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Amazon Fire TV just got better, for free. Photo: Amazon

Amazon Fire TV just got better, for free. Photo: Amazon

Apple is trying to make Apple TV more appealing than ever with a lower price tag and HBO Now exclusivity, but Amazon announced today that it’s bringing new features to its set top box too, and they won’t cost customers a cent.

Expandable USB storage, private listening via for wireless headphones, and hotel Wi-Fi support are being added to Amazon’s TV devices. The new features will rollout to customers over the coming weeks as a free, over-the-air software update for the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.

The list of new features includes the following:

Amazon is planning Prime for apps. Photo: Techcrunch

Amazon is planning Prime for apps. Photo: Techcrunch

Amazon is preparing a new app service for Android. It’s called Unlocked, and think of it as free Amazon Prime for apps. But there’s a catch. Apps that are given freely can also be taken away again.

Firefly on the Fire Phone. Photo: Amazon

Firefly on the Fire Phone. Photo: Amazon

Amazon’s Firefly feature from the Fire Phone, which identifies real-world objects and information, is coming to the retail giant’s more successful Fire HD tablets in an over-the-air software update that begins its rollout today.

Custom ROMs could soon be coming to the Kindle Fire HDX. Photo: Amazon

Custom ROMs could soon be coming to the Kindle Fire HDX. Photo: Amazon

Custom ROMs for the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX are one step closer after the device finally got its first bootloader unlock. The tweak could eventually allow users to ditch Amazon’s own Fire OS software, but there are some significant¬†caveats.

Google couldn't make the Nexus 6 fast enough. Photo: Google

Google couldn’t make the Nexus 6 fast enough. Photo: Google

Google has admitted for the first time that supply chain issues with the Nexus 6 meant it simply could not meet such strong demand for the device when it made its debut back in November.

CFO Patrick Pichette said that the handset had been “very well received,” but it’s not that Google’s forecast wasn’t ready for that.

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