Great news coming out of Amazon today. It appears that the voice search is expanding outside of Amazon and Vevo and heading to other apps. This includes Hulu Plus, Crackle and Showtime. This means that when you are searching for a TV show or a movie with your voice, it’ll give you results from those apps and services as well. Hopefully we’ll see more partners in the future. The main one that’s missing, to me at least, is Netflix.
“We’re excited and energized by the momentum we’re seeing with Fire TV,” said Dave Limp, Vice President, Amazon Devices. “Customers are telling us they love it, developers are building for it, and we’re working hard to expand existing features and build new ones. We’re thrilled to have Hulu Plus, Crackle, and SHOWTIME integrating their full selection of movies and TV shows into Fire TV’s unified voice search.”
Amazon ‘s Selection keeps growing â€” There’s a big pipeline of great developers working to make their services and games available for Fire TV. New selection is coming from developers like Telltale Games, Halfbrick, Pixowl, Disney Interactive, Minority Media, Paradox Interactive, Gaiam, AllRecipes, and Twitch.
New features are also already in the works for Fire TV, including:
New Prime browse will make it even easier to discover movies and TV shows that are included in Prime Instant Video.
Amazon FreeTime and Amazon MP3 integration coming as part of a free, over-the-air software update.
More Games coming soon. In addition to the over one hundred games available on Fire TV, you will be able to play touch-enabled games with the upcoming Fire TV app for your phone or tablet.
So Amazon has a lot of goodies up their sleeves coming in the next few weeks. Making their $99 set top box more than worth the money. How many of you have already bought an Amazon Fire TV and the game controller?