New media apps and games include Spotify, PBS, PBS KIDS, NFL Now,
A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime, Fashion TV, Epic TV, Young Hollywood, Green.TV,
Outside Television, Dailymotion, Dungeon Quest, Ninja Hero Cats, Spoiler
Alert, Leo’s Fortune, The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series: Season
2, and The Wolf Among Us: A Telltale Games Series
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 24, 2014--
(NASDAQ: AMZN) — Amazon today announced that Fire TV’s selection has
tripled since its launch in April, with over 600 apps and games now
available. Learn more about Amazon Fire TV at www.amazon.com/FireTV.
“We continue to hear from customers how much they love the selection
available to them on their Amazon Fire TV. In just over six months we’ve
tripled the catalog and we’re adding new customer favorites on a weekly
basis,” said Steve Rabuchin, Vice President, Amazon Appstore. “We also
hear from customers how much they love playing games on their TV—9 of
the top 10 grossing apps on Fire TV are games—so we continue to work
with game developers and add the most popular game content. Dungeon
Quest, Spoiler Alert, Leo’s Fortune and Ninja Hero
Cats, are some of the new games recently launched on Fire TV, and,
coming soon, NBA 2K15.”
The Most Popular Titles
Most popular media apps and services:
Amazon Instant Video,
Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube.com, Plex, Pandora, WatchESPN, VEVO – Watch
Music Videos, iHeartRadio, Crackle.
Most played games:
Asphalt 8: Airborne, Minecraft: Pocket
Edition, Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Hill Climb Racing, Hungry Shark,
Sev Zero, Riptide GP2, Solitaire, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Kindle
Fire Edition), PBA Bowling Challenge.
“As a small development team, we have had the largest return on our
invested capital with Fire TV,” said Todd Daniel, Managing Partner at
Shiny Box Games, makers of Dungeon Quest. “We are seeing world
class performance metrics only a month in to the game being available on
Amazon Fire TV. User retention and attachment rates are higher than any
of our other platforms.”
“For us it was really important to be on Fire TV, because of our
beyond-mobile strategy,” said Chris Kassulke, CEO and co-founder of
HandyGames, creators of Ninja Hero Cats and Save the Puppies.
“The end-consumer should have access to their games, whether they are on
the go or at home in the living room, and this is the reason why we
optimized all our games for Fire TV. As a next step, we will be
optimizing all our future games for Fire TV, so the end-consumer can
look forward to lots of exciting new content from us.”
“Video content owners have been able to transform their video catalogs
into TV apps with the Opera TV Snap technology, and we are excited to
publish this video content on Amazon Fire TV - yet another platform to
massively increase their audiences,” said Aneesh Rajaram, Senior Vice
President for TV & Devices, Opera Software.
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. Learn more about Amazon Fire TV at www.amazon.com/FireTV.
Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is
guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor
focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, 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.
Source: Amazon.com, Inc.
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