If you’re in the market for a tablet and don’t want to pay Apple prices, Amazon is ready and waiting to offer you a lower-priced alternative that seamlessly works with its many services — from Prime Video to Amazon Photos to your Kindle library. When Verge executive editor Dieter Bohn reviewed the Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet in 2020, he described it as “a portal” to the company’s offerings that also “has the major apps that this kind of device needs to have to be successful: Netflix, Hulu, Showtime, Spotify, and so on.” Though it is not Amazon’s latest tablet offering, the Fire HD 8 has a battery life of more than ten hours, works well as an entertainment device, and is great for family sharing; Bohn likes that it supports multiuser accounts and kids’ accounts, and that it comes with strong parental controls and a big library of kids’ content. And it is currently 50 percent off, which means you now can pick it up for just $45 to watch something or read on the go.
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