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YouTube is finally returning to Fire TV after Google and Amazon settle feud

Amazon Fire TV users will be able to use the official YouTube app once again [Author: Sophie Curtis]
Tags: Google, Amazon, Technology, Youtube, Amazon Fire TV, Sophie Curtis

YouTube and Amazon Give Up Their Dumb Dongle Fight

After more than a year, it seems the ridiculous streaming video slap fight between Amazon and Google is now mostly over thanks to the return of the YouTube app on Fire TV devices and support for Amazon Prime Video on Chromecast devices. Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Youtube, Fire TV Stick, Fire TV, Streaming Video, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Prime Video, Consumer Tech, The Streaming Video Slap Fight Is Over Sorta

It seems like Amazon and Google may finally be ending their streaming video feud (AMZN, GOOG, GOOGL)

Google and Amazon are direct competitors when it comes to various tech products and streaming services, and have taken steps in recent years to attempt to out-do each other. But the two companies announced Thursday that Google's YouTube app will now be available on Amazon Fire TV devices, and Amazon's Prime Video service would become available on Chromecast devices. However, this agreement doesn't yet extend to the companies' visual smart speakers, the Google Home Hub and Amazon Echo Show. Vis...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Youtube, Samsung, Trends, Amazon Fire TV, Watch Google, Google Home, Google Home Hub

Google & Amazon reach an agreement to bring their streaming video apps to each others’ platforms

Google and Amazon are burying the hatchet to better serve users of their respective streaming video platforms, the companies announced this morning. In the months ahead, the official YouTube app will come to Amazon Fire TV devices and Fire TV Edition smart TVs, while the Prime Video app will come to Chromecast and other devices with Chromecast built-in. Prime Video will also become broadly available across the Android TV partner ecosystem, and YouTube’s sister apps — YouTube TV and YouTube Kids ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Apps, Video, Television, Media, Youtube, Tech, Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Streaming Services, Streaming Tv, Andrew Bennett, Prime Video

Google & Amazon reach an agreement to bring their streaming apps to each others’ platforms

Google and Amazon are burying the hatchet to better serve users of their respective streaming video platforms, the companies announced this morning. In the months ahead, the official YouTube app will come to Amazon Fire TV devices and Fire TV Edition smart TVs, while the Prime Video app will come to Chromecast and other devices with Chromecast built-in. Prime Video will also become broadly available across the Android TV partner ecosystem, and YouTube’s sister apps — YouTube TV and YouTube Kids ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Apps, Video, Television, Media, Youtube, Tech, Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Streaming Services, Streaming Tv, Andrew Bennett, Prime Video

Netflix has killed support for an Apple feature that lets you beam content from your iPhone to Apple TV. Here's everything you need to know. (AAPL, NFLX)

Netflix no longer supports AirPlay, the feature that makes it possible to cast content from iPhones and iPads to speakers and TVs. The video streaming service said it scrapped support because there "isn't a way for us to distinguish between devices" now that Apple is bringing AirPlay support to smart TVs from manufacturers including Vizio and Samsung.  As such, Netflix says that it can't ensure that it's "standard of quality for viewing is being met." Apple is starting to expand its AirPlay t...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Trends, Netflix, Lg, Vizio, Hulu, Jason Momoa, Amazon Fire TV, Control Center, Apple TV Roku, HomePod, AAPL NFLX, Samsung Vizio Sony, Samsung Sharp Philips

Roku is no longer a neutral platform after today’s Roku OS 9.1 update

In the past, Roku seemed to be more of neutral platform compared with streaming media player rivals like Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV. The company gave everyone else’s content equal footing through its add-on channels and in Roku search, as had nothing of its own to promote. That’s changing with the rollout of Roku OS 9.1, beginning today. The update adds a feature that automatically plays back The Roku Channel’s movies and TV shows at times; another that better showcases the channel’s free conten...
Tags: Apple, TC, Video, TV, Television, Media, Tech, Netflix, Pandora, Roku, Player, Amazon Fire TV, Voice Search, Streaming Service, Streaming Media, Streaming Tv

Best Buy is running a sale on TVs for a limited time, and you can save up to $200 on a 4K TV

Insider Picks   writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. TVs are getting more affordable, but really good ones can still be expensive. Thankfully, Best Buy is running a sale on several TVs from Insignia, LG, Sony, Samsung, and more so you can save some money on a great TV. Deals range fro...
Tags: Amazon, Samsung, Trends, Best Buy, Sony, Lg, Toshiba, Hdr, Amazon Fire TV, Sony TV, Insignia, Insider Inc, LG Sony Samsung, Insignia LG Sony Samsung

MGM’s Epix Now service is now available on Roku and Amazon Fire TV

MGM's Epix Now, a streaming platform that combines all four of its live TV channels and a huge catalog of thousands of on-demand movies and TV shows, is now available on Amazon Fire TV and Roku. The post MGM’s Epix Now service is now available on Roku and Amazon Fire TV appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Home Theater, Roku, Fire TV, Streaming Video, Amazon Fire TV, MGM, Epix

Apple’s revamped TV app is ready to stream its new shows

Along with the long-awaited introduction of Apple’s TV and movie streaming service, the company also introduced a new Apple TV app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.  The updated design is meant to make it easier to find content, no matter the source – whether that’s Apple’s new TV channels service, Apple TV+, your iTunes library, cable or satellite TV, or other streaming services, like Amazon Prime Video or Hulu. The updated app includes a new “Watch Now” tab where you can pick up where you left...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Apps, TV, Siri, Tech, Apple TV, Ios Apps, Netflix, Roku, Vizio, Hulu, Amazon Fire TV, Cord Cutting, Streaming Service, Apple TV Apps

XITE, Music Video Streaming App, Makes US Debut

A free app already popular on the international scene, XCITE has officially been rolled out in the US, and may be the first streaming service solely dedicated to music videos. ________________________________ Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix Finally, a streaming service solely focused on music videos has debuted in the United States. The internationally popular music video streaming app XCITE has made its official debut in the United States today, March 12. The free servic...
Tags: Music, US, United States, Comcast, Netherlands, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Warner Music Group, Europe Canada, Universal Music Group Sony Music Entertainment, James Shotwell, Middle East XITE, Infinity Apple TV, XITE, Cees Honig, Shelly Powell

How to Open Amazon Fire Stick Remote to replace batteries

An Alexa Voice Remote along with a pair of batteries are bundled with the new versions of Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. If you’re a new user then opening the firestick remote to replace batteries could be a bit tricky. That’s because the back panel of the remote is designed differently and can be tough to remove. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to open firestick remote and put in new batteries. Before proceeding, note that the procedure to remove the back cover varies d...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Blogging, Tips, Fire TV Stick, Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV, Alexa, Remote, How To's, Alexa Voice Remote, Fire stick, Open Amazon Fire TV

Apple Music Added to Amazon Fire TV in USA

Apple Music has launched on Amazon Fire TV in the US. Amazon Fire TV is a natural extensions for Apple Music as it has been rolled out on Amazon’s Echo speakers since December. Apple Music subscribers will now the ability to access the full catalogue of 50 million songs by just asking Alexa. “Alexa, play today’s hits on Apple Music,” or “Alexa, play music by [artist’s name] on Apple Music,” for example. The post Apple Music Added to Amazon Fire TV in USA appeared first on RouteNote Bl...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Music, Usa, Fire, Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple Music, Digital Music News, Apple Music Added to Amazon Fire TV, US Amazon Fire TV, Alexa `` Alexa

Android Weekly: What’s Coming in Android Q (and Some Other Stuff)

There was a lot of movement in the Android world the week of March 8th thru 15th. The Q beta landed with all sorts of new features, Vivo showed off a portless phone, and Google killed a bunch of services. Android Q Feature Roundup Let’s start with the biggest Android news for the week, shall we? The Q beta landed for all Pixel devices, and it’s jam-packed with all sorts of new features. Android Police and 9to5Google both did an incredible job of covering all the new stuff as it showed up—here...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Verizon, Motorola, Facebook, Hong Kong, Microsoft, Samsung, Reddit, Nvidia, Pushbullet, Nice, Waze, Amazon Fire TV, GDC, Vivo

Apple Music comes to Fire TV

Apple Music is launching on Amazon Fire TV in the U.S. today, after rolling out in December to Amazon’s Echo line of smart speakers. The news is notable as it’s yet another example of the eased tensions between the two rivals following Apple CEO Tim Cook’s 2017 announcement of Apple’s agreement with Amazon. Their deal allowed Amazon’s Prime Video app to launch on Apple TV and saw the return of Apple products on Since then, the companies have made several moves to honor their deal. La...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Amazon, Music, Media, Samsung, Tim Cook, Lg, Fire TV, Vizio, Amazon Fire TV, Streaming Service, Apple Music, Alexa, Amazon Their, U S Fire TV

How to get your Amazon Fire TV working on a hotel room television

Your Amazon Fire TV Stick is your gateway to all of the best streaming media on the planet, so why not travel with it? It's tiny, powerful, and best of all, it's easy to set up on a hotel TV. We'll show you how. The post How to get your Amazon Fire TV working on a hotel room television appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Trends, How-to, Home Theater, Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV, Streaming Media, Hotel Rooms, Movies & TV, Your Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon’s Fire TV Recast is a one-time, $230 purchase that lets you watch and record live TV at home and on the go

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Amazon's Fire TV Recast ($230-$280) is a live viewing and recording box that works with a Fire TV device and TV antenna to bring you local channels at home and on the go.  It features easy set-up, seamless integration with Amazon accounts and the Fire TV, reliable viewing and recording features, and it's a one-time purchase with no ...
Tags: Amazon, US, Trends, Espn, Fire TV Stick, Hulu, Amazon Fire TV, Business Insider, Fire TV Recast, Hopefully Amazon

TiVo prepares to split its business into two as it pursues sale

DVR maker TiVo is preparing to split its company into two businesses: one, focused on its products like its Bolt family of DVRs, and the other on its licensing and intellectual property businesses. The move will help to address some of the complexities with those businesses, TiVo Interim CEO Raghu Rau, explained, which may make it more attractive to buyers. By splitting the company into two, TiVo may be able to “facilitate strategic transactions,” with interested parties, Rau said, on the com...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Television, Hardware, Tech, IP, Comcast, Patents, Streaming, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Cord Cutting, Tivo, Dvr, Board, Rovi Corp

After topping Wall Street's estimates, Roku's in 'a strong position' to take on Amazon and other rivals, says its CFO (ROKU)

Roku, which has transformed itself into an ad-based business, is in a prime position to compete in the free streaming video market, Steve Louden, its chief financial officer said. It not only knows what people are watching, it can direct viewers to channels that run its ads, including its own Roku Channel, he said. That gives it a leg up on some of its competitors, such as Amazon, which just launched its own free streaming video channel. Roku isn't worried about Amazon or anyone else horning ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hollywood, Trends, Netflix, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire, Amazon Here, Louden, EPS, Roku Channel, YouTube Vudu, Steve Louden, Steve Louden Roku

At $200, This Fire TV-Powered Insignia Set is a Steal

Look, it ain’t fancy, but this 43" 4K Insignia TV is worth every penny at $200. It has Fire TV smarts and Alexa voice-control built-in. And it’ll likely perform as well as any budget TV, so its perfect for a guest or child’s bedroom. This current price is about $50 less than usual, so it’s as good a time as any.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Amazon Fire TV, Alexa, Insignia, Insignia Deals, 4K Insignia TV

Epix Jumps into the Streaming Service Wars with Epix Now, Offering MGM’s Entire Library

Epix was one of the last TV holdouts in the streaming service arena, but now it’s diving headfirst into the streaming wars with a pretty tempting offer for its newly launched Epix Now: $5.99 per month for both Epix original series and MGM’s entire movie library. That means subscribers will have access to offerings from MGM, Paramount, and Lionsgate including critical hits like A Quiet Place and Annihilation. Epix Now launches today as a streaming service that features MGM’s full movie librar...
Tags: Apple, Google, Movies, Lionsgate, Gotham, Roku, Warner Bros, Ben Kingsley, Amazon Fire TV, MGM, Harlem, Epix, Michael Wright, Netflix/Streaming Video, Elvis Mitchell, MGM Paramount

Epix launches a $6 per month streaming service offering 4K video and offline access

MGM-owned Epix is joining other premium networks like HBO, Showtime and Starz with the launch of its own over-the-top streaming service aimed at cord cutters. The service, called Epix Now, offers access to Epix’s original series and thousands of Hollywood movies and classic films for $5.99 per month, and supports offline viewing and 4K video, the company says. Initially, Epix Now is available on Apple TV, iOS and Android devices, but Roku and Amazon Fire TV apps are arriving soon. Epix has been ...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Hollywood, Television, Media, Tech, Richard Jenkins, Showtime, Starz, Streaming, Roku, Cbs, Batman, Ben Kingsley, Amazon Fire TV, Cord Cutting

How to Watch President Trump's State of the Union Speech on YouTube, Facebook, and Amazon Fire TV

After a couple of false starts, President Donald Trump is scheduled to give the State of the Union address to Congress tonight at 9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 5am Moscow time. And there are plenty of ways for cordcutters to watch the speech this year on YouTube, Facebook, and TV-connected devices like Roku and Fire TV.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Amazon, Android, Ipad, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Congress, Youtube, Apple TV, Cnn, Cord Cutters, Moscow, Roku, Livestream, Fire TV

Here’s how to stream the Puppy Bowl and Kitten Bowl this weekend

The Super Bowl is great and all, but if you’re not a fan of football, there are a few other sporting events happening this weekend that feature lots of adorable furry friends. Ahead of Super Bowl LIII, be sure to catch Animal Planet’s 15th annual Puppy Bowl and Hallmark’s sixth annual Kitten Bowl — they’re guaranteed to be doggone fun! But don’t worry if you’ve cut the cord on cable, because you can still tune in thanks to a few streaming TV services and devices. Keep scrolling for more details ...
Tags: Amazon, Religion, NFL, Showtime, Rashad Jennings, Hulu, Amazon Fire TV, Celeb Gossip, Grey, Animal Planet, Dean Cain, Beth Stern, Boomer Esiason, Rodney Peete, Kitten Bowl, TeamFluff

Gun Talk’s Tom Gresham Appointed to NSSF Board of Governors

Gun Talk Radio Tom Gresham Mandeville, LA – -( Tom Gresham, host of Gun Talk Radio and founder of Gun Talk Media, has been appointed to the Board of Governors of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association of America’s firearm industry. NSSF’s mission is “To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.” It also produces the SHOT Show, the massive gathering of firearms industry makers, retailers, and distributors held annually in Las Ve...
Tags: Guns, Youtube, America, Espn, Amazon Fire TV, Tom, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Gresham, NSSF, Shooting Media News, Tom Gresham, Professional Outdoor Media Association, NSSF Board of Governors, Ryan Gresham, Roku Apple TV, Tom Gresham Mandeville

Big brands like Verizon and Toyota are backing Amazon's Freedive as the e-commerce giant pushes deeper into OTT advertising

Amazon recently launched its first foray into ad-supported video streaming with its IMDB Freedive service. Business Insider tracked 57 commercials on Freedive and found that 41 of them promote Amazon's products like Echo or Amazon Music. The remaining 16 ads come from a handful of big TV advertisers including Verizon, Geico and Toyota. Marketers said that they're interested in seeing how Freedive plays into Amazon's bigger play for OTT advertising. Amazon is moving into ad-supported streaming...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, Nbc, Disney, Trends, Sony, Roku, Toyota, Hulu, Pluto, Crackle, Amazon Fire TV, DSP, Thomas Middleditch

Roku explains why it allowed Infowars on its platform

Roku has just made a bad decision with regard to its growing advertising business by associating its brand with the toxic conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones. As Digiday first reported this morning, Roku has chosen to add the Infowars live show hosted by Jones to the Roku platform as a supported channel, much to the disgust of customers now hammering the company on its social media platforms. The company, apparently, is opting for the “we’re a neutral platform” defense in the matter, despite the ...
Tags: Amazon, Media, Tech, New York Times, Roku, Ban, Fire TV Stick, Hulu, Sandy Hook, Amazon Fire TV, Jones, Alexa, Streaming Media, Platforms, Alex Jones, Nra

Amazon upgrades its Fire TV Stick with the new Alexa Voice Remote

Amazon is giving its Fire TV Stick an upgrade. The company announced today it will now ship the Fire TV Stick with the new version of the Alexa Voice Remote launched last fall. The remote allows users to control other devices besides their Fire TV, thanks to its support for both Bluetooth and multi-directional infrared. However, the upgraded remote won’t impact the Fire TV Stick’s price, which remains $39.99. The new Alexa remote was arrived alongside the $49.99 Fire TV Stick 4K in October. I...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Tech, Ces, Streaming, Roku, Fire TV Stick, Fire TV, Voice, Amazon Fire TV, Cord Cutting, Alexa, Streaming Media Player, Voice Assistant, Alexa Voice Remote

Amazon Fire TV gets updated universal remote that can control most TV brands

Original remote sold for $29.99, now included with $39.99 Fire TV Stick. The existing remotes now available for $15 while supplies last, says Amazon.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Amazon, Usa, News, Usa Today, Amazon Fire TV

The 31 best movies you can watch on Amazon's new free streaming channel, IMDb Freedive

On Thursday, Amazon’s movie and TV database, IMDb, unveiled its free streaming video channel, IMDb Freedive.  The ad-supported channel is available on the IMDb site or through Amazon Fire TV devices, and is the latest destination where you can watch a collection of movies and TV shows for free, like Crackle or the Roku Channel. We looked through its current library of movies and it’s not too shabby. Along with TV shows like "Fringe" and "Heroes," there are a bunch of movies ranging from the 198...
Tags: Amazon, California, Trends, Paris, Robert De Niro, Julie Delpy, Robert Zemeckis, Amazon Fire TV, Steven Spielberg, Adam Goldberg, Delpy, De Niro, Bob Gale, Peal Harbor, Roku Channel We, Blue Jasmine Drive Here