X-Ray for movies and TV shows is now available directly on TV screens using Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.

Exclusive to Amazon Instant Video, the feature is powered by IMDb, with a database of more than 180 million data items, plus over 200 million unique monthly visitors worldwide.

Commenting on the development, Peter Larsen, VP Amazon devices, said: “We’ve all been there: you’re sitting on the couch, watching a favourite movie or TV show, and a familiar face enters the scene—but you can’t for the life of you remember who he is, or what other movies he’s been in.

“X-Ray solves this—it integrates the vast database of IMDb right into the viewing experience, so you can easily see trivia, actor information and soundtrack music behind TV shows and movies. We think Amazon Fire TV customers are going to love this elegant experience on the big screen at home, and it’s just one simple click of the remote away.”