November 04, 2020Mario Viviani
We sat down with Germany’s market leader for IPTV, waipu.tv, to learn about their app success with Fire TV and how features like the Video Skills Kit (VSK) for voice control and Live TV Integration adds value for their customers.[Read More]
Your app can send recommendations to users about the content (movies, shows, music, games) that you want them to watch. Recommendations appear on a "Recommended By Your Apps" row on the Fire TV home screen.
In this article we will provide you with a step by step guide for the integrations process.[Read More]
June 26, 2020Mario Viviani
The German Government is temporarily reducing value added tax (VAT) from July 1st until December 31st this year. The German tax rates will change from 19% to 16% (regular VAT rate) and from 7% to 5% (reduced VAT rate). It is the aim of the German Government that retailers pass on the reduction to customers through lowered prices.
While this is not a required action for your published apps on the Amazon Appstore, you may choose to update the List Price of your apps and in-app purchasable items sold in Germany for the duration of the VAT reduction.
Before you apply any changes to the List Price for your apps and in-app purchasable items sold in Germany, please take note of the following:
If you would like to lower the list price for your apps, you can follow the steps below on the Amazon Developer Console:
If you have any additional questions, please contact Amazon Appstore Developer Support.
Amazon Appstore Team
Starting September 2019, new EU regulations require on-line transactions to go through 2-or-more steps Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), also referred to as Strong Customer Authentication (SCA). In this article we’ll see how developers can verify their apps correctly handle MFA.[Read More]
Starting today, it’s even easier to add GameOn to any game created with GameMaker Studio 2 thanks to the Amazon GameOn plugin created by YoYo Games, the maker of GameMaker Studio 2.[Read More]
December 12, 2018Mario Viviani
In the Amazon Developer Podcast, I discuss technologies and trends in the mobile, apps, and games developer world with guest speakers and influencers from all over the world.[Read More]
Learn how to enable in-app voice control by integrating the Android Media Session API.[Read More]
This eBook will guide you through the steps necessary to add IAP to your Android app. Together, we will implement, from scratch, an Android application that uses the Amazon In-App Purchase APIs to allow in-app purchase of a magazine subscription.
In our upcoming webinar, will deep dive into the peculiarities of developing for the 10-foot experience and how developers can leverage Amazon Fire TV developer tools to create a compelling TV experience.[Read More]
Last week, we presented a webinar about How to Add In-App Purchasing and Subscriptions to your Android Apps. We demonstrated how easy it is to use the Amazon IAP and Subscription API in order to offer subscriptions and digital content in your Android Apps.[Read More]
Do you want to add in-app purchasing (IAP) or subscriptions to your apps but don’t know where to start? Join me on Friday, July 28th, to learn how to integrate these monetization features into your apps and games.[Read More]
March 07, 2017Mario Viviani
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In our upcoming webinar, Build and Test Web-based Apps for TV using Amazon Web App Starter Kit, Amazon Technology Evangelist, Mario Viviani will share how easy it is to deploy a fully fledged TV app on Fire TV using WASK.[Read More]
Today we are excited to announce that the all-new Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, the most powerful streaming media stick available, is coming to the UK and Germany. The next generation Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote will also be available in Japan this April.[Read More]
In parts 1-5 of this series we followed the user journey on Fire TV from browsing and content discovery to reading the details of specific content and performing an action. Now we end our journey on the best part: how to play the video!
In a Leanback-enabled project, playing video content is performed within the PlaybackOverlayActivity.
The UI of the PlaybackOverlayActivity is simple. We have a full-screen video player that is responsible for playing the content. On top of the video player is the PlaybackOverlayFragment, which is responsible for displaying all the media controls and managing the underlying content play back.