Monday, 21 April 2014

Leading OTT, online video services find voice on Amazon Fire TV

Only days after introducing its new online video device, Amazon has announced that the unified voice search facility on Fire TV now supports Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Showtime Anytime.
The online video and over the top offerings join VEVO in integrating voice search for their full catalogues beginning summer 2014 and Amazon adds that there is a further pipeline of developers working to make their services available for Fire TV. A new browse feature is designed to simplify the process of discovering films and TV shows that are included in Prime Instant Video while Amazon FreeTime and Amazon MP3 integration come as part of a free, over-the-air software update.

"We're excited and energised by the momentum we're seeing with Fire TV," said Dave Limp, Vice President, Amazon Devices. "Customers are telling us they love it, developers are building for it, and we're working hard to expand existing features and build new ones. We're thrilled to have Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Showtime integrating their full selection of movies and TV shows into Fire TV's unified voice search."


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