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Amazon Fire TV

Connect with your customers in the living room

Fire TV brings the best of Amazon to entertainment, including the Alexa Voice Assistant, our powerful recommendation engine, connected smart home device control, and a cinematic smart TV user experience. From portable options that fit behind your TV, such as the Fire TV Stick, to far-field voice that brings together the best of Alexa and Fire TV, there’s a living room experience for everyone to enjoy.

Make your content available to millions of viewers on Fire TV, the #1 streaming media player family in the US, UK, Germany, and Japan, by publishing your existing app or game, or building something new today. If you have a video channel or MRSS feed, you can convert your video content into a Fire TV app, without writing a single line of code, with Amazon Creator.

Getting started

Fire OS 7 is our Android-based operating system that powers Amazon Fire TV. Fire OS 6 is based on Android 9 (Pie) and API level 28, making it more compatible with existing Android apps than ever before. Developing for Fire OS 7 means that even more of your apps should work on Amazon Fire devices with no additional engineering effort.

Develop for voice on Fire TV

The powerful combination of voice and Fire TV allows your customers to use speech to engage with your content and enjoy a new level of convenience.

Media Session API

Enable voice control in your streaming media apps with the Media Session API, allowing customers to play, pause, skip forward, or rewind content with the power of speech. Learn more »

Media Session sample app

Preview the functionality of the Media Session API with a sample app. Test for play, pause, forward, and rewind functions using voice. Learn more »

Catalog integration

Integrate your media catalog with Amazon Fire TV so your content can be discovered and launched from the Fire TV home screen, via voice and text search. Learn more »

Video Skills Kit for Fire TV

Facilitate far-field control of your app with the Video Skill API, allowing customers to launch content, search within your app, change the channel, and use transport controls with their voice. Learn more »

Amazon Fire TV Cube Gen 2

Featuring an ultra-powerful hexa-core processor, and more than twice as powerful as the first generation Fire TV Cube, the all-new Fire TV Cube delivers a fast, fluid experience, with instant access to Dolby Vision and 4K Ultra HD content at up to 60 fps. You will enjoy the brilliant color of Dolby Vision and HDR, and HDR 10+, as well as the audio clarity of Dolby Atmos on the all-new Fire TV Cube.

The all-new Fire TV Cube features cutting edge far-field voice recognition with eight microphones and advanced beamforming technology that combines signals from the individual microphones to suppress noise, reverberation, content currently playing, and even competing speech to make sure Alexa clearly hears your request when placed next to your TV. When combined with the powerful new processor, you can easily search and navigate content using just your voice.

In addition, Fire TV Cube uses multi-directional infrared technology, cloud based protocols, and HDMI CEC, that when combined with Alexa, let you control your compatible TV, soundbar, A/V receiver, cable or satellite box, as well as other smart home devices.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Fire TV Stick 4K, the most powerful streaming media stick available, comes with the Alexa Voice Remote, and is available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, India, and Japan.

Over 80% more powerful than the best-selling Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick 4K features a new quad-core, 1.7GHz processor, delivering a fast streaming experience, quicker load times, and brilliant picture quality. Plus, Fire TV Stick 4K gives you access to the vast catalog of content currently available on Fire TV, including thousands of 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+ titles.

Amazon Fire TV Stick Gen 2

Fire TV Stick Gen 2 supports 4K Ultra HD for true-to-life picture quality. Watch high-definition 1080p streams on Amazon Video, Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, and more, even without a 4K TV.

It also includes 75% more processing power than the previous generation of Amazon Fire TV Stick, a dedicated graphics engine, better wifi support, 2 GB of memory, 8 GB of storage, and expandable storage of up to 200 GB.

Amazon Fire TV Edition televisions

Fire TV Edition televisions offer an immersive 10-foot experience that uniquely bring together live broadcast TV channels and all of your streaming content into one easy-to-view location The latest Fire TV Editions include the world’s first Fire TV Edition smart TV with built-in far-field voice control, the first OLED Fire TV Edition smart TV and the first ever Fire TV Edition soundbar.

Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition

Fire TV Stick Basic Edition delivers fast and fluid performance with a quad-core processor and 8 GB of storage. Stream movies and TV shows in up to 1080p HD. Enjoy rich cinematic surround sound with Dolby Audio, consistent quality, and enhanced volume levels via HDMI.

This model is compatible with HDTVs that are HDMI-capable of 1080p or 720p at 60/50Hz, including popular HDCP-compatible models from Hitachi, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, NEC, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, Vizio, Westinghouse, and others.

Fire OS 7

Fire OS is the operating system that runs Amazon Fire TV and tablet devices. Fire OS is a fork of Android, so if your app runs on Android, it will most likely run on Amazon Fire devices too. Fire OS 7 is based on Android 9 (Pie) and API level 28, while OS 6, is based on Android 7.1 (Nougat) and API level 25.

Simply drag and drop your Android APK into the App Testing Service and get compatibility results in 90 seconds or less. Android Nougat brings many fundamental changes to Android Open Source Project (AOSP) that impact app compatibility, most notably the introduction of Android Run Time (ART). We have proactively tested many apps in our catalog and compiled a Knowledge Base of articles, which highlight common issues we have seen and recommend best practices to address common bugs.