HBO Go Arrives on the Fire TV

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…)

Deal: Amazon Fire TV Discounted to $84 for Limited Time

The Amazon Fire TV has been discounted by $15 for a limited time, dropping the price to an even more reasonable $84.

For those new to the Fire TV, this is Amazon’s media box that connects to your TV to bring you Amazon Prime video, Netflix, and other video services. It plays games (Flappy Bird dual-player mode, anyone?) and has an app ecosystem, since it runs Android apps. It also uses voice controls fairly well, won’t take up much space on a shelf, and used Gary Busey to help promote it. Gary Busey.

Both Tim and I still use ours regularly, even though Amazon’s approach to Android isn’t exactly what we typically enjoy. But as a media box to bring content to life on your TV, it is a solid option, especially at $84.

If you are considering the Fire TV, I would recommend grabbing a controller for it as well, especially for gaming.

Amazon Link ($84) | Fire Controller ($39.99) (more…)

The Walking Dead Season Two Comes to Kindle Fire HDX and Fire TV

The Walking Dead Season Two, a continuation of the fantastic The Walking Dead saga by developer Telltale Games, is now playable on the Kindle Fire HDX and Fire TV.

Available for download from the Amazon Appstore for owners of the aforementioned devices, The Walking Dead Season Two follows a young girl named Clementine, in her attempt to survive the zombie apocalypse.  The first episode is free, but the season pass is $15.   (more…)

Amazon Inks Multi-year Deal With HBO, Bringing HBO GO Programming to Fire TV and Prime Members

Since its release only a couple of weeks ago, the one thing Fire TV from Amazon has really been missing out on, is HBO GO. Both companies, Amazon and HBO, have announced a new multi-year deal, in which Amazon Prime members and owners of the Fire TV will have access to HBO GO’s programming, such as exclusive TV shows, movies, and more.  (more…)

Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Showtime Coming to Amazon Fire TV Voice Search This Summer

Shortly after Amazon announced its new Fire TV at the beginning of this month, with accurate voice search as one of its highlighted features, pundits quickly questioned its limited searching power. Fire TV’s voice search can only search Amazon content, plus content from one partner app made by Vevo. Amazon promised that more apps would soon join the party, which they have announced today as Hulu Plus, Crackle, and SHOWTIME ANYTIME.

These apps won’t enable unified voice search until this summer, but at least it’s a start or something to look forward to. Before long, I’d imagine this list will grow dramatically, assuming the Fire TV sees any sort of success.

How has your Fire TV experience been thus far? Walking Dead on it is certainly full of win.  (more…)

Amazon Releases Fire TV – Gaming, Video Streaming Set-top Box for $99.99

Amazon took the stage this morning, unveiling its Fire TV set-top box for the living room. Much like many other media streaming boxes, the Fire TV comes with access to all of your favorite content providers (minus a few exceptions), such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, Watch ESPN, Pandora, NBA, MLB Network, and so much more. However, an update to the box will later hopefully bring HBO Go, which does not come with the service as of right now.  (more…)