Amazon Fire TV Stick Gets Hotel-Friendly Wi-Fi Sign-In


Amazon is bringing a free software update to the Fire TV Stick and the standard Fire TV that adds the ability to connect to pesky captive portal hotel Wi-Fi networks, which force you to a dedicated web page for authentication before being able to use the network.

As a result, the compact size and newfound flexibility of the Fire TV Stick will make traveling with it will be a no-brainer with easy access to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Go, Hulu, Pandora, Watch ESPN and a myriad of other apps.

The standard Fire TV box will get the same capability, as well as support for USB storage and wireless Bluetooth headphone support.

The $39 Fire TV Stick and $99 Fire TV are both available direct from

Kindle Fire HD & HDX Early Cyber Monday Deal

Kindle Fire HDX

Amazon is rocking an early Cyber Monday deal in the flavor of a $50 discount on the Kindle Fire HD and HDX.  Also, get the Kindle HD 8.9″ for $40 off.  The sale is on right now, so if your in the market head on over to Amazon now.

Kindle Fire HD – $119 (with special offers); $134 (without special offers)

Kindle Fire HDX – $179 (with special offers); $194 (without special offers)

Kindle Fire 8.9″ – $229 (with special offers); $244 (without special offers)

Kindle Fire HD: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition – New Book

Kindle Fire HD: The Missing Manual is a new book from author Peter Meyers. An overview of topics from the publisher include:

  • Read all about it. Find ebooks and newspapers in the Kindle Store, and add your own books and magazines.
  • Use great new features. Discover Amazon’s X-Ray service, and parental controls for individual users.
  • Take in a show. Watch movies and TV series, and display your photos and videos.
  • Go online. Browse the Web and manage email with Wi-Fi and 4D LTE.
  • Fill up your jukebox. Listen to your favorite music from Amazon and iTunes.
  • Load up on apps. Get popular games, guides, and references with Amazon’s Apps for Android.
  • Get to work. Read PDFs, Word files, Excel spreadsheets, and other docs.

Kindle Fire HD: The Missing Manual retails for $15.99; however, it is currently available for $9.99 in a Kindle Edition.