Amazon has today announced via a press release that support for developers to publish HTML 5 applications to Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick is now available.
The new HTML 5 support has been added as part of the existing HTML 5 web app publishing tool set and now provides web developers the ability to publish HTML 5 powered applications directly into the homes and living rooms of Fire TV users.
Amazon explains :
“To help support web apps on Fire TV devices we have made additions to the Amazon WebView, which powers web apps on our platform, to give developers access to the following features:
• Support for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick Remotes
• Support for analog input from the Amazon Fire TV Game Controller and other gamepads.
• A new starter template app optimized for 10 foot experience for creating Fire TV HTML5 media apps
For more information on the new Amazon Fire TV HTML 5 support jump over to the Amazon press release website for details. If you are looking to get started building Web Apps for Fire TV or Fire TV stick, Amazon also provided an open source template on Github for developers to download.
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