Amazon adds DISH's Sling TV to Fire TV

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 13 February 2015

Amazon has added DISH Network's Sling TV over-the-top (OTT) service to the Fire TV line-up, along with FOX Sports GO, TED, WSJ Live, Crossy Road and Game of Thrones – A Telltale Games Series.

"The response since we announced Sling TV at CES has been overwhelming, and we're excited to officially launch the service on a great platform, like Amazon Fire TV," said Sruta Vootukuru, director, business development and operations, Sling TV. "Fire TV customers now have access to live sports, lifestyle, family, and news channels—all for $20 per month."

Amazon Fire TV has grown its streaming selection by fivefold since its launch April. "Many popular titles such as FOX Sports GO and Flappy Birds Family have launched exclusively on the Fire TV platform," explained Steve Rabuchin, vice president of the Amazon Appstore. "We're especially excited to be one of the first platforms to launch the Sling TV app—we think Fire TV and Fire TV Stick customers are going to love it."

Meanwhile, publisher Devolver Digital has launched a range of games on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick that have previously only been available for console and PC gaming, including Luftrausers, Always Sometimes Monsters and OlliOlli. Devolver Digital will bring six more games exclusively to Fire TV devices in the coming months, the companies said, including Gods Will Be Watching, Not a Hero, and Titan Souls.

"Working with many indie developers, we are always thinking about how we can expand the reach of their games," said Harry Miller, co-founder at Devolver Digital. "Bringing our games to Amazon Fire TV was a no brainer, as it brings our much loved and unique indie games, to the large global audience that Amazon reaches."