Category: Amazon News

  • Amazon is Making Changes to The Fire TV Home Screen

    Amazon is Making Changes to The Fire TV Home Screen

    Today, Amazon announced a series of updates designed to improve the user experience on Fire TV devices. The changes focus on providing clearer information about content availability, streamlining search results, and enhancing integration with popular streaming services. One of the most significant changes addresses a longstanding user complaint: difficulty distinguishing between free content and content…

  • Loudermilk is the Latest Smash-Hit Show That Netflix Pulled Out of Obscurity

    Loudermilk is the Latest Smash-Hit Show That Netflix Pulled Out of Obscurity

    Netflix continues to be a hit maker — turning an older, little-watched Canadian comedy-drama called Loudermilk and turning it into a smash hit in less than a month. In December, Loudermilk, which stars Ron Livingston (Office Space), ranked 828th out of all streaming programs when it was available on Amazon Prime Video, according to streaming…

  • Amazon is Reportedly Paying Close to $150 Million to Stream an NFL Playoff Game Next Season

    Amazon is Reportedly Paying Close to $150 Million to Stream an NFL Playoff Game Next Season

    Amazon wants to stream an NFL playoff game next season, and is apparently willing to pay top dollar for the privilege. The online retail giant is paying close to $150 million for the rights to a single playoff game, according to CNBC Reporter Alex Sherman. This comes on top of an earlier report by Front…

  • Amazon Denies Freevee Will Be Shut Down

    Amazon Denies Freevee Will Be Shut Down

    It looks like Amazon’s free streaming service Freevee isn’t dead after all. “There are no changes to Freevee. Amazon Freevee remains an important streaming offering providing both Prime and non-Prime customers thousands of hit movies, shows, and Originals, all for free,” a company spokeswoman told Cord Cutters News. The denial comes after AdWeek reported that Freevee…

  • Amazon Reportedly Killing its Freevee Free Streaming Service

    Amazon Reportedly Killing its Freevee Free Streaming Service

    Amazon plans to shut down Freevee, its free, ad-supported streaming video service, according to AdWeek. Update: Amazon called the AdWeek report inaccurate, and said there were no changes to Freevee. The company could sunset the service during the second quarter, although the exact timing is still up in the air, according to the report. Freevee’s…

  • LSU Athletics Get $1M From Prime Video’s Upcoming Sports Docuseries

    LSU Athletics Get $1M From Prime Video’s Upcoming Sports Docuseries

    Last month, Prime Video gave the go-ahead for a college sports docuseries called Money Game. The production is already living up to that name with Louisiana State University nabbing a $1 million pay day to become the focal point of the show. Production company Campfire Film & TV struck the million-dollar deal with LSU for…

  • The Recap: A Possible Peacock-Paramount+ Marriage, Sports JV Drama, and More

    The Recap: A Possible Peacock-Paramount+ Marriage, Sports JV Drama, and More

    A busy week was capped off by another shocking revelation: Paramount and Comcast discussing combining their respective streaming services, Paramount+ and Peacock.  We also continued to see the ripple effects of last week’s announcement from Walt Disney’s ESPN, FOX, and Warner Bros. Discovery to form a streaming sports joint venture, with a lot more unhappy…

  • Amazon’s Ads Maybe Annoying, But Few People Are Going to Quit Prime Video

    Amazon’s Ads Maybe Annoying, But Few People Are Going to Quit Prime Video

    Amazon’s decision to introduce ads into its Prime Video represents a big shake up for the streaming video service. But, it turns out, just a small number of people are actually going to leave because of them. That’s according to research firm Hub Entertainment Research. Its study found that that 59% of respondents would continue…

  • Amazon Hangs Up The Echo Connect This Month, Ending Its Ability to Make Calls

    Amazon Hangs Up The Echo Connect This Month, Ending Its Ability to Make Calls

    Amazon will discontinue its Echo Connect at the end of February, leaving those who still use a landline just over three weeks to find another way to make voice calls through Alexa. The Echo Connect is an adaptor that lets users make landline calls through Alexa using voice commands. While Amazon has already stopped selling…

  • Amazon Prime Video Slapped With Class Action Lawsuit Over Introduction of Ads

    Amazon Prime Video Slapped With Class Action Lawsuit Over Introduction of Ads

    Some Amazon Prime customer were angry enough at Prime Video’s introduction of ads that decided to take legal action. The retail giant is facing a proposed class action lawsuit filed on Friday that alleges it breached its terms of service and misled customers by introducing ads into Prime Video service and then requiring users to…