Amazon has announced that video streaming via Prime members has tripled over the past year. According to Qwilt, who Amazon cites for these metrics, that places them as the third place media streaming service, ahead of both Hulu and Apple.
Another streaming device means another potential toy for Koushik Dutta to play with. And true enough, the renowned Android developer has just pushed out an update to his AllCast app that allows mirroring smartphones on the newly unveiled Amazon Fire TV.
Amazon has rolled out Dash, a device that makes it easier to order groceries from their Amazon Fresh service. Currently limited to a few West Coast cities, Fresh offers the same delivery method enjoyed from Amazon proper, it just has foodstuff instead.
The Amazon Fire TV was announced earlier this week and the folks at iFixit have returned with another teardown. They gave the set-top box a score of 6 out of 10 in terms of repairability, however we suspect there will not be many attempting to fix this $99 media and game player by themselves. Instead these teardowns offer a look that most will likely never see otherwise. They sometimes also reveal some interesting little details.
Fresh off the Fire TV announcement from earlier this morning, it looks like the first promo video has arrived. This one clocks in at a minute in length and features Gary Busey. More to the point here, the focus of this promo is voice, and well, it has Gary Busey talking to a bunch of household items before finally getting to the Fire TV.
A big draw for the recently announced Amazon Fire TV is obviously the streaming video. And while that side of the set-top box appears to be full featured -- there is more involved here. The Amazon Fire TV is also a gaming box which has an optional game controller for improved game play. And yes, this is the controller we saw leak last month.
The Amazon event is still underway, but we now have another streaming set-top box to consider. We are talking about the Amazon Fire TV, which is a device that will attach to your television and allow you to stream from a few services. As one would expect, those services include Amazon Instant Video. Amazon is pushing a few things here, one of which is simplicity.
Amazon has ben sending invitations out for an event next week, where it’s believed they will debut a set-top box along with a new streaming media service. The device, long rumored to be Amazon’s answer to Roku or the Chroemcast, has been given legs recently with the dicovery of a game controller. The streaming service is a bit different, and not Prime.
People unfamiliar with Amazon's Android presence might not be aware that the retailer has its own cloud storage particularly for media files. But not only does Amazon Cloud Drive Photos exist, it has also been been given an update that skips a few versions, jumping from 1.9 directly to 3.0.
Amazon is celebrating the third anniversary of their App Store launch, and have some deals for you. If you use their App Store, some decent apps can be found at some pretty great prices — even free. For those interested in some free apps, Amazon has some pretty good ones for you.