Last year, we made Amazon Prime Video available to customers globally, and today, we’re building on that momentum as we introduce Fire TV Stick Basic Edition to new customers around the world. —Marc Whitten, Vice President, Amazon Fire TV
Now available to customers in more than 100 countries and territories, the Fire TV Stick Basic Edition brings media streaming and the Amazon Fire TV experience to a global audience, including Canada, France, Italy, and Spain—and will be coming soon to Brazil and Mexico. This means more potential customers for your Android app or game when you publish it on Amazon Appstore and target Fire TV.
The living room meets mobile
Amazon Fire TV devices are built on Fire OS, Amazon’s Android-based operating system, so creating apps for them is straightforward—you can use the same tools and frameworks as you would for any other Android device. With Fire TV, your mobile app or game is accessible from the living room, on the biggest screen in the house. We call it the 10-foot experience, and it allows customers to enjoy your app from the comfort of their living rooms.
The Fire TV Stick Basic Edition comes with a quad-core processor and 1GB of memory, delivering the performance your app needs and allowing you to provide the best user experience possible. Support for 802.11ac WiFi and High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) enables full 1080p HD video with no trouble, and Dolby Audio means you can offer rich, cinematic surround sound.
Submit your app and go global on TV
If you’ve never released an app or game for Fire TV, head over to Getting Started Developing Apps (Amazon Fire TV) for a quick intro. You’ll learn about development options (for example, native versus web apps), device and media specifications, and APIs that are available to you. You’ll be ready to publish in no time.
Upload your completed app or game to Amazon Appstore—or update an existing app you’ve already submitted—and take full advantage of the new worldwide availability of Fire TV Stick Basic Edition. On our Developer Portal, just indicate that you want your app to be accessible in all countries and regions where Amazon sells apps:
We’ll automatically determine whether your app is compatible with our devices, based on the executable file you provide (and the manifest associated with it).
Customers love Amazon Fire TV devices
Fire TV devices offer quick and easy access to apps, games, and popular content from multiple providers, including Amazon Prime Video. Set-up is simple: just plug it into an HDMI port on your HDTV, connect to WiFi, and start streaming in minutes. Fire TV Stick Basic Edition is now available in more than 100 countries and territories and customers can set their default language as Spanish, Italian, French, Brazilian Portuguese, German, or English. Fire TV Stick Basic Edition makes it possible for your app or game to reach TV users around the world.