Deals of the Day (11-29-2017)

Missed your chance to score an Amazon Fire TV Stick for $25 on Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Amazon’s running a sale today that’s almost as good… if you’re in the market for a Fire TV Stick and an Amazon Echo Dot. Right now there’s a bundle deal that lets you pick up both for $60. […]

Here are some of the best Black Friday 2017 mobile tech deals

There’s 10 days to go until Black Friday, but stores have been announcing their after-Thanksgiving sale prices since the start of the month, and some deals are even live already: Amazon is currently offering a 3-month Amazon Music subscription for just $1. I’ve been keeping Liliputing’s Black Friday 2017 mobile tech deals page up to […]

Amazon Fire TV software update adds voice-to-text input

Amazon is rolling out a software update for its Fire TV devices that adds support for live streaming Thursday Night Football games (for Prime members), among other things. But as a non-sports fan, there’s another feature I find much more interesting. You can finally enter text using your voice. That could make entering usernames, passwords, […]

Amazon’s new Fire TV Stick supports USB accessories (with an adapter)

Amazon’s 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote is now shipping. The $40 media streamer looks almost exactly like it predecessor, but as I noted when the new model was announced last month, it has a faster processor, support for HEVC video streaming, 802.11ac MIMO WiFi for faster internet connections, and the new model comes with […]

Amazon launches 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote for $40

About two years after introducing a tiny media streamer that plugs into the back of any TV with an HDMI port, Amazon is updating its Fire TV Stick with a new model sporting an updated processor, faster wireless connectivity, and a new remote control that has a built-in microphone and support for Amazon’s Alexa voice […]

2nd-gen Amazon Fire TV Stick might have just hit the FCC

It’s been nearly two years since Amazon launched its first Fire TV Stick and roughly a year since the company launched the Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote (which is basically the original hardware, plus a new remote). Now it looks like a new model is on the way, with at least one new feature: […]

Amazon’s Fire TV Universal Search now covers Netflix and HBO

It’s easy to search for movies or TV shows from Amazon if you’re using an Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, as well as some videos from third-party apps. But up until recently, two of the most popular online video services weren’t included in the Fire TV Universal Search feature. Now Amazon is rolling […]