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X-Ray for Amazon Fire TV

April 14, 2015

Amazon has confirmed announced that X-Ray – a customer-favourite feature since it launched on Fire tablets – is now available directly on TV screens in the UK using Amazon Fire TV, and will also be available on Fire TV Stick when it ships in the UK this week. Exclusive to Amazon Instant Video and Prime Instant Video, X-Ray for Movies and TV Shows is powered by IMDb, the number one movie website in the world, with a database of more than 180 million data items, plus over 200 million unique monthly visitors worldwide.

“We’ve all been there: you’re sitting on the sofa, watching a favourite movie or TV show, and a familiar face enters the scene—but you can’t for the life of you remember who he is, or what other movies he’s been in,” said Peter Larsen, Vice President Amazon Devices. “X-Ray solves this—it integrates the vast database of IMDb right into the viewing experience, so you can easily see trivia, actor information and soundtrack music behind TV shows and movies. We think Amazon Fire TV customers are going to love this elegant experience on the big screen at home, and it’s just one simple click of the remote away.”

X-Ray is now available on thousands of titles including Amazon’s line-up of award-winning original series, including Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle, Bosch and Alpha House—and on popular exclusives like Outlander, Black Sails and Vikings.

X-Ray for Fire TV will be delivered to all Amazon Fire TV devices via a free, over-the-air software update effective immediately.

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