Amazon Fire TV

Facebook to launch video app for TV

Facebook has confirmed it will launch a video app for TV, as part of a raft of new updates designed to improve the video experience on the social network. The Facebook TV app will launch “soon” on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Samsung Smart TVs, with more platforms to follow. “Last year we rolled out the […]

Apple poaches Amazon Fire TV exec

Apple has poached the director and general manager of Amazon’s Fire TV product, Timothy Twerdahl. Bloomberg, which reported the news first, said that Twerdahl becomes vice president in charge of Apple TV product marketing, reporting to iPhone marketing VP Greg Joswiak. Twerdahl, who has also previously worked for Roku and Netflix, confirmed his new role […]

Amazon redesigns Fire TV interface

Amazon has redesigned the user interface for its Fire TV set-top box in a bid to make finding content to watch “fast, easy and enjoyable”. The new interface includes video trailers and content screenshots on the homescreen, which can be viewed without needing to open and close different apps. Amazon has added the ability for […]

Twitter video-streaming app launches on Apple TV, Fire TV, Xbox One

Twitter has launched a new app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox One devices, which will feature all the live-streaming video that is available on the social network. Twitter said that app is designed to let anyone experience “the best of Twitter”, with premium video and user-generated Periscope feeds to be available alongside […]

Anime service FunimationNow launches on Fire TV

Anime-focused subscription streaming service, FunimationNow, has launched on Amazon Fire TV devices in the UK and US. FunimationNow subscribers can watch anime TV series and movies, both subbed and dubbed, in ad-free HD streaming via the Amazon streaming boxes and sticks. “This is another milestone in our promise to deliver to anime fans a high-quality, […]

ITV Hub and All 4 launch on Amazon Fire TV

Free UK catch-up TV services from broadcasters ITV and Channel 4 have launched on Amazon’s Fire TV line-up of products. ITV Hub and All 4 are now available on Amazon’s Fire TV box and Fire TV Stick, which Amazon claims is its fastest-selling Amazon device ever. The launches mean that Amazon Fire TV users in […]

All 4 joins Netflix, iPlayer on Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV has rounded out its UK broadcaster catch-up TV services offer by adding Channel 4’s on-demand platform, All 4. The Amazon service already offers BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and Demand 5, as well as Netflix, UKTV Play, YouTube and other on-demand apps. Adding All 4 means Amazon Fire TV owners can now access […]

Amazon Fire TV line-up grows by 1,000 apps since September

Amazon has added more than 1,000 new apps, channels and games to its Fire TV and Fire TV Stick family of devices since September, according to the e-retail giant. Amazon Fire TV devices now have more than 4,000 channels, apps, and games, with the new channels including NBC, NBC Sports, Watch HGTV, Watch Food Network, […]

GoPro Channel launches on Amazon Fire TV

GoPro’s on-demand video channel has launched on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick in the US. The GoPro Channel will roll out this week and will offer sports, travel, culture, music and wildlife content – as well as user-generated content from the GoPro community. “Amazon customers are some of the most engaged users […]

Sky Go now on Amazon Fire

Pay TV operator Sky has launched its Sky Go mobile TV service on the Amazon Fire platform. The move will enable Sky TV customers to watch shows on Amazon Fire tablets, including Cinderella, Fungus the Bogeyman, Geordie Shore and Grey’s Anatomy’s, both live and on-demand. Luke Bradley-Jones, Sky’s Director of TV Products, said: “It’s brilliant that Amazon Fire tablets […]