Amazon Fire TV adds expandable USB storage and private, wireless
listening with Bluetooth headphones
Watch on the go—Fire TV and Fire TV Stick now support captive portal
so you can connect to Wi-Fi at a hotel or dorm room that requires web
Fire TV Stick now available in the UK and Germany—Amazon Fire TV
already the #1 streaming media box on Amazon in the UK and Germany
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 24, 2015--
(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon today announced new features are coming to the
best-selling Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. These features will be
delivered as part of a free, over-the-air software update in the coming
weeks. Amazon also announced today that Fire TV Stick is now available
in the UK and Germany, joining the #1-selling streaming media box,
Amazon Fire TV.
“Customer response to Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick has been
overwhelming—we’ve been working hard to build more of both as quickly as
possible, and we’re excited to be adding new features we think customers
will love,” said Peter Larsen, Vice President, Amazon Devices. “In the
UK and Germany, Fire TV is already the best-selling streaming media box
on Amazon, and we’re thrilled to be bringing our fastest-selling Amazon
device ever—Fire TV Stick—to the UK and Germany. We think millions of
customers in the UK and Germany are going to love this product.”
New features coming as part of the free, over-the-air software update
Expandable USB storage on Amazon Fire TV—You can now use a
connected USB mass storage device to expand your Fire TV storage for
downloaded apps and games—this enables you to have more games
downloaded for easy access.
Connect to your hotel or dorm room Wi-Fi with captive portal
support out of the box—Take your favorite movies, TV shows, games,
and more with you away from home—Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick are
the first streaming media devices to enable you to connect to Wi-Fi
that requires web authentication—this includes Wi-Fi at most major
hotels, as well as some universities.
Private listening on Fire TV—Enjoy favorite movies and TV shows
after the kids go to sleep, without worrying about waking them up.
Support for wireless Bluetooth headphones to Fire TV lets you listen
to your movie, TV show, or music without bothering others in your
Browse and search Prime Playlists—Prime members can now take
advantage of hand-crafted Prime Music playlists directly from Fire TV
and Fire TV Stick—there are hundreds of expertly curated Prime
Playlists to choose from based on your mood, activity or even artist
or decade of choice.
Hidden PIN entry—With the new PIN entry screen that hides the
numbers selected, you can now make sure your kids (or freeloading
friends) can’t see your device PIN as you enter it on-screen to
confirm a purchase on Fire TV or Fire TV Stick.
New shortcuts—Quickly put your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick to
sleep or enable display mirroring by pressing and holding the Home
button on your remote.
Fire TV and Fire TV Stick are available for purchase at www.amazon.com/firetv
Fire TV Stick is available to order starting today in the UK and
Germany—it will start shipping on April 15. Learn more at www.amazon.co.uk/firetvstick
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