The Amazon Fire TV was met with some mixed reactions. Some loved the thought of another streaming device on the market, while others were only lukewarm to the idea, in an already overflowing market. In addition to just having the ability to stream movies and TV shows, as well as your Amazon content, Amazon brought game-playing to the forefront with the Fire TV.
Just after the announcement earlier in the week that GameFly would be bringing a Netflix-like streaming service for games. Amazon has announced that over 600 channels, apps, and games have been added to Fire TV devices in the last 3 months.
Amazon Fire TV – now offering over 1,600 titles – has the fastest growing selection of any streaming media device
In order to play PC games such as Batman, Darksider II, and Dirt 3, through the new Gamefly service, owners will need to purchase the Amazon Fire TV Game Controller, for $39.99. This will open you to the possibilities of anything that GameFly has to offer, on top of the games that are already available for the Fire TV.
The team is working hard and moving incredibly fast to bring even more movies, TV shows, live TV, sports, music, channels, apps and games to the Amazon Fire TV platform every week—and it shows. Amazon Fire TV selection has grown 127% in just the last 6 months, and is continuing to accelerate. With the addition of new titles like Fox News, Popcornflix, Candy Crush Saga and GameFly, customers now have access to even more of their favorite TV shows, news content, top quality games and live TV.
These are some pretty impressive numbers for a device that didn’t have the greatest expectations coming out of the gates. With the addition of GameFly streaming services, I’m sure we will begin to see the sales numbers for the Fire TV, start to rise steadily, if not rapidly.