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HD Report | February 20, 2017

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DIRECTV NOW App Slammed By Reviews

January 9, 2017 | 11

AT&T/DirecTV launched their internet-based service DIRECTV NOW just over a month ago, offering new customers free trials, an Amazon Fire TV Stick, or 4th-generation Apple TV depending on commitment. The service runs on a dedicated app for a … Read More

Amazon Likely To Show Branded 4k Fire TV Sets At CES

January 4, 2017 |

Amazon is expected to bring a new line of 4k televisions that run on the Fire TV platform to CES this week. According to Variety, the sets will be available in sizes ranging from 43 to 65 inches and will go … Read More

BET Channel App Now Available On Fire TV

December 19, 2016 |

BET programming is now available on Amazon’s Fire TV platform, providing users access to events such as the BET Awards and full episodes of shows such as “American Gangster,” “Nellyville” and “The Fast Life.”

Once signed in with the user name … Read More

Vintage Film Channel Launches On Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV & Roku

December 12, 2016 |

A new channel that streams vintage films such as Kansas City Confidential (1952), Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940), and The Vampire Bat (1933) has launched on the Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku platforms.

The channel, named The Film Detective, restores and distributes classic … Read More

The CW App Channel Updated For Fire TV

November 21, 2016 |

The CW app channel for Fire TV has been updated to version 1.0.2 with a few changes to improve user experience. For one, the new app now includes labels to show when episodes are expiring, that way users won’t miss … Read More

Amazon Updates Fire TV Stick With Quad-Core Processor & Alexa Voice Remote

September 28, 2016 |

Amazon has just unveiled a new Fire TV Stick that includes a quad-core processor and Alexa Voice Remote integration. The low-profile streaming device allows users to search across over 90 apps and channels using voice commands, as well as control playback of TV shows, … Read More

Twitter Live HD Streams Now On Apple TV, Fire TV & Xbox One

September 15, 2016 | 1

Twitter starting rolling out apps for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox One that allow live-streaming of Twitter content including NFL Thursday Night Football games, MLB Advanced Media, NBA, Pac 12 Networks, Campus Insiders, Cheddar and Bloomberg News.

In addition, content … Read More

Deal Alert: Amazon Fire TV Stick Only $34.99

September 7, 2016 |

It does’t get any cheaper than this to “cut the cord” from your TV service provider. Amazon is currently selling the Fire TV Stick for just $34.99. The low-profile Fire TV Stick boasts 4-times the storage space and 2-times the memory … Read More

Amazon Fire TV & Fire TV Stick Updates Bring More Alexa Integration

September 7, 2016 |

The latest software update to Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire TV Stick brings more Alexa integration, along with improved search results and custom content access.

Alexa can now be used with Amazon Video to control more video functions by using … Read More

FunimationNow Anime Channel Launches On Amazon Fire TV

July 22, 2016 |

Anime series such as “Dimension W,” “My Hero Academia” and “Attack on Titan” are now available on the Fire TV platform through the newly-launched FunimationNow app channel. The anime shows and movies, both subbed and dubbed, can be viewed with or without ads … Read More

CNNGo App Launches For Amazon Fire TV Platform

July 5, 2016 |

The CNNGo app is now available for the Amazon Fire TV platform, offering access to live programming through the media player from CNN U.S, CNNi North America, and HLNtv, as well as on demand content.

CNNGo requires authentication from a … Read More

Plex App for Amazon Devices Gets Update

June 15, 2016 |

The latest version of the Plex app (v. 4.26.2.654) for Amazon devices has been released with support for more video formats including VC1 playback in the MKV container and direct playback of MOV files. The update also adds support for 16-bit PCM audio … Read More

YouTube App Update for Fire TV Supports 4k Ultra HD

June 2, 2016 |

The most recent YouTube app update for Amazon’s Fire TV has added support for streaming of 4k Ultra HD video, but there are a few caveats. The app will only support 4k on the second generation Fire TV player, must be … Read More

NBC App Updated For Amazon & iOS Devices

June 1, 2016 |

NBCUniversal Media has updated the NBC app for Amazon, Android and iOS devices. For Amazon, the latest version 3.1.154 includes performance enhancements for playback of video and . The app was also recently updated to integrate Alexa from the … Read More

FOX NOW App Updated for Amazon Fire TV

May 29, 2016 |

The FOX NOW app for Amazon’s Fire TV media player has updated with several improvements that are worth taking a look at. Version 2.7 came with a completely redesigned video player for FireOS 5+ users, with Pause, Fast Forward, and Rewind … Read More

Roku tops Apple TV, Fire TV, and Chromecast in Sales

May 17, 2016 |

Roku is still the leader in streaming media players sold, accounting for 30% of the total market share from the first quarter of 2015 through the first quarter of 2016. The stats come from Parks Associates who also reported Amazon’s … Read More

Amazon Intros Fire TV w/HD Antenna Bundle

April 18, 2016 |

Amazon has introduced a new Fire TV bundle that includes an AmazonBasics HD antenna. Why would you want an HD antenna along with a streaming media player? Local networks such as ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and PBS are broadcast over-the-air, … Read More

Amazon Fire TV Apps You Should Update

February 5, 2016 |

If you’ve got an Amazon Fire TV player there are quite a few apps that have been recently updated with improvements and bug fixes. The apps can be downloaded and updated free of charge, and usually only take seconds to … Read More

GoPro Channel Now On Amazon Fire TV & Fire TV Stick

December 8, 2015 |

 

Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick owners can now download the free GoPro channel with on-demand videos of sports, travel, culture, music, wildlife and other categories. The app interface includes user-controlled sorting by Featured Playlists, Activities, and Product Discovery, … Read More

Amazon’s new Fire TV with 4k support is an Apple TV-killer

September 17, 2015 |

Amazon has announced their new Fire TV media player will play 4k Ultra HD content when it releases on October 15, 2015. The 4k support will surely pique the interest of anyone with an Ultra HD TV, and even Roku … Read More