smarter way to stream the big game on your TV, you can save a few bucks on a new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K or Fire TV Cube, which have dropped to $39.99 and $79.99, respectively.

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Amazon's Fire TV products are 21-38% off right now, including the 4K Stick (30% off) and Recast DVR (22% off)

If you've been looking to upgrade your TV setup, today is a good day to do it. All of Amazon's Fire TV products are currently on sale, including the new 4K streaming stick, the Fire TV Cube, and the 'Recast' DVR box.

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Amazon Fire TV Cube and 2017 Fire TV Stick rooted using HDMI exploit

Amazon released the Fire TV Cube earlier this year, as a 4K-capable streaming device with far-field microphones (for responding to Alexa responses) and an IR transmitter (for turning devices on/off). Exploitee.rs has now released a root method for the Fire TV Cube and the 2017 Fire TV Stick, which relies on sending commands through the HDMI port and bypassing code verification.

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Amazon Fire TV gets new Alexa interface with latest update (v5.2.6.6)

With the release of the Fire TV Cube in June, Amazon also debuted a more minimalistic interface for Alexa. The new UI has been exclusive to the Cube up to now, but the version 5.2.6.6 update for Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices brings them in line with their square-sided sibling.

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[Deal Alert] Today only, 20%+ off a bunch of Alexa-enabled devices and bundles (including a Philips bulb)

To celebrate having been voted number 1 in Harris Poll's annual corporate reputation survey for its third year straight, Amazon is discounting several Alexa-enabled devices and bundles by 20% or more off their original price. The number of items that are on discount is pretty significant, so we've copied them all below.

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