SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon Fire TV now has more channels, apps, and games than any other streaming media player, and continues to have the fastest growing selection—now up 17x since the launch in April 2014. Popular new titles include AT&T U-Verse, HBO NOW, Pac Man 256, Orbitz, Quiplash, Tastemade, and Tennis Channel Everywhere. FOX NOW, FXNOW, Poker Central, and Turner Classic Movies will be coming to the platform soon.
“Selection for Fire TV is growing incredibly quickly—it has the largest and fastest growing selection of any streaming media player,” said Steve Rabuchin, Vice President Amazon Appstore. “We’re energized by how many of our customers are discovering new content, and by how excited developers are with such a new platform.”
Fire TV integrated universal search from the very beginning, and customers have loved being able to easily search across multiple services, including HBO GO, Showtime, Hulu, STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and Vevo. Plus, Amazon will be adding over 10 services to universal search by the end of the year, including A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime, and PBS.
Sling TV customers watch 16 hours of content on Fire TV per week on average. “We have experienced great results since launching Sling TV on Amazon Fire TV earlier this year,” said Bassil El-Khatib, Vice President, Sling TV. “Amazon Fire TV's intuitive layout and fast performance are a couple of the reasons Sling TV customers on average watch 16 hours of content per week.”
With Pluto TV customers can flip through the familiar guide to enjoy late night, news, sports, classic toons, music videos and even cats. “Thanks to Amazon Fire TV and its loyal and engaged users, Pluto TV has seen over 40% month over month growth on the device, getting us closer to our goal of entertaining the planet,” said Tom Ryan, Co-founder and CEO of Pluto TV.
“The way people watch TV is changing, but one thing that hasn’t changed is enjoying entertainment in the living room,” stated Michael Paull, Vice President of Digital Video at Amazon. “Customers love Amazon Video on Fire TV, streaming more hours of movies & TV shows including our award-winning Amazon Original Series like Transparent and Tumble Leaf per month on Fire TV than on any other living room device.”
Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick plug into your HDTV for easy and instant access to blockbuster movies and popular TV shows via Amazon Video and Prime Video, live TV, sports, music, and more from popular channels like Netflix, Hulu, Sling TV, HBO GO, HBO NOW, SHOWTIME ANYTIME, and WatchESPN. In addition, with Amazon Fire TV you can play new and popular games such as Minecraft, Crossy Road, Pac Man 256, 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. Fire TV is a tiny box with voice search built right into the remote, and a quad core processor for seamless streaming; Fire TV Stick is a small streaming media stick that brings an incredible amount of power and content at a great value—it’s just $39. Learn more about Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick at www.amazon.com/FireTV and www.amazon.com/firetvstick.
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