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Fire TV now has access to free local news in 12 cities

Fire TV now has access to free local news in 12 cities

Amazon's Fire TV platform offers plenty of entertainment options, and now the list is expanding to include content a little closer to home. The Fire TV news app is rolling out live and on-demand local news to 12 major cities across the nation.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen) review: You should probably buy a Chromecast

Amazon Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen) review: You should probably buy a Chromecast

Amazon has been producing Fire TV streaming sticks for several years now, but most of them have been mediocre at best. That’s what you’d expect for the bargain-basement price Amazon is charging. The cheapest 1080p-only Sticks have used bottom-of-the-barrel processors, making them unbearably-slow compared to a Chromecast or Roku, though the upgraded hardware in the Fire TV 4K isn't nearly as bad.

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Score discounts on tons of Amazon hardware for Alexa's 6th birthday

Score discounts on tons of Amazon hardware for Alexa's 6th birthday

Amazon already had its Prime Day festivities last month, but the company apparently still has some Echo speakers it needs to clear out. Amazon has again discounted most of its hardware products, plus a few third-party devices running Fire TV.

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Here's everything Amazon announced at its big hardware event yesterday

Here's everything Amazon announced at its big hardware event yesterday

At a private online stream yesterday, Amazon unveiled its new lineup of hardware products, and boy, did they really let it rip. There are a ton of new offerings coming up from several of their lines, including Echo, Fire TV, and Ring. There's the new spherical Echo, a Ring-connected car alarm, and even a flying security camera — a real wonderland of tech. If you're interested in Amazon's offerings, or even just want to see what they're up to, there's a treasure trove of information here.

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Amazon's ancient 1080p Fire TV Stick might finally get an upgrade

Amazon's ancient 1080p Fire TV Stick might finally get an upgrade

Amazon's 4K Fire TV stick is a decent option for a self-contained 4K media streaming device, but the company's cheapest 1080p model is... not good. It was underpowered and slow when it was released, and it hasn't seen a hardware upgrade in four years (not counting when Amazon started bundling a voice remote). A new 1080p streaming stick might finally be on the way, according to a new rumor.

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How to sideload any application to an Amazon Fire TV

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 announces gargantuan list of Black Friday deals (Update x2: More items)

Amazon announces gargantuan list of Black Friday deals (Update x2: More items)

With Halloween in the rearview mirror and November speeding like a freight train toward Thanksgiving, the official holiday shopping season will be here before you know it. To help you get a jumpstart on your wishlist, we have a sneak peek at some of the Amazon device deals leading into Black Friday.

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Get a Fire TV Stick 4K and a third-gen Echo Dot for $70 ($10 off)

Get a Fire TV Stick 4K and a third-gen Echo Dot for $70 ($10 off)

If you're thinking of making your home smarter, cost can sometimes be a roadblock. Thankfully, you can save $10 on an Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K bundle together with a third-generation Echo Dot speaker, paying just under $70 for both. With this combination, you'll be able to control your TV only by shouting at your smart speaker and without even lifting a finger.

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Official Apple TV app makes its way to some Amazon Fire TV Sticks

Official Apple TV app makes its way to some Amazon Fire TV Sticks

Where Apple – that other tech giant that doesn't make the world's most popular operating system – was once able to lock users into its walled garden of premium-priced hardware, the tech industry has recently been shifting further from what devices are (processors, cameras, and displays) and more toward what they can do through software. Apple's recent pivot to monthly subscription services has had a notable impact on the Cupertino company's business model, forcing it out of its hardware ecosystem to capitalize on the wider world of devices. We saw this a few years ago when Apple Music came to Android in 2015, and now we're seeing it again with the official Apple TV app landing on some Amazon Fire TV devices.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick is on sale for $20 (50% off), today only

Amazon Fire TV Stick is on sale for $20 (50% off), today only

 

You don't have to own a smart TV to access your favorite streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, or YouTube. As long as your television is equipped with an HDMI port, all you really need is a device no larger than a USB thumb drive. For today only, you can grab an Amazon Fire TV Stick for $19.99, or half off its original $39.99 list price.

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