Amazon Fire TV and TV Stick Update Introduces USB Storage, Hotel and Dorm WiFi Connectivity, and More

Amazon announced this morning that a major update will be rolling out to the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick over the coming weeks. The update introduces expandable USB storage to the Fire TV, allows you to connect either device to hotel or dorm room WiFi, adds Bluetooth wireless headphone support, lets you search Prime playlists, and more.

The full changelog can be found below for the update, which is free, of course.  (more…)

Amazon’s Prime Now Service Expands to Miami and Baltimore

Prime Now, Amazon’s ultra-speedy delivery service for residents in select New York City zip codes, is now being expanded to select Miami and Baltimore zip codes.

With Prime Now, mobile shoppers on iOS and Android can choose to have select items rushed to their house with 1-hour and 2-hour delivery options. For the 2-hour option, the service is free, but for the 1-hour ultra rushed delivery, users must pay $7.99 extra.  (more…)

Amazon One-Ups Google, Posts $105 Worth of Free Apps to Celebrate Appstore Birthday

As we all found out, Google’s latest Play Store birthday celebration was not as extravagant as we know the company is capable of. In the past, they have given away a ton of free apps, 10¢ apps, and other goodies to get people excited. This year, we got a free copy of Transformers. Boo. On the other hand, Amazon is celebrating the Appstore’s birthday, and is taking this opportunity to completely one-up Google.  (more…)

Deal: SanDisk MicroSD Cards as Cheap as $12.99 Today at Amazon

Samsung may have flipped the bird to microSD cards, but that doesn’t mean most of the rest of the industry is fully in support of them. HTC is. LG is too. Sony loves SD cards. So that, my friends, means you should still be interested in deals like today’s over at Amazon. SanDisk flash storage – including microSD cards – has been slashed by up to 40%.

You can grab a UHS-1 Class 10 32GB microSD card for as little as $12.99. Maybe you need more storage? Jump to 64GB for just $24.99. Even SanDisk’s Extreme PRO cards with speeds up to 95MB/s have been discounted by 20%.

And if you simply do not need another microSD card in your collection, you can also buy regular SD cards or thumb drives on the cheap.

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Amazon is Now Selling the 32GB Nexus 6 With Prime Shipping

Still interested in the Nexus 6, but would like to avoid Google’s typically exaggerated shipping costs? What if you could buy it from Amazon at the same price as Google, only with Prime shipping? Starting today, you can! Amazon currently has both the white and blue 32GB models in stock. You could buy one today and have it in two days with no shipping fee (as long as your are a Prime member) or tomorrow by upping to 1-day shipping for $3.99.

Here is our Nexus 6 review in case you haven’t made up your mind yet.

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Deal: This 50% Off PNY Power Packs and Flash Storage Sale is Kind of Insane

We feature a lot of deals here at Droid Life, but I don’t know that many match up to today’s through Amazon. The deal, which is kind of insane, is on PNY power/battery packs and flash storage, with prices being slashed by up to 50%.

It’s insane because you grab a 3,000mAh, super pocketable, power pack for as little as $12.99. Seriously, some 6-packs of beer cost that much these days. If you need more juice, you can go 5,000mAh power pack for just $17.99, or 8,000mAh (with 1A and 2.1A outputs) power pack for $26.99.

Don’t need a power pack, but do need external storage? How about a 16GB UHS-1, Class 10 micro SD card for $8.75 or a 32GB card for $14.49? Need something else? The eal also includes flash drives for under $20, full size SD cards as low as $14.49, and a 240GB solid state drive for $99.

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