German IPTV operator Exaring has made its TV platform waipu.tv available on the Amazon Fire TV box and stick.
As with Google Chromecast, the currently watched TV programme can be wiped from the smartphone to the TV set through a wiping move on the smartphone display.
A new feature in the waipu.tv app is the series recording. With a click, all episodes of a TV series can be automatically recorded by the integrated cloud-based PVR.
In addition to the around 60 public and commercial TV channels, waipu.tv has started adding web TV services to its channel listing. The first entrants are computer and video game channel Rocket Beans TV, BFV.TV which shows highlights of local Bavarian football matches, and a best of channel with videos from YouTube stars part of German multi-platform network Mediakraft. BFV.TV is already available, Rocket Beans TV and Mediakraft will follow in the next weeks.
This year, waipu.tv also wants to launch an Ultra HD/4k offer with sports, documentaries and music. For reception, viewers need Google Chromecast Ultra or the Amazon Fire TV box in addition to an Ultra HD TV set.
Also planned for this year are apps for Amazon Alexa and Google Home.