Amazon Fire TV Update Brings New Features!

Amazon Fire TV Update Brings New Features!

By Rich W Woods Own a Fire TV? No? Why the hell are you reading this? Ok, I have jokes. We get it. Moving on. Amazon released an update to the Fire TV and the Fire TV Stick yesterday bringing many new features, including connecting to hotel or dorm room Wi-Fi with captive portal support, X-Ray on Fire TV, browse and search Prime Playlists, hidden PIN entry, and new shortcuts. Read on for a further…

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Amazon Fire TV Stick Review: A Great Value

Amazon Fire TV Stick Review: A Great Value

By Rich W Woods Amazon announced the Fire TV Stick on October 27. They made it immediately available for preorder for $39.99, making them available in mid-November. If you are an Amazon Prime member, then for two days, you had the opportunity to purchase the Amazon Fire TV Stick for just $20. I was having a few beers a few days ago and telling the bartender about a show that I’ve been watching on Netflix….

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Amazon Fire TV Stick vs Roku Streaming Stick

Amazon Fire TV Stick vs Roku Streaming Stick

By Rich W Woods It would seem as though the day of the set top box is in our rear view mirrors, or close to it. The Amazon Fire TV Stick is the third mainstream dongle we’ve seen. A trend started by the Chromecast. Both the Amazon Fire TV Stick and the Roku Streaming Stick essentially do the same things that the Amazon Fire TV and the Roku 3 do, respectively, with the exception of…

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Amazon Fire TV Stick: First Impressions

Amazon Fire TV Stick: First Impressions

By Rich W Woods I’ve never used the Amazon Fire TV before. I have, however, used just about everything else that exists to stream TV. That includes the Roku box, Apple TV, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, Chromecast, and even an iPad with a lightning to HDMI adapter. Just like the Roku Streaming Stick generally does the same thing as a Roku box, the Amazon Fire TV Stick generally does what the Amazon Fore TV…

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Amazon announces Fire TV Stick for just $20, and it’s not a Chromecast

Amazon announces Fire TV Stick for just $20, and it’s not a Chromecast

By Rich W Woods Amazon this morning announced a new HDMI dongle. It will be priced at $39. Sound a bit like Chromecast? It’s called the Amazon Fire TV Stick. All morning, I’ve been scrolling my Twitter feed seeing headlines like “This is Amazon’s $39 Streaming Stick, and it’s just like Chromecast”. This is simply not true. First of all, if you’re a Prime member, it’s $20 until Wednesday. Second of all, Chromecast is the…

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