Watchit is a new app for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, released today, that allows you to stream videos submitted to reddit. While the app calls itself a “client for reddit”, it isn’t a true full fledged client, like the ReddTV app, which was recently rejected by Amazon. Watchit will scan the frontpage of reddit and display a list of compatible videos you can play on your Fire TV device. You can also manually enter a subreddit to display videos from. There is no way to login with your reddit account and see your subscribed subreddits, but you can save manually entered subreddits within the app to return to at a later time. Since Watchit does not support logging in with a reddit account, you can’t interact with reddit in any way, like upvoting or commenting. If you pause the video, the app will display the top comments from reddit for that video, which is a nice feature. Watchit is compatible with both the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, and works with either a remote or gamepad.
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