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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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Google is pressuring TV and set top box manufacturers not to use Fire TV OS

Ever wondered why Android TV lives on a plethora of third-party hardware while Amazon's Fire TV only runs on a few internationally rather unknown sets? It's not that Amazon isn't interested in working with manufacturers — the problem is Google. As reported by Protocol, the company hinders its competitor from entering this market with the same strategy that makes it hard for Amazon and others to get their Android forks on other manufacturer's phones and tablets: Whenever a company commits to using Android TV, it has to sign an agreement that forbids it from using other software based on Android.

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50" Toshiba 4K Fire TV down to $260 ($40 off)

If you're looking to upgrade your home entertainment setup this Black Friday but don't want to fight hundreds of other shoppers for a doorbuster, check out this sale on a 50" Toshiba TV. Typically selling for $300, it's now down to a price of $260, a $40 discount.

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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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Nebula Soundbar with built-in Fire TV starts selling for $230

Soundbars are a great way of enhancing your entertainment experience at home, but they're an additional device you have to plug into your TV. If you're already using a Fire TV to stream content to your monitor, this is yet another product to connect. With the Nebula Soundbar, Anker designed a sleek speaker that comes with Amazon's Fire TV features, combining two devices into a single one. The product is available starting today, selling for $230.

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Amazon announces Fire TV Blaster which disappointingly blasts IR, not actual fire

Amazon's Fire TV family of products just gained a new member, the Fire TV Blaster. This $35 IR blaster accessory will allow you to control your TV, soundbar, or satellite/cable box using only your voice and an Echo speaker or other compatible Amazon Fire TV device.

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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

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 introduces Fire TV and tablet app to watch customized news snippets

Staying up to date with the latest news often means having to watch the reports on time and going through parts you're not necessarily interested in. Amazon is trying to make this more engaging with a new app that curates news reports for you based on your interests.

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Monday deals: Get a Google Nest Hub for $58, plus $50 off Eufy Video Doorbell and more

Another new week, another collection of deals. Today, you'll find a repeat of a great price on the Google Nest Hub, a sizeable discount on the Eufy Video Doorbell, and some cheap charging accessories.

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