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Amazon Fire TV Cube specs, news and release date: Set-top-box and Echo hybrid coming soon

Amazon Fire TV Cube specs, news and release date: Set-top-box and Echo hybrid coming soon

By Rik Henderson

Amazon has confirmed the existence of a new Fire TV device it calls the Fire TV Cube.Here's everything we know so far about the new device, which is a set-top box that also features Amazon Echo functionality built-in A splash page on Amazon.com simply... Read more

What is Amazon Prime and what do you get for your money?

What is Amazon Prime and what do you get for your money?

By Rik Henderson

Amazon Prime launched in 2007 in the UK and two-years earlier in the US. It's now available in multiple countries around the world and millions of members have signed up to receive a swathe of benefits. Not least early access to bargains during Black... Read more

Amazon continues its push into TV, scores exclusive rights to US Open tennis

Amazon continues its push into TV, scores exclusive rights to US Open tennis

By Max Langridge

Following the news last year that Amazon has secured the exclusive rights to broadcast the ATP World Tour tennis through Amazon Prime, the retail giant has now announced it has done the same with the US Open tennis championship. Amazon serves up exclusive... Read more

Amazon Fire TV Edition smart televisions with Alexa coming to Best Buy later this year

Amazon Fire TV Edition smart televisions with Alexa coming to Best Buy later this year

By Rik Henderson

Televisions with Amazon's Fire TV platform built-in have been around for the last year but not on the scale expected for the coming months in 2018.That's because the company has signed a deal with Best Buy to sell Fire TV Edition sets in US and Canadian... Read more

Amazon Fire TV Stick slashed to £29 in Easter sales

Amazon Fire TV Stick slashed to £29 in Easter sales

By Rik Henderson

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a great way to add smart features to your TV. Normally costing £39.99 the Fire TV Stick, with Alexa Voice Remote, has been slashed to £29.99 in the Early Easter sales. See the discounted Fire TV Stick on Amazon UK The Stick... Read more

Grab yourself a 4K Amazon Fire TV for just £60

Grab yourself a 4K Amazon Fire TV for just £60

By Rik Henderson

Amazon often discounts its own-branded products, and now we've hit the Easter sales there are some bargains to be had: the discounted Amazon Fire TV with 4K and Alexa Voice Remote, for starters.Normally selling for £69.99, the 4K Fire TV is just £59.99.... Read more

Amazon hoping to steal Premier League football TV rights from Sky and BT

Amazon hoping to steal Premier League football TV rights from Sky and BT

By Dan Grabham

Amazon has held talks with English football’s top-tier league as it continues its ambitious assembly of principal sports rights under the Prime banner.The TV rights auction for the 2019-22 Premier League seasons takes place next month and Amazon is... Read more

How to watch Amazon Prime Video on TV: Your complete guide

How to watch Amazon Prime Video on TV: Your complete guide

By Rik Henderson

Amazon's video streaming service has become almost a different beast since it was rebranded from Lovefilm in 2014. Amazon Prime Video is now the main global rival to Netflix and like its peer, it offers TV shows and movies to watch instantly on an internet... Read more

Amazon Fire TV tips and tricks: How to get the most from your Fire TV Stick or 4K box

Amazon Fire TV tips and tricks: How to get the most from your Fire TV Stick or 4K box

By Rik Henderson

Amazon offers two different Fire TV streaming devices these days: the dongle-like Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and the second generation Fire TV Stick.Both of which come with an Alexa Voice Remote, so not only do they access streaming services including BBC... Read more

Amazon Fire TV devices now let you browse the web via Silk and Firefox

Amazon Fire TV devices now let you browse the web via Silk and Firefox

By Elyse Betters

Amazon has opened up web browsing to Fire TV users.The online retailer announced that, starting 20 December, all owners of the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick will be able to browse the web on those devices via Amazon's Silk browser or Mozilla's Firefox... Read more

When is The Grand Tour on TV and how can I watch it?

When is The Grand Tour on TV and how can I watch it?

By Rik Henderson

The Grand Tour, an Amazon exclusive show, is back for its second season. The car show, starring ex-Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May has relaunched today, 8 December, with a new episode released every Friday for the next... Read more

Amazon might soon offer a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video

Amazon might soon offer a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video

By Elyse Betters

Amazon is considering a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video, a new report has claimed. The streaming service is a benefit for Amazon Prime subscribers, who currently pay $99 a year for their membership. They get things like free two-day shipping... Read more

Amazon is making a Lord of the Rings prequel TV series and spin-off

Amazon is making a Lord of the Rings prequel TV series and spin-off

By Elyse Betters

Amazon is stepping up its original series efforts in a major way.Amazon's CEO, Jeff Bezos, apparently wants Amazon's original TV division to develop more big, primetime-level shows, kind of like Game of Thrones. It was previously reported that Amazon... Read more

New Amazon Fire TV announced, with 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos and more

New Amazon Fire TV announced, with 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos and more

By Rik Henderson

After Apple announced its own, all-singing, all-dancing 4K HDR set-top-box, we have been on baited breath to find out how Amazon would respond.Well, now it has. And not with a replacement to its set-top-box, but a dongle more like the Google Chromecast.Designed... Read more

Amazon 4K movie prices plummet to combat Apple TV 4K

Amazon 4K movie prices plummet to combat Apple TV 4K

By Rik Henderson

One of the best received Apple announcements during its launch of Apple TV 4K was that Ultra HD movie prices would be in line with the HD equivalents. And since the release of the new set-top-box, we've some incredible bargains available for the device.In... Read more

Plex users can view live TV with DVR on Amazon Fire TV and the web

Plex users can view live TV with DVR on Amazon Fire TV and the web

By Elyse Betters

Plex Live TV and DVR are now available on Amazon Fire TV.In other words, you now have another way to stream over-the-air shows. Previously, Plex Live TV and DVR was only accessible on Android, iPhone, Android TV, and Apple TV devices. Plex, which was... Read more

Amazon Alexa comes to EE TV for voice-controlled channel hopping

Amazon Alexa comes to EE TV for voice-controlled channel hopping

By Max Langridge

If you own an EE TV set-top box, you can now ask Alexa for information on what programmes are on, and even set recordings. The integration of Alexa marks the first time it has been done on a set-top box in the UK. Amazon Echo: What can Alexa do and what... Read more

Amazon's Lovefilm DVD and Blu-ray postal rental service to end in October

Amazon's Lovefilm DVD and Blu-ray postal rental service to end in October

By Rik Henderson

Amazon is to finally close its Lovefilm movie rental service on 31 October.To soften the blow, it is offering existing Lovefilm customers £15 off an Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote. They can each snag one for £25 instead of the usual £40.The... Read more

Amazon Prime Video to develop new shows from 'Walking Dead' creator

Amazon Prime Video to develop new shows from 'Walking Dead' creator

By Elyse Betters

Amazon inked an "overall deal" with the creator of The Walking Dead.The company revealed that it signed a first-look deal with Robert Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment, the production company behind a few popular comics and hit TV shows, such as The Walking... Read more

How to use Alexa to control Amazon Fire TV devices without a remote

How to use Alexa to control Amazon Fire TV devices without a remote

By Elyse Betters

Amazon has introduced a new voice-control feature for Fire TV users.As of 1 August, if you own one of Amazon's Fire TV media players, as well as an Echo device, you can control that Fire TV from your Echo using just your voice. That's right. No more remote... Read more

Amazon serves up exclusive rights to ATP World Tour tennis

Amazon serves up exclusive rights to ATP World Tour tennis

By Max Langridge

Avid tennis fans who regularly tune in to watch the ATP World Tour will now need to make sure they have an Amazon Prime subscription, after the US retail giant won exclusive UK rights to show the World Tour matches from Sky.Read more about Amazon Prime... Read more

Amazon Echo owners can control Sony TVs and Logitech Harmony through Alexa

Amazon Echo owners can control Sony TVs and Logitech Harmony through Alexa

By Rik Henderson

During the recent Amazon Prime Day sales, you might have snapped up a bargain Amazon Echo or Echo Dot and now have an Alexa voice assistant in your home. And if you did, you're probably wondering what amazing things you can do with it.Well, we recommend... Read more

The Grand Tour season 2 trailer drops as an Amazon Prime Day tease

The Grand Tour season 2 trailer drops as an Amazon Prime Day tease

By Chris Hall

Amazon Prime Day is in full swing and Amazon has used the occasion to drop a teaser for the next season of its most anticipated show: The Grand Tour. The Grand Tour see Clarkson, Hammond and May extracted from the BBC's Top Gear and taking their chaotic... Read more

Get an Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa remote for £30 on Prime Day

Get an Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa remote for £30 on Prime Day

By Max Langridge

Amazon's Prime Day of deals kicks off at 6pm tonight, Monday 10 July, exclusively for Prime members. If you don't currently subscribe to Prime, you can sign up for £79/year here.As part of the Prime Day deals, Amazon is knocking £10 off the price of... Read more

Amazon and Apple finally playing nicely, Amazon Video coming to Apple TV

Amazon and Apple finally playing nicely, Amazon Video coming to Apple TV

By Max Langridge

After several rumours suggesting it was happening, Apple has confirmed that itself and Amazon have finally settled some differences, as Amazon's Video app will make its way to Apple TV later this year. Amazon Video is the last major video app missing... Read more

Amazon Channels comes to UK: What is it and what channels does it offer?

Amazon Channels comes to UK: What is it and what channels does it offer?

By Rik Henderson

Amazon has launched Amazon Channels in the UK. It offers a way to subscribe to a large array of premium TV channels and services for a low, non-contract monthly fee.So to help you understand the new service, here's our short, handy guide on what it offers...What... Read more

Amazon Video is the first to support Samsung's HDR10 Plus standard

Amazon Video is the first to support Samsung's HDR10 Plus standard

By Max Langridge

Samsung has announced that Amazon Video is the first content partner to deliver HDR10 Plus content to Samsung TVs, with content set to arrive on Amazon Prime later this year.HDR10 Plus is an evolution of HDR10 TV technology, and has been developed by... Read more

All-new Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote now available for £40

All-new Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote now available for £40

By Rik Henderson

Amazon has brought the new, updated Fire TV Stick to the UK and it is available now.Launched in the US at the tail end of last year, the new version of the Stick has a quad-core processor, so is lightning quick in operation. It also has more stable,... Read more

Watch The Grand Tour for free over Christmas, here's how

Watch The Grand Tour for free over Christmas, here's how

By Rik Henderson

Amazon has made the first episode of The Grand Tour available to watch for free over the Christmas period.All Amazon customers in the UK, not just those with Prime membership, can now watch "The Holy Trinity", the one hour 11 minute debut of the new show... Read more

Amazon Fire TV gets swanky new user interface: Here's what your box does now

Amazon Fire TV gets swanky new user interface: Here's what your box does now

By Rik Henderson

Amazon has rolled out a new user interface for its 4K Fire TV set-top-box and will introduce the new design to the Fire TV Stick and first-generation Fire TV early in the new year.The new UI comes with a cleaner, fresher look that makes it more simple... Read more

The Grand Tour more popular than Game of Thrones, to pirates at least

The Grand Tour more popular than Game of Thrones, to pirates at least

By Rik Henderson

Amazon's The Grand Tour is reported the most illegally downloaded TV show of all time, beating Game of Thrones to the unwanted pinnacle of the piracy charts.Data analyst Muso told the Daily Mail that the first episode alone had been illegally downloaded... Read more

The Grand Tour now available, see the hijinks of the ex-Top Gear crowd on Amazon

The Grand Tour now available, see the hijinks of the ex-Top Gear crowd on Amazon

By Rik Henderson

Amazon's rival show to Top Gear has finally started. Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond present The Grand Tour, a new car show that started on Amazon Prime Instant Video today, Friday 18 November.A new episode will debut each Friday for... Read more

Amazon Video preparing for worldwide expansion

Amazon Video preparing for worldwide expansion

By Max Langridge

Amazon could be set to undergo a huge global expansion of its video streaming service from December, following the launch of the company's new show The Grand Tour. When is The Grand Tour on TV and how can I watch it? Amazon Video review: Hitting the Prime... Read more

Amazon's new Fire TV stick is faster and has an Alexa remote (but no 4K)

Amazon's new Fire TV stick is faster and has an Alexa remote (but no 4K)

By Elyse Betters

Amazon is giving its streaming media stick an update.The company has announced a new Amazon Fire TV streaming media stick with a quad-core processor, rather than the dual-core processor found the last stick, and support for faster Wi-Fi (802.11ac MIMO).... Read more

Hugely controversial Preacher exclusive to Amazon Prime Instant Video in UK

Hugely controversial Preacher exclusive to Amazon Prime Instant Video in UK

By Rik Henderson

Amazon has snapped up several exclusive rights to one of the most eagerly anticipated US TV series, Preacher.It will be only available on Amazon Prime Instant Video in the UK, Austria, Germany and Japan. The series starts on Monday 23 May.Based on the... Read more

Amazon Original Mozart in the Jungle free to watch this weekend after winning Golden Globes

Amazon Original Mozart in the Jungle free to watch this weekend after winning Golden Globes

By Rik Henderson

After scooping two Golden Globes at the recent awards ceremony, Amazon Original series Mozart in the Jungle will be free to watch this weekend, starting at 9pm on Friday 15 January and running until midnight on Sunday.All you have to do is spark up the... Read more

Amazon Fire TV tips and tricks: 16 things you probably had no clue you could do

Amazon Fire TV tips and tricks: 16 things you probably had no clue you could do

By Elyse Betters

Amazon's Fire TV platform comprises streaming set-top boxes and sticks, including the latest Amazon Fire TV 4K.To help you get the most out of it, as well as any older Amazon streaming device, we've rounded up a selection of tips and tricks worth knowing.... Read more

Amazon is adding shopping features to its Fire TV lineup

Amazon is adding shopping features to its Fire TV lineup

By Elyse Betters

The Amazon Fire TV is about to become a one-stop shop. Literally.Amazon makes hardwares so that you can use them to buy stuff from the company - whether that be movies from its streaming network, apps from its app store, or physical goods from Amazon.com.... Read more

Amazon Fire TV gets ITV Player at last

Amazon Fire TV gets ITV Player at last

By Rik Henderson

Amazon has finally added ITV Player to its Fire TV app line-up, giving owners of the existing set-top-box, plus those expecting the new one to arrive on their doorstep from 5 October, a chance to watch the UK broadcaster's catch-up channels.The service... Read more

Forget Apple TV, a 4K Amazon Fire TV is expected any day now

Forget Apple TV, a 4K Amazon Fire TV is expected any day now

By Rik Henderson

One of the things absent from Apple's presentation of its new Apple TV set-top-box yesterday was any talk of 4K. Another was support for Amazon Prime Instant Video, one of the suppliers of Ultra HD streamed content out there.Some see them both as massive... Read more

Amazon takes on AirPlay and Google Cast with its new Fling tool

Amazon takes on AirPlay and Google Cast with its new Fling tool

By Elyse Betters

Amazon has announced a new tool that's a lot like AirPlay or Google Cast.The tool basically enables you to share multimedia content or stuff from mobile apps to Amazon's Fire TV. Amazon launched the Amazing Fling software toolkit for developers on 10... Read more

You can now watch Amazon Instant Video content in HDR - if you own the right TV

You can now watch Amazon Instant Video content in HDR - if you own the right TV

By Elyse Betters

Amazon has announced that HDR content is finally available through its Instant Video streaming service. But it is exclusive to Prime subscribers and specific TV sets.The online retailer first confirmed in April that it planned to support high dynamic... Read more

GameFly comes to Amazon Fire TV: Here's how to start streaming games

GameFly comes to Amazon Fire TV: Here's how to start streaming games

By Elyse Betters

Amazon wants to remind you that the Fire TV can be used for gaming. In fact, to get your attention, the company has recently announced it added over 600 apps and games to the Fire TV platform, including the GameFly Streaming service.GameFly Streaming... Read more

Amazon Fire TV Stick price drops to £25: Happy National Streaming Day

Amazon Fire TV Stick price drops to £25: Happy National Streaming Day

By Luke Edwards

Today is National Streaming Day. It appears Amazon wants to celebrate that by offering a price drop on its Fire TV Stick, now at £25.The Amazon Fire TV Stick was previously £35 and has dropped the £10 today without a word about National Steaming Day... Read more

Amazon makes Golden Globe winner Transparent free to all, not just Prime members

Amazon makes Golden Globe winner Transparent free to all, not just Prime members

By Rik Henderson

To celebrate its two Golden Globe awards, Amazon is making its original series Transparent free to all this Saturday, 24 January. Starting at 12.01am and concluding at 11.59pm all 10 episodes of the comedy series will be free to watch, even if you don't... Read more

Amazon Prime Instant Video now streaming in 4K Ultra HD in UK too

Amazon Prime Instant Video now streaming in 4K Ultra HD in UK too

By Rik Henderson

Amazon has followed Netflix in offering some of its streamed video content in 4K to Prime members. And it's now made it to the UK too.As mentioned at the beginning of last month by the company's vice president of Amazon Digital Video, Michael Paull, the... Read more

HBO Go finally launches with voice search for Amazon Fire TV

HBO Go finally launches with voice search for Amazon Fire TV

By Elyse Betters

The Amazon Fire TV set-top box now serves up more video content options. From HBO, in fact.HBO GO is now available on Amazon Fire TV. You can use the online video service's app to watch HBO shows and films, though you still need an HBO subscription. One... Read more

Amazon's streaming video service might offer free ad-supported option in 2015, separate from Prime

Amazon's streaming video service might offer free ad-supported option in 2015, separate from Prime

By Elyse Betters

Amazon wants to launch an ad-supported, streaming-video service next year, and it'll be different from the company's $99-a-year Prime membership that includes access to an established streaming-video service.According to The New York Post, which cited... Read more

Amazon Prime Instant Video subscribers to get free 4K streaming by end of 2014

Amazon Prime Instant Video subscribers to get free 4K streaming by end of 2014

By Rik Henderson

Amazon has confirmed that it is committed to a 4K Ultra HD future by not only shooting its own original TV series in the higher resolution format, but by offering 4K video streaming to customers with compatible televisions before the end of the year.It's... Read more

Amazon Fire TV updated with more game options and Android mirroring for all

Amazon Fire TV updated with more game options and Android mirroring for all

By Rik Henderson

No sooner has the Fire TV launched in the UK than Amazon has pushed a fairly major software update for the streaming box.One of the things that perhaps rankled about the device was that the list of compatible games was not as fully fleshed as we would... Read more