It has been noticed by the AFTVNews website that Amazon has updated its Silk web browser which was originally created for Amazon’s range of Fire tablets to now support Fire TV devices.
Indicating that Amazon may in the near future roll out an update to its Fire TV hardware which will enable users to then browse the web using the Amazon Silk web browser, although this has not been confirmed by Amazon at the current time.
AFTVNews explains more :
It looks like Amazon’s Silk web browser, which comes installed on their line of Fire tablets, will be coming to the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. If you sideload the tablet version of Amazon’s Silk browser onto the Fire TV, you don’t simply get a touch-based app that requires a mouse to use, like you get if you sideload Chrome or Firefox. Instead, you’re presented with a tutorial, made specifically for the Fire TV, instructing you on how to use the Fire TV’s Alexa voice remote to search and navigate the web.
Digging into the source of the Silk browser app, it’s clear that Amazon has recently begun adding support for the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. There’s a very unique solution built-in for the task of selecting webpage links on a device without a mouse or touchscreen, as well as support for embedded webpage videos that allows you to control video playback using the media buttons on the Fire TV remote. Feedback options specific to the Fire TV indicate the browser is already being tested internally by Amazon employees.
As soon as more information is made available or details are confirmed by Amazon directly, we will keep you up-to-date as always.
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