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Fire TV, the long-anticipated set-top box from Amazon is finally here! It plugs into your HDTV for easy and instant access to RealPlayer Cloud, as well as Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, SHOWTIME, low-cost video rentals, and more. Fire TV also brings photos, music, and games to the living room. This is great news for RealPlayer Cloud fans, as they now have another way to watch their video collections, along with Roku and Chromecast, on their big screens.
The Fire TV launch seems like the next logical step for Amazon since they moved into the streaming video space and have been competing with both Netflix and Apple’s iTunes. They also began producing original content, such as Alpha House
, but have yet to achieve the blockbuster status Netflix’s original programs House of Cards
and Orange is the New Black
have garnered. Amazon has recently greenlit several new shows as well that will air later this year or in early 2015. The new set-top box competes with Roku and and AppleTV to stream movies and shows from the Internet to your TV. Fire TV, available starting today, retails for $99.
Fire TV Console and Remote
RealPlayer Cloud will be one of the first apps integrated with Fire TV at its launch. Because Fire TV was built upon an Android operating system, development of the RealPlayer Cloud app for this platform was an easier process than what is normal for other new platforms. As with all devices RealPlayer Cloud supports, the app’s revolutionary SurePlay™ technology automatically formats videos for the highest quality viewing experience, so no extra work is needed on the consumer’s part to view their videos on Fire TV. Get the RealPlayer Cloud app for Fire TV now.
The RealPlayer Cloud Menu on Fire TV
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