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Amazon expanding Fire TV voice search to Hulu Plus, Crackle and Showtime

Amazon announced today that it is expanding the Fire TV's voice search to Hulu, Crackle and Showtime. Netflix is still noticeably absent from the list.
April 17, 2014

Amazon Fire TV is barely out the gate, but it’s already doing quite well and is arguably one of the most powerful streaming solutions on the market today. One of the more compelling features for the Fire TV is its voice search functionality, despite the fact that voice search is limited to only Amazon content and music videos from Vevo.

Thankfully, voice search is about to get even better. Today Amazon announced it is bringing voice search to Hulu Plus, Crackle and Showtime Anytime. Noticeably missing from the list is Amazon Video’s most direct competitor — Netflix. It remains unknown whether or not Netflix voice search support is purposely being held off, though here’s to hoping the functionality eventually supports Netflix as well.

Amazon has yet to give an exact timeframe for when it will be expanding voice search, aside from indicating that its coming this summer. While it would have been nice if Amazon would have had these features ready from day one, it’s good to see that Amazon is commited to improving the experience.

For more details on Fire TV you’ll want to check out some of our previous coverage, including a more detailed look at how the Fire TV compares to solutions like the Chromecast.