If the headline of this post looks familiar, it’s because I wrote the exact same headline, minus the “Stick” part, a day before the Fire TV was announced for Germany and the UK. Once again, a German television app has jumped the gun and added support for a product not yet available in Germany. The German only app ZDFmediathek was just updated with the only new feature being support for the Fire TV Stick. Last month we saw our first hint that the Fire TV Stick would be released overseas when German residents who imported Fire TV Sticks from the US to use in Germany were suddenly able, for the first time, to access the German Amazon appstore with their imported Fire TV Sticks. Being Amazon’s fastest selling product, the Fire TV Stick is bound to be released international; the only question is when. If history continues to repeat itself, we’ll find out the answer to that question tomorrow.
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