Amazon adds 600+ channels, apps and games to Fire TV
June 3, 2015
In just the last 3 months, Amazon has added over 600 channels, apps and games to the Amazon Fire TV platform – more than Roku and Apple TV in the same timeframe the company claims. Popular new titles include Popcornflix, Funny Or Die, Candy Crush Saga, and Fox News.
In addition to these new titles, the GameFly streaming service is now available exclusively for streaming media devices on Amazon Fire TV. Using the GameFly service, customers can play PC titles, including Warner Brothers’ acclaimed Batman series, Darksiders II, and Dirt 3. Game packs start at $6.99 a month and at launch customers can choose from six gaming packs. Customers can use the GameFly service with the Amazon Fire TV Game Controller.
“The team is working hard and moving incredibly fast to bring even more movies, TV shows, live TV, sports, music, channels, apps and games to the Amazon Fire TV platform every week—and it shows. Amazon Fire TV selection has grown 127 per cent in just the last 6 months, and is continuing to accelerate,” said Steve Rabuchin, Vice President Amazon Appstore. “With the addition of new titles like Fox News, Popcornflix, Candy Crush Saga and GameFly, customers now have access to even more of their favourite TV shows, news content, top quality games and live TV.
Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick plugs straight into user’s HDTV for instant access to movies and popular TV shows via Amazon Instant Video and Prime Instant Video, live TV, sports, music, and more from popular channels like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Sling TV, HBO Go, SHOWTIME ANYTIME, and WatchESPN. In addition, with Amazon Fire TV you can play new and popular games such as Minecraft, Crossy Road, and many other best-selling and highly rated titles. Games can be played using the Amazon Fire TV remote that comes with the device, or the Amazon Fire Game Controller.