Your Xamarin App in the Living Room with Amazon Fire TV
Today, we are proud to announce a new way for you to get your apps and games on the big screen with Amazon Fire TV. With our Amazon Fire TV Component, existing Xamarin Android apps can integrate rich Amazon Fire TV features such as Notifications and Game Controller today.
Amazon Fire TV Component
With our Fire TV component you are now able to reimagine your game with full controller support for the TV with a beautiful API. Check out the Getting Started Guide for instructions. The new API gives you access to the in-box Fire TV remote, the Amazon Fire game controller, and other game controllers that support the Bluetooth HID gamepad profile. We have upgraded our sample Flappy Monkey game, which we open sourced this past February, with the Amazon Fire TV Component to add full notification and game controller support to get you going.
It is easy to get started by simply adding the Amazon Fire TV Component to your Xamarin.Android application. Additional documentation including full samples for the Fire TV can be found on the components Getting Started Guide. More details on the Fire TV can be found on Amazon’s developers portal.
Latest Emerging Device Technologies
Delivering on our “delight developers” mantra at Xamarin means giving you the ability to take advantage of the latest mobile form factors. For traditional mobile devices—phones and tablets—we have shipped same day support for iOS since iOS 5 was released including the latest iOS 7.1 release, as well as timely support for new versions of Android, so that you have the latest features as soon as they are released.
New device categories are hitting the market every day. With Xamarin, you can bring your apps to every form factor with our support for Google Glass, Nokia X Android Phones, and most recently Android Wear devices. Now you can extend your app into the living room with Amazon Fire TV!