Fusion Research announced that it has developed a method for Amazon Fire TV IP control and produced two-way IP drivers for Control4, RTI and URC automation systems.
Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire TV Stick are two of the fastest growing products in the video streaming category. Amazon Prime users get free access to original Amazon programming as well as many other choices including Hulu, Netflix and HBO programming. The Fire TV claims the prize as the most powerful streaming box on the market with quad core processing and stunning graphics as well as Dolby Digital Plus and 7.1 channel audio available.
The new drivers are available directly from Fusion’s newly launched website for $49.95 per project. (One driver can be used for multiple Fire TVs in a single installation.) The driver features two-way feedback between the Amazon unit and the automation controller, including knowing when the Fire TV is in Awake, Sleep or Hibernate mode and responding accordingly. There is no voice control on this driver since there’s no way to capture voice on the various controllers from the automation companies. The company plans on developing a Savant driver and others in the near future.