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More than 600 apps for Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TVMore than 600 apps are now available for Amazon’s Fire TV streaming box, triple the number available since its launch in April this year. 

Amazon said that the most popular apps and services on Fire TV are Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube.com, Plex, Pandora, WatchESPN, VEVO, iHeartRadio and Crackle.

Among the most played games on the platform were Asphalt 8: Airborne, Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Hill Climb Racing and Hungry Shark.

“We continue to hear from customers how much they love the selection available to them on their Amazon Fire TV. In just over six months we’ve tripled the catalogue and we’re adding new customer favourites on a weekly basis,” said Steve Rabuchin, vice president, Amazon Appstore.

“We also hear from customers how much they love playing games on their TV – 9 of the top 10 grossing apps on Fire TV are games – so we continue to work with game developers and add the most popular game content.”

Amazon last week started shipping its Fire TV box to customers in the UK, following Its European debut in Germany in September. Amazon first launched Fire TV in the US in April priced at US$99 (€72).