Amazon Fire TV

GameFly game streaming service launched for Amazon Fire TV

With a good number of great TV-centered devices launched recently, it looks like everybody will have to fight for their spot and market share on that niche. Amazon’s Fire TV has not been particularly a hit to begin with, and as NVIDIA rolls into the market with the SHIELD TV console and the Google Nexus Player gaining traction as both a TV and gaming console, Amazon is keen to show that it has something to offer – beginning with offering GameFly Streaming for the platform.

Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, now have X-Ray for Instant Video

"It's that guy again! Wasn't he on...uhm...what was that show again?" Normally, when you watch a movie or show and this situation comes up, you pause the video (if you're on demand or on video streaming), get your phone or tablet, then try to search for specific terms that would eventually lead you to who that actor is. But it will take you a few minutes, maybe hours. Now if you have an Amazon device and Amazon Instant Video, it will just take you a few seconds.

Fire TV, Fire TV Stick update: Bluetooth, hotel WiFi, more storage

Amazon's entries into the streaming market, the Fire TV and the Fire TV Stick are getting significant changes with their latest updates, but don't worry, it's all for the better. It might even convince those who have been skeptical, to actually get one (or even both!) of these devices, The update comes with Bluetooth headset pairing, easier connectivity to hotel WiFi when traveling, and expanded storage so you can view more movies, shows, and play more games on your devices.

Amazon Fire TV, Sling TV launch tie-up deal

With video streaming services and TV casting devices slowly becoming a must, and not just a need, among digital enthusiasts, the race is on to become the go-to name when it comes to "non-traditional" ways of watching movies, TV shows, and even playing games as well. Amazon's Fire TV is staking its claim, adding even more services to its growing base, including streaming service Sling TV which is itself already chock-full of features.

HBO GO now on Amazon Fire TV

Finally, HBO Go is now on Amazon Fire TV. People have been clamoring for the HBO Go app but it took HBO a while to bring it to the web TV platform. Other platforms already have it but it's only now Amazon Fire TV users can get to enjoy more shows from HBO. This piece of news strengthens the claim that the number of apps available on Amazon Fire TV is now up four times. HBO Go is a great addition especially now that over 1,700 titles are in HBO's archive.

Amazon Fire TV Stick ships, out of stock until Jan 2015

Things are about to heat up in the dongle wars. Amazon has just announced that they have started to ship the first batch of orders of their Fire TV Stick, basically Fire TV shrunk down to an HDMI dongle size. The retailer claims that it is their fastest-selling device ever, and perhaps it shows. The Fire TV Stick is immediately out of stock, with inventories replenished by January 2015. Of course, you can still leave your order and they will be filled if and when the devices arrive.

Amazon steps up the Google competition with Fire TV Stick

Amazon might have stumbled a bit when it went out of its comfort zone with the Fire Phone, but that isn't going to stop the giant from taking risks, especially when it comes to its more established markets of video streaming. Some might see the Google's Nexus Player as taking on the Fire TV, so it isn't surprising that Amazon is biting back. The company has just launched the Amazon Fire TV Stick, a familiar HDMI dongle that is unabashedly poised as a Chromecast, and a Roku Streaming Stick, killer.

Amazon Fire TV gets Spotify Connect support for music streaming

The Amazon Fire TV has a new app that music fans will love. The app is Spotify Connect and it launched in the US this week allowing fans of music to stream all the content they want via the Amazon hardware. The app has some cool features that make it easy to listen to your favorite tunes on multiple devices.
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