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New Fire Tablets for 2020, Including the Fire HD 8 Plus

Learn more about the all new Fire tablets to be released by Amazon on June 3rd

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How do I Replace the Battery or Charging Port an a Fire Tablet?

This is a question I have received several times recently, because the Fire's charging port or battery is sometimes the first thing to malfunction when the tablet seems fine in every other way.

Unfortunately, there's not an easy way to replace a battery in a Fire. These tablets are not like a remote control or child's electronic toy where you can remove a screw, take out the battery, and put in a new one. Amazon just doesn't provide access to the battery compartment.

First, I would recommend contacting Amazon Support directly to see what they can do. It's possible they have some fixes or solutions that might work.

Second, perhaps a mobile device repair business might be able to fix your battery or charging port.

**WARNING!** Be aware that if you or someone else opens up your tablet to access the electronic insides it will void any warranty still on the device. Of course, if you have no warranty and don't want to buy a new tablet, maybe going this route will work for you.

A final thing to consider is investing in the Show Mode Charging Dock (if it's compatible with your Fire). I have now heard from 2 visitors to this site who found that the Dock managed to resurrect their tablets from the 'dead'.

Using the dock is also a great way to protect the fragile charging port from damage - I use one myself, as I find the wire-free, magnetic method or charging my Fire so much easier!

Learn more about the Show Mode Charging Dock

Please do let me know if you've had any success with getting either the battery or charging port repaired on your device.

Sale on Fire Tablets for Mother's Day (US)

With Mother's Day just days away on May 10th, Amazon has slashed prices on its Fire tablets and on a few other devices too.

The discounts are great and bring many devices close to Black Friday prices, but something to be aware of is that shipping times have been affected by COVID 19. This means that there is no guarantee you will receive your order in time for Mother's Day itself.

But if you're willing to take the risk and mom won't mind receiving her gift a little late, then it's a good time to grab a bargain!

Here's the breakdown:

(Prices on Amazon are subject to change at any time and without notice. Please confirm all prices before purchasing products. LoveMyFire.com is not responsible for any price changes or purchases you make. Please see Terms of Use.)

  • Fire HD 8" - $20 OFF = ONLY $59.99
    (Colors: black, blue, yellow, red)
  • Fire 7" - $10 OFF = ONLY $39.99
    (black, blue, plum, sage)
  • Fire HD 10" - $40 OFF = ONLY $109.99
    (Colors: black, blue, plum, white)
  • Echo Dot 3rd Generation - $20 OFF = ONLY $29.99
    (Covers: grey, plum, black)

HURRY! If you want to treat mom - or even if you've been thinking of upgrading - these deals are available NOW and may only run while supplies last.

I ♥ My Fire!

~ Christine

Is your Amazon Fire using Too Much Data? This Could be Why

If your Fire tablet is using too much date, just turning off this one feature may solve the problem!

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FREE 1 Year Subscription to the Food Network Kitchen App for Fire Users

If you love cooking - or lockdown has given you a new appreciation for the culinary arts! - then I have good news for you.

Amazon is giving away a one-year subscription to the Food Network Kitchen app, which is usually $4.99 per month, or $39.99 per year.

The app is fantastic, bringing you easy-to-follow cooking videos, live cooking classes with celebrity chefs every day and even an opportunity to ask questions in the live Q&A segment of the shows.

How to Get Your Free Subscription

1. Find the Food Network Kitchen app on your Fire tablet.
2. Install the app and open it.
3. Choose a renewal option, then click “Activate Now”.
5. Login with your Amazon email and password.

Click here to visit Amazon for the full terms and conditions

Note: This offer is only available in the US

Free Entertainment on Your Fire Tablet (US only)

Amazon has announced on its blog a great new service for all those of us lucky enough to have either a Fire Tablet or Fire TV.

The service is called #AtHome and it's designed to inform, educate and entertain us in the comfort of our own homes (where we are all spending quite a bit more time these days!).

Best of all, it's free!

Combining content from more than 100 partners, #AtHome is organised into categories, such as “New and Trending” and “Stay Informed”, with new content being added all the time.

What's Included?

To give you a feel for what #AtHome has to offer, here are some of the things you can expect to see this week:

Amazon Live: Live stream content from celebrities and influencers, including workouts by fitness trainers (perfect for lockdown!). Here's a look at the Amazon Live Content Calendar

Movies: Lots of different movies to help you create fun movie afternoons or evenings for the whole family. You can also access Prime Video Cinema - this one's not free but it gives you the option to rent or buy new releases.

Laugh #AtHome: Your favorite comedy shows

Explore #AtHome: A range of great travel shows, including Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown and Man vs Wild

Learn and play: Apps and experiences for the whole family to learn new skills!

Home design: Lots of inspiration for those projects that you may now find yourself with the time to accomplish!

Prime Video - Sports: The top 30 MLB games from 2019, as well as nearly 80 NBA Hardwood Classics.

This service is only available for US users right now, but is set to be released soon in UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Canada and India (although the content will depend on where you're viewing from).

Amazon Show Mode Charging Dock - Do You Need One?

I love my Amazon Show Mode Charging Dock - but not everyone will need one. Here's why.

Continue reading "Amazon Show Mode Charging Dock - Do You Need One?"

UK Fire Friends: Fire HD 8 Tablets at Black Friday Prices

Good news for those of you in the UK who want to get your hands on a brand new Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet. - Amazon has dropped the price down to Black Friday levels!

The same limited-time offer was available for those in the US last week and I received messages from a few of you in the UK who were disappointed to miss out.

So I'm happy to be able to let you know it's your turn now! As I mentioned on my blog last week, with most of us restricted to our homes, the online world has become more important than ever, and the Fire is a great way to access movies, magazines, books and so much more!

HERE'S THE DEAL - AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW

(Prices on Amazon are subject to change at any time and without notice. Please confirm all prices before purchasing products. LoveMyFire.com is not responsible for any price changes or purchases you make. Please see Terms of Use.)

-Fire HD 8": £35 OFF = ONLY £44.99
Colours: Black, yellow, blue, red

Act quickly if you want to take advantage of this great deal - it's not clear how long it will be available as Amazon has only confirmed that this is a 'limited time offer'.

Flash Sale on Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablets

A quick newsflash today to let you know that there is currently a sale on Amazon Fire HD 8 tablets.

This will be great timing for some of us - I've never been so grateful for online communication as I am at the moment!

Not only has it enabled us all to keep up with the latest news and advice and in contact with friends and family worldwide, but it's also given us all a way to keep occupied if we need to stay at home.

If - like me - you have a large family, then the more devices available the better!

Sadly this deal is available on Amazon.com only and not in the UK

HERE'S THE DEAL - AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW

(Prices on Amazon are subject to change at any time and without notice. Please confirm all prices before purchasing products. LoveMyFire.com is not responsible for any price changes or purchases you make. Please see Terms of Use.)

-Fire HD 8": $30 OFF = ONLY $49.99

I have no idea how long this sale will be running for - Amazon has only confirmed that this is a 'limited time offer'.

How to Use an SD Card for the Kindle Fire

Thinking of buying an SD card for your Kindle Fire? Here's how to choose the right one, insert it into your device and the best way to use it.

Continue reading "How to Use an SD Card for the Kindle Fire"

Will the Peloton App Work With the Fire Tablet?

If you've seen advertisements for the Peloton app then, like me, you might have felt quite tempted to give it a go!

Peloton is a fitness company with its main focus on indoor cycling, but its app - launched late last year - includes yoga, strength, meditation and toning classes too. It's designed to help people get fit in their own homes and offers a variety of classes to fit around any schedule, with sessions running from 10 to 60 minutes.

The app is free to try for the first 30 days and if you're already a Peloton member, access to the app continues to be complimentary. If not, the app membership fee is $12.99 per month after the trial period.

******UPDATE Feb 26 2020 ******

Since writing this post at the end of January, there has been an update to the Amazon Fire app... and the good news is that you can now use the Peloton app on your Fire device, not just on Fire TV! Yay! 🙂

If you're a Fire user looking for the perfect way to get fit, then this app may be it! Peloton reports that people who downloaded the app to their Fire TVs worked out almost 30% more than those who tried it on any other platform. With the complete freedom you get from using Peloton on your Fire tablet, that figure is likely to grow even higher!

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I received a message this week from John in Ohio who had been experiencing problems in getting the app to work on his Fire tablet. After checking into it, I can confirm that whilst the app is compatible with Amazon Fire TV, it isn't compatible with Fire tablets. ☹

The only way to view it using a Fire tablet is via the web, but - as John discovered, it can be quite laggy.

Great Alternative For Fire Tablets

Whilst we may be out of luck with the Peloton app, those of us with Fire tablets can take advantage of the excellent Daily Workouts app.

This app is totally FREE (although it does contain ads) and it covers a good selection of exercises. Much of the content can be view WITHOUT internet, which is really handy.

There's a Pro version of the app available too, which includes more workouts, plus routines for Pilates, stretch, ball and kettlebell workouts.

Do YOU have a favorite fitness app for your Fire?

Please do contact me and let me know so I can include it in a future article.

Flash Sale on Fire Tablets - Black Friday Prices!

Good news Fire Friends - I've just discovered that Amazon is having a flash sale of its Fire Tablets, with most models now at Black Friday prices!

I have no idea how long this sale will be running for - Amazon has only confirmed that this is a 'limited time offer'.

HERE'S THE BREAKDOWN OF DEALS ON FIRE DEVICES - AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW

(Prices on Amazon are subject to change at any time and without notice. Please confirm all prices before purchasing products. LoveMyFire.com is not responsible for any price changes or purchases you make. Please see Terms of Use.)

-Fire 7": $15 OFF = ONLY $34.99
-Fire HD 8": $30 OFF = ONLY $49.99
-Fire HD 10": $50 OFF = ONLY $99.99
-Fire Kid's 7" Edition: $40 OFF = ONLY $59.99
-Fire Kid's 8" Edition: $40 OFF = ONLY $89.99

It's unlikely that these deals will be available for long - so if you missed out on picking up at Fire Tablet at an amazing price during the holidays, act quickly and grab yourself a bargain!

Promo Code for Amazon's Fire TV Stick 4K (for Eligible Accounts)

If you're missing all the great bargains that were available over the holidays, then you'll be pleased to hear that Amazon is once again offering a promotion on its Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote.

Usually priced at $49.99, the Fire TV Stick - which brings easy access to apps and streaming services to your TV - is currently available to select customers for just $24.99, with the promo code 4KFIRETV.

If your account is eligible you should see an offer of this sale price right below the original price. If not, some customers are reporting success by just adding the promo code at checkout.


Select Customers Save 50% on the Fire TV Stick 4K - at Amazon

I ♥ My Fire!
-Christine

Last Minute Fire Deals for Christmas

I've officially finished Christmas shopping! Woot! I even have everything wrapped and tagged. :)

If you're still doing some shopping, right now Amazon has some Last-Minute Deals going on!

Specifically Amazon's Last-Minute Device Deals are worth looking into if you're still in need of a gift for a special someone.

Here are the Fire deals:

Other awesome last-minute deals:

These items are selling fast - there was a great offer on the Fire Cube too, but it's sold out already!

So if you're still searching for that special gift for someone, be quick and get a great deal on something they'll love!

Have a Very Merry Christmas!
-Christine

Amazon Slashes Price of Fire Tablets AGAIN - for a Limited Time

If you're kicking yourself that you didn't bag a bargain with the big reductions on Fire Tablets during Black Friday week, then I have good news for you.

Amazon seems to have reduced certain Fire Tablets AGAIN and there are still savings to be had on 3 popular devices.

(Prices on Amazon are subject to change at any time and without notice. Please confirm all prices before purchasing products. LoveMyFire.com is not responsible for any price changes or purchases you make. Please see Terms of Use.)

Here are the current deals:

  • Fire HD 8" - $30 OFF = ONLY $49.99
    (Colors: black, blue, yellow, red - comes with 3 months of Kindle Unlimited for FREE)
  • Fire 7" - $10 OFF = ONLY $39.99
    (black, blue, plum, sage)
  • Fire HD 7" Kids Edition - $40 OFF = ONLY $59.99
    (Covers: purple, pink, or blue - comes with 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited and a 2-year worry-free guarantee)

With only $10 difference between the Fire HD 8" and the Fire 7", I strongly recommend opting for the 8" model. It's a fantastic price for a device which is not only larger but offers a longer battery life too, plus the 3 months of Kindle Unlimited.

Any of these would make fantastic Christmas presents, but I suggest you act quickly if you are interested in these deals. Amazon is describing these as LIMITED TIME DEALS so these prices will not be around for long!

I ♥ My Fire!

~ Christine

The Best File Manager Apps For Kindle Fire

Are you looking for a file manager for your Kindle Fire? Check this list of 5 best file manager apps for Kindle Fire and choose the one for you.

Continue reading "The Best File Manager Apps For Kindle Fire"


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