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Amazon Fire TV becomes an interface for Live TV with select Amazon Channels

Amazon Fire TV becomes an interface for Live TV with select Amazon Channels
From TechCrunch - January 16, 2018

Amazons Fire TV is getting an update that will help viewers better discover live TV programming, and even be able to tune into live channels with Alexa. The voice integration builds on the recently added On Now row on the Fire TV homepage, where youll find the live streams from channels like HBO, Showtime, Starz and Cinemax, if youre signed up through Amazon Channels.

This row will display whats currently airing on those channels, so you can tune in to the current program with either your remote, or now, your voice.

To access the channel you want, you can just tell Alexa to watch HBO, go to Showtime, or tune to Cinemax, for example, by pressing the Alexa button on the Fire TV remote.

In addition, Fire TV is rolling out a new Channel Guide that lets you browse the channels full lineup, starting with whats on right now and going out two weeks. You can access this guide via the remote, as well, by pressing the Options button, or asking Alexa to go to the Channel Guide.

Plus, theRecent row now captures the last Live channel and video on demand titles viewed, Amazon says, which makes it easier to get to your favorite content. A preview of the live channel is also presented while customers browse.

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