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Amazon pulls the plug on Instant Video for Google TV, older smart TV sets

Amazon’s Instant Video service lets you stream movies and TV shows to devices including smartphones, tablets, computers, and TVs. In order to watch on a TV though, you’ll need a smart TV that supports Amazon Instant Video or a TV box like a Roku or Amazon Fire TV. The list of supported hardware used to include […]

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Amazon removes its app from the Play Store (but you can still download it)

Amazon rolled out an update to its Shopping app for Android this summer that added support for streaming movies and TV shows from Amazon Instant Video. The app also featured a built-in app store which you could use to download third-party Android apps from Amazon. In other words, it was a shopping app… but it also […]

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Lilbits (7-16-2014): Amazon Prime video for Android imminent?

Want to watch Amazon Instant Video on your smartphone or tablet? Then you’d better have a Kindle Fire, a Fire Phone, or an iOS device: there’s no Amazon Instant Video or Prime Video app available for Android or other platforms… yet. But PC Advisor reports that at least in the UK, an Android app is […]

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Lilbits (6-23-2014): Get a $650 credit to trade a MacBook Air for a Surface Pro 3

Microsoft says its latest tablet can replace a notebook. Now the company’s putting its money where its mouth is by offering shoppers up to $650 in credit when they trade in select MacBook Air models for a Surface Pro 3 tablet. As WinBeta notes, you’ll need a working device, you’ll have to take it into […]

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Lilbits (3-12-2014): Amazon’s TV Box will support Netflix and Hulu?

According to rumor after rumor, Amazon is working on a TV box that will let users watch Amazon Instant Video on their televisions. But like Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets, the Amazon TV box won’t be limited to running only AMazon apps and services. According to GigaOm’s sources, the box will also support Hulu Plus, Netflix, and […]

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Lilbits (01-02-2014): Microsoft Surface Pro 2 gets a speed boost

The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is a 10.6 inch tablet with a full HD display, an Intel Haswell processor, digital pen input, and basically everything you could want from a modern laptop. It just happens to come in the shape of a tablet… with an optional keyboard cover. When the Surface Pro 2 launched in […]

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Bloomberg: Amazon to launch a Kindle set-top-box this fall

Amazon sells inexpensive eReaders and tablets under the Kindle brand as a way to encourage customers to spend money on eBooks, apps, music, movies, and other content. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Amazon plans to take a similar approach toward the living room by launching a Kindle set-top-box this fall. Here’s how it would work. Plug […]

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Amazon Instant Video app hits the iPhone… where’s the Android app?

Amazon has released a new Instant Video app which lets customers stream movies and TV shows to an iPhone or iPod touch. There was already an iPad version of the app. That means that Amazon Prime subscribers can now stream thousands of videos to any supported iOS device for $79 per year. And folks that’ve […]

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Amazon Prime now available for $7.99/month (or $79/year) Update: not anymore

Amazon Prime started out as a service that let Amazon customers receive free 2-day shipping for $79 per year. But over the past year Amazon has sweetened the deal by launching a Netflix competitor called Prime instant videos and a Kindle Owners’ Lending Library that Kindle users borrow one book per month at no additional […]

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Amazon Instant Video app hits the iPad, not yet widely available for Android

Amazon’s Instant Video service lets you rent or purchase movies and TV shows that you can stream over the internet or download on selected devices. Amazon Prime members that sign up for a $79 per year subscription can also stream thousands of videos for no additional fee. While Amazon Instant Video works on PC, Mac, […]

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Stream Amazon Instant Video outside of the US World Wide KindleFire

The Amazon Kindle Fire is the first Android tablet to support Amazon’s Instant Video streaming service. Users can purchase or rent TV shows or movies from Amazon and stream them over the internet or download them to the tablet for offline viewing. But the service only works in the US and only on tablets that […]