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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 Prime Music launches “Prime Stations”, soon for Android

The slowly growing music streaming market has got another competitor on the block, and it comes from online retail giant Amazon. "Prime Stations" will now be integrated into their Amazon Prime Music service, available on several platforms, but sadly, not yet for Android devices. If you're used to listening to curated music online ala Pandora or Spotify, then this new service can be an alternative, just in case you've already gone through the whole catalog of available playlists in your current online music streaming of choice.

Amazon Appstore to offer paid apps for free

While most Android users still get their apps from the Google Play Store, online retail giant Amazon is still trying to make their mark through their own Android-based appstore. They know the only way to attract users to them is by borrowing a little something from how Amazon has lured consumers to their site: through discounts, freebies, and sometimes, even more "disruptive storefront promotions". It looks like they'll be continuing with this strategy as they're preparing to launch an "Unlocked" section in the appstore.

Go on an app shopping spree in Amazon sweepstakes

Has it been your dream to go on a limitless shopping spree and buy whatever digital content you want for your Android smartphone or tablet? Well, it's not exactly limitless, but you'll get the chance to have an Amazon gift card (or cards?) with a value of $25,000. And if you just buy those apps that are at $0.99 each, man that means 25,000 different apps, in-app purchases for games, or even ebooks and music from the premiere online content retailer.

Nexus 6 now on Amazon, Moto E soon with Verizon (maybe)

Motorola has been on a smartphone roll of late, being the OEM of choice for Google's Nexus 6, and receiving good reviews for their newer handsets, including the mid-range Moto E. The main problem has been availability though, as they usually run out of stock and people have to search far and wide (well, on their computers at least) if they want to get a unit, specifically for the Nexus 6. But now Motorola is widening their reach, with both confirmed and rumored news.

Bootloader unlock for Kindle Fire HDX tablet now available

The Kindle Fire HDX Tablet is just one of those tablets, you know – the ones that you love so much for the robust specs but hate so much because of the software embedded in it. In this case it is Amazon’s proprietary Fire OS. Nothing against the concept of tweaked Android stuff, because we love that. It’s just the locked bootloader on the tablet – which means you can’t easily change software – that tick us off.

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.

Amazon announces latest Free App of the Day Bundle worth $140

Amazon always giving away premium apps for free is not unusual. The company has been very generous when it comes to offering apps and games so it's one deal always looked forward to by Android users. The latest Free App of the Bundle is worth $140 of premium apps from now until February 14 only. The bundle includes 37 paid apps that are now offered for free. Thank you Amazon! This will be one great Valentine weekend for the geeks.
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