Setting up a new device can sometimes be time consuming, as you need to unwrap it, plug it in, and go through the installation process before you can finally use it. To smoothen these steps, Amazon has created its “Frustration-Free Setup” program with “Wi-Fi simple setup”, so you won’t have to spend time authenticating when launching a new Alexa-enabled device for the first time.
The concept is simple: When purchasing a new compatible Echo or Fire from Amazon, the retailer automatically links it to your account. Read MoreAmazon Fire TVs won’t ask for your WiFi password during setup was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Watching online content on your TV something that everyone seems to be doing these days. If you don’t have a Roku or a Smart TV with built-in apps to watch your favorite shows or movies from Netflix, Hulu, ESPN or Prime Video, Amazon’s 20% discount on its Fire Stick 4K & Echo Dot bundle may be exactly what you need! The Fire Stick 4K is the perfect device for watching all the online content you want, but having the Echo Dot (3rd Gen) bundled with it means you’ll also get an AI assistant built into the little speaker that will play music for you, add items to your shopping list, purchase things directly from Amazon or give you voice control of your smart appliances.
On its own, the Fire Stick 4Kand the Echo Dot (3rd Gen) will each set you back $49.99 – saving you $20 when you purchase them together. Having more than one Echo Dot in my house, I can definitely say that this is the perfect pre-holiday gift for yourself or a family member who hasn’t yet embraced the streaming and digital assistant lifestyle.
BUY NOW: Fire Stick 4K & Echo Dot BundleSource: Amazon
Amazon released the Fire TV Cube earlier this year, as a 4K-capable streaming device with far-field microphones (for responding to Alexa responses) and an IR transmitter (for turning devices on/off). Exploitee.rs has now released a root method for the Fire TV Cube and the 2017 Fire TV Stick, which relies on sending commands through the HDMI port and bypassing code verification.
The full exploit details can be found at the source link, but put simply, the rooting method relies on two separate hacks. Read MoreAmazon Fire TV Cube and 2017 Fire TV Stick rooted using HDMI exploit was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Amazon has various Fire TV boxes that stream video from the internet, but the Fire TV Recast is something new. This is a DVR tuner box for watching and saving video from OTA sources like Fox and NBC. However, the Recast doesn’t have anything to do with displaying the video. For that, you need another piece of hardware.
The $230 base model Fire TV Recast comes with 500GB of storage (enough for 75 hours) and two HDTV tuners. Read MoreAmazon’s Fire TV Recast lets you watch and record over-the-air HDTV broadcasts was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
You can swing by Amazon’s website any old day and purchase a Fire TV Stick for $40, but that’s just the 1080p version. The 4K-compatible Fire usually costs $70. That’s not the case today. Amazon Prime subscribers can get $30 off the 4K Fire TV right now.
The 4K Fire TV is a bit larger than the 1080p Fire TV Stick, but it still just dangles behind your TV. It runs Fire OS, so you have access to Alexa and all the usual Amazon content. Read More[Deal Alert] 4K Fire TV on sale for $40 ($30 off) for Prime members was written by the awesome team at Android Police.