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Fire TV experience now available on Echo Show 15 devices

Fire TV experience now available on Echo Show 15 devices

Katrina Brkic Dec 07, 2022
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The Fire TV experience is now on Echo Show 15 devices in the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Australia, and Japan. Echo Show 15 is our first Smart Display with the Fire TV built in, which can be mounted on a wall or placed on a counter. Echo Show 15 with Fire TV built in provides developers the opportunity to reach even more new customers beyond the existing 150 million Fire TV devices worldwide.

Interested in building apps for the Echo Show 15? Read the following details to optimize and launch your app to customers today.

Developer details for Echo Show 15

The Echo Show 15 has a 15.6” Full HD display and an Amlogic POP1 processor supporting AV1/HVEC/MPEG codecs, 6-Mic array, 5MP Camera, 3GB RAM, 16GB of flash memory, Alexa capabilities, and touch support.

The device runs on Fire OS 7, which requires a minimum target API level of 28. Review the device specifications and device filtering and compatibility guidelines to ensure maximum compatibility across devices.

For existing Fire TV apps 

Echo Show 15 devices are touch-enabled, so we strongly recommend optimizing your app to provide the best experience possible. Implementing touch support ensures customers aren’t dependent on a remote control to engage with your content.

To enable touch support, read this developer article and our docs on Touch UI best practices.

Touch Screen

Note: If you have not implemented an in-app keyboard or touch support, an on-screen touch keyboard will appear when tapping on “Edit Text“.


For new Fire TV apps

When building Fire TV apps, you can choose from a variety of frameworks and options depending on your skillset (Java developer, web developer, or content developer), your platform preference (Android or HTML5 web app), the features you want (advertising, authentication, etc.), and more.

If you're an experienced Android developer, also check out this list of what's different about developing on Fire OS.
 

To develop a new app for Fire TV, follow these steps:

  1. Create an Amazon Developer Account
  2. Review our Fire TV getting started guide and our Fire TV remote control docs
  3. Create, test, and submit your app to the Amazon Appstore


Additional resources

FAQs

Some content and Luna won’t be available on Fire TV on Echo Show 15 at launch. Additionally, Fire TV on Echo Show 15 is a unique software experience; some controls and settings found on Fire TV devices and Smart TVs are not found on Echo Show 15.

The Echo Show 15 supports existing music streaming services through Alexa. These music services include Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, Spotify Pandora, iHeartRadio, Deezer, JioSaavn, SiriusXM, and Tidal. For the complete list, follow these steps for linking music streaming services to Alexa.

To test your app on Echo 15 devices, use Amazon Appstore’s Live App Testing service. Please note, while you can connect to Fire TV through Android Device Bridge (ADB), you will not be able to for Echo Show 15 devices.

If you need help, have a question, or want to share other feedback, use the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick categories on the Amazon Developer Forum.

Echo Show 15 is designed to be mounted on a wall or displayed on a counter; touch UI is the main interaction method for the user experience in additional to the virtual on screen remote. Beyond Fire TV, additional platforms such as Windows 11 support touch interfaces on tablets. By allowing additional inputs beyond the remote control, more customers can interact across device types.

Fire TV experience now available on Echo Show 15 devices

Katrina Brkic Dec 07, 2022
Share:
Launch Fire TV
Blog_Header_Post_Img

The Fire TV experience is now on Echo Show 15 devices in the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Australia and Japan. Echo Show 15 is our first Smart Display with the Fire TV built in, which can be mounted on a wall or placed on a counter. Echo Show 15 with Fire TV built in provides developers the opportunity to reach even more new customers beyond the existing 150 million Fire TV devices worldwide.

Interested in building apps for the Echo Show 15? Read the following details to optimize and launch your app to customers today.

Developer details for Echo Show 15

The Echo Show 15 has a 15.6” Full HD display and an Amlogic POP1 processor supporting AV1/HVEC/MPEG codecs, 6-Mic array, 5MP Camera, 3GB RAM, 16GB of flash memory, Alexa capabilities, and touch support.

The device runs on Fire OS 7, which requires a minimum target API level of 28. Review the device specifications and device filtering and compatibility guidelines to ensure maximum compatibility across devices.

For existing Fire TV apps 

Touch Screen

Echo Show 15 devices are touch-enabled, so we strongly recommend optimizing your app to provide the best experience possible. Implementing touch support ensures customers aren’t dependent on a remote control to engage with your content.

To enable touch support, read this developer article and our docs on Touch UI best practices.

Note: If you have not implemented an in-app keyboard or touch support, an on-screen touch keyboard will appear when tapping on “Edit Text“.


For new Fire TV apps

When building Fire TV apps, you can choose from a variety of frameworks and options depending on your skillset (Java developer, web developer, or content developer), your platform preference (Android or HTML5 web app), the features you want (advertising, authentication, etc.), and more.

If you're an experienced Android developer, also check out this list of what's different about developing on Fire OS.

To develop a new app for Fire TV, follow these steps:

  1. Create an Amazon Developer Account
  2. Review our Fire TV getting started guide and our Fire TV remote control docs
  3. Create, test, and submit your app to the Amazon Appstore


Additional Resources

FAQs

Some content and Luna won’t be available on Fire TV on Echo Show 15 at launch. Additionally, Fire TV on Echo Show 15 is a unique software experience, some controls and settings found on Fire TV devices and Smart TVs are not found on Echo Show 15.

The Echo Show 15 supports existing music streaming services through Alexa. These music services include Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Deezer, JioSaavn, SiriusXM, and Tidal. For the complete list, follow these steps for linking music streaming services to Alexa.

To test your app on Echo 15 devices, use Amazon Appstore’s Live App Testing service. Please note, while you can connect to Fire TV through Android Device Bridge (ADB), you will not be able to for Echo Show 15 devices.

If you need help, have a question, or want to share other feedback, use the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick categories on the Amazon Developer Forum.

Echo Show 15 is designed to be mounted on a wall or displayed on a counter; touch UI is the main interaction method for the user experience in addition to the virtual on screen remote. Beyond Fire TV, additional platforms such as Windows 11 support touch interfaces on tablets. By allowing additional inputs beyond the remote control, more customers can interact across device types.

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