Amazon Fire TV Stick 3rd Gen Review

A couple of months back, Amazon launched the successor to the popular Fire TV Stick – The Amazon Fire TV Stick 3rd Gen along with a ‘Lite’ version and it has been on sale in India since mid-October. The new Fire TV Stick and the Fire TV Stick Lite are powered by a faster 1.7 GHz quad-core processor with IMG GE8300 GPU that is 50% more powerful than the previous generation. These offer 1080p HDR streaming, support Dolby Audio, and more. I have been using the device for quite some time now, and here’s my Amazon Fire TV Stick 3rd Gen Review.

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Amazon Smart Plug Review — Easiest way to remotely control your appliances

If you are looking for the easiest way to remotely control your domestic appliances, the Amazon Smart Plug might be of interest to you. I have tried smart plugs and power strips from several companies over the past few years and it is good to finally see a product from Amazon which is the creator of Alexa and has smart devices under the Echo and Fire line-up. Amazon had announced a similar product in the US market almost 2 years ago at a similar price of $25 and continues to sell it. Now the Amazon Smart Plug has been launched it in India and I have been using it for a while now. Here are my thoughts on the device and if it makes sense to invest in one.

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Amazon Great Indian Festival Gifting Happiness Days Sale — Top Deals on smartphones, TVs, wearables and more

Amazon today started its Great Indian Festival Gifting Happiness Days Sale, which is its third sale for the festive season. In this sale, it is offering great deals on smartphones with never before bank offers, discounts on accessories, LED TVs, wearables and more. This includes up to 40% off on the latest smartphones and accessories from top brands, up to 75% off on large appliances and TVs, 50% off on Amazon Devices – Echo, Fire TV and Kindle. Continue reading “Amazon Great Indian Festival Gifting Happiness Days Sale — Top Deals on smartphones, TVs, wearables and more”

Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale 2020 — Top Deals on smartphones, TVs, wearables and more

Amazon today started its Great Indian Festival Sale a day early for its Prime members, as it had announced. In this sale, it is offering great deals on smartphones, accessories, LED TVs, wearables and more. Continue reading “Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale 2020 — Top Deals on smartphones, TVs, wearables and more”

Amazon Fire TV devices updated with Live TV channels in India

Amazon has announced yet another reason to buy its highly popular Fire TV devices – Live TV channels. A new update to Fire TV will be adding two new tabs to the interface – “Live” and “On Now”, where users will be able to access live content from subscribed apps from various content providers across India.

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Amazon Great Indian Festival 2020 from October 17 — Discounts on iPhone 11, OnePlus Nord, Galaxy M51 and more

Amazon today announced that its Great Indian Festival 2020 will start from midnight on October 17th. Prime members will  get exclusive early access starting October 16, 2020. It will offer 10% instant bank discount on HDFC Bank Debit & Credit cards and EMI transactions, no-cost EMI on Debit & Credit cards and Bajaj FinServ, exchange offers, exciting offers from other leading Credit/Debit cards and lots more. Customers can win daily shopping rewards worth Rs. 10,000, send gifts and shagun money with Amazon Pay during the Amazon Great Indian Festival. Continue reading “Amazon Great Indian Festival 2020 from October 17 — Discounts on iPhone 11, OnePlus Nord, Galaxy M51 and more”

Amazon Alexa Auto Mode enhances in-vehicle voice experience

Amazon Alexa has got a new Auto Mode feature that makes Alexa in the vehicle even better with Echo Auto and supported Alexa auto accessories. Auto mode in the Alexa app lets you turn your phone into a smart, driver-friendly display that enhances Alexa’s in-vehicle voice experience. Continue reading “Amazon Alexa Auto Mode enhances in-vehicle voice experience”

Amazon Alexa introduces new options and voice controls for privacy

As smart assistants become more common in our lives now, the importance of having controls over our privacy have become paramount. Amazon has now announced new controls for their Alexa voice assistant, giving users the ability to automatically delete voice recordings and also introduced new voice controls related to privacy.

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Amazon introduces “Luna” cloud gaming service for Fire TV, PC, Mac and mobile

One key area that almost every major tech company like Apple, Google and Microsoft has begun investing in is cloud-gaming services. So it is not a surprise that Amazon, the owners of Amazon Web Services (AWS), has now announced their entry into the cloud gaming service with the launch of “Luna”, which is now available early access in the US.

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Amazon introduces 4th generation spherical shaped Echo, Echo dot and Echo dot with clock starting at Rs. 4499

Amazon has announced refreshes to their Echo line of smart speakers with the launch of the Echo (4th Gen), Echo Dot (4th Gen) and the Echo Dot (4th Gen) with clock. They all have design refreshes in a new spherical shape, improved sound quality and bass, a  tap-to-snooze feature and a Low Power Mode for power savings.

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Amazon launches new Fire TV Stick with Dolby Atmos and Fire TV Stick Lite with 1080p HDR streaming for Rs. 3999 and Rs. 2999

Amazon has launched its next-generation Fire TV Stick, and the all-new Fire TV Stick Lite. It has also introduced Redesigned Fire TV experience that offers improved content-discovery features, enhanced Alexa voice integration, and user profiles for personalized recommendations for movies, TV shows, and more. Continue reading “Amazon launches new Fire TV Stick with Dolby Atmos and Fire TV Stick Lite with 1080p HDR streaming for Rs. 3999 and Rs. 2999”

Amazon Alexa Android and iOS app now supports Hindi

Amazon’s Alexa smart assistant has become quite popular in India over the last few years, steadily adding features to suit the Indian user base. Now, on the day of its one year anniversary of Alexa’s supporting Hindi, Amazon has announced they will now be expanding this support to the Alexa Android and iOS app.

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Amazon Smart Plug launched in India for Rs. 1999

One of the most popular types of devices in the IoT ecosystems these days are smart plugs. They are essentially an extension placed over your regular plug point that will make it “smart” and controllable remotely, either through an app or through a smart home assistant like Alexa. Amazon, the makers of Alexa, has now released their own smart plug in India for Rs. 1999.

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Amazon Alexa will soon feature Amitabh Bachchan’s voice experience

E-commerce giant Amazon India, has announced a partnership with Hindi-film industry legend, Amitabh Bachchan that will provide a rather unique feature to the Alexa voice assistant experience. The celebrity will work with Amazon to record and lend his voice to Alexa, which customers will be able to purchase as a voice experience.

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Amazon Echo Input Portable Review

E-commerce giant Amazon kickstarted the smart speaker category back in November 2014 with its ‘Echo’ device. Since then till now, the company has experimented with numerous Echo brand devices in various form factors right from flat circular plate to display integrated Echo Show.

Amazon introduced Echo Input Portable, yet another smart speaker but this time with a 4800mAh battery, which means it doesn’t have to be plugged into the wall constantly. With Echo Input Portable, you can carry it around your house, toss into your bag, and can play without any interruptions.

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