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The Absence of Disney+ on Fire TV Could Be Down to a Disagreement About Ads

The platforms for the Disney+ launch were announced earlier this year, and Amazon's Fire TV range wasn't on the list. Now it seems that the reason is that the two are embroiled in a dispute over ads. Read More >>

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IFA 2019: Amazon is Also Bringing the Fire TV Cube and a Fire TV-Powered Soundbar to the UK

It turns out that announcing the Fire TV Edition 4K TVs are coming to the UK wasn't the only bit of news Amazon had up its sleeve. It turns out the Fire TV Cube and a Fire TV-powered soundbar are also coming to the UK next month. Read More >>

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IFA 2019: Amazon’s Fire TV Edition 4K TVs Are Coming to the UK, and You Can Buy Them at Currys

For the past couple of years Amazon has been selling TVs with Fire TV software built right in. In other words you had all the advantages of a Fire TV box without having to plug an extra device into your TV. They were US-only for a while, though rumours from last year claimed they'd arrive in the UK at some point. Turns out that time is next month. Read More >>

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Amazon’s World Domination Is Reportedly Extending to a Game Streaming Service

Amazon has a well-deserved reputation for taking over whatever industry it gets itself into, but its record of success is far from flawless. The online retailer has spent years hesitantly flirting with the gaming business with little to show for it. But as the wide-open field of game streaming picks up steam, it appears Amazon might see an opportunity to really become a player. Read More >>

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Step Aside Roku, Amazon’s New Fire TV Stick has 4K, HDR 10+, and Dolby Vision

Last year Roku wowed the world with its 4K Streaming Stick+, because it was the first time a company had squeezed 4K (and HDR) support into stick form. While it made headlines for lowering the price of entry for 4K streaming devices this year, there are still some issues with the product line-up. For one Roku supports HDR 10 over Dolby Vision, and those new cheaper devices aren't coming to the UK anytime soon. Read More >>

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Alexa is a Pretty Crappy TV Remote, for Now

Plenty of companies want to build the centrepiece for tomorrow’s smart home. Amazon has a head start, too. Tens of millions of Americans now own Echo devices, and Alexa now has tens of thousands of skills. Adding a voice assistant to any TV, I’ve always thought, could be a game changer. And now, Amazon’s Fire TV Cube does just that. Is it a game changer? Not yet. Read More >>

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Amazon Confirms Existence of ‘Fire TV Cube’, Won’t Say What it Actually Is

Amazon never really seems to stop when the job of upgrading its existing gadgets is on the table. Despite the fact it already has a pretty hefty streaming portfolio with the Fire TV Stick and 4K Fire TV dongle, it looks like something new is on the horizon. Something called the Fire TV Cube, which already has a teaser page on Amazon's American website. Read More >>

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Amazon’s Bundling the Echo and Fire TV Stick Together for £69.98

Last week Amazon opened up the far field voice control feature on the Fire TV here in the UK, letting Echo owners control their Amazon-made streaming stick using nothing but voice commands. To commemorate that, and clearly get people ditching the voice button on the remote, Amazon's bundling the two devices together. Read More >>

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Alexa Can Now Control Amazon Fire TV

Exciting news for lazy TV viewers. Amazon has today announced that it will be updating Amazon’s Fire TV platform - which includes Fire TV Stick - to add support for… umm… Amazon’s own Alexa voice controls. Read More >>

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Amazon’s Cheap 4K TVs Are Good Enough for Almost Anyone

Remember when 4Ks used to cost a damn fortune? Those days are quickly coming to an end, and if you need proof, look no further than Amazon’s new line of (Westinghouse-manufactured) budget televisions. They come with all the smarts of Amazon’s excellent Fire TV set-top box as well as a price-to-quality ratio that makes them appealing to just about anyone who isn’t willing to take out a mortgage to watch the game in higher quality. Read More >>

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The Best TV and Movie Streaming Devices (2015 Edition)

For people who don't have the luxury of owning a smart TV, and would rather use their computers for better things, streaming devices have been somewhat of a godsend. It gives your TV a hefty upgrade so that you can watch all your favourite shows, but without having to cough up an obscene amount of money in the process. But which are the best TV and movie streaming devices? Read More >>

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New Amazon Fire TV Review: Now With 4K But Still Not a Roku

Amazon’s Fire TV is the Amazon Fire of set top boxes. I’m not saying that to sound like an idiot. I’m trying to emphasise how Amazon’s affinity for highly proprietary and basically functional hardware spans categories. The fancy new Fire TV is no exception. Read More >>

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The New Amazon Fire TV Does 4K and Voice Commands For Just £80

“We decided not to mess with what’s working,” says Amazon devices VP Peter Larsen. That’s why his new Fire TV looks exactly the same. But inside this tiny box, you’ll find components powerful enough to stream 4K movies. It’s one more impulse buy from the kings of online shopping. Read More >>