This morning, Amazon made shopping with Amazon Prime even speedier. With a new service called Prime Now, which is free to Amazon Prime members, customers can order from “tens of thousands of daily essentials” using a new Prime Now mobile app and receive them in an hour or less. From paper towels to cereal to laundry detergent to Beats headphones, all can be to your door within an hour. (more…)
Amazon announced this afternoon that HBO Go is now available through Fire TV. Along with HBO’s entire catalog of shows, Amazon and HBO have also included voice search throughout the app, so a simple press of the Fire TV’s voice button will allow you to find Game of Thrones or The Wire without typing a thing. Of course, HBO Go requires an HBO subscription through “participating affiliates.” (more…)
Back in September, Amazon updated its main application on Google Play to include the option for everyone to install not only Amazon Instant Video, but other apps from their store as well. The app was alive and well for some time, but according to Amazon, Google made a change to its Google Play policies shortly after, putting their app in violation. To comply with Google’s new policies, they have since released a new app called Amazon Shopping that no longer includes direct access to Amazon’s Appstore, and instead tells users that they need to open Amazon’s site on their browser to install their store’s apps, including Instant Video. (more…)
The Nexus 9 in all sizes and colors (sans Sand because it still doesn’t exist) is $50 off right now at Amazon. That translates to $349 and $429 for the 16GB and 32GB models, respectively, which is a solid price on a tablet that both Tim and I really enjoy. In fact, in our Nexus 9 review, Tim called it a “superb tablet,” something that can’t be said about most Android tablets.
As a recap, the Nexus 9 runs Android 5.0 “Lollipop” and sports a NVIDIA Tegra K1 64-bit processor, 2GB RAM, 8.9-inch 4:3 display (2048×1536), 8MP rear camera, and a 6,700mAh battery. It’s made of soft touch plastic that will remind you of the Nexus 5, but then classes it up with a metal banding around the outside of its body. Again, this (or the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet) is the Android tablet to have.
Tough to tell how long this deal will last, but you may want to jump on it before long. Oh, and the device qualifies for Prime shipping.
Motorola’s new Moto G (2nd gen) can be had on Amazon today for the ridiculously low price of $149 ($30 off). Keep in mind that that price is without a contract, so the best deal in smartphones somehow just got better than ever.
As a recap, the new Moto G sports a 5-inch HD display, stereo speakers, Snapdragon 400 processor (quad-core), 2,070mAh battery, 8MP rear camera, 1GB RAM, microSD slot with support up to 32GB cards, and has already received the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop. It doesn’t have an LTE chip, so you are stuck on US GSM networks, but you should still see pretty decent data speeds.
While this phone won’t satisfy the flagship-needy, this is a great phone for anyone not interested in signing a contract with a carrier, kids, or someone who wants an extremely affordable phone without any fuss.
Amazon, with its Green Monday deals, is hosting a sale on 7″ Kindle Fire HDX tablets, priced at 50% off their MSRP. While you won’t find us promoting deals often on these tablets, you can’t beat only $159 for a 64GB tablet with WiFi+LTE ($139 for the 16GB model), and access to Amazon’s entire library of goodies for Prime members. (more…)
Need another last minute present idea? Chromecast. Yes, once again, the HDMI dongle from Google is one of the best presents you can give to your friends and family during the holidays. If you think the Chromecast is old news and want another idea, keep in mind that if you buy one before December 21, Google will give you $20 in Google Play credit. Yep, the $35 dongle comes with $20 in Play credit to spend however you please.
Oh, Amazon has the Chromecast for about $2.50 cheaper than Google with Prime shipping and includes the credit. Get after it.