Amazon Fire TV

  • Latest Amazon Fire TV Features 4k Video, Alexa Voice Assistant

    Latest Amazon Fire TV Features 4k Video, Alexa Voice Assistant

    Amazon just took the wraps under the latest Fire TV, and just like the leak stated, it sports 4K video and improved voice search thanks to integrated Alexa support. Best of all, the new and improved Fire TV will still sell for the same price as its predecessor. The Fire TV packs a new 64-bit quad-core processor and a dedicated GPU. Combined with a new codec called High Efficiency Video Coding… Read More

  • Amazon To Answer Apple With New Fire TV

    Amazon To Answer Apple With New Fire TV

    Don’t call it a hobby. Amazon is serious about its living room aspirations and is about to launch a second-generation Fire TV media receiver. The company launched the original Fire TV a year-and-a-half ago, and it includes a similar feature set as the newly revamped Apple TV. From voice search to apps to games, the original Fire TV packs a punch, and the new one seems to be even stronger. Read More

  • Amazon’s Fire TV Gets More Gaming Cred With GameFly Streaming

    Amazon’s Fire TV Gets More Gaming Cred With GameFly Streaming

    Amazon is crowing about its big Fire TV app and channel catalogue this morning (I have to wonder if the timing has anything to do with the Apple TV announcement rumored for next week), but the best part of the announcement is the addition of GameFly, which brings streaming top-tier games to Amazon’s cheap, lightweight set-top box. GameFly’s presence on the Amazon box is exclusive… Read More

  • Sling TV Comes To Amazon Fire TV With A Steep Hardware Discount

    Sling TV Comes To Amazon Fire TV With A Steep Hardware Discount

    Amazon today announced that its Fire TV streaming set-top box and HDMI stick now support Sling TV, the subscription-based live TV service that offers users an alternative to cable that streams via the web for $20 per month. As part of its promotion for the launch, Amazon and Sling areĀ also offering a discount for Fire TV hardware for subscribers who prepay for three months of Sling TV… Read More

  • What Games Are: Fire TV And The “Casual Console” Crunch Network

    What Games Are: Fire TV And The “Casual Console”

    Fire TV is basically doing what everybody’s been saying Apple TV should be doing by now. 80% of its pitch is about having video and music from many of the usual sources. The other 20% is that Fire TV is a microconsole focused on casual gaming. What does it mean? Will it work? Read More

  • Amazon Game Studios Is Packing Some Serious Talent With Experience Across All Genres

    Amazon Game Studios Is Packing Some Serious Talent With Experience Across All Genres

    Amazon made games a big part of its Fire TV announcement today – it unveiled a dedicated gaming controller, but more importantly, announced the creation of original content for the platform through its Amazon Game Studios. Said studio is rife with talent, too, as BuzzFeed’s business reporter Matt Lynley points out on Twitter. Kotaku discovered that Amazon Game Studios has hired… Read More