Netflix, Hulu Plus, Other Streaming Apps Available on Amazon's Fire TV

3:18 PM PST 04/02/2014 by THR Staff
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One notable absence is HBO Go, which is not available on the new streaming video box.

Online video providers are fired up about Amazon's new streaming video box, the Fire TV.

The device, which Amazon announced at a media event in New York on Wednesday morning, comes preloaded with dozens of apps including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Vevo, Vimeo, Crackle, AOL On and Red Bull TV.

A number of cable channel apps are also available, including ESPN and Showtime. One notable absence is HBO Go, which is available on Fire TV competitors Apple TV, Roku and Google's Chromecast.

Amazon Instant Video is also available through the device and will give users access to its library of more than 200,000 television episodes and movies, available to purchase or rent. Amazon Prime subscribers will be able to watch much of that content for free, including the Seattle e-commerce giant's upcoming original series Transparent, The After and others.

Amazon gives itself a slight upper hand in offering its own app through Fire TV. Roku is the only other streaming device with the rights to Amazon Instant Video.

Amazon will also soon add music capabilities to Fire TV through its MP3 Library. It also offers music apps such as Pandora, iHeart Radio and TuneIn.

Other Fire TV features include voice search, games and kid-friendly service FreeTime. Amazon has also introduced a feature called ASAP that predicts what a viewer will want to watch.

A list of some apps available on Fire TV:

Amazon Instant Video

Netflix

Hulu Plus

Crackle

YouTube

Showtime Anytime

WatchESPN

Bloomberg TV

Vevo

Pandora

Huffpost Live

iHeart Radio

Vimeo

Crackle

TuneIn

NBA Game Time

Red Bull TV

Plex

Now This News

AOL On

Flixster

ElloConcerts

Frequency

Minecraft Pocket Edition

The Walking Dead: A Telltale Game Series

The Game of Life

Riptide2

SevZero

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