New Amazon Fire TV Update Focuses on Live Programming

Rodiano Bonacci
Gennaio 17, 2018

Amazon has pushed out an update for Fire TV that brings new Live TV features, including a channel guide.

On Tuesday, the ecommerce giant launched new interfaces showing Amazon Fire TV users what's now airing (and what's coming up) on the linear channels of HBO, Showtime, Starz or Cinemax.

While most movies and TV shows on Amazon Channels are available on demand, a few of them can be watched live at the same time they're broadcast on traditional TV.

Amazon announced the new functionality today, explaining that it helps users find something to watch via a channel guide and new On Now content row.

The new features make Fire TV feel more like the front-end to a live TV service - an interesting change, given that Amazon reportedly cancelled its plans to launch its own "skinny bundle" of programming to rival services like Sling TV, Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, and others.

For some time now we have heard how Amazon wants to use their Channels Service to create an a la carte type TV service. Overall, Amazon offers more than 140 channels in the US, although majority don't include live programming.

Alexa voice control supports all of this, so you can just ask the voice assistant to pull up the channel guide or go to a specific network, like HBO. With Amazon Channels you can subscribe to multiple services with one login and one billing.

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