Amazon Fire TV Gets a Big Upgrade of New Content Contracts


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Amazon is obviously aggressively courting content providers. They just shared info on their latest upgraded content contracts and it is chocked full of new stuff. Not only is their new video content like MLB.TV, WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney Jr, Animal Planet Live, and the WWE Network, there are also a ton of new games. These include: Flappy Birds Family, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Dungeon Quest, and Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse.

On top of this they also announced several other new content providers which will become available later this year. These include: WATCH ABC, WATCH ABC Family, NFL Now, A&E, Lifetime, Outside TV, Young Hollywood, North Face TV, Fashion TV, Green TV, and Dailymotion.

Here's the full press release for the details,

Amazon Fire TV Selection Continues to Grow: New Services Include WATCH Disney Channel, MLB.TV, NFL Now, A&E Channel, and More
New games include Flappy Birds Family, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Dungeon Quest, and Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 4, 2014– (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced that Fire TV’s app selection has more than doubled, with hundreds of services and games added since launch, including the official Flappy Birds Family—currently a Fire TV exclusive game.

New services include WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney Jr., MLB.TV, Animal Planet L!ve, and WWE Network, and more are already on the way—by the end of the year TV services such as WATCH ABC, WATCH ABC Family, NFL Now, A&E, Lifetime, Outside TV, Young Hollywood, North Face TV, Fashion TV, Green TV and Dailymotion will all be available to Fire TV customers.

“Customers are loving the selection on their Fire TV, telling us how easy it is to watch their favorite movies and TV shows, listen to music, and play games in their living room. And because of that, developers continue to bring great apps to the platform, with app selection more than doubling since launch,” said Steve Rabuchin, Vice President, Amazon Appstore. “And it’s still day 1—we have a great pipeline of new services and games coming soon.”

Game selection also continues to grow, with new additions like Flappy Birds Family, Dungeon Quest, Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse, The Wolf Among Us, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and The Bard’s Tale. Along with the great games recently added by developers, Amazon Game Studios’ Sev Zero—a Fire TV exclusive game—is one of the 5 most-downloaded games on Fire TV since launch. Developers can learn more about developing Android and HTML5 Fire TV apps and games

Here’s what customers are saying about Fire TV:

“I have Chromecast and Roku 3. Since getting Fire TV the others aren’t being used.” — Keith

“I’ve been a Roku user for years, but when Amazon Fire TV came out with a microphone so you don’t have to key in everything, that was it!” —Amazon Customer

“My kids really liked the games. Impressed with game selections and performance for such an inexpensive device.” — Daniel

“The apps available create an enormous selection of content to view, as well as being so easy to install.” — Richard

“The game that came with the controller – Sev Zero is very impressive and control of the game is quite responsive. — RJ

“The best feature I feel is the game menu and the large selection of video games that are offered. That was the main reason I purchased the Fire TV. Now the grandchildren and myself have a ball together playing.” — Frank

“The app selection is vast so it’s a good opportunity to include the whole family with our many different viewing habits.” — Tonis

“Love the selection of movies and apps with Amazon Fire TV.” — Linda

Fire TV is a tiny box that plugs into your HDTV for easy and instant access to Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, SHOWTIME, low-cost video rentals, and much more. Fire TV also brings photos, music, and games to the living room. Meet Amazon Fire TV at


Amazon opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by three principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, and Fire TV are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.
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Since we got our Fire TV I've noticed a lot more options as far as shows & apps. My kids love it & it quickly replaced our Chromecast. Can't wait to see what the new Android TV will bring

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