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Sling launches its free experience on Android and Amazon Fire TV

You’ll get free TV shows and movies without having to sign up for a Sling account.

What you need to know Sling is bringing some free content to Android and Amazon Fire TV devices. It’s already doing this on Roku. That’ll include the Oct. 15 presidential debate.

Sling today announced that it’s bringing a bunch of free content to Android and Amazon Fire TV devices. that means no credit cards required. No Sling account sign-ups, even. Just  [Read More…]

Which Amazon Fire Tablet should you get?

When the original Kindle Fire was released way back in 2011, many thought Amazon was onto something with a low-cost, easy-to-use tablet experience. You know what? They were right! Today there are no fewer than six Fire tablet devices on offer from Amazon, if you count the Kids Editions. Out of them all, we think the Fire HD 8 hits that sweet spot of price, performance, and portability.

Best Overall: Fire HD 8 Tablet

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Amazon refreshes Fire HD 10 with faster processor and better battery

Amazon is back with another refresh of its Fire HD 10 tablet line, this time punching up the processor and battery. And for the first time, it is adding USB C for charging.

As we’ve seen in the past, the Fire HD 10 will come in a standard edition and a kids-centric model. Both feature the same core hardware, including the 10.1-inch FHD display, an updated octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, and 32GB/64GB storage capacity.

For the 2019 edition, Amazon has  [Read More…]

All-new Fire TV Cube vs. NVIDIA Shield: Which should you buy?

Reigning Android TV Champ NVIDIA Shield TV

$ 179 at Amazon

Pros Best support for Google apps and services Works with Alexa voice controls Capable gaming console Expandable storage Support for 4K and HDR content Cons No support for Dolby Vision Doesn’t ship with an HDMI cable Gaming accessories are extra

The NVIDIA Shield TV continues to be the best streaming box running on Android TV. NVIDIA has also done a great job with software updates  [Read More…]

YouTube TV is finally available on Amazon’s Fire TV

Amazon and Google have had a tenuous relationship over the past few years. From pulling each others apps from Fire TVs and Android, to not having Google products on Amazon and vice versa on Google Shopping, the companies are frenemies to the Nth degree. One such casualty has been YouTube TV on Fire TV devices, but that wait is now over as Google brings its live TV offering to Amazon’s streaming platform.

Much like the regular YouTube app a few  [Read More…]

After Google/Amazon peace accord, YouTube TV is now available on Fire TV

Available on the Amazon Appstore for customers in the U.S.

What you need to know YouTube TV is now available on Fire TV devices. Support has been added for most Fire TV devices except for the first-gen Fire TV stick and Fire TV. The new addition is the result of an agreement Amazon and Google came to earlier this year.

Amazon announced via a blog post today that YouTube TV is finally available on Fire TV devices.  [Read More…]

Ice and fire are the theme for Apex Legends Season 3’s new Meltdown trailer

A new trailer for Apex Legends Season 3 shows the new map World’s Edge, which features a clash of ice and fire.

What you need to know Apex Legends Season 3 is coming in the next few weeks. To celebrate, there’s a new trailer for Season 3 showing off the new Legend, Crypto, as well as the new map: World’s Edge. World’s Edge is themed on a clash of ice and fire, with extreme elements and weather  [Read More…]

Does the new Fire TV Cube burn the Apple TV 4K?

Fire TV Cube (2019)

All-in-one

$ 120 at Amazon

Pros New usability features like Local Voice Control Serves as an Echo speaker when TV is off Enhanced processor Serves as Alexa smart home hub Hands-free or voice remote Alexa controls Cons Doesn’t have Disney+ or Apple TV+ support yet Limited gaming selection compared to Apple TV

Fire TV devices have always been affordable entries into the smart streaming world, and the Fire TV Cube (2019)  [Read More…]

These are the best Fire TV Edition TVs you can get right now

By now almost everyone has heard of or has purchased a Fire TV box, stick, or some similar competing product from Roku or Apple. If not, you likely own a “smart TV” with certain apps built-in. The Fire TV Edition sets bridge the gap between these devices and make your entertainment delivery more seamless. Our overall favorite is the Toshiba LF711U20 series, which is available in several manageable sizes and is an affordable entry into the 4K world  [Read More…]

Which Amazon Fire TV Stick should you get?

Amazon has been making Fire TV streaming devices for over five years now, and for most of that time, they have had a streaming stick available. Currently, there are three Fire TV sticks to choose from, so which one should you get? We’ve played with them all and want to share our thoughts on which is the best option for you.

Best Overall: Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote

Let’s not mince words here;  [Read More…]