German television app hints at international Amazon Fire TV Stick release

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.


  1. Jo says:

    Great update, thanks! Actually, ZDF arrived on the stick on the 5th, but ARD at BR (two other German networks) just turned up in the last 48 hours.

    Looks like the UK & German launch is getting closer.

  2. Angela says:

    How can I get German TV channels on my fire stick in the US? Is there an app like sling TV for it?

  3. Annette Papia Murchison says:

    I was wondering the same, I have Britbox and I’m German, why can’t the Germans get something like this going for streaming!? I have Amazon fire stick

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