Amazon has announced today that its Fire TV and Fire TV Stick media streaming devices will be receiving an over-the-air update that will enable a universal search that can find content on 75 different applications and channels. This means less time searching for a show and more time watching it.
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The update to the universal voice search can now find information within 75 applications such as Netflix, HBO GO, and Amazon Video. If a show or movie is available on multiple platforms, you will have the ability to choose where you want to watch it or even purchase it.
Marc Whitten, Vice President of Amazon Fire TV had the following to say:
“Customers have told us they love having access to the wide selection of apps, games, and Alexa skills on Amazon Fire TV, and they love how easy it is to find their favorite shows with universal voice search. Now, we’re making it easier than ever for customers to find their favorite content with universal voice search across 75 apps and channels, and a new, simple way to see recommendations from Netflix, HBO GO, and HBO NOW right on the home screen.”
Additionally, when watching content through Amazon Video, Alexa will now be able to control playback functionality. For example, with a simple voice command, you will be able to play and pause media, skip forward or backward in a movie, or even start a new episode of a TV show.