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Anker's Nebula Soundbar with built-in Fire TV is down to $199 ($31 off)

Anker produces more than just charging cables and batteries. The company also has a decent range of audio products, including the 'Nebula Soundbar' — a soundbar with an integrated 4K Fire TV streaming device. Now you can get the Nebula Soundbar for $199.00, a $31 reduction from the usual price.

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After a long wait, the YouTube Kids app is now available on Fire TV

Amazon and Google have always had a contentious relationship when it comes to the integration of services, but things are getting better all the time. Amazon Fire TV picked up support for YouTube TV last year, and just yesterday announced its integration with Fire TV’s Live TV discovery features. Now Amazon is announcing that the YouTube Kids app is coming to Fire TV.

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How to sideload any application to an Amazon Fire TV

Amazon's Fire TV devices run a heavily-modified version of Android, which means you can install some Android applications on it. While the built-in Amazon Appstore does have a wide selection of apps and games, you can still install software not available through the official store (like the Kodi Media Center) if you have the APK file.

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Amazon Fire TV devices are up to half off right now for Black Friday

Black Friday is still a few days away, but deals have been flying all month. Things are ramping up this week in particular, as many retailers like Walmart are starting their deals as early as Wednesday. Not to be outdone, Amazon is offering some right now, including a bunch of discounts on Fire TV devices.

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[Update: Drops to $220] Toshiba's 43-inch Amazon Fire TV hits new low, down to just $230, $10 less than Black Friday

Amazon is currently selling the Toshiba 43" 1080p Fire TV for $230. This television launched at $300 and the lowest it went during Black Friday was $240, making this an even better deal (if only by $10). If you prefer talking to Alexa to fumbling with a remote, this may be a good bedroom television to consider. The retailer also has the smaller 32" 720p edition at $150, if staring at pixels is your thing.

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Amazon teases upcoming Fire TV Cube streaming device

A new page appeared on Amazon yesterday: white text on a blue backdrop, asking "What is Fire TV Cube?" with a button to sign up for email updates. The question, obviously rhetorical, is a clear teaser for a new Fire TV device.

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[Deal Alert] New 2017 Fire TV with 4K and Alexa Voice Remote for $49.99 ($20 off)

Nowadays, there are several ways to watch content on your TV if you don't like using a set-top box. Smart TVs are one way to go, but they do have some downsides. For one, you're stuck with whatever software that comes with the TV, so you can't pick the platform you like best or that's most compatible with your devices. Then there's also the fact that the software on your smart TV will probably become outdated much sooner than the actual hardware will, so you're left with the prospect of buying an expensive new television just to get more up-to-date software. The alternative is to get a media streaming device, which have all (if not more) of the functionality of a dedicated smart TV, work with virtually any TV with an HDMI port, and are very affordable.

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Amazon's new 4K Fire TV is now shipping, but early reviews aren't all positive

Last month, Amazon announced a ton of new products, including a new Fire TV. While the new design and 4K capabilities are the main selling points, there are a few software improvements as well. Now the device is shipping to customers, and you can buy it for $69.99 from Amazon.

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Amazon announces new Echo speakers, Spot alarm clock, 4K Fire TV dongle, and more

Amazon's hardware lineup occasionally gets a refresh, like with the new Echo Show earlier this year. But today is different. Amazon decided to announce six new products today, including sequels to the incredibly popular Echo speaker.

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Amazon Fire TV's OS 5.2.6 lets you use voice dictation when the keyboard is open

Back in 2010, Android 2.1 Eclair added voice dictation when the keyboard is open to let you use speech instead of hunting and pecking on your 3" display to type a few letters and characters. That function apparently never made it into Amazon's Fire OS Android fork on TVs (it's available on Fire tablets as far as I can tell). But that's changing now that Amazon is all about voice.

Fire OS 5.2.6 has been rolling to TV devices since September 13, but the official changelog was just posted and Amazon and says you can hold the voice button on the Alexa Voice Remote or the Fire TV Remote App (on your phone) when the keyboard is open to dictate text instead of typing one letter at a time.

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