Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick getting X-Ray feature

Amazon X-Ray

Amazon’s X-Ray feature from the Kindle Fire tablets is now making its way to the Fire TV and the Fire TV Stick. This will allow users to ask questions like “who’s that guy” or “what’s that song” when a movie or a TV Show is running. This is essentially a discovery feature and is built with data gathered from IMDB.

This feature was previously limited to Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets, but the company has finally brought this to the large screen devices as well. This feature will only work on Amazon Instant Video, so you can’t use the X-Ray feature with any videos on your device or the cloud.

Here’s what Amazon had to say about this new inclusion:

We’ve all been there: you’re sitting on the couch, watching a favorite movie or TV show, and a familiar face enters the scene—but you can’t for the life of you remember who he is, or what other movies he’s been in,” said Peter Larsen, Vice President Amazon Devices. “X-Ray solves this—it integrates the vast database of IMDb right into the viewing experience, so you can easily see trivia, actor information and soundtrack music behind TV shows and movies. We think Amazon Fire TV customers are going to love this elegant experience on the big screen at home, and it’s just one simple click of the remote away.”

Source: Amazon