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BritBox launches on Amazon Fire TV

ITV/BBC joint venture BritBox has launched on Amazon Fire TV. The service launched in the UK in November 2019, and offers access to celebrated British programming such as Top Gear, Downton Abbey, Happy Valley and Gavin & Stacey, with many box sets including Cold Feet, Classic Doctor Who, Only Fools and Horses, Shetland and Broadchurch […]

OTT subscription penetration high among smart speaker owners

OTT penetration is very high among owners of smart speaker and smart display owners. According to new research from Parks Associates, more than 90% of these smart device owners in the US have an OTT subscription, compared to 72% of all US broadband households. Unsurprisingly, Netflix was the most popular OTT service among these device […]

Wildbrain launches kids channels on Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Roku

Preschool and children’s entertainment company, WildBrain, has expanded its footprint by launching four new channels on Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Roku. The new ad-supported channels will include a WildBrain hub channel and three curated channels dedicated to preschool content, kids’ action and children’s drama franchise Degrassi. Other shows set to appear across the channels include Teletubbies, Tiddlytubbies, […]

Amazon extends FreeTime to Android devices

Amazon’s FreeTime service, including the Unlimited premium option, which provides a range of kids content including books, videos, YouTube videos and website, is now available on Android phones for the first time. The Amazon FreeTime service was previously available on Amazon Fire Tablets and Amazon Fire TV as well as Kindle, and Amazon said that […]

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 […]

TVPlayer Plus launches on Amazon Fire TV

TVPlayer Plus, the premium subscription offering of live linear streaming service TVPlayer, has launched on Amazon Fire TV devices in the UK. The £4.99 (€6.35) per-month live and catch-up Plus option gives users access to 19 premium channels – including Lifetime, History, Discovery, TLC, Eurosport, National Geographic Channel, Sony Movie Channel and Cartoon Network. This […]

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, […]

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 […]

CuriosityStream launches on Amazon Fire TV

CuriosityStream, the factual video-on-demand service from Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks, has launched on Amazon Fire TV devices. CuriosityStream president Elizabeth Hendricks North described the Amazon launch as a “significant milestone for the service”. “Consumers can now access the service in their living rooms, along with Netflix and Hulu, to watch and share with their family and […]

Freesat launches new Android app

UK free-to-air satellite platform Freesat has launched a new version of its app for Android devices. The Freesat app for Android version 1.1.3 and Amazon Fire operating systems now includes the ability to access Freetime recordings via the app and start watching them directly on the main screen in the home using the app as […]