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Fire TV apps

Using Radiant Media Player to build a Fire TV app

We support using Radiant Media Player in a web-based Fire TV app (Fire OS 5+). Amazon documentation for building Web Apps for Fire TV can be found here.

Supported features

Feature FireOS 5+
DASH
HLS-TS
CMAF/fmp4 HLS
VP9
HEVC (H.265)
Multi-languages audio and captions
MP4/WebM progressive download
HTML5 video ads (1)
VOD & Live streaming
Low-latency DASH & HLS live streaming
DVR streaming (2)
Autoplay with sound
Dedicated TV skin
DRM (3)
  • (1) We support both Google IMA and rmp-vast for video ads on Fire TV
  • (2) DVR streams will be treated as regular live streams. DVR controls will not be available.
  • (3) See DRM support section

HTTPS requirement

Using or testing Radiant Media Player in a Fire TV app requires you to use HTTPS for hosted web apps.

DRM support in Fire TV apps

We support Widevine DRM with DASH streaming on Fire TV. A basic Web Apps for Fire TV however does not allow for DRM support. We need to build a native Android app to display a WebView (a.k.a. hybrid app) - this is typically done by using a hybrid framework like Cordova or by creating a WebView project with Android Studio. This hybrid approach on Fire TV allows to provide capabilities that are not possible in a basic web app, due to the security boundary between the browser and the device APIs. This also enables DRM support in Amazon WebView (AWV) and better performance for video playback.

Please follow our guide to building Android TV apps with Cordova for guidance.

Demo app for Fire TV

We have released a demo app for using Radiant Media Player in a web app for Fire TV. This demo app is available on GitHub.

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