Amazon’s X-Ray Gives You Quick Info About Whatever You See On Fire TV
Amazon’s X-Ray, the great informer about story plot, characters, authors etc, has now come to the big screen for the first time. With its latest up-gradation, the feature will provide you contextual information about movies and TV shows on your television, or at least on your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick. What this update means for Fire TV users?
To be direct, users will be able to get hold of all the information about whatever they are watching right from on-screen interface. In other words, users won’t have to visit IMDb which they otherwise would for seeking information such as cast, crew, trivia, or soundtrack.
First arriving for Kindle Fire back in 2012, X-Ray for Movies and TV has been restricted to Kindle Fire, Fire Phone, and Wii U thus far, but with a new software update, Amazon will enable this feature directly on the Fire TV hardware.
So now with “X-Ray for Movies and TV” service, you can get the answers of questions like “what is this actor in?” and so on, right from your living room.
Amazon has, however, confined the service just to its own Amazon Instant Video, the service which offers on-demand video streaming. If Amazon had not limited X-Ray and had given access to other streaming services, Netflix for an instance, it could have added a great value for the new feature. But Amazon must have solid reasons for its policy.
The new feature seems more of a satisfaction adder for the existing customers than a tempting one for the new ones. Because those who are not using Fire TV and Fire TV Stick can get a wealth of data about movies and TV shows from, Amazon’s 1998 acquisition, IMDb.
According to the press release, the service goes free for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick users now.
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