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Amazon Video Event

Amazon will be outlining its latest strategy for online video on Wednesday, April 2. A media streamer to compete with Chromecast, Roku, and Apple TV is widely expected to be announced.

  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:27:08 PM
    You can search for categories too, like "princess movies"
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:27:17 PM
    Demo error on on genre search, but it works on second try.
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:27:27 PM
    Rich Greenfield from BTIG gets shot down for trying to ask a question
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:27:43 PM
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  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:28:06 PM
    Rich asked whether you could search for "free" movies.
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:28:15 PM
    Good question.
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:28:22 PM
    Always been hard to get photos to your TV
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:28:45 PM
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  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:28:48 PM
    Can show photos on the FireTV with Amazon app.
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:29:09 PM
    I've got Cloud Drive, a free app from Amazon, when you have it, the photo will seamless upload to the cloud; on the left-hand column, you can scroll down to photos, and see your photos pop up within seconds
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:29:12 PM
    He just took a picture and it's now on the screen.
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:29:16 PM
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  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:29:41 PM
    Can go through albums, and put the TV on slideshow mode, so you can turn your TV into a moving photo mosaic
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:29:48 PM
    X-Ray for movies and TV shows
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:29:49 PM
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  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:30:06 PM
    This is an overlay that inserts IMDB data about a given scene right at the ready
  • John Falcone 4/2/2014 3:30:14 PM
    Apple TV does a good job pulling in photos from iPhones, iPads... this is similar
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:30:19 PM
    There is a label in the left nav menu that says "games."
  • John Falcone 4/2/2014 3:30:51 PM
    [Amazon owns IMDB]
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:30:51 PM
    If Tom Cruise is on screen, you get his IMDB info in an overlay -- with Fire TV, you can use your Kindle as a second screen, with this "overlay" info beamed to your Kindle instead
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:31:35 PM
    Coming next month: Music
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  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:31:55 PM
    We've got Pandora, iHeartRadio (Clear Channels streaming service), Larsen says
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  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:32:25 PM
    When you play music, lyrics are synchronized and displayed on your television
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:32:26 PM
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:32:29 PM
    Synched lyrics for music...
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  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:32:41 PM
    Free Time is another feature, it's a custom-built environment for kids 3-8
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  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:33:44 PM
    This is something Amazon has on tablets; on Fire TV; kids can't get out Free Time unless they enter a password; parents can choose what goes in there, and kids don't have to wade through stuff they don't want
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:33:55 PM
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:34:12 PM
    FreeTime comes to the big screen. Content for kids. This is on Fire tablets. Subscription involved but it's a good deal if you're a Prime member ($2.99 a month).
  • sarahtew 4/2/2014 3:34:37 PM
  • joan.solsman 4/2/2014 3:34:39 PM
    Parents can also set time limits for their kids, can vary depending on if it's a weekday or a weekend
  • David Carnoy 4/2/2014 3:34:51 PM
    There's an icon for a game controller...
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