Let the race begin. German video-on-demand service Netzkino has announced it will be available on the Amazon Fire TV Stick, which becomes available to German (and Austrian and British) consumers April 15.
The 39 euro dongle gives users access to 1,500 movie titles on the ad-supported VOD supplier across an Internet connection.
Netzkino customers aren’t necessarily strangers to Amazon technology, the Amazon Fire TV box has been working with the streamer since it FireTV deployed in Germany in October.
Fire Stick TV does offer Netzkino some new features, specifically portability; it plugs into the HDMI slot on any HD TV set making it ideal for travellers, students and, well, you get the picture.
What SVOD or VOD provider will be next? Pretty much any service that’s available on the Amazon Fire TV box.
Amazon Instant Prime Video, meanwhile, has been the most successful of VOD players in Germany, owning more than a third of the very fragmented market after launching just a year ago. The SVOD play is outpacing all other players, including high-profile rival Netflix, which ranks 5th after launching in September.
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