Apple is rolling out the Apple TV app on Amazon Fire TV devices starting today. The app will now be available on Fire TV Stick 4K that’s available for Rs 5,999, Fire TV Stick second generation which sells for Rs 3,999 and Fire TV Basic Edition.
Users from over 60 countries will now be able to watch movies, TV shows and channels purchased from Apple on their Fire TV platform.
This also means that customers will be able to watch content through Apple TV+ which is set for worldwide release on November 1. Apple TV+ subscription will also arrive in India on November 1 for a monthly payment of Rs 99 after a seven-day free trial period.
The app is currently limited to Fire TV Stick 4K and second-gen Fire TV Stick, with support for the Fire TV Cube, third-gen Fire TV, Fire TV Edition smart TVs, and the Nebula soundbar coming soon.
There’s no word that whether on those devices will receive the app in time for the Apple TV+ launch.
Just like the integration of the Netflix catalog on the platform, users will be able to use Alexa Voice Remote to ask Alexa to watch content on the compatible Fire TV device.
Starting November 1, customers can use commands like “Alexa, watch Dickinson”, “Alexa, find dramas” to get Apple TV+ content on the search and home screen.
Apple TV app is rolling out today for Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen) and Fire TV Stick 4K, in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and India.
Fire TV Basic Edition customers will also be able to start using the app today in more than 50 countries including Australia, Austria, New Zealand, Brazil, Ireland, Mexico and more.
Prior to this, Dish TV announced that its OTT application, Watch is available on Amazon Fire TV Stick. Earlier this year, Amazon Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick 4K both received Alexa announcements to broadcast short messages to all Alexa-enabled devices.