Digital Nintendo 3DS, Wii U games now up for grabs at Amazon

Nintendo has launched an Amazon storefront offering download codes for a large number of its published games on the Wii U, 3DS, and legacy platforms via the Virtual Console service.
Movies & TV

No Internet? No problem. Amazon now allows offline viewing on iOS, Android devices

Amazon is now letting its Instant Video subscribers download from a large selection of popular TV shows and movies for offline viewing on iOS and Android devices, making it the first subscription streaming service to do so.

Amazon’s Fire TV is out of stock, which might hint at an upcoming new model

If you're looking for an Amazon Fire TV, you're out of luck for the time being, but that might not be a bad thing. The item is listed as "currently unavailable" which could indicate that an updated new model of the streaming box is on the…

Amazon reportedly lays off ‘dozens’ of engineers in wake of Fire phone flop

Amazon has reportedly laid off "dozens" of engineers that worked on its failed Fire phone, suggesting that the handset's future could be in doubt. However, despite the shake-up, the company is said to be pushing ahead with work on a range…

Amazon will launch Prime Instant Video in Japan next month

Perhaps attempting to keep Netflix in check as both companies expand overseas, Amazon Prime subscribers in Japan will soon be able to access movies and television shows on Prime Instant Video.
Movies & TV

William Hurt joins Billy Bob Thornton for Amazon original series Trial

Amazon Studios has added William Hurt to the cast of Trial, an upcoming legal drama. The original series, which also stars Billy Bob Thornton, follows a fallen lawyer who goes up against the head of the firm he co-founded.

Alexa, lights on: Amazon Echo can now control your SmartThings devices

Amazon Echo just got a little more control: It's now compatible with Samsung's SmartThings, so you can use voice commands to turn on your lights or anything plugged into its smart outlet.

Amazon looks set to test click-and-collect system for picking up packages

Amazon looks as if it's gearing up to test a new click-and-collect service called "Flex" that offers customers another option when it comes to getting their hands on ordered items.

Want to track something? You can repurpose Amazon Dash buttons

There was a lot of skepticism when Amazon introduced its $5 Dash buttons. Instead of using them to buy diapers, one guy repurposed them to keep track of when his baby wakes up at night.
Movies & TV

HBO follows big-name streaming services, uses kids’ content to target cord-cutting parents

HBO's deal to bring Sesame Street to its channel, and more importantly, HBO Now, its standalone streaming service, is just the first move in the company's streaming battle with Amazon and Netflix.

NYT exposes reasons why you might not want to work at Amazon

Led by CEO Jeff Bezos, Amazon is one of the world's most successful companies — but it's also one of the most punishing places to work, as a new report in The New York Times outlines.

Amazon boss admits Top Gear hosts were ‘very, very, very expensive’

Although he declined to say precisely how much Clarkson, Hammond and May will get for their upcoming Prime car show, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos admitted it was a "very, very, very expensive deal" for the company.