The Amazon Fire TV Appstore has hit another milestone by reaching 2,000 total apps for all Fire TV models. The rate at which new apps are arriving has been steadily increasing since the Fire TV’s launch in April of last year. The Fire TV Appstore gained its second thousand apps in nearly half the time it took to acquire its first thousand apps. The 1,000 app milestone was achieved 306 days after the Fire TV launched, and the 2,000 app milestone occurred just 180 days later.
Developers have been taking notice of the Fire TV Stick’s popularity, resulting in fewer and fewer apps being only compatible with the more powerful Fire TV. Only 13% of Fire TV apps are not compatible with the Fire TV Stick, with the vast majority of those apps being higher-end games. If the recent Fire TV Stick 2 leaked specs are any indication, that won’t be the case for much longer.
That was quick. Still some important apps missing.
awesome, i hope they add another 1200 rainy day screen savers. They need to asterisk their count saying there are only a hand full of apps that are worth a s#*t.
I agree that, just like all other appstores, there is more junk than quality apps. However, keep in mind that the more apps the Fire TV gets, even junky ones, the more attention the appstore will get from developers.
If the Fire TV launched with 200 apps and I was writing about how we just reached 300 apps over a year later, that wouldn’t bode well for the Fire TV ecosystem.