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Amazon Prime Music stations can now be played on Android

Finally, Android is not the odd man out anymore, at least when it comes to Amazon Prime Music. After a few weeks of not being included in the platforms where their Prime Stations are available, the online retail giant has announced that Android devices can now access their music stations. This means you now have more options as to which music streaming service you can use to get your daily dose of indie music, hip hop songs, or yes, even Taylor Swift (just don't look for her on Spotify).

Amazon Prime Instant Video now has support for Android tablets

It's been months since the Amazon Prime Instant Video app was launched for most platforms and devices, with one big exception. It did not have any official app for Android tablets, despite being present on Android smartphones, iOS devices, and of course Amazon's own Fire tablets and Fire phones. But they have now resolved that problem by adding an official app for Android tablets like the Nexus 9, Samsung tablets, etc.

Razer Forge TV console went up for pre-order, pulled back out

The Razer Forge TV – the same one we fell in love with at CES 2015 – actually went up for pre-order on Amazon yesterday, but was quickly pulled back out for reasons still unknown. If you’re thinking the Razer Forge TV is just one of those set-top boxes, then you’re in for a surprise. Razer is known for its gaming products – so with a TV box showing all the trimmings of Razer’s gaming culture – you should expect some kick-butt Android gaming at the very least.

Amazon offers BYOD sim pack from Cricket pre-paid

Not everyone is crazy about the smartphones that are being offered by the carriers, particularly when it comes to pre-paid accounts. So if you're satisfied with whatever smartphone you're using but you still need a hassle-free prepaid account, then this new deal between online retail giant Amazon and prepaid carrier Cricket might interest you. With the concept of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), you just need to order their prepaid kit and have it delivered straight to your doorstep.

Amazon offers unlimited cloud storage plans

It used to be that users were already satisfied with getting 1 or 2 GB free from cloud storage services. But with the amount of media and data files that we collect everyday, mobile users are now looking for those that will be able to offer more than that. Some still go for free storage, but others are now willing to pay given the right incentive and also given the right, trusted brand. Amazon is a name that most people willingly share their credit card info with on a regular basis so it should be right up their ally.

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.
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