Radiant Media Player

Fire TV apps

Documentation sections

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.

Two options are available to do so:

  • TV player for Fire TV
  • Web App Starter Kit (WASK) - DEPRECATED

Supported features

Feature FireOS 5+
MP4 progressive download
HTML5 video ads (1)
VOD & Live streaming
DVR streaming (2)
Autoplay (with audio) support
Dedicated TV skin
Player API
Multi-languages closed captions and audio

Video ads support in Fire TV apps

We do support using video ads in a web-based Fire TV app. It should be noted that since the HTML5 Google IMA SDK is not officially supported in a Fire TV app, the preferred solution is to use our VAST parser rmp-vast. However if you are using Google Ads (DFP, AdSense for Video, AdX) we still recommend using the IMA SDK even in a Fire TV app. The VAST parser can be selected with player setting adParser set to 'ima' or 'rmp-vast'.

TV player for Fire TV

TV app player skin

We provide an out-of-box tv-optimized player skin to help you get started with your Fire TV app. This skin defaults to a full window mode ideal for a fullscreen experience on larger displays. Other player skins can also be used in a context of a Fire TV app. The tv-optimized player skin can be enabled through the skin setting set to 'tv'. See our player skins documentation for more information.

Fire TV demo app

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.

Web App Starter Kit (WASK) - DEPRECATED

We have forked the Amazon Web App Starter Kit for Fire TV on GitHub and modified it to support Radiant Media Player out of the box. Our adaptation can be found on GitHub here.

Note that our adaptation is only a starting point for developing your own WASK for Fire TV. You are likely to need to develop it further to meet your project requirements.

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