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This article was published on April 13, 2015


Amazon Fire TV can now identify actors in the movies and shows you’re currently watching

Amazon Fire TV can now identify actors in the movies and shows you’re currently watching
Natt Garun
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Natt Garun is the former US Editor at The Next Web, managing the North American team on content, events, features and reviews coverage. She Natt Garun is the former US Editor at The Next Web, managing the North American team on content, events, features and reviews coverage. She previously wrote for Digital Trends, Business Insider, and Gizmodo. Facebook | Twitter | Google+

Amazon today announced that its X-Ray search feature is coming to the Fire TV.

X-Ray for movies and TV allows users to use their Fire TV or Fire TV stick remote to learn more about the actor(s) currently onscreen. By simply asking, “Who’s that actor/actress?” the software will identify the actors’ names and offers an option to learn more about their previous roles.

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You can also use X-Ray to identify the soundtrack of the show or movie you’re watching.

This feature is limited to content on Amazon Instant Video, however, so you won’t be able to ask your Fire TV all your burning questions about the quasi-famous people parading on your television. But now you can learn random facts or more background about the actors’ popular works without diverting your eyes away from the screen.

Previously, X-Ray was available for Amazon content on the Kindle e-reader and Fire tablet. The free, over-the-air update comes just a little over a year after the Fire TV initially launched.

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