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Amazon Prime Video profiles rolling out to more markets, including the US

Amazon Prime Video profiles rolling out to more markets, including the US

Amazon’s streaming service tied to the retailer’s Prime subscription tries to do a lot with its “Included with Prime” shows, separate paid channels, and rentals — all under one app. Despite all those options and standout features like X-Ray, Prime Video has always felt lacking without support for user profiles, something its rivals have supported for a long time. Amazon is changing that now as it rolls out the option to add more profiles, but only in certain markets.

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Amazon introduces Watch Party for virtual Prime viewing with friends

Amazon introduces Watch Party for virtual Prime viewing with friends

With recent world events keeping us at home, it can be hard to stay connected with friends and family.  Social events like going to movie theaters might not be an option right now, but that doesn't mean you can't watch a movie along with your favorite group of amateur film critics. Amazon is introducing a feature called Watch Party that lets groups of up to 100 Prime members view content together simultaneously.

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Reelgood brings its streaming guide to Android TV

Reelgood brings its streaming guide to Android TV

With more people staying at home and quarantining, streaming services have never been more popular. If you're like me and have subscribed to more services than you thought you did, you may be familiar with Reelgood. It's a guide that centralizes all of your streaming subscriptions so you can search and browse them in one place. What debuted as a web service, followed by apps on iOS and Android has led to the company's latest expansion, Android TV.

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Coronavirus be damned: Movies from SXSW will be shown online by Amazon for free

Coronavirus be damned: Movies from SXSW will be shown online by Amazon for free

The South by Southwest (SXSW) conference this year may have been canceled this year due to coronavirus concerns, but the movies that were going to be presented there will still be shown. And thanks to Amazon, it won't just be attendees enjoying these flicks, either. Amazon and SXSW are working together to stream them, and we'll all be able to watch them — for free.

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Amazon Prime Video update tests 'free to me' toggle and lets you follow actors

Amazon Prime Video update tests 'free to me' toggle and lets you follow actors

Amazon Prime Video has one of the biggest streaming catalogs out there, but that's only thanks to the inclusion of rentable and buyable content. That can be particularly annoying when you've found the perfect movie to watch, only to notice that you'll have to pay an additional fee to access it. Thankfully, Amazon is testing a 'Free to me' toggle that hides paid content in its latest Android app update, along with an option that lets you follow your favorite actors.

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Nokia’s new 55-inch 4K Android TV costs $590, but you can’t get it in the US

Nokia’s new 55-inch 4K Android TV costs $590, but you can’t get it in the US

In partnership with the Finnish brand Nokia, India’s Walmart-owned online retailer Flipkart today announced a 4K TV running Android TV 9 Pie out of the box. The Nokia-branded TV will join the ongoing smart TV boom in the country to compete with the likes of OnePlus, Xiaomi, and Vu in the budget category. The 55-inch Android TV supports Google Assistant along with a few local and global streaming services.

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Catch up on Spider-Man by renting Homecoming or 18 other Marvel movies for just $2 at Amazon

Catch up on Spider-Man by renting Homecoming or 18 other Marvel movies for just $2 at Amazon

Superhero flicks are all the rage these days — at least, the Marvel ones — and as part of Amazon's early Prime Day festivities, you can $2 rentals for most of the action-filled catalog. That includes Infinity War, and Spider-Man Homecoming, just in case you missed it. $2 also makes this a bit cheaper than the $3-4 cost for the same rentals over on Google Play Movies. Plus, with the recent changes to Amazon Prime Video, you can watch these on your Chromecast, too.

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Amazon Prime Video passes 100 million installs on the Play Store

Amazon Prime Video passes 100 million installs on the Play Store

An Amazon Prime subscription comes with a ton of perks, and one of those is Prime Video. In my experience, it doesn't have nearly as much selection as Netflix or Hulu, and I personally only really use it to watch The Grand Tour. But back to the topic at hand: Prime Video now has over 100 million installs on the Play Store.

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Android TV streaming boxes: An uneasy start and apparent death

Android TV streaming boxes: An uneasy start and apparent death

Android TV is very much alive, as was made abundantly clear by the plethora of new Android TV powered televisions with Google Assistant capability shown off at CES 2018. Streaming boxes powered by Android TV, however, are conspicuously missing—the last Android TV set-top box to be released in the United States was the Xiaomi Mi Box in October 2016.

Apple TV and Amazon's Fire TV products both received hardware refreshes last September, while Roku products received hardware refreshes in October. In comparison, the three year old Nexus Player—arguably the flagship of Android TV—last received a software update in November, and will not be upgraded to Android 8.1 Oreo.

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Amazon Prime Video can now be installed on Android TVs, but it doesn't actually work

Amazon Prime Video can now be installed on Android TVs, but it doesn't actually work

Amazon released an official Prime Video app for Android TV last month, but you couldn't actually install it on anything. The app was (and still is) marked as incompatible for every Android TV device on the market, so no one can actually use it yet, and there's no APK available. Now the situation is even more confusing, as Amazon has enabled Android TV devices to download the normal Prime Video app.

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