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Amazon launches Prime Video Watch Party: watch and chat with up to 100 distant friends

With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe, it can be tough (and maybe even illegal) to arrange group activities with a bunch of friends in person. But folks have been finding ways to arrange unofficial Zoom Karaoke, and Netflix Party activities. And recently some content providers have gotten in on the action, launching official tools […]

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Lilbits 6-23-2020: The ARMs race is on

This week Apple confirmed that it’s preparing to transition from Intel to ARM chips for upcoming Mac computers, and the upcoming macOS Big Sur will be the company’s first desktop operating system designed for Apple Silicon chips based on ARM architecture. Befitting a move so big, it’ll also be the first version of the Mac […]

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Amazon Prime Video may finally let you sort by videos actually included in Prime

Sign up for Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, or most other services that stream movies and TV shows, and you can browse the content library, hit play, and start watching. Amazon Prime Video has always been a little different — because Prime Video isn’t all that Amazon offers. The company also rents and sells new releases […]

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YouTube coming to Fire TV and Prime Video to Chromecast as Amazon and Google call a truce

Amazon and Google have announced that an official YouTube app is finally returning to the Fire TV platform. And for the first time, Amazon Video will officially support Chromecast devices. The updates should roll out “in the coming months,” and Amazon says other apps including YouTube TV and YouTube Kids will be coming to Fire […]

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Amazon Prime Video app finally available for Android TV

Apparently Google’s threat to block YouTube from Amazon Fire and Echo devices is paying dividends. Amazon recently announced it would begin selling Chromecasts. And more than three years after Google’s Android TV platform launched, Amazon has finally released a Prime Video app for Android TV. That means you can now stream content from Amazon Prime […]

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Amazon Prime Video goes global: launches in “more than 200 countries and territories”

Amazon’s subscription-based video service is now available around the world. The company says Amazon Prime Video will bring Amazon originals and regional content to over 200 countries and territories. The move comes almost a year after rival Netflix made its service available in 190 countries. Not surprisingly, countries that didn’t make the cut include North Kora, […]

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Now you can add Showtime, Starz, and more to Amazon Prime Video

Sign up for an Amazon Prime membership and in addition to getting free 2-day shipping on millions of items, you get access to Prime Video, a service that lets you stream thousands of movies and TV shows over the internet using a phone, tablet, computer, or TV box like the Amazon Fire TV. Prime Video […]

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Amazon Prime Video ain’t coming to Chromecast or Apple TV (and Amazon doesn’t want to sell them to you)

Want to stream Amazon Prime Video to your TV? You can buy a Smart TV with the feature baked in or pick up a Roku, Amazon Fire TV, or other supported device. But you can’t use an Apple TV, Google Chromecast, or Google Nexus Player because none of those devices work with Prime Video. Whose […]