Amazon Fire TV adds audio streaming for hearing aids
April 28, 2022
Fire TV is launching Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids on Fire TV Cube (2nd gen) for compatible Bluetooth hearing aids from Starkey. This makes Fire TV the first-ever streaming media player to support Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids, commonly known as ASHA.
Customers with compatible Starkey hearing aids can connect directly to Fire TV Cube for private listening, with audio delivered directly to the hearing aids.
Compatible hearing aids connect with Fire TV on a system level, so users can listen to private audio from their favourite streaming services, apps and games – as well as Alexa.
“At Starkey, we are transforming hearing aids into multifunctional devices; enabling our patients to connect and communicate with the world via our technology,” said Achin Bhowmik, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering at Starkey. “Through this strategic collaboration with Amazon, we are paving the way for cutting-edge products to connect with and stream audio to our state-of-the-art hearing devices.”