Amazon is said to be working on a new feature for the Fire TV Stick, which could inspire series junkies in particular. It’s about more comfort and clarity with Disney + and Co.
In 2014, Amazon launched the first Fire TV Stick so that customers could also access Amazon films and series on their TV. By the end of 2021, Americans had sold over 150 million streaming sticks. The price of the Fire TV Stick starts at around 35 euros for the version with Full HD resolution. According to the usually well-informed blog AFTVnews.com, Amazon is said to be working on a new feature for Fire TV OS that series junkies in particular should be happy about. That’s how it should be in the future all series and films are displayed in the continue watching area regardless of which app they come from.
Fire TV: Will Disney+ and Co. be integrated into the Continue Watching area?
So far, only series and films that come from an app that is installed directly on the Fire TV Stick and whose content is integrated into the Fire OS search are listed in the continue watching area of the Fire TV start page. This is not the case with Disney Plus, for example, so users have always had to call up the Disney Plus app before they can continue watching a series within this app. In the future, this path could be shorter by displaying the series from Disney Plus and Co. directly on the start page.
However, this home page integration also requires an agreement between Amazon and the respective app provider. Finally, Amazon needs access to data about streaming behavior in order to be able to show what you last watched and where you are going from there. Amazon’s intention is that customers can start a series on any device and then continue watching that content on a Fire TV. Amazon may also be working on a central watch list that can also display films and series from Disney+ and Co. With both changes, the Android-based Fire TV Sticks would offer more convenience and more clarity. It is still unclear if and when the innovations will find their way into Fire OS.
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Collection of possible new features on the Amazon Fire TV Stick:
- So far, only series and films that come from an app that is installed directly on the Fire TV Stick and whose content is integrated into the Fire OS search are listed in the watch more area of the Fire TV start page.
- This could change in the future, so that all series and films are listed in the continue watching area, regardless of which app the content comes from.