Amazon revealed that beginning Thursday,is now readily available for download to Amazon Fire TELEVISION gadgets, particularly the most recent and the . Amazon states the app is coming quickly to more Fire TELEVISION gadgets, consisting of older Fire TELEVISION banners, the , and the .
The app is the unique house for the, due to go survive on Nov. 1. The service is a Netflix competitor that will introduce with 9 validated titles, consisting of a drama called , starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, the , and a . It costs $4.99 (£4.99, AU$7.99) a month, however purchasers of brand-new and reconditioned Apple gadgets will .
Amazon signs up with, and Apple’s own Apple TELEVISION media banners, iPhones, iPads and Mac computer systems, in using the Apple TELEVISION app. The app is likewise readily available on Samsung wise Televisions, and is coming “in the future” to Televisions from Vizio, Sony and LG, according to Apple.
Beyond access to Apple TELEVISION Plus, the app likewise lets Fire TELEVISION owners view iTunes TELEVISION programs and motion pictures they currently bought. Unlike with Roku and other gadgets, nevertheless, Fire TELEVISION does not use the capability to purchase or lease iTunes material from straight within the Apple TELEVISION app; you need to make iTunes purchases somewhere else.
The Apple TV app on Fire TV does offer, which lets you subscribe to and watch services like HBO, Showtime and Starz from within the TV app, without having to download those individual apps. Apple TV Channels is very similar to Amazon’s own feature.
Apple’s app works with Fire TV’s built-in Alexa voice assistant to allow voice searches for particular shows, for example, “Alexa, play Dickinson.” Alexa commands can also find and open the TV app, but don’t work for finding iTunes content.
Similar to the Roku version, the Fire TV offers nofor streaming content off of iPhones, iPads and Macs. Smart TVs from Samsung, Vizio, Sony and LG, as well as the Apple TV box itself, do work with AirPlay.
Amazon’s representative also confirmed to CNET that “Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos will not be supported at launch, but we’re working with Apple to add additional support for this type of content in the future.”
Originally published Oct. 24, 6 a.m. PT.
Update, 9:00 a.m. PT: Adds more information from Amazon, including confirmation of the inclusion of Apple TV Channels, the inability to purchase iTunes content directly from the Apple TV app for Fire TV and lack of Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support. Also corrects an earlier statement that Alexa voice commands can be used to find iTunes content. According to Amazon, Alexa commands cannot be used to find iTunes content.