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Amazon's world domination soon to extend to cinemas too
Amazon's world domination soon to extend to cinemas too By Maggie Tillman

Amazon might disrupt the cinema industry next.The e-commerce giant is known for toppling several industries - from retail to books. Now, it's set its sights on brick-and-mortar movie theatres, according to Bloomberg, which reported Amazon is in the running... Read more

Awesome Amazon reviews that are bound to amuse
Awesome Amazon reviews that are bound to amuse By Adrian Willings

Isn't Amazon great? From humble beginnings, the e-retailer has gone from strength to strength and now you can pretty much buy anything and have it delivered to your door in a matter of hours (sometimes same day if you really can't wait). With so many... Read more

Amazon Cast can now instantly send music from Amazon Music app to Echo
Amazon Cast can now instantly send music from Amazon Music app to Echo By Rik Henderson

Amazon has launched Amazon Cast to bring its Amazon Music application up to speed with the likes of Spotify.Amazon Cast effectively enables the Music app on iOS and Android to cast tracks to an Echo device in the home. You can therefore start to play... Read more

Here's how to get four months of Amazon Music Unlimited for 99p
Here's how to get four months of Amazon Music Unlimited for 99p By Dan Grabham

Amazon has revealed a big discount on its Amazon Music Unlimited streaming service - get four months of music for 99p. The offer is to celebrate Amazon Prime Day, which kicks off today. However, we've heard that the Music Unlimited deal will go on until... Read more

What is Amazon Music Unlimited and how does it work?
What is Amazon Music Unlimited and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Amazon Music Unlimited is getting better and better - while research firm MIDiA says it's the third largest music streaming service after Spotify and Apple Music, with around 16 million subscribers. Here's everything you need to know about Amazon Music... Read more

Amazon Alexa voice control now supported on iOS
Amazon Alexa voice control now supported on iOS By Max Langridge

Amazon has announced that it is now updating the Alexa app for iOS to support voice control. The update means you will be able to control any Echo devices in your home, or any Alexa-enabled smart home devices from directly within the Alexa app, using... Read more

What is Amazon Prime Wardrobe and how does it work?
What is Amazon Prime Wardrobe and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Amazon has launched a new service: Prime Wardrobe.It follows the launch of Amazon Echo Look, a new type of Alexa-enabled device for those who have an interest in fashion. Echo Look allows you to take a photo of your outfit and then get recommendations... Read more

Amazon Music app for iOS and Android now has hands-free Alexa voice control
Amazon Music app for iOS and Android now has hands-free Alexa voice control By Rik Henderson

Amazon has introduced hands-free Alexa voice control for its Amazon Music application on iOS and Android.It is only available for Music Unlimited and Prime Music subscribers in the US at present, with no word yet on the feature coming to UK versions of... Read more

How to install a VPN on an Amazon Fire TV Stick or Fire TV
How to install a VPN on an Amazon Fire TV Stick or Fire TV By Steve Dye

Amazon's Fire TV Stick and 4K Fire TV streaming devices each allow you to convert any TV into a smart one. You just plug one into a spare USB or HDMI port and connect it to the internet. This opens up a multitude of new video services, including Amazon... Read more

Sick of Alexa's voice? Amazon now allows skills to use different voices
Sick of Alexa's voice? Amazon now allows skills to use different voices By Elyse Betters

Those of you who really want Alexa to have different voices will be happy with this latest development.Amazon has released a new developer preview that essentially lets Alexa skill developers add a new voice to their skills. They can pick from a handful... Read more

Amazon Alexa skills for kids: New Lego, Pac-Man, and other skills go live
Amazon Alexa skills for kids: New Lego, Pac-Man, and other skills go live By Elyse Betters

The first Alexa skills built specifically for kids are now live in the UK.Initially, there are handful of new skills, including a new Lego skill and a Pac-Man skill. According to Amazon, all these new experiences are designed to "mix learning with fun".... Read more

What is Amazon Prime Book Box and how does it work?
What is Amazon Prime Book Box and how does it work? By Elyse Betters

Amazon has quietly launched something called Prime Book Box.Essentially, it's a monthly book subscription service for kids. If you subscribe, you will receive (delivered to your door) a box with four board books or two hardcover picture books or novels.... Read more

Amazon just hiked the price of Prime for US customers by 20 per cent
Amazon just hiked the price of Prime for US customers by 20 per cent By Elyse Betters

Billionaire Jeff Bezos wants even more of your hard-earned money.His company, Amazon, has revealed it will increase the annual cost of a Prime membership in the US. It will cost $119 a year, a 20-per cent increase from the previous $99 price. This change... Read more

Amazon Prime Music: What is it and how does it differ from Music Unlimited?
Amazon Prime Music: What is it and how does it differ from Music Unlimited? By Rik Henderson

Amazon has finally brought its own streaming music service to the UK. It's a limited service that's free for Amazon Prime users - members do not need to pay any more to access it.It doesn't really take on the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and Deezer... Read more

Amazon reveals number of Prime subscribers for the first time
Amazon reveals number of Prime subscribers for the first time By Elyse Betters

Amazon, for the first time, has revealed how many people subscribe to Prime, and it came close to revealing the same for Amazon Music.The company, which just released its annual shareholder letter, said the subscription service has 100 million paid members... Read more

Amazon made a web browser app for Android called... Internet
Amazon made a web browser app for Android called... Internet By Elyse Betters

Amazon owns the Internet.Literally. It's launched a new web browser app for Android, and it's called Internet. The app went live in Google Play Store in March, but Amazon never publicly announced the product, so it went unnoticed until TechCrunch spotted... Read more

Amazon Music Unlimited gains more voice control, makes finding music even easier
Amazon Music Unlimited gains more voice control, makes finding music even easier By Max Langridge

Amazon has announced some new voice control updates to its Music Unlimited streaming service that will allow users to find and discover music even easier than before. What is Amazon Music Unlimited and how does it work? We've all been there, we've heard... Read more

Amazon SmileCodes explained: How to use those QR codes for discounts
Amazon SmileCodes explained: How to use those QR codes for discounts By Elyse Betters

Amazon has developed its own QR codes to offer discounts.They're called SmileCodes, and you can find them in all sorts of places in the real world. They've been in testing in Europe over the past few weeks, but now they're coming to the US. With them,... Read more

Save £10 off Amazon orders of £50 or more for today only!
Save £10 off Amazon orders of £50 or more for today only! By Max Langridge

Amazon is feeling the love and passing on some savings in return to all Amazon customers tomorrow, Thursday 25 January. The retail giant is offering anyone shopping on Amazon tomorrow, £10 off selected orders of £50 or more. The deal will go live at... Read more

Alexa app update adds voice control on your phone
Alexa app update adds voice control on your phone By Adrian Willings

Amazon has recently updated the Alexa App for Android devices to include the power to use voice commands directly from your smartphone. Previously, the app has only been a tool for accessing settings of your Amazon Echo devices; adding skills, sending... Read more

Amazon Alexa app: How to master your Echo or Alexa device experience
Amazon Alexa app: How to master your Echo or Alexa device experience By Elyse Betters

It looks like a lot of people received new Alexa devices this Christmas, as evident by the Amazon Alexa app, which topped app charts this week.It earned the No. 1 spot on the Apple App Store's Top Free chart for the first time and remained there throughout... Read more

Amazon bins its music upload storage service
Amazon bins its music upload storage service By Rik Henderson

For a fair few years, Amazon has offered free and paid music storage options - where you can upload up to 250,000 of your own mp3 tracks to its cloud and listen to through Amazon Music.This includes tracks bought on other music services, including iTunes.However,... Read more

How to use Amazon's app to view items in your home with AR
How to use Amazon's app to view items in your home with AR By Elyse Betters

Amazon's app now lets you experience augmented reality.It has begun leveraging Apple's ARKit, a technology that essentially makes it easier for developers to add augmented reality (AR) components to their apps and software. As a result, you can now use... Read more

Amazon Alexa comes to iOS and Android through Amazon Music app
Amazon Alexa comes to iOS and Android through Amazon Music app By Max Langridge

Amazon is rolling out an update for its Amazon Music app on both Android and iOS that will see Alexa, the company's voice-controlled smart assistant, added to assist with playing and finding new songs. What is Amazon Music Unlimited and how does it work?... Read more

Dedicated Amazon Prime Video app for Android hits Google Play at last
Dedicated Amazon Prime Video app for Android hits Google Play at last By Rik Henderson

Amazon has finally provided a dedicated Android app for its Amazon Prime Video streaming service.While iOS phone and tablet owners have had the luxury of a native app for a considerable while, Android device users have had to install workarounds in order... Read more

What is Amazon Top Up and how does it work?
What is Amazon Top Up and how does it work? By Elyse Betters

If you don't have a bank card, shopping online is nearly impossible.You're likely limited to using throw-away refill cards when it comes to buying goods on the internet. Amazon, however, has introduced a new service in the UK, called Amazon Top Up, that... Read more

What is Amazon Instant Pickup, who can use it, and how does it work?
What is Amazon Instant Pickup, who can use it, and how does it work? By Elyse Betters

Another day, another Amazon service.The online retailer has launched something called Instant Pickup. Immediately, the media has begun spinning this as Amazon's latest push into physical retail outlets, as it allows you to instantly pick up “daily essential”... Read more

Amazon's Blue Apron-like 'Meal Kits' are already here, apparently
Amazon's Blue Apron-like 'Meal Kits' are already here, apparently By Elyse Betters

Amazon has eyed another industry it wants to disrupt: meal box subscription services.You see, earlier this month, it surfaced that Amazon had registered a trademark for its own meal box service. The trademark application included the slogan "We do the... Read more

Amazon Anytime could be the shopping giant's new messaging app
Amazon Anytime could be the shopping giant's new messaging app By Max Langridge

Amazon may be developing its own messaging app, to rival apps such as iMessage, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. Called Anytime, the app will reportedly be available across iOS, Android and even desktop, and will combine features of many of the other... Read more

Can I get Amazon Prime Now one-hour deliveries in my area?
Can I get Amazon Prime Now one-hour deliveries in my area? By Rik Henderson

You might not have known already, but Amazon Prime members in certain cities have the option to order deliveries to arrive on the same day. Indeed, they can even arrive within one or two hours, with the latter available as a free option.Known as Amazon... Read more

Forget Amazon Go cashier-less stores, Moby Mart is already here
Forget Amazon Go cashier-less stores, Moby Mart is already here By Elyse Betters

Imagine an Amazon Go - but on wheels.Swedish startup Wheelys has come up with a cashier-less, driver-less store called Moby Mart. But unlike Amazon Go, which is stationary and based in Seattle, Moby Mart is now cruising down the streets of Shanghai.... Read more

Is Amazon's checkout-less grocery store coming to the UK soon?
Is Amazon's checkout-less grocery store coming to the UK soon? By Elyse Betters

Remember Amazon Go? Well, Amazon might bring it to the UK.The online retailer could soon export its experimental checkout-less grocery store to the UK, if a recent trademark registration of "No Queue. No Checkout. (No, Seriously.)" is to be taken seriously.... Read more

Amazon FreeTime for kids comes to Android phones and tablets
Amazon FreeTime for kids comes to Android phones and tablets By Max Langridge

Amazon's child-friendly content portal, Amazon FreeTime, is now available as an app from the Google Play Store, making it available on Android phones and tablets. FreeTime is already available as a service on Amazon's own Fire and Fire Kids Edition tablets,... Read more

What is Amazon Cash and how does it work?
What is Amazon Cash and how does it work? By Elyse Betters

If you don't have a bank card, shopping online is nearly impossible.People without access to credit and debit cards - including minors - are limited to using gift cards or throw-away refill cards when it comes to buying goods on the internet. Amazon,... Read more

Amazon's app will now tell Prime users if their outfit looks good
Amazon's app will now tell Prime users if their outfit looks good By Elyse Betters

Remember the movie Clueless?One thing that always stuck out in that movie was Cher's automated closet and nearby computer that would show what each outfit looked like on her and allowed her to mix and match pieces. It'd be a dream come true for anybody... Read more

Amazon Alexa comes to iOS devices: How does it work and what can it do?
Amazon Alexa comes to iOS devices: How does it work and what can it do? By Elyse Betters

If you own an iPhone, you now have access to Alexa voice commands.No, that doesn't mean you can replace Siri with Alexa. In order to access Amazon's voice assistant, you have to go inside the company's main shopping app. Here's everything you need to... Read more

Today only, get £10 off Amazon orders over £50
Today only, get £10 off Amazon orders over £50 By Max Langridge

It's not Black Friday, it's not Cyber Monday, it's not even as if Christmas was that recent anymore yet still Amazon is having a sale of sorts.For today only, Friday 20 January, the online retailer is offering £10 off orders placed for over £50.So... Read more

How to watch Amazon Video on your Android phone or tablet
How to watch Amazon Video on your Android phone or tablet By Chris Hall

Amazon Video has a great selection of titles, from classics like Mad Men, to new hits like Bosch or The Man in the High Castle and Clarkson's new venture The Grand Tour. But it's not the simplest service to use.Amazon Video comes as part of the Prime... Read more

Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan now available in UK and US: Here's what you need to know
Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan now available in UK and US: Here's what you need to know By Elyse Betters

Amazon's new on-demand music streaming service is now available in the UK as well as the US, and it has also added a similar family payment option across both sides of the Atlantic.Amazon Music Unlimited, which is designed to take on Spotify and Apple... Read more

Amazon hopes to open 2,000 Amazon Go stores and drive-thrus
Amazon hopes to open 2,000 Amazon Go stores and drive-thrus By Elyse Betters

Amazon has big plans for Amazon Go.Amazon unveiled its cashier-less grocery store in Seattle on Monday, without any word as to whether it planned to open more locations. However, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Amazon hopes to one... Read more

36 geeky wrapping papers to use on Christmas gifts this year
36 geeky wrapping papers to use on Christmas gifts this year By Elyse Betters

Part of the joy behind the gift-giving experience is finding an awesome present that's tailored to one person. But did you realise wrapping paper can further bring that present to a whole new (and geekier) level?Surprising a person with a Christmas gift... Read more

Quick! Amazon Prime membership slashed to £59 as a limited offer
Quick! Amazon Prime membership slashed to £59 as a limited offer By Chris Hall

Amazon has already started slashing prices for Black Friday, but there's a great offer on Prime membership if you've not already signed up.Amazon has slashed the price to £59 for new Prime members, so if you've been wondering whether to sign up or not,... Read more

Amazon has now made it easier to buy your favourite Kickstarter products
Amazon has now made it easier to buy your favourite Kickstarter products By Max Langridge

Amazon has introduced a new Kickstarter Collection section as part of its Launchpad platform for startups to sell their products and get them noticed. The programme works with capital firms, startup accelerators and crowd-funding platforms such as Kickstarter... Read more

Amazon will properly join the music streaming market with Music Unlimited
Amazon will properly join the music streaming market with Music Unlimited By Max Langridge

We reported back in June that Amazon was potentially working on its own proper music streaming service, that would be separate to its current Prime Music service. Prime Music comes as part of Amazon's £79/year Prime subscription and gives subscribers... Read more

What is Prisma and how does it turn your pics and vids into artwork?
What is Prisma and how does it turn your pics and vids into artwork? By Elyse Betters

Forget about Instagram. A new app is all the rage right now, mostly because it's loaded with some amazing, artsy filters.These aren't regular, old filters. They won't add a nice glow to your skin in perfectly-setup selfies, nor will they make the backgrounds... Read more

Amazon Prime adds Twitch Prime to offer game discounts, free loot
Amazon Prime adds Twitch Prime to offer game discounts, free loot By Elyse Betters

Amazon-owned Twitch now offers benefits just for Amazon Prime members.This new set of benefits is dubbed Twitch Prime. To get access to it, you must pay Amazon's annual $99 Prime membership fee. An Amazon Prime membership gives you free two-day shipping... Read more

Amazon dreamed up these cool headphones that listen for your name
Amazon dreamed up these cool headphones that listen for your name By Elyse Betters

Amazon might be getting into the noise-canceling headphone biz - only its headphones are really smart.The thing about noise-canceling headphones is that they let you block out all the sound surrounding you, letting you focus on the audio coming in from... Read more

Amazon Fresh now available in extra areas, get your groceries same day
Amazon Fresh now available in extra areas, get your groceries same day By Rik Henderson

Amazon launched Amazon Fresh, its online groceries shopping service, in London at the beginning of June. However, only Amazon Prime members within the initial 69 central and east London postcodes could order fresh food and supplies.That has now expanded... Read more

Amazon might launch a paid music-streaming service that works with Echo
Amazon might launch a paid music-streaming service that works with Echo By Elyse Betters

Apple Music and Spotify might soon face heavy competition from Amazon.According to CNBC, Amazon will announce a standalone music-streaming service. It'll launch this summer or autumn, offering up a catalogue of songs for $9.99 a month. Amazon, which... Read more

Only Amazon Prime members can buy GTA 5, FIFA 16 and other big games from Amazon
Only Amazon Prime members can buy GTA 5, FIFA 16 and other big games from Amazon By Rik Henderson

There's little doubt that Amazon Prime membership is great value for money, but it has always offered additional benefits rather than take away features for regular members. Until now.It has been spotted that Grand Theft Auto 5, FIFA 16, Minecraft and... Read more