Fire TV Monthly Data Cap

Watch out: Fire TV could become the most expensive device in your home

By on June 30, 2014 at 2:35 PM.

Watch out: Fire TV could become the most expensive device in your home

The announcement of the Fire TV set-top box was inevitable. With a huge catalog of streaming movies, TV shows and original series, it only made sense that Amazon would eventually take on the likes of Roku, Apple TV and Chromecast with a powerful device of its own. But as Tyler Hayes learned, one of the most interesting features of Fire TV could quickly result in unexpected costs. More →

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FireTV vs FyreTV: Amazon's Porn Problem

Amazon has a serious porn problem

By on April 25, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

Amazon has a serious porn problem

Ever since it launched its Fire TV set-top box, it was clear to some potential buyers – those who went to FireTV.com when looking for more information online about the product – that Amazon may have a porn problem. And it looks like the issue is more serious than expected for the retail giant. More →

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Amazon Fire TV Teardown

Amazon Fire TV teardown reveals a beastly set-top box

By on April 4, 2014 at 2:28 PM.

Amazon Fire TV teardown reveals a beastly set-top box

Amazon’s announcement of the Fire TV on Wednesday didn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone keeping track of the countless leaks, but the specifications of the device did manage to cause a stir. iFixit has given the Fire TV its standard teardown treatment in order to take a look at the parts that power a set-top box three times as powerful as the Apple TV, and to see how easy it would be to repair. More →

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Amazon Fire TV Ad

Video: Amazon’s first Fire TV ad is horrifying

By on April 2, 2014 at 3:20 PM.

Video: Amazon’s first Fire TV ad is horrifying

What better way to introduce an exciting new product than by inviting Gary Busey to star in the premiere commercial? Amazon’s just-announced Fire TV set-top box is one of the most dynamic devices of its kind, powered by a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and featuring video, music and gaming all in a single box. One of the key features of the Fire TV is its voice activated search functionality. No more fumbling through endless letters to find what you want — just hit the microphone button, say the name any actor or movie, and the results will appear. Gary Busey, a man who has admittedly spoken to his fair share of inanimate devices, is overjoyed at Amazon’s inclusion of simple voice search. View the insanity below. More →

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Amazon Fire TV Release Date

Amazon opens fire on Apple TV and Chromecast with new Fire TV

By on April 2, 2014 at 11:11 AM.

Amazon opens fire on Apple TV and Chromecast with new Fire TV

Pretend to be surprised: Amazon just unveiled a new streaming video product during a press conference on Wednesday. Reports of Amazon’s Apple TV competitor have been coming hot and heavy over the past few weeks, and now the box is finally official. Dubbed Fire TV, the new device will plug into a television set and allow users to stream video content over the Internet to their screens. Amazon’s Prime video will take center stage on the device, but it will also support content from third-party providers including Netflix and Hulu Plus (other apps such as HBO Go and Showtime Anytime will be added in the future). The device will run a customized version of Android, as is the case with Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets. More →

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