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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 […]

Starz launches on Amazon Fire TV

US premium TV network Starz has launched its Starz app on Amazon Fire TV. Starz subscribers will be able to watch exclusive Starz Original series including Black Sails, American Gods and Outlander, as well as hundreds of movies on Amazon’s streaming media devices – the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. The Starz app […]

Amazon expands Fire TV and Alexa with TV, DVR deals

Amazon is opening out its Fire TV interface and Alexa voice control functionality with new TV and DVR deals that have been announced ahead of CES. TV and display manufacturers Seiki, Westinghouse Electronics and Element Electronics have announced a new line of 4K ultra HD smart TVs, called Amazon Fire TV Edition. These sets are […]

Amazon extends voice search on Fire TV products

Amazon has announced new features for its Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, including expanded voice control and universal search functionality. With the update, Amazon said it is making it easier for customers to find their favourite content with universal voice search extending across 75 apps and channels, including Netflix. Alexa voice control support […]