Amazon’s Fire Phone is Built for their Ecosystem, Great for Video, Music and Reading

June 18, 2014 - Written By Tom Dawson


If you’re surprised that Amazon’s freshly announced Fire Phone is great for tapping into the online giant’s ecosystem, then you’ve never used a Kindle Fire. Still, we have to hand it to Amazon here, as we thought, they’ve paid great attention to detail when it comes to making the most out of what they have to offer. The Fire Phone has been designed with watching movies, listening to music and reading books in mind. Following in the footsteps of the Kindle Fire line of tablets, Amazon’s first smartphone won’t disappoint those looking to get content on their phones.

For video junkies, Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, ESPN and of course Amazon Prime are all available to tap whenever you please and the 4.7-inch display is said to be great for watching entertainment. The Fire supports ASAP, a technology that pre-caches the first parts of a show it thinks you’ll want to watch next so that you can start watching instantly. It’s a neat little trick and one that will definitely help those get to their favorite shows a little faster. X-Ray is included as well, giving you some extra information on the shows and movies you love.

On the music front, the device of course supports Amazon Prime Music that launched a little while ago. A similar competitor to the likes of Google Play Music and Spotify, you can download songs to play on your device as many times as you like. The Fire itself comes with some nifty earbuds that feature a flat cable that Amazon made a big deal out of being tangle-free and they have magnetic ends to stay together. It’s a nice idea and music listeners will have music right out of the box with the Fire.

On to reading, and as you might expect from the company behind the Kindle line, the Fire is great for reading. Amazon have given the device an immersive reading experience and have used the display to its fullest to make sure that keen readers will get the best experience possible. Whispersync is alive and well here and it’s a seamless process to get a hole of your books no matter where you are.