Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire top selling US streaming device

Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire TV Stick are now the biggest selling devices in the US digital media streamer market, despite only launching last year, according to Strategy Analytics. The research firm claimed that in the first quarter of the year, Amazon was the market leader accounting for 30% of media device shipments, ahead of […]

Comcast adds TVE access to HBO, Showtime via Amazon Fire TV

Comcast subscribers in the US can now access the HBO Go and Showtime Anytime TV everywhere apps on Amazon’s Fire TV devices.  The apps are available on both the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices where subscribers can sign in to their Comcast Xfinity TV account, and immediately start watching the channel’s shows […]

DanceTrippin TV launches app for Roku and Amazon Fire TV

Music channel DanceTrippin TV has launched a smart TV app for Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices. The channel, which airs coverage of live-recorded DJ sets, will allow users to choose a variety of playlists and organize lists of favourites. “The DanceTrippin app gives a great impression of parties worldwide. People can tune into the […]

Kaltura launches new HTML5 app for Amazon Fire TV

Online video platform provider Kaltura is providing a new HTML5 app for Amazon Fire TV.  The app allows Kaltura customers to publish video content from within Kaltura directly to Amazon Fire TV. Amazon recently released the Web App Starter Kit for Fire TV, which is intended to help web developers create a simple media-oriented app. […]

Ooyala adds syndication support for Amazon Fire TV

Video publishing, analytics and monetisation specialist Ooyala has said it is making it fast and simple for its customers to syndicate video to Amazon’s Fire TV line of devices.  By using Amazon’s HTML5-based Web App Starter Kit for Amazon Fire TV to create an Amazon Fire TV app, Ooyala customers can create a syndication feed that groups live or […]

Google brings programmatic ad buying to streaming devices

Google is now allowing to TV providers to programmatically monetise inventory across web-streaming devices services, following its acquisition of mDialog last year.  In a blog post, Google director of product management, Rany Ng, who also presented at NAB this week, explained that Google has now connected mDialog’s inventory to its DoubleClick Ad Exchange. mDialog specialises […]

Streaming media player ownership to hit 40% in US

Streaming media player penetration is set to reach 40% of US broadband homes by 2017, with these devices to be found in some 39 million households, according to research by NPD Group.  The research firm predicts that streaming media player ownership will grow from just 16% of US internet homes in the first quarter of […]

Streaming media devices bought by 10% of US homes in 2014

Some 10% of US broadband homes bought a streaming player or stick in the first three quarters of 2014 with Roku retaining its lead of the market, according to Parks Associates.  The research said that Roku accounted for 29% of US streaming device sales, followed by Chromecast with 20%, which overtook Apple TV at 17%. […]

Amazon starts shipping in-demand Fire TV Stick

Amazon has started to ship its HDMI TV streaming device, the Fire TV Stick, to customers in the US, claiming it to be the “fastest-selling Amazon device ever.” Amazon said that new orders of the US$39 (€31) TV streaming stick will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, with high demand for the device that will rival […]

Amazon Fire TV goes on sale in the UK

Amazon has started shipping its Fire TV internet streaming box to customers in the UK today, priced at £79. At launch content will be available from the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, BBC iPlayer, Channel 5, Sky News, Curzon Home Cinema, Vevo, YouTube, Scottish broadcaster STV and OTT live TV viewing service TVPlayer. […]