We are excited to announce the release of Fire OS 6 for Fire TV, based on Android Nougat (Android 7.1.2, level 25). This update includes several new features including Picture in Picture, Content Recording, and Time-shifting APIs.[Read More]
Content providers often encounter difficult choices when trying to expand their offerings. You have the content, but how do you get it on to various platforms for people to enjoy? There are a few decisions you can make: hire a development team to create an app from scratch or hire a design team to create an interface.
Last year, in an effort help developers quickly create simple, media-oriented apps, we introduced the Web App Starter Kit—a template solution for Fire TV using web technologies. To expand our offerings, we now offer a native Android solution: Fire App Builder.
Fire App Builder is a Java framework that allows developers to quickly build immersive, native Android media applications for Fire TV without writing code. This is accomplished by using a plug-and-play Java framework based on easy configuration files. Developers simply specify the format of their media feed and add resources for logos and colors to create a rich media TV experience.
Fire App Builder provides a functional foundation that does not require a team of highly technical, often expensive, developers to build on. It includes a familiar interface as well as a modular structure that supports most features common to media apps, including ways to monetize, ad support, analytics, search capability, and much more. With Fire App Builder, there is no need to reinvent the wheel, which greatly reduces the amount of effort, time, and resources to create a rich 10-foot experience for Android and Fire TV.[Read More]