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Amazon Fire TV can now show live video feeds, but the lag remains

Live video from your connected cameras works on the Fire TV, but the experience still needs a lot of work.

Tucked amid all the new hardware announcements from Amazon this week was a little nugget about Amazon Fire TV. Specifically, that you can now view live video feeds from Alexa-enabled cameras. That’s the same sort of functionality we have on the Echo Show, of course. And as it turns out, it’s exactly the same functionality. Just on  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo devices can now make free calls in North America

All Amazon Echo devices can now make free calls to the US, Canada, and Mexico without any additional hardware.

Amazon has been adding a steady stream of features to its Echo device family dating back to the release of the first Echo back in 2014. In May, the company announced the ability for Echo owners to make free calls to any Alexa-enabled device, including smartphones with the Alexa app. Now, Amazon is expanding that even further.

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Google tipped to be working on an Amazon Echo Show rival

Google is playing catch-up with Amazon when it comes to the smart home devices, as the retail giant is currently dominating the market thanks to its extensive Echo family of products, which just received new additions yesterday. But soon the Google’s smart home device portfolio will be extended to include a few new devices including […]

Thursday Night Football streams free starting tonight with Amazon Prime Video

As though Amazon Prime members needed another benefit to brag about…

Tonight marks the first Thursday Night Football game streaming free on Amazon Prime Video. Last year, Twitter was the exclusive streaming partner of the Thursday night games, but that changes this year. There are already a number of other benefits to Amazon Prime, like free 2-day shipping, other exclusive video content, music streaming, and much more.

See what’s new on Amazon Prime Video this month!

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Amazon announces second-gen Echo with better audio, new design, and lower price

Amazon just revealed its second-generation Amazon Echo with newer, better sound and a whole new design.

At a surprise press event on Wednesday Amazon revealed a new and improved Amazon Echo smart speaker. The device features an upgraded audio system and an updated design.

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The second-generation Echo touts immersive sound thanks to an all-new speaker architecture that packs in Dolby processing, a dedicated tweeter, and a 2.5-inch down-firing woofer. It also has Amazon’s second-generation  [Read More…]

Amazon announces $20 Echo Buttons for gaming with Echo

Amazon just revealed a new Echo accessory: a pair of buttons that can be used for gaming with the Amazon Echo.

At a surprise press event on Wednesday Amazon revealed the Echo Button, a light-up, bluetooth-connected accessory that pairs with the company’s Amazon Echo smart speaker.

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You can think of them as buzzers used in a game show — whether you’re playing a trivia game, Jeopardy!, or another game that requires you  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo Show expanding to the UK and Germany, pre-orders open now

This hasn’t always been one of Amazon’s strong suits.

Amazon’s only Echo product with a screen, the Echo Show, is expanding to the UK and Germany, the company announced at a hardware event today alongside several other Echo-related announcements. Pre-orders are kicking off now, and pricing is set at £199 in the UK and €219 in Germany.

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Amazon is known for being rather slow to bring its products outside  [Read More…]

Echo, Fire TV, Echo Spot, and more: Everything Amazon announced at its Fall event

That’s a whole bunch of new hardware from Amazon — from new Echoes to a new Fire TV and some crazy little buttons.

Today, Amazon unveiled a boatload of new hardware at a quickie event in Seattle. That’s not to downplay it at all. I’ve been to a lot of hardware events over the years, and this one might well be packed with more new devices than any before.

And, yeah. It can be a bit overwhelming.  [Read More…]

New Amazon Echo Plus has ZigBee smart home hub built in, priced at $150

You can easily connect over 100 smart home devices to Amazon’s newly announced Echo plus.

At a surprise press event on Wednesday Amazon unveiled the Echo Plus, the newest and most premium iteration of the company’s famed tabletop smart home device.

The Echo Plus looks a great deal like the original Echo — tall, slender, plastic shell — which is an interesting choice given that it just updated the Echo’s look with interchangeable covers to  [Read More…]