Fire TV

Hisense launches first Amazon Fire TV set

TV maker Hisense has revealed its first set to integrate Amazon Fire TV. The 50-inch set will offer the full Fire TV experience, including integration with the Alexa AI assistant. It provides access to more than 1 million TV episodes and movies from apps including Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, and HBO Max. In terms […]

TikTok launches on Fire TV in North America

TikTok is now available on Amazon Fire TV devices in the US and Canada. The app will have full functionality with Fire TV’s voice remote, including compatibility of the smart assistant Alexa. The expansion to North America comes four months after TikTok launched an app on Fire TV in the UK, France and Germany. Unlike […]

Amazon expands news coverage in the US on Fire TV

Amazon’s news app for Fire TV has dramatically expanded the scope of its coverage in the US. The app, which first launched in 12 cities in 2020, will now offer live and on-demand free local news to 158 cities across the country. The service will also double the local stations available from 126 to 259. […]

Quibi launches CTV apps, but is reportedly close to shutting down

Beleaguered short-form streamer Quibi has launched apps for Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV, but it could already be too late to save the app.  The streamer launched in April with a mobile-only model, but the timing couldn’t have been worse, with the Covid-19 pandemic causing millions of its millennial audience to become […]

IDC: Amazon leads streaming device market in Q2

Sales of digital media adapters like Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromecast grew by 26.8% year-on-year in the second quarter, according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Smart Home Device Tracker. Amazon’s line of Fire TV products led the market in Q2 2018 with close to 5 million units shipped worldwide, according to the research. Google’s Chromecast […]

IHS Markit: Amazon devices drive higher Prime Video affinity

More than one in five US households have at least one Amazon device, with this product ecosystem leading to higher Prime Video affinity and service ratings, according to IHS Markit. The research firm said that more than two-thirds of Fire TV owners were subscribed to Amazon Prime Video in the US in the first quarter […]

Report: Amazon developing DVR for Fire TV

Amazon is developing a “DVR for the streaming era” that will be able to record live TV, according to Bloomberg. The report, which cites a person familiar with the plans, said that the device will include physical storage and connect to Amazon’s existing Fire TV boxes using the same wireless technology as its Echo speakers. Dubbed […]

BAMTech-powered NHL app launches on Fire TV

Disney-owned video streaming technology firm, BAMTech, has launched the NHL app it operates in partnership with the National Hockey League on Amazon Fire TV devices in the US. The Amazon Fire TV app lets ice hockey fans access NHL.TV to watch out-of-market games live and on demand. BAMTech said it also plans to soon launch […]

Amazon adds ‘On Now’ channel navigation to Fire TV

Amazon has added two new features designed to make it easier for US subscribers to its Amazon Channels initiative to watch live programmes through their Fire TV device. Users that have signed up to access TV channels like HBO, Starz and Showtime through Amazon will now see a new row on their Fire TV homepage […]

One in five US OTT homes now pay for ‘three or more’ services

One in five US streaming subscribers now pay for three or more services, with investment in original content increasingly cited as a key reason for signing up, according to a report by 451 Research. According to 451 Research’s quarterly Voice of the Connected User Landscape (VoCUL) survey, 19% of streaming subscribers are paying for three […]