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Introducing the new Live tab on Fire TV: Amazon Fire TV

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In perhaps the biggest update ever, Amazon Fire TV devices in the country would get a software update that would add the Live TV feature. The company is rolling out the update for all Fire TV devices in India, including the Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Stick, and the newly-launched Fire TV Lite. This means there would be a Live tab option on the home screen now along with apps, movies, and shows.

According to the tech giant, SonyLIV, Voot, Discovery+, and NextG TV streaming platforms are the initial providers to integrate with the Live TV experience with Zee5 expected to be added soon. The apps would collectively give customers access to popular channels including Sony SAB HD, Colors HD, SET HD, Nick HD+, Dangal, DD National, News18 India, MTV Beats HD, SONY BBC Earth HD, Mastii TV Music, Discovery for now, and also to Zee TV, Zee Cinema and Zee News in the near future. Customers who have downloaded and subscribed to any of the integrated apps on their Fire TV devices would see the ‘On Now’ row on their home screen and a red bar at the bottom of each thumbnail would indicate the real-time progress of the show. Customers can also access their favorite channels by simply saying — “Alexa, Watch Colors HD”.

“Since launching in India, Fire TV has been offering a vast selection of on-demand movies, TV shows, popular apps and features to customers. With Live TV integration, we are making this experience even better by providing instant access to popular, real-time content for our customers without having to switch inputs. It enriches the content experience by streaming live TV on the much-loved Fire TV interface, just by asking Alexa. Amazon will continuously expand this selection and offer the best of live TV experiences to our customers,” Parag Gupta, Head of Amazon Devices, India, said in a statement.

For all existing Fire TV and Fire TV Edition customers, the ‘Live’ tab would begin rolling out today and would be available over the next few weeks. The ‘On Now’ row is available to exist customers on the basis of their app downloads and subscription status. For new customers, the ‘Live’ tab would be available within a few weeks after the device is activated and the ‘On Now’ row would be accessible once they download and subscribe to the integrated apps.

The new Live TV feature would also give users quick and easy access to the Fire TV channel guide, accessible in the ‘Options’ row of the ‘Live’ tab. For newly-launched Fire TV Lite customers, the channel guide can be accessed through the guide button on their Alexa Voice Remote Lite. This integrated channel guide allows customers to choose their favorite channels.

How to watch Live TV on Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon has brought a new live TV feature for its Fire TV devices in India. The new feature will make it easier for customers to find and access live content from subscribed apps. It will also allow them to access the integrated channel guide for all of the subscribed apps.

Amazon has revealed that SonyLIV, Voot, Discovery+, and NextG TV are the first content providers to integrate their live TV experience onto Fire TV devices. Zee5 will also soon integrate all of its live TV channels on the platform. If you have a subscription to all of these apps, you will be able to access various live channels including Sony SAB HD, Colors HD, SET HD, Nick HD+, Dangal, DD National, News18 India, MTV Beats HD, SONY BBC Earth HD, Mastii TV Music, Discovery and very soon Zee TV, Zee Cinema and Zee News.

Here we will be taking a look at how you can integrate and watch live TV on your Fire TV stick

* Subscribe to one of the above listed OTT platforms, which have a live TV service integrated into it.

* Download the OTT app onto the Fire TV Stick and log in via your credentials.

* All of the live TV channels will show up inside of the ‘Live’ tab and all of the live programs running live on TV will show up inside of the ‘On Now’ row.

* After integration of the services, users can also use voice commands like “Alexa, Watch Colors HD” to put up a live TV channel.

* All of the live channels will also show up inside of the guide UI, with a separate tab given to them.

The new update, bringing the live TV feature has started rolling out for all existing Fire TV and Fire TV Edition customers and the rollout will be complete over the next few weeks. The ‘On Now’ row is already available to exist customers.

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Tips for Electric scooter selection

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Electric scooters are quickly becoming a viable alternative to petrol-powered scooters in the face of rising fuel prices. The government of India is offering substantial subsidies for electrical vehicles. The electrical vehicle are environmental friendly as well. Here are a few electric scooter/bikes available in the indian market.

Best EV two wheeler models available in India

Ola S1
Revolt RV 300
TVS iQube Electric
Ather 450X
Simple One
Hero Electric Photon
Bajaj Chetak
Bounce Infinity E1
Detel EV Easy Plus
Ampere V48

It is important to check your purpose, features of the bike vs price before considering one. The primary feature check list for an electrical scooter are

Range
Power
Quality and build
Charging time
Service surety
Warranty period
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Xiaomi 12 Pro 5G

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Xiaomi 12 Pro 5G releasing in India soon

After the release in China in December, the Xiaomi 12 series hit the market globally on March 15th. This device is currently available in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, and other countries. Furthermore, it is also available in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines in Southeast Asia. At present, Xiaomi has not announced a specific date for the launch of the Xiaomi 12 Pro in India. However, there are speculations that this flagship smartphone will arrive in the first half of April.

HIGHLIGHTS of Xiaomi 12 Pro

  • Display : 6.73-inch (3200 x 1440 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED 20:9 HDR10 + display, 1-120Hz refresh rate
  • Processor : Octa-Core Snapdragon 8
  • Memory : 8GB LPPDDR5 RAM with 128GB / 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage / 12GB LPPDDR5 RAM 256GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • Camera : 50MP rear camera and 32MP front-facing camera
  • Battery : 4600mAh (Typical) battery with 120W wired fast charging

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Redmi Note 11 Pro, Specifications

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Specifications

Display: a 6.67 inches (16.94 cm)  AMOLED display
Processor – MediaTek Helio G96
Ram: 6 GB
Storage: 128 GB
Battery : 5000mAh
OS: Android 11, MiUI 13

Xiaomi recently had launched the new Redmi Note 11 Pro smartphone which has gone on sale. Redmi Note 11 Pro phone comes with a 6.67 inches (16.94 cm)  AMOLED display. Redmi Note 11 Pro is powered by MediaTek Helio G96 under the hood. It comes with 6GB of RAM. The Redmi Note 11 Pro runs on Android 11 MiUi 13 and is powered by a 5000mAH battery, also 67W fast charging support. The Redmi Note 11 Pro runs onAndroid 11 MiUi 13 with more features and packs 128GB of inbuilt storage. Other key highlights of the Redmi Note 11 Pro include a 108MP Quad Camera. The Redmi Note 11 Pro packs 108 million pixels, delivering incredible high-resolution images. In the storage section, the Redmi Note 11 Pro offers up to 128GB. The Redmi Note 11 Pro comes in Star Blue, Stealth Black, Phantom White color. Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro price in India is expected to be Rs. 17,999.

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