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Best alternatives to Amazon Music Unlimited

It’s written right in my bio: if you see me without headphones, run. Through years of heavy usage of music apps and services of all kind, I’ve taken stock of the streaming music services available today. Amazon Music Unlimited is quite the capable music subscription, but if you find yourself wanting something more — or if you’re an Amazon subscriber looking for a replacement for the music locker Amazon is retiring — here are the streaming music subscriptions  [Read More…]

Amazon intros $50 Fire TV Stick 4K, Alexa Voice Remote

Amazon on Wednesday announced its Fire TV Stick 4K, the company’s most powerful streaming media stick to date. Moreover, it introduced the Alexa Voice Remote, which is included with the Fire TV Stick 4K; the bundle retails for $ 49.99.

As the name implies, the Fire TV Stick 4K gains 4K video streaming capabilities. Moreover, it is the first streaming media stick available with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Comprised of a stick that plugs into your HDMI port and  [Read More…]

Which smart speakers work with Amazon Music Unlimited?

Best answer: Amazon Music Unlimited is supported on all Amazon Alexa-enabled devices, as well as certain third-party speakers from Sonos, Bose, HEOS, Bluesound, and Play-Fi.

Amazon: Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Gen) ($ 150)

Alexa-enabled speakers are your best option for Amazon Music Unlimited

Amazon Music Unlimited is a subscription service that gives you access to tens of millions of songs, as well as playlists and personalized “radio” stations. Of course, your best  [Read More…]

The Amazon Fire TV 4K Pendant is no more

The Amazon Fire TV 4K (aka the Amazon Fire TV pendant or Amazon Fire TV Gen. 3) is now out of production and won’t be replenished, Amazon tells us.

It was a cool design while it lasted.

Amazon has confirmed to CordCutters.com that the 2017 model of the Fire TV — also known as the Fire TV Gen. 3, or the Fire TV 4K, or the Fire TV pendant — has reached end-of-life status. No more are being  [Read More…]

One thing Amazon absolutely fixed with the new Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote

The previous Amazon Fire TV Voice Remote was lacking any sort of volume or power controls. The new Alexa Voice Remote rectifies that.

Wherein we commend Amazon for doing what we wanted it to do months ago.

You had to know it was coming. The only real question is why it took so long.

Amazon has announced a new Fire TV Voice Remote. And unlike every other remote control it’s released until now (OK, that’s  [Read More…]

Can Amazon Music Unlimited’s discounts beat YouTube Music’s selection?

We’re a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. After years of using, abusing, and testing music services of every kind, we can say for certain which service is best for you.

YouTube Music

Bigger (beta) Selection

$ 12/mo at YouTube

Pros Truly unrivaled music database powered by YouTube. Easy controls and playlist sharing. YouTube Premium unlocks features in six apps. Cons Still working out a lot of bugs. Features needed before  [Read More…]

Does Amazon Cloud Cam protect your privacy?

Best answer: Yes. Video from your Cloud Cameras is sent to Amazon’s servers whenever it detects motion. Amazon stores this video on its servers but does not share it with third parties. Whether you’re comfortable with that will determine whether you want to purchase an Amazon Cloud Cam.

The following products are from Amazon: Amazon Cloud Cam ($ 120) Foscam Home Security camera ($ 75) Western Digital 3TB My Cloud ($ 180) Western Digital 6TB My Cloud  [Read More…]

Is Amazon Music Unlimited really a better deal than Spotify?

We’re a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. We understand that music is the soundtrack to our lives, and we want to make sure you get the best deal.

Spotify Premium

Awesome Algorithms

$ 10/mo at Spotify

Pros Top-notch subscription catalog. Best-in-class playback handoff between devices. Generous bundle options available, especially for students. Cons 10,000 song library limit is easier to hit over time. No cloud integration for purchased or uploaded  [Read More…]

Amazon offering big discounts SanDisk microSD cards, other storage on sale too

Amazon’s Deal of the Day is a sale on storage products, and there are even some microSD card discounts for us mobile folks.

Amazon is now offering deals on a few SanDisk microSD cards. This includes the best price we’ve seen yet on the 400GB model, which is down to $ 99.99. If you’re not looking to spend quite that much on a microSD card, there are 256GB and 200GB microSD cards available at $ 51.99 and $ 34.99, which  [Read More…]

Amazon doesn’t own the smartphone, but Alexa is everywhere that matters

No matter who built the phone in your pocket, Amazon has something that works for you — and it’s something you’ll want.

Amazon is changing the way we look at tech companies. That’s a bold statement when you consider how broad the term “tech company” can be, but it’s true. Amazon has become just as vital and innovative as Apple, Google, or Microsoft, and it did it without selling you a phone or computer.

I know I’m  [Read More…]