Amazon Fire TV gets Spotify Connect support for music streaming
The Amazon Fire TV has a new app that music fans will love. The app is Spotify Connect and it launched in the US this week allowing fans of music to stream all the content they want via the Amazon hardware. The app has some cool features that make it easy to listen to your favorite tunes on multiple devices.
Using Spotify connect via the Amazon Fire TV lets users control music they listen to via the mobile app on smartphones or tablets. One of the coolest features of the app on the Fire TV is that users can switch their music from the mobile device to the TV and continue to make phone calls on their mobile device.
When the music is transferred to the TV, smartphone users can use other smartphone apps or go out of WiFi range without interrupting music playback. Spotify Connect does require a Spotify Premium subscription.
If you have somehow missed the Fire TV, the device sells for $99 and supports streaming content at up to 1080p resolution. It works for streaming video from Netflix, Hulu, and lots of other video services and can be used for gaming.