Amazon launches Fire TV, a streaming service for your television
Amazon is launching a media box that allows online video content to be streamed directly to your television. Fire TV will become a direct competitor to Apple TV and Google Chromecast, the device will come pre-loaded with music applications such as Vevo, Pandora, iHeartRadio, YouTube, Vimeo and TuneIn. For a small $4.99 subscription fee you can also turn your television into a concert with Ello Concerts. Clear Channel’s President of Digital said this about the partnership with Fire TV:
“iHeartRadio’s launch onto Amazon Fire TV is another key step in our pledge to be everywhere listeners want us to be, whether they want to hear the music and radio stations they love in their living rooms or on the go. We’re excited to continue our relationship with Amazon and be able to extend our reach to even more consumers through Fire TV’s simple and affordable in-home platform.”
This is good news for music lovers in general, as Fire TV is yet another way to stream tunes from your favorite artists.
In the future Amazon plans to allow users to access their MP3 library and hopes that Fire TV could host the on-demand music subscription service that Amazon currently has in the works.