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Original Prime Video shows got Amazon 5 million new Prime subscribers in 2017

26 million people watched original and third-party programming, too.

Similar to Netflix and Hulu, Amazon creates a number of original programming for its Prime Video streaming service – one of the many perks that come with an Amazon Prime subscription. Amazon spends billions of dollars on this video content each year, and thanks to a new report, we now have a better idea as to how these original shows make Amazon money.

According to internal documents that  [Read More…]

Amazon issues recall for 260,000 power banks due to overheating concerns

Amazon has issued a recalled for more than 260,000 battery packs it has been selling under its Amazon Basics brand. The accessories were manufactured in China.

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How to control your TV with Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo can replace your remote control, with a little help.

As nice as it would be for every television to include a simple local network access function, most TVs still rely on good old-fashioned Infrared (IR) to receive commands. This isn’t the best news for someone looking to convert their living room into Smart Home 2.0, but there are some tools available that make this a little easier to deal with than you’d think.

For example,  [Read More…]

Amazon makes it easier to find previously heard songs with Alexa

“Alexa, play Rihanna songs I haven’t heard in a while.”

Listening to music is easily what I use my smart speakers for the most, and if you’ve got one powered by Alexa and use Amazon Music, it’s about to get a lot easier to find songs you haven’t heard in a while.

Rather than opening up the Alexa app to see your streaming history to find that one Logic song you were listening to a while ago,  [Read More…]

Amazon Alexa is randomly laughing and no one knows why

It was a pleasure knowing all of you.

Speakers powered by Amazon Alexa have become a household staple for millions of people across the world. Alexa can be useful in a virtually endless number of ways, but according to some unfortunate users, it’s now scaring the living daylights out of them.

Earlier this week, BuzzFeed reported that a number of people have had their Alexa speakers start laughing for no apparent reason. Alexa is reportedly laughing following  [Read More…]

Grab Cree’s connected smart bulbs for just $11 each at Amazon

Everything gets smarter.

Gone are the days of going broke while outfitting your home with smart lights. Right now you can pick up Cree’s dimmable smart bulbs for just $ 11.40 each, a savings of just over $ 4.

These connected dimmable LED smart lights can be controlled using just your voice with Amazon’s Alexa-enabled products like the Echo Dot. They are 60W equivalents, meaning they are plenty bright to illuminate your room, but can also be  [Read More…]

Deezer gains support for Amazon Alexa voice controls

Available now across 66 countries.

As if you didn’t have enough music streaming options to choose from on your Alexa-powered speaker, yet another one is joining the mix as Alexa finally offers full support for Deezer.

In addition to basic voice controls for searching through songs, artists, and controlling the volume and playback of tunes, you can also say “Alexa, play Flow” to stream your Flow playlist of songs that Deezer creates based on what you listen  [Read More…]

Amazon once again discounting SanDisk 400GB microSD card

If you passed on Amazon’s sale on the SanDisk 400GB microSD card last week, the retailer is going to tempt you even harder this week.

SanDisk’s 400GB microSD card is once again on sale at Amazon, and it’s now even less than it was during last week’s sale. New orders are expected to ship in 1 to 3 weeks, but you can order now to get this sale price.

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Nest will stop selling products on Amazon following a ban on its latest hardware

This ongoing feud just keeps getting more annoying.

There’s been a lot happening in the smart home space over the past month. Nest announced at the beginning of February that it was merging with Google’s hardware team, and a few weeks later Amazon purchased Nest-competitor Ring. Now, it’s been reported that Nest is deciding to pull its products from Amazon’s website.

Last year, Nest released the Thermostat E and Secure home security system. Both are commendable smart  [Read More…]

You can now watch UFC pay-per-view fights via Amazon Prime Video

Starting first with UFC 222.

If you’re a fan of watching some of the world’s best fighters duke it out in the octagon, tuning into your favorite UFC fights is about to get a lot easier. Beginning with UFC 222 on March 3, you’ll be able to purchase and stream pay-per-view matches directly through Amazon Prime Video.

You can access these fights through the Prime Video app on all your devices (including Android, Roku, desktop, etc.), and  [Read More…]