Category: Amazon

TCL Is Dominating Amazon’s Best-Selling TV List

If you asked someone which TVs sell best, you would probably get such answers as Vizio, Samsung, Sony or LG. And while those big brands continue to top many best-selling TV lists, a relatively little-known TV manufacturer named TCL is blowing everyone away at Amazon.com. TCL, a Chinese company which sold more than 20 million

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Why Are Amazon’s Shows So Dark In 4K?

Scores of 4K TV owners have posted complaints online that the 4K picture on Amazon Prime’s streaming service is so dark that it’s nearly unwatchable. The criticism, which can be found on social media sites, and Amazon.com forums, comes largely from owners of LG 4K TVs, but consumers who own Sony, Samsung and Panasonic sets

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Amazon Holds Valentine’s Day Sale On Kindle, Fire TV Tablets

Amazon has launched a Valentine’s Day sale on select Amazon devices with prices on Kindle e-readers and Amazon Fire tablets slashed by as much 36 percent. By example, you can now purchase the Amazon Fire Tablet (7-inch, WiFi, 8GB)) for $39, which is $10 off its regular price. The Fire Kids Edition (7-inch) is now available

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Amazon Prime Adds 37 New Titles Today

Amazon today is adding 37 new TV shows and movies to its Amazon Prime streaming lineup. The new Amazon Prime lineup today features several James Bond films including Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die and The Spy Who Loved Me; Thelma & Louise, the feminist crime drama starring Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon;

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Bryan Cranston’s Big Week On Amazon Prime

Bryan Cranston, star of AMC’s critically-acclaimed Breaking Bad, is the man of the hour at Amazon Prime Video this week. Cranston’s 2016 drama, The Infiltrator, debuts today on Amazon Prime. The movie tells the real-life story of a U.S. customs agent (played by Cranston) who helped bring down the Pablo Escobar-led drug cartel in the 1980s.

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Amazon Takes Aim at Roku With 4K TVs

Amazon today announced that its Fire TV platform will be included in 4K TVs introduced later this year by Seiki, Element, and Westinghouse. The televisions, which are expected to be available in the second quarter of this year, will also come with a remote that will be voice-activated with Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant. Amazon Fire

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Dish Gets In Bed With Amazon’s Alexa

Dish today unveiled a slew of new products prior to the opening of the Consumer Electronics Show, which include separate partnerships with Amazon, and YouTube, Netflix and Google. For starters, as expected, Dish has launched its AirTV player which will integrate content from Netflix, YouTube, Google Play, and local channels (by connecting an antenna) into

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CES 2017: 6 Burning Questions For TV Tech

The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show will convene in Las Vegas this week with company press events beginning Wednesday and the exhibit halls opening Thursday and staying open until Sunday. (Although there may be more people at the nearby Vegas airport on Sunday than on the floor.) The convention, which draws up to 150,000 industry officials,

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My Kindle Fire Videos Won’t Play! Why?

Q.  I’ve downloaded a bunch of children’s shows on my Kindle Fire tablet but sometimes they won’t play when we’re in the car, away from our wireless network. How come? I bought them; they should play with or without wireless, right? — Elizabeth, Newark, New Jersey. Elizabeth, you are right. They should play, but there

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Does Netflix Offer Downloads to Go?

Q. I love Netflix because it’s so convenient to watch at home. But is there any way to download a movie or show and take it with me on the road in case I don’t have access to wireless? — George, Indianapolis, Indiana. George, that’s a good question, one that gets asked quite often. The

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