The Roku Channel comes to the Amazon Fire TV …sort of

About a year ago, Roku launched The Roku Channel, which is an ad-support collection of movies, TV shows, and live news that is available for free on Roku devices. The channel has been quite popular, so Roku made it available on the web a month ago. In doing so, they’ve inadvertently also made it available to all Amazon Fire TV devices thanks to the Silk Browser. The web interface for The Roku Channel works so well through the Silk Browser that I’ve released a Bookmarker app for The Roku Channel, to make accessing it through Fire TV devices that much easier. Read more ›

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Bookmarker for YouTube app is now available in the Amazon Fire TV appstore

I have just released a new version of my Bookmarker app called Bookmarker for YouTube in the Amazon Fire TV appstore. The new app is functionally identical to my previous Bookmarker apps, but it has YouTube’s television optimised URL preloaded and provides a more relevent icon. Read more ›

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Bookmarker apps for Fire TV updated with support for Firefox Browser

I have just released version 1.1.0 of my Bookmarker apps for the Amazon Fire TV. The updated version now supports the new Firefox Browser in addition to the Silk Browser. You now have the option to select which browser each app will use when configuring the app. I’ve also added an option to have Fire OS prompt you to pick a browser, for those who want flexibility, instead of forcing a specific browser. Since web browsers are now also available on the 1st Gen Fire TV Stick and 3rd Gen Fire TV, the bookmarker apps are now compatible with all Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television models. Read more ›

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Introducing my new Bookmarker app(s) for the Amazon Fire TV — Load websites in just one click from the home screen

I have just released a series of new Bookmarker apps for the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition televisions. They are simple apps that let you load a website in the Silk Browser with just a single click from the Fire TV home screen. Just save a URL in the app and every time you select that app in the future, the URL will immediately open in the Silk browser. Read more ›

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