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Deals of the Day (3-16-2018)

Amazon is continuing to offer the 4K HDR-ready Fire TV media streamer for $45 (or $25 off its list price) to Prime members today, and the 1080p-ready Fire TV Stick is on sale for $25 (or $15 off). But those aren’t the only deals on media streamers today. Best Buy is running a 2-day sale […]

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Deals of the Day (1-19-2018)

Didn’t get a chance to pick up a cheap media streaming device during the 1,001 Black Friday sales that took place between November and December? Amazon’s selling refurbished Fire TV Sticks for $30 today, which is about $10 less than the price of a new one. Or you can snag the latest Roku Streaming Stick […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Now you can control a Fire TV with an Echo (or soon, anyway)

Amazon’s Echo device may have launched a few years before any real competitors hit the market. But up until now there’s been one nifty feature that Google Home had that Amazon’s devices did not: if you have a Chromecast-enabled TV you can control it with your voice by talking to a Google Home. Now Amazon […]

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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 […]