Amazon would possibly launch a free video information app for Fireplace TV gadgets

Amazon is creating a free video information app, in accordance with a brand new report.

The corporate is making an app that features information updates from TV networks, The Info reported. Amazon has even talked with information organizations and Verizon (which owns Yahoo Information and Finance), all with the objective of distributing their information and content material via the app on its Amazon Fireplace TV streaming gadgets. If this sounds acquainted, it is as a result of it might be like Roku Channel.

The ad-supported¬†Roku Channel on Roku gadgets serves up free content material from Cheddar, ABC Information, Yahoo Information and Finance, and extra. However Amazon would possibly one-up Roku by providing native information associates with nationwide information sources. This may be nice for these of us who’ve lower the wire and are on the lookout for a solution to get the most recent tv information with out having to subscribe to a different service.

Amazon supposedly needs to launch its video information app someday this 12 months, giving its clients one more supply of free content material. Amazon might even serve up adverts via the video information app, type of like Roku Channel now does. Roku Channel can be accessed on third-party gadgets, and the app itself even has add-on subscriptions like Showtime and Starz, all proper contained in the app itself.

The Info claimed Amazon even needs so as to add Alexa to its video information app. Little else is thought at this level, nevertheless.

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