Tag Archive: Fire


NVIDIA Shield TV vs. Amazon Fire TV Cube: Which should you buy?

Which Android TV streaming box is best for cord cutters?

The NVIDIA Shield TV has been the best streaming solution for Android users since 2015, but Amazon is set to take over that top spot in 2018 with the Amazon Fire TV Cube.

Amazon’s latest living room entertainment solution sure looks compelling, in spite of its boxy design and slightly underpowered specs compared to the Shield TV. Both are better at doing different things, so deciding which  [Read More…]

Amazon Fire TV Cube goes on sale for $119

Amazon’s previously rumored TV Cube device is now official. And, as expected, it’s a hybrid between a Fire TV and an Amazon Echo. And, as of today, it’s available for purchase.

The new Amazon Fire TV Cube can do all sorts of things like connect to your TV and stream up to 4K UHD content from Amazon Prime services, Hulu, Netflix and more. It also works as a legitimate successor of the Amazon Echo, so you can direct requests at Alexa  [Read More…]

Amazon Fire TV Cube is officially available today!

And be sure to check out those trade-in discounts.

Today’s the day, folks. Amazon Fire TV Cube is officially available. And that means a couple things. First is that for those who preordered, it’ll be in your mailbox or on your doorstep (or wherever you receive boxes of things) today. Not tomorrow, today. If you order one today, it can be here tomorrow. Because that’s how ordering things online works.

The other thing you need to know is  [Read More…]

Amazon now gives you up to $35 off a Fire TV Cube if you trade in a Roku or Chromecast

A few weeks ago Amazon unveiled the Fire TV Cube. A cross-breed between its popular Echo speaker and a Fire TV, the device aims to unite your smart home and media consumption under one all-encompassing Amazon device.

Amazon opened pre-orders for the device, which costs $ 120, earlier this month. Shipping is expected to start tomorrow. But if you haven’t ordered your Fire TV Cube yet, you might be interested to know that Amazon is currently offering a pretty sweet  [Read More…]

Get up to $35 off a new Amazon Fire TV Cube by trading in your old streaming device

Got a Chromecast or Roku sitting around collecting dust?

Trade in whatever media streaming player you own and Amazon will give you up to $ 35 in credit towards a new Fire TV Cube or 4K Fire TV. Amazon only recently announced the Fire TV Cube, and it’s currently set to come out on June 21. You can get a huge discount off the price with this trade-in offer and go from an older, streaming device, to one that  [Read More…]

Amazon Fire TV and the ADB.Miner malware — what you need to know

Staying safe from the ADB.Miner worm is simple — just don’t do anything to help it!

You might have heard about a new piece of malware that’s said to be hitting Amazon’s Fire TV users and hijacking resources to mine cryptocurrency. It’s known as ADB.Miner and if you get bit by it your Fire TV stops being a great way to see the content you love and turns into a sluggish appendage that isn’t  [Read More…]

Amazon’s Father’s Day sale includes low prices on the Echo, Fire TV, Kindles, and more

Gifts for dad or gifts for you.

Father’s Day is June 17, but Amazon is getting ahead of the curve with week-long sales on pretty much all hardware. You can get all these low prices with free shipping and some even bundled together for more savings. Here are all the deals available starting today:

Echo devices Echo Dot Alexa-enabled speaker – $ 39.99 (from $ 50) Echo 2nd gen Alexa-enabled portable Bluetooth speaker – $ 79.99 (from  [Read More…]

The Fire TV Cube is available for pre-order and Prime members get $30 off

Something new and exciting.

Update: The pre-order discount on this item for Prime members ends later tonight. Make sure to get in on this deal while you can!

Amazon Prime members can pre-order the Fire TV Cube streaming media player for $ 89.99 if they order it before June 8. For everyone else, it is still available for pre-order, but they’ll have to pay $ 119.99 instead. The pre-order discount ends June 8, and the item releases June  [Read More…]

Meet Amazon’s latest Alexa-powered device, the Fire TV Cube

Amazon’s previously rumored Cube device is now official. And as expected, it’s a hybrid between a Fire TV and an Amazon Echo.

The new Amazon Fire TV Cube can do all sorts of things like connect to your TV and stream up to 4K UHD content from Amazon Prime services, Hulu, Netflix and more. It also works as a legitimate successor of the Amazon Echo, so you can direct requests at Alexa asking her to turn off the lights or  [Read More…]

DirecTV Now adds DVR to Android and Amazon Fire TV

Roku is coming next — and still no Android TV.

The fine folks at DirecTV Now today announced that it’s updated its apps for Android and Amazon Fire TV, bringing with it not just the new user interface, but the long-awaited cloud-based DVR as well.

Just like with iOS, Apple TV and the web version, you’ll simply look for the REC button in the UI. Hit it and you’re recording.

The DVR “storage” still  [Read More…]