In addition to switching on support for Sling TV, Amazon also announced Thursday that its Fire TV platform has launched access to Fox Sports GO as well as a mix of new apps and games, including TED, CBS News, WSJ Live, and Game of Thrones – A Telltale Game Series.
Fox Sports GO joins a small but growing lineup of authenticated TV Everywhere apps offered on the Fire TV box and the Fire TV Stick, a group that also includes WatchESPN and Showtime Anytime. HBO GO is slated to join the Fire TV lineup this spring.
Amazon has not released shipment and sales figures for its Fire TV devices, but has said that the Amazon Fire TV was the best-selling streaming media box on Amazon.com during the 2014 holiday season, and has called the Fire TV Stick the fastest-selling Amazon device ever. Amazon Fire TV was also the “most wished-for item” by Amazon Prime subs in 2014.
“Adding FOX Sports GO to Amazon Fire TV is a great next step in enhancing our distribution and connecting with more sports fans," said Clark Pierce, SVP, mobile and advanced platforms at Fox Sports, in a statement.
Fox Sports GO also runs on Android- and iOS-powered smartphones and tablets, the Kindle Fire, Windows Phone and Web browsers. MVPDs with rights to the TVE app include AT&T U-verse, Comcast, Bright House Networks, Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable, Mediacom Communications, Cable One, Suddenlink Communications, WideOpenWest, CenturyLink, Frontier Communications, Cox Communications, and GCI, among others.