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Alexa Routines now let you include Fire TV commands as well

Alexa Routines now let you include Fire TV commands as well

Alexa Routines have been around for years, but they’ve been getting some nice upgrades in recent months. While they can already integrate a whole bunch of supported smart home devices from various brands, Amazon’s own Fire TV dongles have surprisingly been missing from the equation. Amazon is finally doing something about that by bringing Fire TV integration to Alexa Routines.

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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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Fire TV voice controls now support Echo Show visual skills and refined search

Fire TV voice controls now support Echo Show visual skills and refined search

Whether you're able to dig up that voice remote or end up pairing an always-listening Alexa speaker, Amazon is introducing a few new voice commands for you to try on your Fire TV — including a whole new suite that will take advantage of that big canvas in an Echo Show-esque way.

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Quibi reminds you it's not dead with new Android TV app

Quibi reminds you it's not dead with new Android TV app

Quibi launched earlier this year as the streaming service intended for bite-sized entertainment while you're out and about with your phone, but now that many of us are at home far more often, that selling point hasn't helped the company much. The mobile apps already supported AirPlay and Chromecast support, but now Quibi has dedicated apps for several TV platforms.

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The best Amazon UK Prime Day deals (Updated)

The best Amazon UK Prime Day deals (Updated)

Amazon UK's two-day deal bonanza is upon us once again, hoping to take all your money before Black Friday can have its way with you. These events can be hit or miss, but there are a few good deals floating around, especially if you're looking to buy an Amazon-made device. I've delved into the depths of Prime Day to pull out a few of the better discounts for our readers on this side of the pond (the right side, in every sense).

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Peloton Android TV app can now track your heartbeat during workouts

Peloton Android TV app can now track your heartbeat during workouts

People who could afford Peloton have been taking up synchronous sessions on their stationary bikes and treadmills. To top it off, those who have a heart rate monitor with ANT+ support can connect it to those machines. Now, those who are using their Android TVs to partake in full-body routines can connect their HRM and tie their pulse stats with their workouts.

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Amazon discounts 50" 4K Insignia Fire TV Edition to all-time low of $250 ($100 off)

Amazon discounts 50" 4K Insignia Fire TV Edition to all-time low of $250 ($100 off)

Amazon has some "Prime Exclusive" deals on two of its Fire TV Edition-branded televisions: one a 50" 4K unit from Insignia, and the other a 43" 1080p one from Toshiba. Both are discounted by $100, which means sales prices of $249.99 for the Insignia and $179.99 for the Toshiba.

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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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This deal on Anker's Nebula Soundbar strikes the right note for $160 ($70 off)

This deal on Anker's Nebula Soundbar strikes the right note for $160 ($70 off)

Having a TV with great picture quality is one thing, but it won't amount to a quality entertainment experience with cheap, tinny speakers. Luckily, Anker's Nebula Soundbar is the perfect add-on to upgrade basic TV sound into something that can get the bass booming. Did I mention it also has Fire TV built-in? And it's on sale from Amazon right now for just $159.99, giving you $70 off.

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