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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

Fire TV Main

Getting started

Fire OS 7 is our Android-based operating system that powers Amazon Fire TV. Fire OS 7 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

Customers are increasingly using voice interfaces as a hands-free way to manage their lives. And, Alexa is always getting smarter: Now customers can simply ask Alexa to play a favorite show, launch an app, or control playback, all without having to pick up the remote.

Integrating Alexa into your apps allows your customers to easily find, consume, and control video content using just their voice. You can now reach customers on more than 100 million Alexa-enabled devices like Echo Show and Amazon Fire TV, allowing them to simply “ask” for your content. Learn how to integrate voice into your Fire TV app.

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

Fire TV Stick

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.

Fire TV Stick Gen 2

Amazon Fire TV Stick (Gen 3)

The Fire TV Stick features an enhanced 1.7 GHz quad-core processor that makes it 50% more powerful than the previous generation. The Fire TV Stick delivers fast streaming in 1080p at 60fps with HDR compatibility on Fire OS 7. The dual-band, dual-antenna WiFi supports 5 GHz networks for more stable streaming and fewer dropped connections. Fire TV Stick also supports Dolby Atmos for immersive sound with compatible content and speakers, and an Alexa Voice Remote with dedicated power, volume, and mute buttons for easy control of compatible TVs, soundbars, and A/V receivers.

Fire TV Stick

Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite

Fire TV Stick Lite is a more affordable way to begin streaming in full HD. It features HDR support and comes with Alexa Voice Remote Lite, a new remote that allows you to use voice to find, launch, and control content.

Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition

Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition

Available in certain non-U.S. regions only. 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 60Hz, including popular HDCP-compatible models from Hitachi, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, NEC, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, Vizio, Westinghouse, and others.

Fire TV Cube

Amazon Fire TV Cube (Gen 2)

Featuring an hexa-core processor, and more than twice as powerful as the first generation Fire TV Cube, the 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. Now available in the US, CA, UK, DE, JP, FR, IT and ES.

Amazon Fire TV Edition

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.

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. Just as there are multiple Android versions, there are also multiple Fire OS versions. The latest version is Fire OS 7, which is based on Android 9 Pie (API level 28). Fire OS 6 is based on Android 7.1 (API level 25), and Fire OS 5 is based on Android 5.1 (API level 22).

Simply drag and drop your Android APK into the App Testing Service and get compatibility results in 90 seconds or less. We try to keep parity with Android development practices as much as possible, reducing any learning curve for the Amazon Appstore.