Starting today, Amazon Prime members in the US can invite up to five people to share Prime Photos benefits, at no extra cost. These benefits include unlimited photo storage, plus 5GB for videos and other files. Doing so will result in everyone sharing what Amazon is calling the “Family Vault,” a safe place for all of your memories and moments to be saved. (more…)
Amazon announced a new streaming music service this morning called Amazon Music Unlimited. It’s very much a competitor to Google Play Music and Apple Music, though there are certain price tiers depending on your Amazon status or the products you plan to listen to music through. (more…)
Amazon’s Fire TV Stick, a Chromecast-like device that isn’t just a dongle you Cast things to, is available for pre-order starting today as an “all-new” version that is not only 30% faster than the original, it also comes with an Alexa-equipped voice remote. That means you get the Fire TV experience in dongle form, hidden out of sight, and controlled by your voice. (more…)
The unlocked Moto Z and Moto Z Play are now available for pre-order in the US at both Best Buy and Amazon. Motorola told us to expect them in October and that’s what each pre-order is telling us. The Moto Z is showing a release date of October 2, while the Moto Z Play will release on October 20. (more…)
Amazon announced its latest tablet device today, the Fire HD 8. Apparently built from the ground up for all-day entertainment, the Fire HD 8 comes with an 8-inch HD display, quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 12 hours of battery life (4,750 mAh), plus access to Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based assistant.
Specifically, support for Alexa is not available quite yet, but will be made available via an upcoming software update. According to Amazon, the update should come in a few months. Other devices will get access to Alexa, too, including the Fire HD 10, Fire and last year’s Fire HD 8 tablets. When Alexa is made available, users can simply speak to Alexa for opening apps, reading books, and much more. Amazon claims that Alexa features will continually improve on the tablet, given its cloud-based nature. (more…)
Amazon has a couple of share-worthy deals for us to feast upon this afternoon. One is for a SanDisk 200GB microSD card at just $59.99. This card was at one time a couple of hundred dollars, but has since settled into a zone right around $80. At $59.99, you are saving almost $20 and getting all of the storage your current phone can handle.
If you don’t need storage for a phone, but would like a smarter WiFi setup at home, you may want to take a look at the Asus OnHub router that Amazon has priced at $129.99. That’s a solid $70 discount over the full retail price. Not familiar with OnHub? This is the brand of routers that Google is pushing, that are controlled through an Android app, and that are starting to do smart things, like work with IFTTT to automate your house. I tested one for months and loved the damn thing.
Both deals are ending soon.