Amazon is wasting no time in making its new Fire TV as easy to use as possible. The largest online retailer in the world is expected to launch two iOS apps for its $99 streaming video box in the near future.
Tucked inside its original news release announcing the Fire TV, Amazon says that a Second Screen app “will be available later this year from your iPhone or iPad.”
The app is described as turning your TV “into the primary screen and frees up your phone or tablet to provide playback controls, a customized display for X-Ray, or simply a place to email, browse the web, and more, while you watch a movie.”
Amazon is also expected to release an official Fire TV app for smartphones and tablets. This app will provide virtual controls for touch-enabled games.
The Amazon Fire TV competes with the Apple TV and Roku devices. For more information on the new device, see my full review.
The $99 Amazon Fire TV is available through Amazon.