Amazon Fire TV Stories September 25, 2020

YouTube has essentially the same app across TV platforms, and over the past week it’s been rolling out a revamped video interface to some platforms. Here’s a quick look at the new YouTube UI rolling out on Android TV, Fire TV, and probably other platforms.

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Amazon Fire TV Stories July 9, 2020

YouTube Kids arrives on Amazon Fire TV

YouTube Kids is an easy way to get some peace of mind while letting your child watch content online, and now the app is officially arriving on one of the biggest streaming platforms. YouTube Kids is now on Amazon Fire TV.

Amazon Fire TV Stories July 8, 2020

Amazon Fire TV brings YouTube TV, Sling into its live TV discovery features

Millions of people are cutting off traditional cable in favor of streaming, and live TV offerings are an important piece of that puzzle. To bolster its live TV discovery features on Fire TV, Amazon has just announced new integrations with Google’s YouTube TV and Sling.

Amazon Fire TV Stories November 4, 2019

How to watch Apple TV+ on Chromecast and Android TV

If you’re primarily a Chromecast and Android TV user like myself, but still want to get your fix on some Apple TV+ shows, you may have hit a snag. While Apple TV (hardware) owners and people with AirPlay-compatible TVs will have no problem popping up Apple TV+ shows or casting them, not all of us are as lucky. Here’s how to watch Apple TV+ on Chromecast and Android TV devices.

Amazon Fire TV Stories October 3, 2019

After Hours: Disney+ on Fire TV, Samsung’s new Fortnite skin, more

After our deluge of Pixel 4 leaks, things slowed down a bit today with another Pixel 4 software leak, renders of the OnePlus 8, and a report on a new speed test feature coming to the Nest Hub. Alongside that, however, we’ve got new details on a “Glow” skin for Fortnite on Samsung devices and more.

Amazon Fire TV Stories September 30, 2019

Google’s live TV streaming service, YouTube TV, has become a favorite among cord cutters despite its increasing prices. Today, YouTube TV is officially arriving on Amazon’s Fire TV streaming sticks and boxes.

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Amazon Fire TV Stories August 9, 2019

YouTube is now available on all Amazon Fire TV devices

After finally settling their differences last month, Google and Amazon are putting apps on each other’s platforms. This week, Amazon has confirmed that the new official YouTube app for Fire TV devices has fully rolled out to all hardware including the original Fire TV Stick.

Amazon Fire TV Stories July 9, 2019

A few months back, Google and Amazon made the exciting announcement that their feud would be ending and that they would offer video services on each other’s streaming platforms. Apparently, those apps are arriving today, with YouTube for Fire TV making its return, along with Chromecast and Android TV compatibility for Amazon Prime Video.

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Amazon Fire TV Stories April 18, 2019

Here’s a shocker. Google and Amazon are settling their feud and officially making a move that’s awesome for consumers. Amazon Prime Video is coming to Chromecast and Android TV.

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Amazon Fire TV Stories April 25, 2018

Getting media to your TV has never been as easy as it is today. For years now, we’ve had options with Google’s Chromecast, Roku, Amazon’s Fire TV and more. At this point, it’s really coming down to who can get the most attention from consumers. Now, Amazon is teasing an upcoming product that may do just that…

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Amazon Fire TV Stories January 22, 2018

Google has blocked YouTube’s TV-optimized web version from the Amazon Fire TV [Update: It’s back]

Update: A few minutes after publishing, YouTube’s optimized experience has returned to the Fire TV.


The Google and Amazon dispute has reached its latest salvo with YouTube’s TV-optimized web version now blocked on the Fire TV. Users of the competing Amazon product can still access the video site, but only through an unintuitive desktop experience.

Amazon Fire TV Stories December 28, 2017

With Amazon announcing that it would begin selling Chromecasts, it seemed that the retailer and Google were finally de-escalating long-running tensions. However, it seems that a deal hasn’t been reached in time as Amazon is telegraphing the impending 2018 block of YouTube to all Fire TV users.

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Amazon Fire TV Stories September 11, 2017

Amazon is reportedly working on two new Fire TV models, and they’ve leaked today in a couple new images (via AFTVNews). Both will reportedly be packing support for 4K HDR video at 60 fps.

But one of them looks a lot like a Google product you might be familiar with…

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Amazon Fire TV Stories July 5, 2017

In terms of look and functionality, Android TV is by far my favorite media platform. However, it lacks a lot of the developer support seen on other platforms such as Roku and Fire TV. Recently a very clever developer created a solution to this, a mod for any Fire TV that essentially turns it into an Android TV.

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Amazon Fire TV Stories September 7, 2016

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Amazon has announced today that its Fire TV and Fire TV Stick media streaming devices will be receiving an over-the-air update that will enable a universal search that can find content on 75 different applications and channels. This means less time searching for a show and more time watching it.

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Amazon Fire TV Stories February 12, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 $65, unlocked Galaxy Note 3 $300, free streaming stick w/ Sling TV, more

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Get a free Fire TV/Roku streaming stick or 50% off Fire TV/Roku 3 when you sign up for Sling TV

PNY Turbo 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive: $35 shipped (Reg. $70)

Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR (refurb) w/ 18-55mm Lens Kit $336 shipped (orig. $599)

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Amazon Fire TV Stories September 15, 2014

Spotify now jamming on Amazon Fire TV

Fire TV owners who happen to be Spotify subscribers can now use the music streaming service on Amazon’s set-top box via controls from their smartphone or tablet. In addition to using a mobile device as a jukebox, Spotify Connect lets you seamlessly switch from Fire TV to your phone without disrupting music playback.

Amazon Fire TV Stories April 11, 2014

Amazon’s new Fire TV set-top box may seem like every other solution on the market, but there’s one big difference. Fire TV has built-in gaming features that will allow you to play compatible Android games that are available within Amazon’s app store. The bad news is, if you’ve previously purchased any of the compatible titles from the Google Play Store, you’ll need to repurchase them from Amazon. Check out the video overview above for an overview and demo of Fire TV gaming.

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Amazon Fire TV Stories April 9, 2014

Amazon recently surprised us with its Fire TV set-top box, offering a native solution for customers to stream movies, music, and even play games. Fire TV will only set you back $99, and in my opinion, it’s just what Amazon needed. Instead of relying on third-party streaming solutions, Amazon now has the power to take its media services in a new direction. Take a look at our overview video above to see Fire TV in action.

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