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This article was published on July 9, 2015


Amazon Fling SDK brings iOS and Android media casting to Fire TV

Amazon Fling SDK brings iOS and Android media casting to Fire TV
Lauren Hockenson
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Lauren is a reporter for The Next Web, based in San Francisco. She covers the key players that make the tech ecosystem what it is right now. Lauren is a reporter for The Next Web, based in San Francisco. She covers the key players that make the tech ecosystem what it is right now. She also has a folder full of dog GIFs and uses them liberally on Twitter at @lhockenson.

If you’re one of the cord-cutters who replaced your cable subscription with an Amazon’s Fire TV, then your device is about to get a whole lot better. In addition to the slew of announcements Amazon made today regarding its bevy of services, the company announced the Amazon Fling SDK — allowing iOS and Android developers to cast their apps onto the Fire TV.

It’s essentially the Amazon equivalent to the Google Chromecast’s “casting” ability, finally breaking the Amazon Fire TV out of its native app for iOS and Android, and allowing mobile users to “fling” content and create a second-screen experience.

At launch, Amazon introduced two apps to take advantage of the SDK: Karaoke Party by Red Karaoke and Rivet Radio.

Amazon Fling SDK [Amazon]

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