NexPlayer SDK for Fire TV

April 6th 2021 –

The Amazon Fire TV Video Streaming platform has been available for several years now and has become quite popular. It encompasses a line of streaming media devices that receive OTT content (videos, music, games, etc.) and renders it on your TV. It offers several form-factors that make it simple to install.

Some of these devices include the Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV Stick 4K and the Fire TV Cube. All these versions come preloaded with many of the most popular Streaming Apps such as Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO/NOW, Sling TV, ESPN, Disney, PBS, and History. You can also download and install other Apps as well.

The NexPlayer Advantage

By incorporating the Nexplayer Fire TV SDK into your Video Streaming Service App, you will be able to take advantage of Nexplayer’s tight integration with the Android OS and support for industry-wide standards to provide superior playback quality. Nexplayer provides a customizable SDK based on a common API that enables you to optimize performance for use across all platforms. It offers many features such as:

 Easy Integration

NexPlayer SDK is very easy to integrate into any Android Fire TV App.

 Support for HLS/DASH Live Streaming

Nexplayer supports HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and MPEG-DASH as well as Local playback and Progressive Download.

 HD Video Quality

Nexplayer Supports OTT HD content with HW-boosted video quality.

 Intelligent Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) Algorithms

Our in-house built Intelligent Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) algorithms ensure a “best in class” video experience on each Fire TV device.

 Latest Codecs and Formats

Supports H265, H264 codecs, Baseline/Main/High Profile video formats as well as Dolby AC3. AC4, audio codecs including Atmos for immersive sound quality and Dolby Passthrough of ruse in existing sound systems AAC and many others.

 Support for all Subtitles and Closed Captioning Formats

Supporting CEA 608/708, TTML, 3GPP, WebVTT, SMI, SRT, SUB and more.

 Support for multiple integrated add-ons

Fully compatible with third party solutions for audio, analytics and ad insertion.

 DRM Content Protection

Provides integrated support for Verimatrix ViewRight, SW Widevine and Play ready and native HW Widevine, Playready,Fairplay  and any other DRM solutions to prevent content piracy.


Amazon Fire TV comes with a default player already installed. Fire TV player support is based on native players supported by the open-source community. Response times to fix any problem are unknown. In addition, the native player might not achieve the level of playback quality expected by your customers. It might also not support the functionality and features required for your streaming video application.

When you integrate the Nexplayer SDK into your application, you are guaranteeing the best user experience and quality of service. Nexplayer’s 24/7 support ensures that should any problem arise that impacts your service, we will be available to help solve that problem in the shortest time possible.

So the next time you are considering which player partner to choose, think Nexplayer!

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