Fire TV Now Tells You Who That Actor Is On The Screen During The Movie Or Show

Have you ever watched a movie or TV show and wondered, “Who’s that guy?”, “What’s she been in?”, or “What is that song?” Never have that problem again.Amazon today announced that X-Ray–a customer-favorite feature since it launched on Fire tablets–is now available directly on your TV screen using Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Exclusive to Amazon Instant Video, X-Ray for Movies and TV Shows is powered by IMDb–the #1 movie website in the world, with a database of more than 180 million data items, plus over 200 million unique monthly visitors worldwide.

X-Ray for Movies and TV Shows- Fire TV and Fire TV Stick (Photo: Business Wire)X-Ray for Movies and TV Shows- Fire TV and Fire TV Stick (Photo: Business Wire)

“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.”

With just a click of the remote, Amazon Fire TV users can:

  • Quickly answer “What else is that actor in?” Binging on the Amazon Original Series, Bosch, and know you recognize the lead actor–Titus Welliver–but can’t quite figure out where you’ve seen him before? Click “up” on your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick remote and find out that he was inLost, White Collar, The Good Wife and Sons of Anarchy.
  • Dive deeper into your movie and TV-watching experience: Ever wonder about the backstory behind your favorite lead character in a TV show? View background information about the show or lead characters through a simple click of the remote.
  • Find fun-facts from your favorite movies or TV shows: Did you know that Jurassic Park has the most IMDb trivia and goofs captured? With a quick click on your Fire TV remote, you can view movie and TV show trivia and goofs as well as the background music playing in the scene.

X-Ray is now available on tens of thousands of titles including Amazon’s lineup of award-winning original series like Transparent, Mozart In the Jungle, Bosch and Alpha House,–and on popular Prime member-only exclusives likeOrphan Black, The Americans, White Queen, Vikings, Hannibal, Mr. Selfridge and Suits.

X-Ray for Fire TV will be delivered to all Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices via a free, over-the-air software update starting today. In just one year, Amazon Fire TV has grown selection to over 1,400 apps and games. It offers incredibly accurate voice search, 3x the processing power and 4x the memory of Apple TV and Roku 3, a dedicated GPU, Dolby Digital Plus surround sound, and exclusive Amazon features like ASAP, captive portal support, X-Ray for Movies and TV Shows, and Amazon FreeTime. Learn more about the new X-Ray for Fire TV at www.amazon.com/firetv.

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