Posted Wed Apr 15, 2015 at 02:30 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The new feature offers actor biographies, trivia, and more right on your TV.
Amazon has announced the addition of "X-Ray" for Amazon Instant Video on the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Powered by IMDB, the feature allows viewers to access instant information about the content they are watching.
"We've all been there: you're sitting on the couch, watching a favorite movie or TV show, and a familiar face enters the scene—but you can't for the life of you remember who he is, or what other movies he's been in," said Peter Larsen, Vice President Amazon Devices. "X-Ray solves this—it integrates the vast database of IMDb right into the viewing experience, so you can easily see trivia, actor information and soundtrack music behind TV shows and movies. We think Amazon Fire TV customers are going to love this elegant experience on the big screen at home, and it’s just one simple click of the remote away."
X-Ray allows Amazon Instant Video users to find actor biographies, background information about shows and characters, and fun movie and TV related trivia right on their TV screens through their Fire TV and Fire TV Stick remotes. The feature is available for tens of thousands of Amazon Instant Video titles, including award-winning original series like 'Transparent,' and 'Alpha House,' and popular Prime exclusive streaming shows like 'Orphan Black' and 'The Americans.'
X-Ray is now rolling out to the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick via a free, over-the-air update. The feature is also available on Amazon Fire Tablets.
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