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  2. Get the Fire HD 10 for $79.99 Amazon has put the Fire HD 10 Tablet on sale for $79.99 for Black Friday. This matches the lowest price the tablet has ever been, which is $70 off of the regular price of $149.99. We first saw this price during Prime Day last month and here it is now for anyone, including non-Prime members, to take advantage of. The Fire HD 10 is Amazon’s best tablet and features a 10.1″ 1920×1200 (1080p) screen, an 8-core 2.0 GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, USB-C charging, and a microSD card slot for expanded storage. There is also a 64GB model that is on sale for $1
  3. If you’re in the market for a new TV, nearly every Fire TV Edition television has gone on sale for Black Friday. In the list below, I’ve labeled all of the sets that are at their lowest prices ever, which is most of the sizes and variations. These TVs come with the Fire TV interface built-in. The advantage of that over just connecting a Fire TV Stick or Fire TV Cube to a regular TV is mainly the simplicity of having one remote that does everything and having the built-in OTA tuner integrated directly into the Fire TV’s interface. Here is the full list of all TVs that are on sale. 4K TVs w/
  4. Amazon is about to start rolling out something called Amazon Sidewalk to Amazon Echos, Echo Dots, Echo Shows, Echo Studios, Ring cameras, and more. You may have recently received an email about it. Amazon Sidewalk is a shared network that allows your devices, as well as other people’s devices, to communicate with each other and the internet. If enabled on your account, you’re allowing Amazon to use a portion of your internet bandwidth and data for a shared network that anyone can tap into. The only two devices that I’m aware of so far that will tap into the Amazon Sidewalk shared network are
  5. Get the new Echo Dot for $28.99 Amazon has put all of their new 4th-gen Echo Dots, in multiple configurations, on sale for the first time for Black Friday. At least expensive is the Echo Dot with a Free Smart Bulb for $28.99. The Echo Dot is normally $49.99 on its own and the bulb usually ads another $10, so you’re saving $31 with this bundled deal. Alternatively, you can pay an extra $5 to get the Echo Dot with a Smart Plug for $33.99, but you give up the free bulb. The Echo Dot with Clock and Free Smart Bulb is $38.99 and that too is available with a Smart Plug instead for $5 extra. If you
  6. Get the new Amazon Echo for $69.99 Amazon has gone live with their Black Friday deals on most of their devices, including most Echos. The all-new 4th-gen Amazon Echo is on sale for $69.99 and Amazon is throwing in 2 Philips Hue smart bulbs for free. The Echo normally costs $99.99 and the bulbs would be an additional $30, so you’re saving $60 with this discounted bundle. This is the first time that the new spherical Echo has ever been on sale. It may be hard to differentiate them in pictures, but the Amazon Echo, at 5.7 inches wide, is considerably larger than the similar-looking new Echo Dot
  7. Amazon has added a new option to Fire TVs for adjusting the synchronization between the device’s audio and video output. Selecting the new setting will allow you to add or remove an audio delay to compensate for delays added by your TV, soundbar, or AV receiver. The new option seems to only be available on the 2020 3rd-gen Fire TV Stick and the Fire TV Stick Lite for now, but may be coming to other Fire TV models. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container em
  8. Get the Fire TV Stick 4K for $29.99 All of Amazon’s Black Friday Prices for Fire TV devices have already gone live. Among the best deal is the Fire TV Stick 4K for $29.99. While it has been $5 less in the past and is the oldest model in Amazon’s Fire TV line up, I still consider it the best Fire TV Stick to buy today. The extra $12 you pay over the Fire TV Stick Lite, which is on sale for $17.99, gets you Amazon’s most capable remote which can control your TV’s power, volume, and more. The extra $2 over the Fire TV Stick 3, which is on sale for $27.99, is a no brainer because you get 4K capab
  9. Get the Fire TV Stick Lite for $17.99 Currently on sale for Black Friday is the all-new Fire TV Stick Lite for $17.99, which is the lowest price that it has ever been. This is the latest Fire TV Stick that was just released a couple of months ago in September. If you just need 1080p video capabilities and don’t care about TV power and volume buttons on the remote, the Fire TV Stick Lite is a fantastic streaming device. It performs on par with all of the other Fire TV Stick models, so you’re not giving up much going with Amazon’s least expensive streaming device. If you want the more capable r
  10. Get the Fire TV Stick 3 for $27.99 All Fire TV devices are already on sale for Amazon’s Black Friday including the 3rd-gen Fire TV Stick for $27.99. This is the all-new 1080p Fire TV Stick that was released less than 2 months ago. It slots in between the Fire TV Stick Lite, which is on sale for $17.99, and the Fire TV Stick 4K, which is on sale for $29.99. This 3rd-gen Fire TV Stick shares the exact same hardware as the Fire tv Stick Lite. You can read about all the differences between all three Fire TV Stick models here. The main difference between the Fire TV Stick 3 and the Fire TV Stick L
  11. Get the Fire TV Cube for $79.99 Black Friday sales at Amazon are in full swing and the Fire TV Cube has dropped to $79.99. With a savings of $40 (35%0 off of the regular price of $119.99, this is the lowest price that the 2nd-gen (latest) Fire TV Cube has ever been. This Fire TV Cube is the most powerful Fire TV that Amazon has ever made, thanks to its 6-core 2.2 GHz processor. It packs in 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (2x more than the Sticks), 802.11ac WiFi, and includes an Ethernet adapter. The Fire TV Cube supports all the best video formats including 4K UHD video at 60fps, Dolby Vision, HD
  12. Get the Fire TV Recast for $129.99 Amazon’s Black Friday sale kicks off today and the Fire TV Recast is sale for $129.99. This matches the lowest price that the 500GB Recast with 2-tuners has ever been. Also on sale today is the 1TB 4-tuner model for $179.99, which is the lowest price this has ever been as well. The Fire TV Recast allows you to watch over-the-air antenna channels for free through any Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Edition television/soundbar, Echo Show, Fire Tablet, and mobile phone. One Fire TV Recast can serve all of your devices and, unlike most other DVRs, there is no mo
  13. Amazon just put the Fire TV Stick Lite on sale for $24.99, which is $5 off of its regular price of $29.99. They have also started a new promotion where you can buy 2 for $40 using promocode FTVLITE2 during checkout. Unless you absolutely need the new Fire TV Stick Lite immediately, you really shouldn’t buy it at either of these discounted prices. That’s because the Fire TV Stick Lite will be $17.99 during Black Friday next week. The Black Friday sale price may start as early as November 20th, but will more likely start around November 25th. View the full article on AFTVNEWS.COM
  14. One thing that surprised me about the 2020 Chromecast with Google TV is its remote. From the pictures, I thought I’d hate it, but, after actually using it, it isn’t so bad. I’m not a fan of the button placement, but it fits nicely in the hand and has an interesting look. The Chromecast remote does work with the Fire TV, with some major caveats that I’ll get into, and at only $19.99, some may consider it as an alternative to the $29.99 Fire TV remote. Here is an explanation of what does and doesn’t work on the Chromecast remote when using it with a Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, or Fire TV Cube, as we
  15. Amazon has made it possible for Alexa Routines to control your Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick, or Fire TV Edition television. Through routines, either triggered automatically by some event or manually through a spoke Alexa command, Alexa can new automatically launch apps, play content, navigate home, pause/resume video, and even control the power and volume of your TV. To access these new Alexa capabilities, launch the Alexa app on a mobile device and head to the Routines section. From there, create a new routine and select the new “Fire TV” item listed under the “Add action” portion
  16. Amazon has added a new Sports section to Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, and Fire TV Edition televisions for live sports, documentaries, sports commentary, and more. Unlike the recently added Live and Free sections found in the navigation menu, the new Sports section is accessed through an icon in your list of apps and channels. This sports hub serves as an aggregator to pull in and display sports content from your various apps and services in one location for easier browsing. The Sports section looks and acts like the Fire TV’s main launcher interface. That’s because, unlike other aspects of th
  17. During Prime Day last month, Amazon was offering several Prime Video Channel subscriptions for $0.99 per month for 2 months. If you took advantage of the deal with the intention of canceling your subscription before the regular price kicks in during the 3rd month, you should cancel your subscription now. By now, your 2nd month for $0.99 should have started. If so, you can cancel the subscription now and continue watching for the entire remainder of your 2nd month. Your access to the content will not be cut off until the end of the 2nd month period, which should be around mid-December, even if
  18. As they tend to always do prior to a major sale, Amazon has revealed some of the Black Friday 2020 sale prices they’ll be having this year. Prices are mostly the same as they were during Prime Day last month. That said, there are some devices, like the newly released 4th-gen Echo, 4th-gen Echo Dot, and Eero 6 routers, that will be on sale for the first time ever this Black Friday. Amazon says some deals will begin as early as November 20th and continue through Black Friday on November 27th. If Amazon follows what they’ve done in the past, I’m expecting most deals to go live the morning of Wedn
  19. The Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition televisions don’t technically have a way to just password protect the entire device from being used, like you would lock your phone or tablet. However, a recent change to the options for child profiles on the Fire TV does now provide a way to essentially lock out the regular Fire TV interface with a PIN code. Here is how to do it. First, head over to the “Child Profiles” menu in the Fire TV’s Settings area. Note that, currently, this option is not available on the Fire TV Cube (both 1st & 2nd-gen) or the 1st-gen Fire TV Stick. If
  20. Amazon recently added the option for Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks to always ask for a profile to be selected when the device wakes up. This was done so that the Fire TV’s regular interface can be locked out by default. If you want this capability or if you find it annoying, here is how to turn it on or off. Go to your Fire TV’s Settings area and scroll all the way to the right to find the “Child Profiles” menu. Note that, as of the writing of this guide, this option is not currently available on Amazon Fire TV Cubes (both 1st and 2nd-gen) or on 1st-gen Fire TV Sticks. Scroll down to the “S
  21. A recent software update to Amazon Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks has added a simple but powerful new feature to how the devices wake up. If you have a child profile created through Amazon’s FreeTime service, which is being rebranded as Amazon Kids, you can now configure the Fire TV to ask you which profile you’d like to use every time it wakes up. The reason why this is powerful is that, when combined with a child PIN, this, for the first time, gives Fire TV owners a way to completely lock their device. Amazon Fire TVs have always had parental controls that allow you to require a PIN code be e
  22. Insignia has put their two largest Fire TV Edition televisions on sale. The massive Insignia 70-inch Fire TV Edition TV is on sale for $549.99. That’s $100 off of its regular price of $650. This is the new largest Fire TV television, which was just released about a month ago. Also on sale is the 65-inch version for $449.99, which is also $100 off of its regular price. Both of these current deals are $50 higher than the lowest prices these TVs have ever been, which was during Prime Day last month. If you’re looking for something smaller, the Toshiba 50-inch Fire TV Edition is on sale for $259.9
  23. As you may or may not know, the Amazon Echo Show line of smart displays run an OS based on Android. Despite my hopes and dreams, modding an Echo Show to do more than what it was originally intended to hasn’t been possible because the device is pretty locked down. A reader of AFTVnews by the name of Wilson C. just stumbled on a way to bring up Android’s default file manager and browser internal files on an Echo Show. Even though I haven’t thought of any use for this new peek behind the curtain of the Echo Show, here are instructions for how to do it, in hopes that someone else might think of so
  24. The wait is over. HBO and Amazon have reached an agreement and have announced that an official HBO Max app will be arriving on Amazon Fire TVs, Firesticks, Fire TV Edition televisions, and Fire tablets this Tuesday, November 17. The new version of HBO has only been available on Fire TVs via sideloading since it launched earlier this year in May. Starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to get it from the Amazon Appstore, as you’d expect. The existing “HBO” app in the Amazon Appstore will simply be replaced by the new “HBO Max” app. That means you won’t have to do anything if you have the current HB
  25. Get this Echo Flex Deal Amazon has put the Echo Flex on sale for $12.99. This is the most comact full fledged Echo model that Amazon sells. At this price it is just shy of 50% off and $3 above the lowest price that it has ever been. The Echo Flex’s tiny speaker isn’t going to sound great for music, but it’s perfectly sufficient for communicating with Alexa. On the bottom of the Echo Flex is a USB port that can be used to charge your phone or other devices. The USB port can also accept one of several Echo Flex accessories, including a Motion Sensor, Night Light, or Clock. Each accessory is “sm
  26. It’s sometimes hard to tell if you’re getting the maximum resolution possible out of your streaming service of choice on an Amazon Fire TV, since they all dynamically adjust the picture quality based on your available bandwidth. Whether it’s a new Fire TV Stick Lite and you’re wondering if YouTube is showing 1080p video in a kids room at the edge of your WiFi network range, or it’s Prime Video on your Fire TV Cube and want to ensure you get full 4K video for movie night on your best TV, here is how to definitively know the exact video resolution being streamed. This method works for any stream
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