Supported Amazon APIs
Immersive Entertainment and Gaming Apps
Amazon Fire TV makes it easy for your customers to take their apps and games into the living room. With powerful performance and features such as second screen and multi-controller support, Amazon Fire TV gives you a familiar Android–based platform to extend your apps and games to the big screen.
Amazon Fire TV has been designed around supporting HDTV and enabling powerful and immersive apps and games. It uses a Qualcomm Quad Core Snapdragon Krait 300 processor with Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB of RAM to support high performance game experiences. Fire TV also supports a variety of controllers to let you design the best experience for your customers, including a free Amazon Fire TV remote and the Amazon Fire game controller for a richer gaming experience.
Second Screen Integration
Amazon Fire TV supports second-screen experiences using DIAL, an open standard that allows customers to discover and open apps on their television right from their tablet or phone. Extending apps to two screens gives you the ability to take your apps and games to the next level – creating truly immersive gaming experiences for customers through multi-player functionality.
Multi-Player Support on Your TV
Amazon Fire TV allows up to 7 remotes and game controllers to be connected at one time, opening up multi-player gaming in the living room. Games can even use different combinations of input types (remotes and games controllers) to make multi-player gaming easy for everyone.
Android developers can use existing tools and frameworks to develop apps and games for Fire TV. Sample code, documentation and guidelines are available to help you make the most of your apps and games. Take an existing PC, console, or mobile app or game and optimize for the 10-foot experience, include controller support, or integrate a second screen to discover and open apps on the TV screen right from an Android device.
Integrated with Amazon Payment Services
When customers buy Fire TV devices and register with their Amazon accounts, they are already set up with their verified Amazon Payment profiles, and are ready to purchase apps or in-app items with no further effort. Amazon Fire TV supports the Amazon In-App-Purchasing API so you can offer consumable items, permanently entitled items, and even subscriptions for sale in your app.