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Closer look at Element’s Smart TV with Amazon Fire OS and Alexa

The first smart TV sets powered by Amazon Fire TV software are coming this year. Today Amazon announced that we’d see 4K televisions from Seiki, Westinghouse, and Element Electronics later this year. They all feature the same software that runs on an Amazon Fire TV… plus a few extra features including support for watching live […]

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Amazon Alexa voice service comes to Fire tablets through a software update

Amazon is rolling out a software update for its latest Fire tablets, bringing support for the company’s Alexa voice assistant software. Alexa is baked into Fire OS 5.4, the latest version of the operating system that runs on the company’s tablets, and the update is rolling out this week to the $50 Amazon Fire tablet, […]

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Amazon Fire TV software update makes finding your apps easier (even sideloaded ones)

Amazon is rolling out a software update for its Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices, and while most of the changes in software version 5.0.5.1 are bug fixes, there is one new feature designed to help you get to your apps more quickly. The new software lets you jump straight to the My Apps […]

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Amazon is bringing back encryption for Fire OS devices

Amazon may have removed on-device encryption from its Fire tablets and TV boxes with the recent released of Fire OS 5 because “customers weren’t using it,” but the move caused a bit of an outcry this week and it seems like Amazon was listening. The company now says it’ll bring back support for full disk encryption […]

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Amazon Fire OS 5 removes support for encryption from Fire tablets (Updated)

Apple may be fighting the FBI in court to resist demands that the company decrypt data on a customer’s smartphone. But Amazon seems to have taken a step in the opposite direction. The recent Fire OS 5 update for Fire tablets and Fire TV media streamers adds new functionality (such as Bluetooth speaker and keyboard […]