Amazon has a nice little announcement for us this morning in our inbox. They are announcing that they have added a slew of new channels to the Amazon Fire TV ecosystem. This includes WATCH Disney Channel, MLB.TV, NFL Now, A&E Channel, and More. They also announced that Flappy Bird is on Fire TV, but we covered that on Friday. Amazon also took this time to let us know what customers as well as reviewers – like myself – are saying about the Fire TV. Which are all good things, obviously they won't be telling us the bad things they say about the device. I still really like the Fire TV and use it alongside my Chromecast. For those interested in the full press release, we've got that down below.
Amazon Fire TV Selection Continues to Grow: New Services Include WATCH Disney Channel, MLB.TV, NFL Now, A&E Channel, and More
New games include Flappy Birds Family, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Dungeon Quest, and Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse
SEATTLEâ€"August 4, 2014â€"(NASDAQ: AMZN)â€"Amazon today announced that Fire TV's app selection has more than doubled, with hundreds of new services and games added since launch, including the official Flappy Birds Familyâ€"currently a Fire TV exclusive game.
New services include WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney Jr., MLB.TV, Animal Planet L!ve, and WWE Network, and more are already on the wayâ€"by the end of the year TV services such as WATCH ABC, WATCH ABC Family, NFL Now, A&E, Lifetime, Outside TV, Young Hollywood, North Face TV, Fashion TV, Green TV and Dailymotion will all be available to Fire TV customers.
"Customers are loving the selection on their Fire TV, telling us how easy it is to watch their favorite movies and TV shows, listen to music, and play games in their living room. And because of that, developers continue to bring great apps to the platform, with app selection more than doubling since launch," said Steve Rabuchin, Vice President, Amazon Appstore. "And it's still day 1â€"we have a great pipeline of new services and games coming soon."
Game selection also continues to grow, with new additions like Flappy Birds Family, Dungeon Quest, Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse, The Wolf Among Us, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and The Bard's Tale. Along with the great games recently added by developers, Amazon Game Studios' Sev Zeroâ€"a Fire TV exclusive gameâ€"is one of the 5 most-downloaded games on Fire TV since launch. Developers can learn more about developing Android and HTML5 Fire TV apps and games here.
Here's what customers are saying about Fire TV:
Alexander,"I have Chromecast and Roku 3. Since getting Fire TV the others aren't being used."â€" Keith
"I've been a Roku user for years, but when Amazon Fire TV came out with a microphone so you don't have to key in everything, that was it!"â€" Amazon Customer
"My kids really liked the games. Impressed with game selections and performance for such an inexpensive device." â€" Daniel
"The apps available create an enormous selection of content to view, as well as being so easy to install." â€" Richard
"The game that came with the controller – Sev Zero is very impressive and control of the game is quite responsive.â€"RJ
"The best feature I feel is the game menu and the large selection of video games that are offered. That was the main reason I purchased the Fire TV. Now the grandchildren and myself have a ball together playing." â€" Frank
"The app selection is vast so it's a good opportunity to include the whole family with our many different viewing habits." â€" Tonis
"Love the selection of movies and apps with Amazon Fire TV." â€" Linda
Fire TV is a tiny box that plugs into your HDTV for easy and instant access to Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, SHOWTIME, low-cost video rentals, and much more. Fire TV also brings photos, music, and games to the living room. Meet Amazon Fire TV at www.amazon.com/FireTV.
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