Amazon provides IMDb-fueled X-Ray for Films to Hearth TV
Amazon’s X-Ray for Films and TV Exhibits function is nice once you’re making an attempt to determine the identify of the actor in your display. As we speak that function is hitting Amazon Immediate Video on the Hearth TV which is frankly the place it ought to have been because the set-prime field’s launch. The IMDb-powered X-Ray function brings most of the similar attributes discovered on the Kindle Hearth pill to your tv. To activate it, viewers can both pause what they’re watching or press up on the distant’s directional button to see the names of the actors and music enjoying within the present scene. Urgent up a second time drops the viewer into the complete X-Ray setting with entry to to details about the actors, characters, music, and IMDb’s consumer-submitted trivia.
X-Ray on the Hearth TV additionally options the power to leap on to scenes and musical numbers in a film or TV present. In the event you actually need to solely take heed to the songs from Frozen, it may be carried out even when it means angering everybody inside a half-block radius. Sadly, when you choose a track or soundtrack from the X-Ray display, you possibly can’t launch Amazon Music to buy of take heed to the album. Amazon says that it is engaged on implementing that function sooner or later.
Amazon is not the one streaming service that surfaces actor info. Hulu’s Face Match brings up an actors identify and bio whenever you hover over their face. Google Play Films and TV makes use of information playing cards to show an actors identify and bio whenever you faucet on their face. Beginning at present although, solely Amazon’s function works with a set-prime field with out casting.
When you have a Hearth TV or Hearth TV Stick, the X-Ray replace might be rolling out to each units by the top of the day.
- Key specs
- <a href=”http://www.engadget.com/merchandise/amazon/hearth/television/” title=”Amazon Hearth TV evaluations” goal=”_blank”> Critiques • 5 </a>
- Sort Audio / video participant
- Video providers Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Different
- Audio providers Pandora, Different
- Video codec help h.264 / AVC, MPEG-four, VC-1
- Audio codec help AAC, MP3
- Video outputs HDMI (1&#one hundred sixty;outputs, v1.four)
- Audio outputs TOSLINK (optical)
- Launched 2014-04-02