Microsoft’s Xim app brings simple cross-platform photo sharing to the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick


Microsoft has just released Xim, their first app for the Amazon Fire TV platform. In the most basic sense, Xim allows you to easily cast photos to your Fire TV from any Android, iOS, or Windows Phone device. The smartphone version of the app has been available since October but Microsoft today released various “big screen” versions for the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Chromecast, Apple TV, and Xbox One.

The app allows you to cast photos to your TV from their smartphone app. Swiping, panning, and zooming the photos on your smartphone will be mirrored on the TV allowing more control than other photo sharing apps. The app can also display photos from Instagram, Facebook, Dropbox, and OneDrive in addition to the photos stored on your smartphone. Additionally, you can invite anyone via email or phone number to contribute their own photos to a temporary Xim group that automatically expires over time.

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2 comments
  1. madfrog says:

    Hopefully screen mirroring for all windows comes soon.

  2. John Merrill says:

    Needs a wireless connection.

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