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Netflix to Add Fire TV Voice Search Support Later This Year

by Todd Haselton | April 22, 2014April 22, 2014 4:00 am PDT

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Netflix released its first quarter 2014 earnings Monday, in which it noted that it will raise prices for new customers during the second quarter. However, buried in the news release was also some information on additional Netflix support that’s coming to Amazon’s brand new Fire TV streaming box.

Netflix said that it will add support for voice search on the Fire TV “later this year.” The company didn’t explain what’s holding it back from offering it sooner, though presumably it needs to go through and add voice recognition for all of the titles in its library, which probably isn’t a task that’s achieved overnight. To be fair, Amazon only announced late last week that it’s expanding voice search to third party applications, but apps such as Hulu Plus, Crackle and Showtime Anywhere are going to beat Netflix to the punch with support in a future update from Amazon.

We’ll keep you in the know whenever Netflix adds the full functionality.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...


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